If you've ever heard of the 'kicking baby' research, chances are you were told about one of Carolyn Rovee-Collier's studies. When I was a graduate student at Kent State University I had the wonderful opportunity to hear Dr. Carolyn Rovee-Collier speak at a colloquium sponsored by the Psychology Department. While it has been more than 20 years since that talk, I still remember what an interesting and engaging speaker she was, and what a tremendous scholar she was as well. Having published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in her career, she was truly a giant among her peers. Click HERE to read a report from the New York Times that details some of the finer points from her academic career that spanned more than four decades.