News & Events Blog

Finalists for Outstanding Psychology Student Award

Three of our senior psychology majors are finalists for the Richard A. Scott Outstanding Student Award for 2017:
Kirsten Young
Rachel Mayo
Savannah Cavender
The winner and runners-up will be announced at our Awards and Recognition Banquet on April 25. Each of them will receive a cash award.

Dr. Lora Adair to join department as Assistant Professor

We are excited that Dr. Lora Adair has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Psychology in our department. Dr. Adair will begin this Fall semester.

Abigail Strickland is College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Student for 2017

Congratulations to Abigail Strickland!

Abigail is a senior psychology major and selected as the most outstanding student in the College of Health & Behavioral Sciences for 2017.

Dr. John Murphy presents workshop in San Antonio

On February 23, 2017, Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, presented two invited workshops on Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Mara Wood (School Psyc PhD 2015) publishes book

Congratulations to Dr. Mara Wood (School Psychology PhD 2015) for the publication of her book on the psychology of Wonder Woman! Nice work following your passion! Link to book below:

Dr. Charlton and 2 students publish article on getting into graduate school

Informative and timely article by Dr. Shawn Charlton and Psychology students Christina Ozanich and Nikki Phillips about applying for graduate school. Link to article below.

.Conquering Graduate Application Dread: Advice From Graduate Faculty

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Newly elected SWPA representatives

Congratulations to Dr. Darshon Anderson for being selected a professional representative for Southwestern Psychological Association.

Congratulations to Kelli Wierzbicki for being selected the graduate student representative for SWPA.

Drs. Anderson and Martens present research

Dr. Darshon Anderson and Dr. Heather Martens presented their paper, Using Interdepartmental Partnerships to create Systems-change in Developmental Education, at the National Association of Developmental Education Conference last week in Oklahoma City. Full citation below; picture attached.

Anderson, D. L., Martens, H. C. (Mar. 2017). Using Interdepartmental Partnerships to create Systems-Change in Developmental Education. Symposium presented at National Association of Developmental Education Conference, National Association of Developmental Education, Oklahoma City, Ok. 


Emily Hahn to be involved in fMRI research in Boston

Emily Hahn, a senior psychology major graduating this spring, has accepted a position as a Clinical/Computational Research Coordinator in the Division of Neurotherapeutics at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
Responsibilities for this position include: Collect and analyze data for fMRI component of closed-loop Deep Brain Stimulation study (funded by Department of Defense) designed to treat a broad range of treatment resistant psychiatric populations.
We are very excited for Emily.  She is a fantastic student and young researcher.  This will be a great professional step for her as she works toward a PHD position in a clinical psychology program.

Dr. John Murphy presents workshop in South Carolina

John Murphy, Professor of Psychology and Counseling, recently conducted two days of training on solution – focused therapy for mental health therapists and counselors in Laurens County School District 56 in Clinton, South Carolina. Dr. Murphy is a nationally recognized expert on solution-focused therapy for school-age children.