News & Events Blog

Rachel Sanders & Chayla Rutledge (doctoral students) publish article

Congratulations to Rachel Sanders and Chayla Rutledge on their recent publication!
Sanders, R., & Rutledge, C. (2019). Challenges with mathematics response to intervention: A graduate student perspective. Communique48, 35.
The Communique is the newsletter of the National Association of School Psychologists. The article describes the work of UCA School Psychology students in the North Little Rock School District last year

Study Abroad Fair – Tue, Nov 19, 1:40-2:30

Make plans to stop by the Study Abroad Fair happening at the Student Center Amphitheater during x-period on Tuesday, Nov. 19th as part of International Education Week!  
Faculty leaders and study abroad participants will be available to share information on how you can earn credit abroad with UCA!

Dr. Iryna Kasi (School Psychology Alum) honored with award

Congratulations to School Psychology Alum, Dr. Iryna Kasi (2011), for being honored with the 2019 School Psychologist of the Year – Early Career Award!


Congrats to Estefany Soto (Counseling Psyc student) for NSF presentation

Congrats to Counseling Psychology student, Estefany Soto, on her recent presentation!

Nadelson, L.S., Bouwma-Gearhart, J., Villanueva, I., Soto, E., Youmans, K., Lenhart, C., & Ha Choi, Y. (2019, October). The making of engineers: How makerspaces are perceived and used for learning in engineering preparation programs. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation Engineering Education and Centers (NSF EEC) Grantees Conference. Arlington, VA.

Morgan Payne (MHC student) publishes article

Congrats to Mental Health Counseling student, Morgan Payne, on her publication in Psychological Services!

Payne, M. E. (2019, July 1). Neuropsychology Pilot: Dr. Carlos Porges. Psychological Services. Advance online publication.

Dr. Brian Bolter to Make International Presentation in Paris

Congrats to the research team of Brian V. Bolter, Jenna Davidson (Director of Student Wellness, and undergraduates Kara Gray, Ashley Hall and Sarah Morgan Parsons on the recent acceptance of their study “The Effects of Wellness Interventions on Students’ Stress and Optimism Levels” for presentation at the Tenth International Health, Wellness, and Society Conference to be held in Paris at Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle in September 2020!

Bolter, B.V., Davidson, J., Gray, K., Hall, A., and Parsons, S. M., (2020, September). The effects of wellness interventions on students’ stress and optimism levels. Paper presented at the Tenth International Health, Wellness, and Society Conference, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France.

Doctoral Student – Sydney Skaggs – Publishes Article

Congrats to Counseling Psychology doctoral student, Sydney Skaggs, on her recent publication!

Skaggs, S. (2019). Atypical jobs in psychology: Interview of judge Michael O. Miller. Psychological Services. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/ser0000377

Graduate Students Present Research at ArPA

Skaggs, S. and Baldwin Gracey, B. (2019, October). Patient weight and intervention effectiveness in an inpatient psychiatric hospital: Three-year follow-up. Talk presented at the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) Annual Convention. Little Rock, AR.

Braziel, H.L., Skaggs, S., Baldwin Gracey, B., and Hunt, H. (2019, October). Comparative analyses of juvenile weight trends at an inpatient psychiatric facility. Poster presented at the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) Annual Convention. Little Rock, AR.

ArPA Graduate Poster Award

Congratulations to Counseling Psychology doctoral students, Logan Synder, Estefany Soto, Heath Braziel, Deven Dyer, Jordan Pyle, program alum, Dr. Kendra Anderson, and faculty mentor, Dr. Varghese, for winning the Outstanding Graduate Poster Award at this year’s Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) conference!

Snyder, L., Soto, E., Braziel, H., Dyer, D., Pyle, J., Anderson, K., & Varghese, F. (2019, October). Expected Criminal Activity and Educational Attainment in African American Incarcerated Males. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Arkansas Psychological Association, Little Rock, AR.

Dr. Marc Sestir and Ayisha Udochi to publish article

Congrats to Dr. Sestir and Ayisha Udochi on their upcoming publication.

Udochi, A., Kennedy, L. A., Sestir, M. A., & Wakim, C. A. (in press). An experimental analysis of emotion induction prior to reading a health narrative on personal risk perception, health intentions and behavior. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

Ms. Udochi is a recent graduate and currently a doctoral student at The University of Minnesota Twin Cities in their Personality, Individual Differences and Behavioral Genetics program.