|Anniversaries||Honors & Awards||New Faculty|
- Professor Pamela Hunt, is celebrating her 10th Anniversary with the Psychology Department
- Professor Joe Galano and Professor John Nezlek are celebrating their 30th year
- Pam Hunt has been named an Arts & Sciences Distinguished Associate Professor of Psychology. This is a three-year Professorship that carries some nice perks. Selection was based on "success in research, teaching, and service and promise of a strong future career at the College."
- Pam Hunt has also just been awarded Fellow status in the Association for Psychological Science, one of our two national associations. This award is a recognition of her "sustained outstanding contributions to the advancement of psychological science" and will be announced in the September issue of the society's newspaper, the APS Observer. Pam joins a list of many highly distinguished psychologists.
- Peter Vishton
spent the spring and summer semesters working with the National Science
Foundation as their interim Director for the Developmental and Learning
Sciences Program in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
(BCS). BCS supports research to advance the scientific understanding of
human cognition, language, social behavior and culture. Click for more specific information about the Developmental and Learning Sciences Program
This is quite an honor for Dr. Vishton.
We congratulate him whole-heartedly!
- Neill Watson has been appointed to the Scientific Committee of the World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy conference in 2010. The mission of the committee is to develop international collaborative research on the process and outcome of psychotherapy.
Prof. Catherine Forestell
Freshman seminar topic
This spring visiting Associate Professor Christy Porter taught a new freshman seminar on Drug Use. The course description reads as follows: This course covers several topics related to the use of illicit and recreational drugs. Discussions will include theoretical perspectives on altered states of consciousness, drug use and addiction; perceptions of the authenticity of drug-related experience; social aspects of sobriety, intoxication, prohibition and deviance; drug use in subcultural identity, and contemporary trends linking drug use and criminal behavior.
Other New Courses
311. Cognitive Psychology.
315. Foundations of Learning and Memory.
417. Research in Sensation & Perception.
- Professor Robert Barnet received tenure and will be on research leave during 2007-2008 academic year.
- Professor Joe Galano will also be on research leave during 2007-2008 academic year.
- Professor Peter Vishton is now the Director of Graduate studies succeeding Lee Kirkpatrick who held the position for 5 years.
- Professor Harvey Langholtz will be on leave during academic year 2007-8 and working on a project for the United Nations. The U.N. has "hired" him to draft and edit training materials to be provided to UN peacekeepers on the topics of conflict resolution, civil-military coordination, gender issues in peacekeeping, human rights, child soldiers, and related topics. The project will include meetings at UN Headquarters and trips to several peacekeeping missions in Africa and the Middle East.
- Professor Neill Watson organized and moderated a paper session, "Process and Outcome Measures for Person-Centered and Emotion-Focused Therapies," for the 38th annual conference of the international Society for Psychotherapy Research in June in Madison, WI. Brandon Bryan, who is an advanced student in the Psy.D. program, presented one of the papers.