Fall 2015 Newsletter

Greetings Psychology Alumni!

We hope you have a safe and joyous holiday season. Thank you to those of you who attended our Homecoming Brunch in October. We had a wonderful time catching up with you. You can see pictures from this year’s homecoming brunch here:

http://www.wm.edu/as/psychology/alumni/homecoming/2015-homecoming/index.php

We would also like to share with you that Janice Zeman will be stepping down as chair of the psychology department in January to become Dean of Undergraduate Studies at William and Mary. Janice has been chair of the department since August of 2011 and under her leadership the department has thrived. Professor Joshua Burk will be our next department chair. Josh is a behavioral neuroscientist who joined the College in 2002 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008. He served as Director of the Neuroscience Program for four years and as Director of our Graduate Program prior to that. Please join us in wishing Janice well as she embarks in her new role here at the College and wishing Josh success as he starts his term as department chair.

Two new faculty members joined us this fall. Assistant professor Christopher Conway earned his PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA in 2013, and his research program addresses the origins and classification of emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Alex Daniel, a visiting assistant professor, earned his PhD in cognitive science from Auburn University in 2015. His research interests include taste, vision, and working memory. You can learn more about the classes they teach and their research by visiting our faculty page.

http://www.wm.edu/as/psychology/faculty/index.php

Thank you all for your continued support of the psychology department. Your donations help support graduate, honors, and undergraduate research. This year, 11 students are completing an honors thesis with a psychology faculty advisor and we have 16 MA students. During this time of giving, we hope you will consider making a tax-free donation to your psychology department.

http://www.wm.edu/as/psychology/support/index.php

Best wishes for a happy holiday season.
Sincerely,
The faculty of the psychology department at the College of William & Mary.