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Research related careers in Psychology

The following alumni have offered to mentor Psychological Sciences students on potential research related careers in the field of psychology.  Click on the images/pictures below to reveal the alumni names and associated business and contact information.
Stephanie Winklejohn Black
Winklejohn Black, StephanieAssistant Professor of Psychology - Penn State Harrisburg
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Stephanie Winklejohn Black

Assistant Professor of Psychology - Penn State Harrisburg

Graduation Year:  2010

Email:  smw78@psu.edu

Interests:  I am happy to discuss career goals and graduate school pathways.  I am also happy to support student research.

Lisa Cox
Cox, LisaLab Manager/Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland
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Lisa Cox

Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland

Graduation Year:  2014

Email:  Imcox@email.wm.edu

Interests:  Networking, discussing career goals.

Jenn Lodi-Smith
Lodi-Smith, JennAssociate Professor of Psychological Sciences & Member of the Institute for Autism Research, Canisus College
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Jenn Lodi-Smith

Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences & Member of the Institute for Autism Research, Canisus College

Graduation Year:  2001

Email:  lodismith@canisius.edu

Interests:  I am happy to talk with students interested in academic psychology in general and personality psychology in particular as well as those who have an interest in my focal areas of personality development, narrative identity, & autism and aging.

Carrie Veronica Smith
Veronica Smith, CarrieUniversity of Mississippi / Department of Psychology / Instructional Associate Professor
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Carrie Veronica Smith

University of Mississippi / Department of Psychology / Instructional Associate Professor

Graduation Year:  1999 (BA)/2001 (MA)

Email:  csmith4@olemiss.edu

Interests:  Discussing career goals.  I am a graduate of W&M twice over - my BA in 1999 and my MA in 2001.  I went on to earn my PhD in 2004 at the University of Houston.   I am happy to speak about a variety of topics in academia and research.

Maegan Jones
Jones, MaeganDevelopmental Science Doctoral Program, North Dakota State University
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Maegan Jones

Developmental Science Doctoral Program, North Dakota State University

Graduation Year:  2013

Email: maegan.jones@ndsu.edu

Interests: Discussing career goals.  I'd be happy to talk about applying to graduate schools, what graduate school is like, etc. I have my M.S. and should graduate with my Ph.D. in May, 2018.

Diana Morelen
Morelen, DianaAssistant professor, East Tennessee State University Department of Psychology
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Diana Morelen

Assistant professor, East Tennessee State University Department of Psychology

Graduation Year:  2008

Email:  dianamorelen@gmail.com

Interests:  I am happy to speak with students who are interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in infant mental health, perinatal mental health, and child/adolescent mental health.

Kate Brunick
Brunick, KateResearch Analyst, National Center for Early Childhood, Development, Teaching, and Learning / ZERO TO THREE
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Kate Brunick

Research Analyst, National Center for Early Childhood, Development, Teaching, and Learning / ZERO TO THREE

Graduation Year:  2009

Email:  kbrunick@zerotothree.org

Interests:  Anything that would be helpful! Finished my Ph.D. in Psych in 2014 and a postdoc in 2016, so if students want advice on applying to grad school/grad programs for research, I can also speak to that.

Chelsie Young
Young, ChelsiePost-doctoral research fellow and lecturer at the University of Houston
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Chelsie Young

Post-doctoral research fellow and lecturer at the University of Houston

Graduation Year:  2013

Email: chelsiemyoung@gmail.com

Interests:  discussing career goals, networking 

Geri Lotze
Lotze, GeriAssociate Professor, Developmental Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth
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Geri Lotze

Associate Professor, Developmental Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth

Graduation Year:  1979

Email: lotzegm@vcu.edu

Interests:  Discussing career goals.  I'm always available to talk with students!  They can email me and we can find a time to meet.

Emily Willroth
Willroth, EmilyDoctoral Candidate, Soical-Personality Psychology, UC Berkeley
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Emily Willroth

Doctoral Candidate, Soical-Personality Psychology, UC Berkeley

Graduation Year:  2015 (MA)

Email: ecwillroth@berkeley.edu

Interests:  Discussing career goals, applying to PhD programs, preparing for a career in academia.

Elicia Lair
Lair, EliciaAssistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Mississippi
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Elicia Lair

Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Mississippi

Graduation Year:  2007 (BA)/2010 (MA)

Email:  eclair@olemiss.edu

Interests:  I am interested in discussing graduate school admission and success, as well as career goals

Mary Jo (Lawrence) Coiro
(Lawrence) Coiro, Mary JoAssistant Professor, Psychology Department, Loyola University Maryland
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Mary Jo (Lawrence) Coiro

Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Loyola University Maryland

Graduation Year:  2007

Email:  mjcoiro@comcast.net

Interests: 

I would be happy to discuss career goals, especially preparing to apply to graduate school. I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Jennifer Pryor
Pryor, JenniferFaculty / Virginia Commonwealth University - Department of Gerontology
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Jennifer Pryor

Faculty / Virginia Commonwealth University - Department of Gerontology

Graduation Year:  2011 (MA)

Email:  pryorjm@vcu.edu

Interests:  I would love to speak to students who are interested in working with/on behalf of an older adult population, whether that is in practice, research, or advocacy.

Ana Franco-Watkins
Franco-Watkins, AnaAssociate Professor, Auburn University
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Ana Franco-Watkins

Associate Professor, Auburn University

Graduation Year:  1999 (MA)

Email: afrancowatkins@auburn.edu

Interests:  Discussing career goals.  I am flexible so can assist in any way that is needed.

Doug Pugh
Pugh, DougProfessor and Chair of the Department of Management, School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University
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Doug Pugh

Professor and Chair of the Department of Management, School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University

Graduation Year:  1990

Email:  sdpugh@vcu.edu

Interests:  Interested in sharing information about applied psychology research careers, particularly in the area of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and career paths in business schools.  I conduct applied psychological research and teach classes in organizational behavior and negotiations in the VCU School of Business.  My research focuses on the study of organizational climate in service organizations, the emotional labor demands of service work, and the inter-organizational drivers of customer satisfaction. I've also done research on stress and coping in dirty work jobs, diversity in organizations, and work-family balance. I'm also an associate editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology.