Administrative Updates & Announcements
We are very pleased to announce that Holley Locher will be joining our department as our new administrator, replacing Guillermo De Paz, who is retiring in early June. Holley currently serves as Chief of Staff in the College of Design. She will begin her position in our department on May 21, 2018, allowing some overlap before Guillermo's departure.
Richard Landers from Old Dominion University has accepted our faculty offer, and will be joining us as the John P. Campbell Distinguished Professor of I-O Psychology in Fall of 2018 as an Associate Professor.
Korrina Griffith joined the Psychology Undergraduate Advising staff in late March as our new Advisor (replacing Kelley Redmond, who moved to a new role at the Learning Abroad Center). Korrina will be working directly with Psychology Undergraduates and also helping to manage many of our office processes
Awards & Accomplishments
On March 21, Professor Gordon Legge received the inaugural Inspirational Vision Research Award from NIH “established in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the National Eye Institute honors research to preserve the independence and quality of life of individuals with low vision or blindness.” The award was presented to Gordon by Congressman Pete Sessions at a reception on Capitol Hill honoring the National Eye Institute’s 50th anniversary. Information on the award ceremony can be found here.
Associate Professor Mark Thomas was interviewed by the Minnesota Daily about his work to create a vaccine to prevent opioid addiction. The article can be found here.
Professors Emeritus, John Campbell and Jo-Ida Hansen, received the BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya Distinguished Elders Award for Leadership in Minnesota Psychology from the Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA). MPA held a recognition ceremony at their Annual Convention to honor awardees who have made significant contributions to mental health in Minnesota through their roles as scholars, teachers, mentors, practitioners, and/or advocates for rights and just causes.
Counseling Psychology doctoral student Jillian Fish has been awarded the 2018 Graduate and Professional Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Award at the University of Minnesota. SEED recipients are recognized for their contributions to equity and diversity in research, teaching, and service with a $2000 award and recognition at the annual Equity and Diversity Breakfast.