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DATA News: April 2018

Administrative Updates & Announcements

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Professor Jeff Simpson (Social Psychology area) will take over as the Department Chair beginning June 11th, 2018. We are also pleased to announce the appointment of our next Associate Chairs and Director of Graduate Studies. The next Associate Chair for Research will be Professor Rich Lee, and the next Associate Chair for Curriculum/Instruction will be Associate Professor Moin Syed. Our new Director of Graduate Studies will be Professor Pat Frazier.

Iris Vilares from University College London and the Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute has accepted our faculty offer and will be joining us in the Fall of 2018 as an Assistant Professor. She will join the faculty in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences area.

Marina McCuskey, Assistant to the Chair's Office since October 2016, has resigned from her position effective 3/27/2017. Marina accepted an Executive Accounts Specialist position in Plant Sciences/Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Finance Team in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) Office of Finance and Budget.

Awards & Accomplishments

Professor Jeff Simpson has received the 2018 Distinguished Mentoring Award, which is given every two years by the International Association for Relationship Research. 

Emeritus Professor James N. Butcher has published two new volumes:

Butcher, J. N. (Editor-in-Chief), & Hooley, J. M. (Ed.) (2018). APA Handbook of Psychopathology: Vol 1. Understanding, assessing, and treating adult mental disorders. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Butcher, J. N. (Editor-in-Chief), & Kendall, P.C. (Ed.) (2018). APA handbook of psychopathology: Vol 2. Psychopathology of children and adolescents. Washington, D. C. American Psychological Association.


Congratulations to our recent Department of Psychology Ph. D graduate!

Heidi Keiser
Area: I/O
Advisor: Paul Sackett
Dissertation Title: Does Personality Predict Occupational Gravitation?

Publish Date: 
April 2, 2018



Jeff Simpson
N210 EltH - 626-3171

Rich Lee
Associate Chair
N563 EltH - 625-6357

Moin Syed
Associate Chair
S348 EltH - 626-4206

Holley Locher
Chief of Staff
N210 EltH - 625-7852

Missy Jones
Assistant to the Chair
S248 EltH - 626-3171

Lisa Keith
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
N210 EltH - 624-5089

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