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Dr. Meifen Wei receives APA Division 17 International Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Psychology Professor Meifen Wei was awarded the APA Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) International Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s American Psychological Association’s conference. Meifen Wei is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University (ISU). She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She worked as … Continue reading Dr. Meifen Wei receives APA Division 17 International Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dr. Chris Meissner receives postdoctoral mentoring award

Psychology professor Christian Meissner takes a collaborative approach to mentoring, focusing on core skills and competencies that postdoctoral scholars would like to further develop. He offers opportunities for leadership of projects and for the development of novel lines of research that leverage their collective strengths. He also spends time discussing other areas of professional development, … Continue reading Dr. Chris Meissner receives postdoctoral mentoring award

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Cara Galloway helps lead Ottumwa Pride

The town of Ottumwa, Iowa is embracing its growing LGBTQIA+ community, led by Cyclone Cara Galloway (‘08 interdisciplinary studies & psychology) and her fellow Ottumwa Pride members. Read more at this link: ISU Alumni Association – Small town, big progress  

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Alumnus Dr. Kenneth Sufka named Distinguished Professor at the University of Mississippi

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Sufka on his appointment as Distinguished Professor at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Sufka is an alumnus of this department, obtaining his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from ISU. Dr. Sufka is a leading international scholar in behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology. His research has led to the discovery of … Continue reading Alumnus Dr. Kenneth Sufka named Distinguished Professor at the University of Mississippi

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Morrill Professor Loreto Prieto receives the 2022 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Loreto Prieto, Morrill Professor, has been awarded the 2022 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award. This national level award is given by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association). The award is given to one individual to recognize teaching excellence at 4-year degree colleges and universities, including … Continue reading Morrill Professor Loreto Prieto receives the 2022 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award

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Maya Irvin-Vitela receives Brown Graduate Fellowship

Psychology graduate student Maya Irvin-Vitela is one of this year’s recipients of the Brown Graduate Fellowship. She was nominated by Psychology Director of Graduate Education Jonathan Kelly. Dr. Kelly stated, “Maya’s interest in aggression, dark personality traits, and conduct disorder led her to develop a set of research questions for her master’s thesis, for which … Continue reading Maya Irvin-Vitela receives Brown Graduate Fellowship

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Jassma’ray Johnson wins places first in pitch-off competition and wins $5000

Senior psychology major Jassma’ray Johnson placed first in the university wide pitch-off competition in the existing business category. Please see more information at the link below: https://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/iowa-state-university-pappajohn-center-for-entrepreneurship-ivy-college-of-business-pitch-competition-college-by-college-pitch-off-awards-money-finance-start-up-united-states-of-america/article_183f4916-9449-11ec-b16f-3720e6e60be8.html