The Department of Psychology is excited to welcome professors Seulki "Rachel" Jang (Ph.D., University of South Florida), Jordan Loeffelman (Ph.D., University of Missouri), and Dingjing Shi (Ph.D., University of Virginia) as our three newest faculty members to join our department!
New Faculty Hires: Rachel Jang, Jordan Loeffelman, & Dingjing Shi
Professors Shane Connelly (Department of Psychology; Left), Matt Jensen (OU Price Business School; Top Right), and Shaila Miranda (OU Price Business School; Bottom Right) recently obtained a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for their multidisciplinary collaborative study “Ideological Influence and Radicalization in Online Microblog Platforms”!
Professors Natalie Youngbull (Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Right), Lori Snyder (Department of Psychology; Top Left), and Jill Irvine (Interim Senior Vice President and Provost; Bottom Left) recently obtained a seed grant for their upcomingproject titled “Understanding the Unique Experiences of Intersectional Faculty".
Professors Michael Wenger (Department of Psychology), Anna Csiszar (OUHSC), Han Yuan (Biomedical Engineering), Camille Gunderson (OUHSC), and Dee Wu (OUHSC) were recently awarded a grant from the Stephenson Cancer Center and the Gynecological Cancer Center for their research proposal " Dopamine dysregulation and changes in neurovascular coupling as mechanisms in cancer treatment-related cognitive impairment."
Graduate Student Spotlight
Kelsey Richels was awarded THREE different graduate teaching awards this year. Kelsey was awarded (1) the Department of Psychology’s Helen Riddle Award for Teaching Excellence for her contributions to the undergraduate teaching mission of the department, (2) the Provost’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in the Social Science, Education, and Professions academic area. This university-level award is only given out once a year in three different academic areas, and (3) the Graduate Student Senate Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, which is given out annually to a single graduate teaching assistant across all departments and majors for the academic year
Zsofia Monjezi & Antonieta Hernandez
The TOPS (The Outstanding Psychology Student) scholarship awards for outstanding psychology students are offered annually in the amount of $500. The TOPS-General Psychology and TOPS-Quantitative Statistics Psychology scholarships are awarded each year to two students with at least junior standing and a superior record in coursework. This year's TOPS-Quantitative Statistics scholarship awardee was Zsophia Balla Monjezi (left) and this year's TOPS-General Psychology scholarship awardee was Antonieta Hernandez (right).
Dr. Jenel Cavazos
Professor Jenel Cavazos was the recipient of the General Education Teaching Award. The General Education Teaching Award was established to recognize the faculty member whose teaching is considered to have contributed most to the University–wide general education program.
Dr. Robert Terry
Professor Robert Terry was awarded the Vice President for Research Award for Outstanding Research Engagement, which is given annually to faculty members on the Norman or Tulsa campuses in recognition of their scholarly research and/or creative activity engagement with collaborators or participants from other disciplines, institutions, OU campuses, private industry or the general public.