The Department of Psychology 2020 Summer Newsletter was sent to alumni in early July 2020. It is available for download here.
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
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."
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).
Longmire Prize for Teaching
Dr. Lara Mayeux
Professor Lara Mayuex took home the 2020 Longmire Prize for Teaching at this year's College of Arts and Sciences Kaleidoscope Event. This award is given annually to a nominee in the College of Arts and Sciences that exhibits a scholarly and thoughtful approach to innovative teaching.
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.
At this year’s College of Arts and Sciences Kaleidoscope Event the department of psychology was honored to have special guest and alumna Diane Willis present in being named as a 2020 College of Arts and Sciences distinguished Alumni. The College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award is the college’s highest honor and is given out to up to four University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences alumni each year.
Professors Shane Connelly (Department of Psychology; Left), Georgia Kosmopoulou (Department of Economics; Top Right), and Heshan Sun (Division of Management Information Systems; Bottom Right) recently obtained an NSF Grant for their multidisciplinary collaborative study “Technology Use to Facilitate Social Distancing and Coping with the Disruption of COVID19”!