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                                                                                                                                Jorge Mendoza,  Interim Department Chair:
                                                                                                                                Victoria Willis, Managerial Associate, Assistant to the Chair:
                                                                                                                                Shelby Hill, Graduate Student Coordinator:
                                                                                                                                Emma Cockrell, Undergraduate Academic Advisement for students with last names starting w/ A-G:
                                                                                                                                Barton Hanna, Undergraduate Academic Advisement for students with last names starting w/ H-O:
                                                                                                                                Jennifer DuBois, Undergraduate Academic Advisement for students with last names starting w/ P-Z:

Phone: (405) 325-4511

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****The GRE will not be required for applicants for Fall 2022 admissions to the Department of Psychology graduate programs****

We Value Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma is committed to diversity and inclusion in our pursuit of excellence in research and teaching. True excellence in research and teaching can only be achieved in environments that affirm the dignity and inherent worth of all individuals.

Psychology as a discipline firmly recognizes the importance of individual differences. We value and seek to better understand individual differences, including but not limited to those related to race, ethnicity, skin color, national origin, religious and spiritual beliefs, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, size and appearance, as well as veteran and socio-economic status. While we value free expression and the critical examination of ideas, we must also be committed to creating an environment of trust, mutual respect, and compassion. We have a shared responsibility to continually foster an environment that supports and benefits all, including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, staff, and faculty.

It is important that we all recognize and continually remind ourselves that feelings of alienation, marginalization, powerlessness, and loneliness are detrimental to both physical and mental health. It is therefore incumbent upon the Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma that we foster an environment where all individuals feel welcome, valued, competent, and empowered.

Summer 2021

Ryan McAdoo, Chuck Gettys Award

The Department of Psychology 2021 Summer Newsletter was sent out to alumni in late summer 2021. You can view all of our past newsletters here.


Faculty Update
Emma Cockrell

The Department of Psychology is happy to introduce our newest academic advisor, Emma Cockrell! 

Emma Cockrell is originally from Houston and graduated from Texas A&M University in the spring of 2019. She and her partner, Hannah, moved to Norman right after graduating to pursue Emma's master's degree in adult and higher education. This May, she graduated from the adult and higher education program. In November of 2019, Emma added a new puppy, Obi-Wan, to her family and they are happy to have made Norman their home. 

Faculty Update
Jenel Cavazos

Dr. Adam Feltz, Professor of Psychology

Dr. Jenel Cavazos was selected to chair the American Psychological Association’s Society for Teaching Psychology’s Task Force for Resources for “Pivot Teaching”: This task force will gather, solicit, and publicize resources for “pivot teaching” – e.g., changing modalities mid-semester, accommodating individual students whose situation has changed, integrating more flexibility into courses generally. 

Faculty Retirement
Robert Terry

Ryan McAdoo, Chuck Gettys Award

Professor of Quantitative Psychology, Robert Terry, retired in early 2021 and has been named a Professor Emeritus by the department.  Congratulations, Robert!

Grant Awarded
Lori Snyder

Congratulations to (from left) Keri Kornelson (Professor in the Department of Mathematics), Lori Snyder (Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology) and Megan Elwood Madden (Professor in the School of Geosciences) on their recent $30,000 grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute for their research project titled “University of Oklahoma: Meaningful evaluation of effective and inclusive teaching”!

Grant Awarded
Shane Connelly

Ellen Fitzsimmons, Psychology Undergraduate

Congratulations to (from left) Shane Connelly (Professor in Department of Psychology), Sunny Kyong Lee (Associate Professor in the Department of Communication) and Glenn Leshner (Edward L. and Thelma Gaylord Chair in the Gaylord College) on their recent $20,000 grant from the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities seed grant program for their research project titled “Promoting Covid-19 Vaccine Confidence through Tailored Health Messaging”!

Staff Update
Jen DuBois

Congratulations to the Department of Psychology's lead undergraduate advisor Jen DuBois for being awarded the 2021 College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Outstanding Academic Advising Award!

Faculty Award
Jordan Loeffelman

Congratulations to our own assistant professor Jordan Loeffelman, who is this year's recipient of the University of Oklahoma Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty Award!

Faculty Award
Rachel Jang

Congratulations to assistant professor Rachel Jang for being awarded a College of Arts and Sciences Data Scholarship Initiatives and Research Collaborations Summer Research Fellowship for her project titled, “Who are likely to develop heart disease: A prediction of heart disease using machine learning techniques.”

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