PSY Student Nominated for Award

Lauren Testerman, senior psychology student, has been nominated for the CEPO Student Award for Women or Minority Issues with her Southeastern Psychological Association submission, “Slut Shaming: Effects of Relationship Status, Ethnicity, Dress and Physique.” The winner will be announced at the SEPA annual meeting.

Barrett-Tatum & Scales Publish Article

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Dr. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum, faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, David Scales, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, along with Kristen Ashworth, published an article, “Gateway Literacy Retention Policies: Perspectives and Implications from the Field,” in the International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership. Read the article here:

Project INTERACT Funded

Project INTERACT, a grant written by Drs. Billly Ogletree, Jon Campbell, Karena Cooper-Duffy, Johanna Price, and Amy Rose, has been funded and will bring $1.25 over five years to prepare graduate students to address the complex needs of children with autism spectrum disorders presenting moderate to severe intellectual disabilities

PSY Students Share Experiences

Psychology students participate in an internship round table discussion regarding their internship experiences. Please contact Dr. Randolph if you are interested in a psychology internship in the future

Solomon Finalist for Early Career Research Award

DavidSolomonDavid Solomon, Psychology faculty member, has been nominated by the Southeastern Psychological Association for the Early Career Research Award for his research titled, “Maternal belief and support behaviors following child sex abuse.” The recipient will be recognized at the annual meeting in March, 2019.

Schilling, Randolph, Boan-Lenzo Publish Article

Dr. Ethan SchillingDrs. Ethan Schilling, Mickey Randolph, and Candace Boan-Lenzo published a paper titled “Job Burnout in School Psychology: How Big is the Problem” in the journal, Contemporary School Psychology. This paper examines the extent of feelings of job burnout among school psychologists practicing in the Southeastern US and offers suggestions for preventing burnout and effectively intervening when such feelings occur in practitioners. For more information, go to: