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:


Schilling Publishes Article

Dr. Ethan SchillingDr. Ethan Schilling, Assistant Professor of Psychology, recently published a paper with a co-author from the University of South Alabama titled “School Reentry Services for Students with Chronic Health Conditions: An Examination of Regional Practices” in the journal, Psychology in the Schools. The study examined the state of these services in school districts across North Carolina. For more information, go to:

Did you know- Gordon Kayaked 1,882 miles?

mapDr. Windy Gordon was featured in the September 9th Citizen-Times ‘Answer Man’ column. In 1997, Gordon  and a Bette Purnell (Brevard staff member) took seven students down the French Broad River from Rosman, NC to the Gulf of Mexico as part of an interdisciplinary program called ‘Voice of the Rivers.’ Gordon said,”We put in the water at Rosman, NC, where I think the French Broad is about 20 feet wide,” Gordon said. “Three and a half months later we were floating in the ocean. We averaged 20 miles a day. The shortest day was 4 miles, the longest day was 37.” The total mileage was 1,882. They left in August and arrived in December. Read the entire column here.

Ford Co-Authored Psychology Book

bookcovDr. Tom Ford, psychology faculty member, co-authored the book The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach (2nd Edition). 

Faculty Present at APA Conference

apaCEAP faculty members, Drs. Cathy Grist, Robert Crow, Alvin Malesky, and Psychology alumni Kathryn Lang and Jon Baley presented at the 126th American Psychological Association Convention held in San Fransisco, CA. In addition, several other psychology faculty and students attended the convention as WCU representatives.