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Distinguished Students

Our undergraduate and graduate programs feature students who excel in various ways.  Meet some of them!

Elias TheodosisElias Theodosis

Elias Theodosis, an undergraduate student in the Research Focused Honors Program in Psychological Sciences, was featured as one of the "5 Students Who are Opportunity Makers". Elias is the first person in his immediate family to graduate from college, and he's now headed to Northwestern for his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology.

 

 

 

Megan McCartyMegan McCarty

Megan McCarty, a graduate student in our social psychology program, received the 2015 Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. She is also our 2015 recipient of the David A. Santogrossi Graduate Instructor Award for her outstanding teaching ability and her exceedingly positive course evaluations and our 2015 Graduate Reasearch Publication Award for her paper " Communally constrained decisions in workplace contexts" published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

 

 

Drew Mallory

Drew Mallory

Drew Mallory, a graduate student in our industrial/organizational psychology program, received the 2015 Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Master's Student Award.

 

 

 

 

 

Sara Branch

Amber Jarnecke

Amber Jarnecke, a graduate student in our Clinical psychology program, received the 2015 Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award for her excellence in teaching. She is also our 2015 recipient of the C. Eugene Walker Outstanding Graduate Student award for her paper entitled “Personality on Relationship Outcomes in Newlywed Couples: A Longitudinal Exploration” that she will be presenting at the Association for Research in Personality conference this year.

 

 

 

Sara BranchNicole Iannone

Nicole Iannone, a graduate student in our social psychology program, is the 2015 recipient of the David A. Santogrossi Teaching Assistantship Award for her outstanding teaching ability..

 

 

 

 

Meaghan Thornton

Meghan Thornton

Meghan Thornton, a graduate student in our industrial/organizational psychology program, is our 2014 recipient of the C. Eugene Walker Outstanding Graduate Student Award for her paper entitled "Justice Climate's Behavioral Effects: CSR and Moral Identity as Moderators" that she will be presenting at this years SIOP conference.

 

 

 

Laurel PostonLaurel Poston

Laurel Poston, a junior in Psychological Sciences, is the recipient of the Donald R. Ottinger Award for Undergraduate Research. This award is given annually to a junior Psychology major who has demonstrated excellence in research activities.

 

 

 

 

 

Afrida Rahman

Afrida Rahman

Afrida Rahman, an undergraduate student in the Research Focused Honors Program, is the winner of two awards in Psychological Sciences: the John M. Hadley Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research and the Outstanding Senior Award in Psychological Sciences.

 

 

 

 

Janell BluntPan Priscilla Lui

Priscilla Lui, a graduate student in our Clinical Psychology program, is the recipient of our 2015 Graduate Research Publication Award for her paper " Intergenerational cultural conflict, mental health, and educational outcomes among Asian and Latino/a Americans: Qualitative and meta-analytic review " that was published in Psychological Bulletin. Priscilla was also selected to receive the 2015 Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion (CRDI) Research in Excellence Award.

 

 

 

ChenJoshua Vanarsdall

Joshua Vanarsdall, a graduate student in our Cognitive Psychology program, was awarded the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for 2015-16 for his research project entitled "Exploring Animacy as a Mnemonic Dimension".