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Alumni Accolades

Dennis Papini, Ph.D. (WVU, 1984) was appointed Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of Illinois Springfield (April 2017).

The 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Department of Psychology is Linda F. Campbell, Ph.D. She is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia and Director of their Training Clinicwho recently completed service on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association (April 2017).

Alexis (Claassen) Marzullo, MS, is the recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. Alexis is the Environment, Health, and Safety Manager of PPG Industries in Westlake, LA (April 2017).

Jeff Goodie, Ph.D., ABPP (WVU, 2001) was elected President-Elect of the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology (ABCHP) in November, 2016.

Kurt Freeman, Ph.D. (WVU, 1999), ABPP, Director of Behavioral Pediatrics Treatment Program at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, was acknowledged by the Association for Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) with the Award for Excellence in Training in April 2016.

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences recognized Dana Moore, PhD (WVU, 1976), Assistant Inspector General for Management and Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs with a Distinguished Alumni Award in April 2016.

Tom Spencer, PhD (WVU, 1992), President and CEO of Aubrey Daniels International, Inc, received an Outstanding Alumni Award from the Department of Psychology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences atWVU in April 2016.

The 2016 recipient of the APA Division 25 SEAB Dissertation Award in Basic Research was recent graduate Nathan Rice, Ph.D. (WVU, 2014) for his dissertation titled, “Reinforcing Effects of Near Wins in Extinction and Concurrent-Chains Procedures.” (January 2016)

Mark P. Reilly, a 1996 Ph.D. graduate of the Behavior Analysis Program, has been elected President of the Division for Behavior Analysis (Division 25) of the American Psychological Association, the world’s largest organization for psychologists. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Central Michigan University, where he mentors doctoral and master’s degree students in the Department’s graduate program in experimental psychology and serves as Director of the undergraduate program. (September 2015)

Cara Palmer Oosterhoff , Ph.D., a 2014 graduate of the life-span developmental doctoral program, has received an award from the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program. (September 2015)

Nipat Pichayayothin, Ph.D (WVU, 2014) in life-span developmental was selected by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences for its Alumni Spotlight. (June 2015)

Kimberly Foley, Ph.D., received the Impact Award for her presentation, Trainees to Care for Children and Adolescents with Psychiatric Disorders, from the Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine.

Eric Goedereis, Ph.D. a 2009 graduate of the life-span developmental area, received the 2015 Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence from Webster University. (May, 2015)http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2015/05/15/excellence-in-teaching-kemper-award-winners-bauer-goedereis-davis-jensen/

Brian Ayotte, Ph.D., a 2007 graduate of the life-span developmental area, has been appointed associate director of the university honors program at University of Massachusetts—Dartmouth. (May, 2015)

Lesley Cottrell, Ph.D. (WVU, 2001) received the 2015 Health Sciences Center Women in Science and Health Mid-Career Excellence Award as the mid-career woman faculty with excellence in mentorship, leadership, diversity service, research and education at the WVU Health Sciences Center. Dr. Cottrell is an associate professor and vice chair for Research in the School of Medicine department of Pediatrics and co-director of the West Virginia Prevention Research Center housed inside the School of Public Health.

Lindsay Gerolimatos, Ph.D. and 2014 graduate of the clinical program area in the Department of Psychology has been selected for an APA Congressional Fellowship upon completion of her post-doctoral fellowship at the VA Boston Healthcare System. (March 2015)

Sarah Stahl, Ph.D. and 2010 graduate of the life-span developmental program, received a 4-year K01 award from National Institute of Mental Health (January 2015).

Emily Keener, Ph.D. and Clare Mehta, Ph.D., 2010 and 2008 graduates of the life-span developmental doctoral program, are the new editors of the APA Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) Newsletter (January 2015)

Jeffrey L. Goodie, Ph.D., ABPP, and 2001 graduate of the clinical program area in the Department of Psychology was recognized as the 2014 Derek Dunn Memorial Senior Scientist of the Year by the US Public Health Service. Click here to read about Jeff’s accomplishment!

Christine Gould, Ph.D., a 2011 graduate of the clinical program area in the Department of Psychology, received a Career Development Award (CDA-2) from the Department of Veterans Affairs for her research into treating late-life anxiety in veterans using interventions delivered via mobile technology.