Faculty Awards and Honors
Christina Duncan, professor of Clinical Child Psychology and director of the Quin Curtis Center in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, is the 2020 recipient of the Ethel and Gerry Heebink Award for Distinguished State Service (April 2020)
Cole Vonder Haar is a recipient of the 2020 WVU Faculty Award for Distinction in Mentoring Undergraduates in Research. The award recognizes, rewards and encourages faculty who mentor undergraduate students in research and creative endeavors. (April 2020)
Recipient of the 2020 WVU Eberly College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Researcher Award is Cheryl McNeil, professor of psychology in the area of child clinical psychology.
Cheryl McNeil is a recipient of a 2019 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award that recognizes educators who inspire their trainees to create organizations that benefit their communities. Laura Capage, a graduate of our program in clinical child psychology and former student of Dr. McNeil, directs the Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center.
Several faculty members in the Department of Psychology are participating in the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience Program funded by the American Psychological Association with support from WVU’s Office of the Provost and Department of Psychology. Natalie Shook submitted the application for funding and is coordinating the summer program. WVU is one of nine universities across the U.S. awarded an APA grant to host these scientists in training.
The APA Division 35 Women and Aging Committee has selected Julie Hicks Patrick as recipient of the Florence L. Denmark Award for Contributions to Women and Aging. The award will be given at the APA Convention in August, 2019.
An article in Behavior Analysis in Practice (2019) lists Andy Lattal as the 5th most referenced author following B.F. Skinner in syllabi from accredited master’s degree programs in behavior analysis. His 2001 paper on stimulus control was the most frequently assigned reading in this area and Mike Perone’s 2003 paper on the negative effects of positive reinforcement was the most frequently assigned reading in this area.
Recipient of the 2019 WVU Eberly College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Researcher Award is Steve Kinsey.
Cheryl McNeil received a WVU Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award in April 2019.
An Early Career Achievement Award for the Special Interest Group on Anxiety of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies was granted to Shari Steinman in November 2018.
Amy Herschell is the recipient of the 2017-18 Outstanding Public Service Award for making a difference in the lives of young people in the state of West Virginia and beyond.
Recipient of the 2018 WVU Eberly College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Researcher Award is Aaron Metzger.
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards has selected Barry Edelstein as an ASPPB Fellow. The award was granted during their annual meeting in October 2017.
Barry Edelstein has been named the 2017 recipient of the American Psychological Association's Committee on Aging Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging. This award recognizes outstanding achievement by psychologists and friends of psychology who have made significant contributions to the mission of the Committee on Aging. The award was presented at the APA Annual Convention in August in Washington, DC.
The Association for Behavior Analysis International selected Karen Anderson as an Outstanding Mentor. Karen received the award during ABAI's annual convention in May, 2017.
Natalie Shook was awarded an Outstanding Service Award by the McNair Scholars Program at WVU for her consistent support of McNair scholars over the past 5 years (April 2017).
Dan McNeil received the 2017 Heebink Award for Distinguished State Service. See story here.
Recipient of the 2017 WVU Eberly College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Researcher Award is Christina Duncan.
Regina Carroll won the 2017 BF Skinner Foundation New Applied Researcher Award from Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association.
Cheryl McNeil and graduate student Nancy Wallace were awarded grant funding through the Community Engagement Program at West Virginia University. The investigation aims to train bachelor’s level, community therapists in Staff Child Interaction Therapy (SCIT), a version of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to work with young children with clinically significant disruptive behaviors.
The Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis recognized Andy Lattal with the International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis award. He received it at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in May, 2016.
Barry Edelstein is the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Mentor Award from the Gerontological Society of America, Behavioral and Social Sciences section.
The Cynthia D. Belar Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education & Training in Health Psychology was given to Kevin Larkin at the APA Annual Convention in Toronto in August 2015.
JoNell Strough, attended the ‘International Symposium on Public Policy Challenges and Government Innovations in an Aging Society’ as one of 14 delegates selected to represent the Gerontological Society of America at the conference held in in Shanghai, China (June, 2015).
Julie Hicks Patrick, is the new Member-At-Large for Division 20 of the American Psychological Association. She will begin her 3-year term in August of 2015.
Daniel McNeil is recipient of the Florence L. Denmark Faculty Advisor Award from Psi Chi. This international award recognizes one faculty member for their outstanding leadership and contribution to the field of psychology. Dr. McNeil will receive the award at the APA Convention in Toronto in the summer of 2015.
Natalie Shook received the 2015 WVU Eberly College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Researcher Award.
Claire St. Peter received the 2015 Ethel and Gerry Heebink Award for Distinguished State Service in the Beginning Service category.
Julie Hicks Patrick, Associate Professor of Life-Span Developmental Psychology, received the Distinguished Gerontologist Award from her alma mater, The University of Akron (October 2014).
Christina Duncan was an invited attendee at the American Psychological Association Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology in August 2014.
Hawley Montgomery-Downs was elected President of the West Virginia Sleep Society.
JoNell Strough was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 20).
JoNell Strough received the 2014 WVU Eberly College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Researcher Award.
Claire St. Peter received the 2014 WVU Eberly College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.
Claire St. Peter received the 2014 WVU Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award.
Steve Kinsey was elected Secretary of the International Cannabinoid Research Society and serves on their board of directors.
Andy Lattal received the California Association for Behavior Analysis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Behavior Analysis in February 2015.
Kevin Larkin was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 38).
Dan McNeil received the 2014 Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award at WVU.
Elizabeth Levelle received the Nick Evans Outstanding Advising Award at WVU.
Barry Edelstein was named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
In 2013, Andy Lattal received the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis Award for Distinguished Service to Behavior Analysis.
Andy Lattal received the Don Hake Translational Research Award of the Division of Behavior Analysis of the American Psychological Association in 2013.