A number of faculty received Service Awards for their years at Cal Poly:
Gary Laver, Debra Valencia-Laver, and Kelly Moreno for 25 years
Denise Daniels for 15 years
Kelly Bennion, Laura Cacciamani, Aaron Estrada, Julie Garcia, Carrie Langner, Taylor Smith, Julie Spencer-Rodgers and Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti received College of Liberal Arts Summer Research Stipend Awards.
Julie Garcia received funding from the Russell Sage Foundation for her work “Identity threats in higher education: Implications for College Outcomes of Underrepresented Students of Color.”
Julie Garcia was selected to serve on the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Diversity and Climate Committee.
Jennifer Jipson accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Goddard Schools Education Advisory Board. This is in addition to her current role serving on Nickelodeon’s Content and Curriculum Advisory Board.
Jennifer Jipson served as program chair for the Informal Learning Environments Research Special Interest Group for the American Educational Research Association.
Jasna Jovanovic was selected to serve as co-chair of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) 2018 Biennial Meeting. She completed a four-year term as chair of SRA’s Publications Committee.
Carrie Langner was faculty advisor on a grant awarded to psychology students Maddison Montana and Michael Kramer from the Warren J Baker Endowment for Excellence in Project-Based Learning and the Robert D. Koob Endowment for Student Success. Their project was titled, “The Role of Faculty and Student Diversity in Implicit Racial Bias.”
Don Ryujin was selected by Cal Poly students as “Best Professor” as part of Mustang News Best of Cal Poly 2016.
Don Ryujin was selected by TEDx student organizers to give a talk about the lack of higher education courses on emotions and the quality of student lives.
Taylor Smith and Julie Spencer-Rodgers were recipients of Cal Poly’s Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA) Grant.
Taylor Smith received a College of Liberal Arts Circle of Giving Award.
Julie Spencer-Rodgers received a Psi Chi Faculty Advisor Research Grant.
Julie Spencer-Rodgers received an Instructional Resource Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
Julie Spencer Rodgers was elected to Fellow status, Division 52 of American Psychological Association (International Psychology).