Psychology and Child Development

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Faculty Recognition 2016-17

  • 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).

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