Dr. Osterman pictured with Jessica Gladfelter, RCPA Vice President
“Dr. Osterman is an amazing QM prof. She makes stats fun.”
Dr. Friedman pictured with Carolyn Miesen and Jessica Gladfelter, members of her research lab
“Dr. Friedman has gone above and beyond as my advisor! She inspires me to be the best I can.”
“Dr. Friedman has had a lot to manage this semester and has been great at it. She is an amazing chair.”
“Dr. Friedman and Dr. Buchholz are super supportive and helpful. :)”
Dr. Allen: God
Dr. Buchholz: Spiderman
Dr. Camac: WonderWoman
Dr. Day: Rogue
Dr. DeMarce: Electra
Dr. Early: Captain America
Dr. Friedman: Hulk
Prof. Friedman: IronMan
Dr. Lynch: Black Widow
Dr. Nichols: Inspector Gadget
Prof. Nichols: BatGirl
Dr. Osterman: CatWoman
Dr. Pranzarone: AquaMan
Dr. Shenal: BatMan
Dr. Whitson: Thor
Check back later for our superhero picture.
When Natural Selection Gets Sneaky: Altruism, Suicide, and Evolution
Dr. Lindsey Osterman
February 27, 2014
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Denise Friedman has become the new chairperson for the Department of Psychology.
Dr. Friedman joined the department in 2007. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Averett University with a B.S. in Psychology. She earned a M.S. (2004) and Ph.D. (2006) from Virginia Tech where she specialized in Developmental and Biological Psychology. She is a member of Alpha Chi and Phi Kappa Phi. Her research interests include cognitive and frontal lobe development from infancy through early adulthood. Her current research program examines the impact of technology on cognitive and social skills.
This story was picked up by tons of national papers and translated into multiple languages! At one point, you got over 15 pages of Google search hits for this interview. The paper is currently under review with 6 student co-authors – Ben Hudson (applying to grad school for I/O in the Fall), Sylis Nicolas (pursuing MS at Oakland University), Molly Howser (obtained Masters in Speech Language Pathology from Radford University and will be working in Frederick County Public Schools starting in 2014), Kristen Lipsett (works at Perkins School for the Blind), Laura Pope (obtained Masters in I/O psychology from Radford University), and Ian Robinson (pursuing doctorate in dentistry at VCU).
The Roanoke Psychology blog is dedicated to Dr. Curt Camac, former chair of the psychology department. Dr. Camac passed away on October 6, 2012. He was a full professor at the college. Curt was well loved by faculty and students alike and is responsible for the tremendous growth and well-being the department has experienced over the past decade. We hope to honor his memory by celebrating our successes and sharing our stories with you.
Dr. Camac’s obituary can be found here: http://www.johnmoakey.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1713049&fh_id=12548. If you would like to share your story about how Dr. Camac influenced you, please contact us.