Kelly Brickey receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.
Stacy Betchel receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.
Caitlin Bailey receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.
Andoh Asante receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.
Katrina Nulf completed her Masters in Counselor Education at Virginia Tech. She currently works at Blue Ridge Behavioral HealthCare. She advised students to embrace the opportunities available to them in the psychology department and not to be afraid to “brag” a little about what they accomplished.
Drs. Filer and Camac discuss the effects of cell phone distractions on reading comprehension with seminar students.
Rosie Knisley, Taylor Smiley, Kelsey Collett, and Ashlyn Bailey pose with their seminar professor, Dr. Friedman.
Students explain their project examining the effects of pupil dilation on attractiveness.
Adam Keith, Erin Wolff, Brittany Papa, and Stephanie Clark pose with their seminar professor, Dr. Buchholz.
Students in the neuroscience seminar present to adjunct professor and local clinical neuropsychologist (Salem VA Hospital), Dr. Brian Shenal.
Nikki Hurless, Ethan Humphries, Aldijana Mekic, Sebastian Pena, and Hunter Gentry pose with their seminar professor, Dr. Nichols.
Students in the neuroscience seminar course explain their project to Drs. Buchholz and Pranzarone. This is the second year research seminar in neuroscience has been offered. The concentration is growing fast so it will be offered twice next year!
Siera Sims (Biology), Hazel Smitson, Rebecca Ward (Biology), Jennifer Klenzmann, and Julie Whitt pose with their seminar professor, Dr. Nichols.
Jess Gladfelter and Lauren Kennedy explain the instrument they created on group work to Dr. Early.
Dr. Filer’s T&M class created instruments this year. They presented their work at the college-wide conference and the psychology poster session this year. (not pictured: Dr. Filer, Sam Reis, Bri Griffith, and Sarah Ellison)
Seniors seriously consider Dr. Nichols’ pearls of wisdom.
Allison Williams, Jordyn Woods, and James Seelye pose with their seminar professor, Dr. Friedman.
Does caffeine intake influence feelings of jealousy?
Allison Getz, Gabby Reid, and Rakim Marsh pose with their seminar professor, Dr. Buchholz. (not pictured: Amanda Hartman)
Dr. Allen considers how mate value influences infidelity.
Victoria Rosendahl, Kelly Brickey, Lizzie Piecuch, and Ebony Spriggs pose with their seminar professor, Dr. Buchholz.
Amy Roberts, a 2012 graduate, is now an Institute of Education Sciences predoctoral fellow in the Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science Ph.D. program at the Curry School of Education at UVA. Learn more at http://curry.virginia.edu/pages/VEST-Fellows.
Hazel Smitson will be attending Loyola University Maryland next Fall. She is pursuing her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology.
Kelsey Collett, a member of Dr. Nichols’ lab, presents her EEG work at the student-faculty research showcase.
Ginny Keith, a member of Dr. Buchholz’s lab, presents during the student-faculty research showcase. She will also travel to DC this May to present her work at a national conference.
Seniors in Dr. Friedman’s cognition seminar – Ashlyn Bailey, Taylor Smiley, Kelsey Collett, and Rosie Knisley – present their research examining academic self-regulation as a moderator of cell phone interruptions on reading comprehension.
Students in Dr. Filer’s T&M course created their own instruments this semester. The group presenting here features sophomore, junior, and senior psychology majors – Lauren Kennedy, Jessica Gladfelter, Sam Reis, Brianna Griffith, and Sarah Ellison – who constructed a survey on group work. They plan to collect data this summer and next year to establish predictive validity and then pursue publication of their instrument with Dr. Filer.
Julia Boudrye presents her research on the how smartphone use impacts work-life balance for students at the on-campus student-faculty research showcase. This project was conducted with Drs. Friedman (psychology) and Galluch (business) and will be presented at the national conference in Washington DC this May. Julia has worked with Dr. Friedman all four years as a research assistant through the Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP). She has numerous regional and national presentations and is currently preparing this project for publication.
Sara Dorrance, a member of Dr. Friedman’s lab, presents her research during the student-faculty research showcase. Sara’s findings are hot off the press as she just completed her study two weeks ago! She will add qualitative findings to her work for presentation at a national conference in DC this May.
Dr. Friedman’s senior seminar students – James Seeyle, Allison Williams, and Allison Williams – present during the student-faculty research showcase portion of experiential learning week. Believe it or not, these seniors gave up part of their Friday night on alumni weekend to present the findings from their semester long project. That’s dedication!
Drs. Early and Pranzarone cheesing at the 2013 departmental alumni reception.
Students hang out on Lucas balcony at the 2013 departmental alumni reception.
Dr. Buchholz entertains alum at the 2013 departmental reception.
Alums hang out on Lucas balcony during the 2013 departmental reception.
Alum, Jenna French, smiles for the camera at the 2013 alumni reception. She is currently working on her Masters.
Dr. Nichols plays a game with students at the 2013 departmental reception.
Alums hang out at the departmental reception.
Dr. Pranzarone chats with alum, Andrew Cullen, at the 2013 departmental reception.
Dr. Early chats with alum at the 2013 departmental reception.
Alums pose for the camera at the 2013 departmental alumni reception.
Alums reconnecting at the 2013 departmental alumni reception.
Show me your funny face! Dr. Whitson, Kacy Dillon, Hazel Smitson, and Nikki Hurless hanging out at the 2013 alumni departmental alumni reception.
Dr. Buchholz, ABC Agent on Duty, hangs out with alums at the 2013 departmental reception, including his former research assistant Mike Bankert.
Amy Markol won the trivia contest at the 2013 departmental reception. She answered all the questions correctly, which included identifying dated pictures of faculty, knowing which faculty eloped, and summing the combined years of service of Drs. Lynch, Pranzarone, and Early (96, if anyone is counting).
Kim Kernan wins the prize for furthest distance traveled to attend the 2013 departmental reception alumni weekend.
Alums pose for the camera at the 2013 reception.
Dr. Nichols and Dr. Whitson pose with current student, Nikki Hurless, and alum, Madison Elliott. Both Nikki and Madison have taken advantage of research opportunities in the department. Madison is pursuing her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Towson University.
Psych department faculty show off at the alumni reception.
Dr. Friedman poses with alum, Amy Markol. Amy is currently working at Social Services in Salem.
Allison Williams will be attending University of Tennessee-Knoxville next Fall. She is pursuing her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology..
Chava Urecki will attend Xavier University next Fall, pursuing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology.
Yuki Yamazaki will be attending Columbia University Teachers College next Fall. She is pursuing her Masters of Education and Masters of Arts in Psychological Counseling.
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.