Awards

Doctoral student coauthors grant

Professor Doug Woody, School of Psychological Sciences, was named the 2012-2013 Outstanding Teacher in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences


Psychological Sciences adjunct instructor, Dr. Lisa Woody, was named a Fall Semester, 2010 Mortar Board Favorite Professor.


Senior psychology major Mike Spindle was recognized at the annual McNair Awards Banquet as the 2nd place award winner for his McNair research entitled, Isolation Followed by Re-Socialization Enhances Performance in the Elevated-Plus Maze in C57BL/6 Mice. Mike will receive a $600 scholarship for Spring 2011. His faculty mentor was Dr. Mark Thomas, School of Biological Sciences. For more information, go to UNC’s Points of Pride webpage: http://www.unco.edu/news/pride.asp?ID=279


Lori Reinsvold of the Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute and a doctoral student in Educational Psychology and Rob Reinsvold of Biological Sciences were awarded a $240,000 from the Colorado Department of Higher Education to improve teacher quality in math and science. They will use the No Child Left Behind Title II grant to deliver the Northern Colorado Mathematics and Science Improving Teacher Quality Partnership. The partnership brings together nine high-need or low-performing school districts in northern Colorado, the Northeast Board of Cooperative Educational Services, and UNC’s science and mathematics programs.


At the 2008 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association conference, Doctoral student Becky Jobes received the Outstanding Poster Presentation award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology for her work: "Making Psychology Personal, Learning Meaningful, and Addressing Misconceptions: Linking Introductory Psychology Students to Coursework Using Course Survey Data." As a result, she is invited to make her presentation at the upcoming conference of the American Psychological Association.


Educational Psychology Doctoral student James Holland was appointed President of UNC’s Graduate Student Association.


On September 23rd, Dr. David Daniel and Dr. Lisa Woody were recognized and inducted into National Society of Collegiate Scholars at UNC. Dr. Daniel was also the keynote speaker at the event. 

Every year the UNC Chapter of NSCS considers individuals in the UNC community who epitomize the mission of our society: Leadership, Scohlarship, Service and Integrity and these two individuals certainly fulfill these criteria. The individuals recommended to be Distinuguished Members are nominated by students in NSCS and are nominated not only because they epitomize the missions of our society, but they have also had an impact on first and second year students at the university.  


The following six undergraduate and two graduate students were chosen by the faculty as School Scholars for 2007-2008. The selections were based on classroom performance, leadership, research involvement, and potential contributions to the discipline: Christy Adams, Ashley Dixon, Scott Branson, James Holland, Lisa Mitton, Jessica Montoya, Leah Parker, and James Villanueva. These students will be recognized at the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Honors Convocation on April 8 at 6:00 pm in the UNC Ballroom.


Congratulations to graduate students Christy Adams, Crystal Spindler, and James Holland for winning the 2007 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Distinguished Student Researcher Award for their paper: Differentiating Tower of Hanoi Performance: Interactive Effects of Psychopathy, Impulsivity, and Modality.


Dr. Teresa McDevitt of the School of Psychological Sciences has been selected as the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences' Outstanding Scholar for 2006-2007.