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Faculty Awards

Dr. Clayton Neighbors, Director of Social Psychology will receive the Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity at the full professor level. This is the third year in a row that a Psychology faculty member has received this award. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Department Chair, Dr. Jack Fletcher who has been selected as a recipient of a 2016 UH Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship or Creative Activity at the Professor level. The awards at the rank of professor are for those who have compiled a substantial continuing record of outstanding research, scholarship or creative activities and have achieved pre-eminence in their field. Dr. Fletcher will be honored and will receive his prize of $8,000 at the Faculty Excellence Award Dinner on April 14th.

Hanako Yoshida, Associate Professor of Psychology, is one of the recipients of an individual seed grant award from the Center for Mexican American Studies in 2016. This award is for her work on “Early Social Impact on Mexican Immigrant Children’s Language Development”.

Dr. Carla Sharp, Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training is the recipient of the 2016 Mid-Career Investigator Award from the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD). The award was established by the NASSPD to recognize the achievements of mid-level investigators in the field of personality and personality disorder

(November 2015) - Dr. Francis honored at UH home game. Congratulations to Dr. David Francis, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair and Professor of Psychology, who was named the faculty honoree at the UH vs. Navy football game on November 27, 2015. The University honors a distinguished faculty member at each home game during half time. The Department congratulates him for this deserved recognition! Cougar defeated no 16 Navy 52-31.

Dr. Qian Lu has been awarded the Division 38 Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award. Learn more

(May 2015) The following Psychology faculty have each received $2000 CLASS Research Progress grants, funded by CLASS and the Division of Research.

  • Dr. Candice Alfano: Stress and Adjustment among GWOT Veterans and their Spouses
  • Dr. Chip Knee: Motivation and Support in Romantic Dyads
  • Dr. Dipali Rinker: Heavy Drinking and Disordered Eating among College Students
  • Dr. Carla Sharp: Early Markers of Suicidal Behavior

Congratulations to all!

Jack M. Fletcher, Ph.D., ABPP (ABCN), Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor, and Chair of the Department of Psychology was awarded the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) 2014-2015 Alumnus of the Year Award. The Alumnus of the Year is recognized as part of the UF’s Annual College Convocation to be held on May 2nd, 2015.

Therese A. Kosten, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology was selected as the winner of the 2015 Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in the tenured faculty category. The Distinguished Faculty Scholar award recognized her as a highly productive researcher who has produced impactful work on addictive behaviors. Some of Dr. Kosten’s significant contributions including research in sex differences in the impact of early life stress and vaccines. The award carries a $1000 cash prize and will be presented at the annual faculty excellence luncheon in late April.

The Department of Psychology has two faculty who received top faculty recognition for excellence in research for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Bruno G. Breitmeyer, Professor of Psychology was a recipient at the professor level of the Faculty Excellence Award for his substantial continuing record of outstanding research and scholarship.

Candice A. Alfano, was awarded at the associate professor level of the Faculty Excellence Award for her growing record of outstanding research and scholarship and in recognition of her emerging leadership in the field.

Chancellor/President Renu Khator presented the awards on April 30 at a luncheon.

Arturo E.  Hernandez is among this year’s recipients of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. The award honors his work in mapping how the brain processes language. This research has implication on how language – including a second language – is taught and learned. Read more