January, 2009 - Dr.
Susan W. Kuntz, Saint Michael's College
professor of psychology, earned the top Saint
Michael's teaching award, the Joanne Rathgeb
Teaching Award, for 2008, as selected by her faculty
colleagues and presented at the Academic Convocation
January 23 in the McCarthy Arts Center on the
December, 2007 - The SSTAR Health
Professional Book Award Committee has awarded Dr. Sharon Lamb
winner for 2008 for her book: Sex, Therapy, and Kids.
The Committee, by unanimous vote, felt this book to be a pioneering
contribution to the health professional library. The award will be
presented in March 2008 at the SSTAR Annual Meeting in Chicago.
July, 2007 - Dr. Sharon Lamb, psychology
professor, received a $20,000 grant from the Association for Moral
Education, in conjunction with the Gift of Time Foundation. The
award is intended "to provide extended sabbatical time for mid-career
scholars to conduct research in moral education/psychology/philosophy."
July, 2007 - Matthew Scanlin, a
Saint Michael's College rising senior, has been awarded a $2,600 grant
to support a research project that started this summer and will continue
through next year to examine the impact of nicotine, in combination with
stress, on heart and kidney function. Scanlin, the son of Jerry and
Robin Scanlin of Skowhegan, Maine, received the grant from the Saint
Michaelís Center for Social Science Research. He has created an
elaborate research project, under the direction of Saint Michaelís
assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Melissa VanderKaay.
July, 2007 - Lauren Bousquet, '08,
was awarded $3,500+ NASA grant for psychology research to pursue a
research project examining how testosterone levels in the brains of men
and women affect the ability to navigate in both real and virtual
worlds. Lauren and her advising professor, Dr. Tony Richardson,
will travel to NASA to present the results of their project.
May, 2007 - Dr. David Boynton
was awarded tenure. His area of
interest is cognitive psychology, and he specializes in judgment,
decision making and intuitive thought processes. His research has
included projects that involve superstitious behavior, gambling behavior
and the misperception of statistical information. Boynton has also
published in the history of psychology, and is currently exploring the
cognitive correlates of superstitious or "magical" thinking.
December, 2006 - Dr. Robert Lavallee
retired from Saint Michael's College after 30 years of service to
the Psychology Department. Thank you, Bob!
October, 2006 - Vermont Psychological
Ronald B. Miller, Ph.D., recipient of 2006 Outstanding Contributions
to the Field of Academic Psychology in Vermont.
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