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Faculty Accomplishments


Dr. Laurie Mintz published a paperback version of Becoming Cliterate. This led to an invited presentation at the Opened Women’s Conference, sponsored by the Amber Rose Foundation and the University of Southern California Dornsife Center for Feminist Research, Los Angeles, CA.

In collaboration with the Levin College of Law and with support from the Gierach Lectureship, Dr. Brian Cahill organized a 4-part speaker series on Wrongful Conviction that complemented his Legal Psychology course.

Dr. Dorothy Espelage participated in a Congressional Briefing on LGBT Issues in Education.


Dr. Dorothy Espelage was elected to the National Academy of Education.
Dr. Bonnie Moradi received the Best in Science Award from the APA Society of Counseling Psychology as well as the Outstanding Major Contribution from The Counseling Psychologist.
Dr. Marty Heesacker served as President/Past President American Psychological Association (APA), Div. 17 (Counseling)
Dr. Ryan Duffy received the APA, Div. 17 Early Career Award and Fellow status
Dr. Jesse Dallery was granted Fellow status in the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
Dr. Greg Webster was granted Fellow status in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Dr. James Shepperd was a Fellow of the American International University in Aix-en-Provence for Spring 2018.
Dr. Lisa Scott was selected as a Fellow in the Jacobs Foundation Learning Sciences.
Dr. Greg Webster was selected by committee in his first year of eligibility to become a Fellow in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Dr. Brian Cahill was nominated for the Teacher of the Year award and was an Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree.
Drs. Lisa Scott & Andreas Keil were awarded a NSF grant for $513,000 for the study of “Reliable and Robust Infant Brain Responses During Face Learning.”
Drs. Susan Bluck & Carma Bylund have been awarded a Cancer Population Sciences Pilot Program grant from the UF Health Cancer Center. Their research will focus on elucidating the process and products of Dignity Therapy. This therapeutic technique aims to assist older persons with terminal cancer to maintain dignity in their dying days through telling their life story and creating a legacy document to share with family and loved ones.
Dr. Marek Schwendt recently received a grant from the McKnight Brain Institute to support his research and provide the foundation for an NIH application.