Translating Psychological Science to

Useable Knowledge for Teaching and Learning

Selected Recognition

2022                  Compass Award (for outstanding contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion at JMU).  

                                Office of the President, James Madison University

2021                  Graceful Pivot Award (for innovative adaptation to Covid-19 Teaching demands),

                                General Education Program, James Madison University

2019/20             Harry Kirke Wolfe Lecturer, American Psychological Association.

2018                  Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Health and Behavioral Studies,
​                                James Madison University

2018                   Commencement Speaker, College of Health and Behavioral Studies,

                                James Madison University

2015                  Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

2014                  Distinguished Teacher Award, General Education Program,
​                                James Madison University

2013                  Transforming Education Through Neuroscience Award, Learning and the Brain & 
                                 International Mind, Brain and Education Society

2013                 Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Psychology, James Madison University

2013                 Best Professor, Students of James Madison University

2012                 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award, American Psychological Association
                                  Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology)

2012                 Outstanding Contributions to the Scholarship of Teaching Award, Department of
                                  Psychology, James Madison University

2012                 Featured in Princeton Review’s 300 Best Professors

2012-2014        Master Teacher Speaker, Society for the Teaching of Psychology

2011                 Outstanding General Education Teaching Award, Department of Psychology,
                                    James Madison University

2011                 Outstanding Professional Service Award, Department of Psychology
                                   James Madison University

2010                 Madison Research Fellow, James Madison University

2009                 Distinguished Service Award, International Mind, Brain, and Education Society

2007                 Outstanding Professor, Delta Zeta

2007                 Distinguished Faculty, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

​2004-05            Trustee Professor, University of Maine System

2000-01            Faculty Member of the Year, University of Maine at Farmington, 
                                   Retired from Eligibility

1998, 99           Faculty Member of the Year, University of Maine at Farmington