For our department’s service activity to be nationally recognized by our discipline’s flagship organization is truly gratifying.
Edwardsville, Ill. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Psychology is the recipient of the American Psychological Association (APA) Departmental Award for Culture of Service in the Psychological Sciences.
“For our department's service activity to be nationally recognized by our discipline’s flagship organization is truly gratifying and exciting,” said Paul Rose, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychology within SIUE’s School of Education.
In the APA’s award letter, SIUE’s Department of Psychology was cited as a department that “exemplifies what a culture of service to the discipline should be, through its:
- Support of faculty mentoring of students and colleagues;
- Engaging in service to the community;
- Participating on university committees;
- Editing journals;
- Reviewing grant and research proposals;
- Making psychological science accessible to the general public.”
The APA went on to say the “department demonstrates its commitment to service by providing faculty role models and treating service as a valued part of academic activity.”
The APA will provide a formal citation along with a $5,000 award. The APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the U.S.
The APA is the world’s largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Its mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.
The SIUE School of Education prepares students in a wide range of fields including community health education, exercise science, instructional technology, psychology, speech-language pathology and audiology, administration and teaching. Faculty members engage in leading-edge research, which enhances teaching and enriches the educational experience. The School supports the community through on-campus clinics, outreach to children and families, and a focused commitment to enhancing individual lives across the region.
Photo: SIUE’s Lynn Bartels, associate professor of psychology, mentors two students.