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Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Awards and Outstanding Achievements

  • Dr. Katherine Hooper was selected for the 2020-21 Outstanding Faculty Service Award.
  • Dr. Jody Nicholson received a $5 million grant from the National Institute of Health. “Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT)” will investigate computerized training as a means to prevent Alzheimer’s. This is the largest competitive research grant in UNF’s history!
  • Dr. Curtis Phills received the High Impact Article Award (in Social Sciences) as well as the Poster Competition Award at the ORSP STARS ceremony.
  • Dr. Gregory Kohn received the Poster Competition Award at the ORSP STARS ceremony
  • Dr. Juliana Leding was awarded a one-semester full-pay sabbatical for her work in using eye-tracking to understand why humans have better memory for animate things than inanimate things.
  • Dr. Dominik Guess (“Thriving during COVID-19: Predictors of Psychological Well-Being and Ways of Coping”) and Dr. Jody Nicholson (“Examining the Consequences of COVID-19 Stress on Mothers and University Students”) were awarded the Deans Leadership Council Faculty Fellowship Award.
  • Dr. Curtis Phills was awarded the George W Rainbolt Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Grant for “Bias in the educator’s eye”.
  • Dr. Gregory Kohn (with senior partner Quincy Gibson) was awarded the Van Vleck Early Career Teaching Excellence Award for “Using convolutional neural networks to uncover how social coordination shapes welfare and fitness outcomes in animals.”
  • Dr. Juliana Leding was awarded the Academic Technology grant for her project “Are Animate Items Given Priority in Cognitive Processing”.
  • Dr. Heather Truelove, along with Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, was awarded a NOAA Marine Debris Program grant as part of a collaborative plastic consumption reduction project between UNF and Eckerd College.

 

 

Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Faculty Achievements 

March

  • Dr. Lifan Yu, Visiting Assistant Professor, Discussant for the Paper Session titled, “Teacher Well-Being” at the 2021 AERA Virtual Annual Meeting.

February

  • Dr. Elizabeth Brown, Associate Professor in Psychology presented the following talks and posters in February.
    • Brown, Elizabeth R. & Allen, Jill M. (February, 2021). Nevertheless, She Persisted (in Science Research): Enhancing Women’s Science Research and Belonging Through Communal Goals. Talk presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. 
    • Graham, Jasmine*, & Brown, Elizabeth R. (February, 2021). STEM Inqueery: How Communion Affects LGBTQ Individuals’ Belonging in STEM. Poster presented at the Gender Preconference of the 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. 
    • Lovelady, Luke*, Olds, Courtney*, & Brown, Elizabeth R. (February, 2021). Caring About the Other: The Associations Between Communal Motivations and Condom Use. Poster presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. 
    • Miller, Xylie*, Johns, Sawyer*, Mukundan, Sadana*, & Brown, Elizabeth R. (February, 2021). The Effects of Humanization and Political Identification on Willingness to Talk and Support the Democratic and Republican Party. Poster presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. 
    • Phills, Curtis E. & Brown, Elizabeth R. (February, 2021). A Man is a Politician, but a Woman is a Female Politician. Poster presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. 
    • Graham, Jasmine*, & Brown, Elizabeth R. (February, 2021). STEM Inqueery: How Communion Affects LGBTQ Individuals’ Belonging in STEM. Poster presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. 
  • Dr. C. Dominik Guess, Professor in Psychology published the following article in February.
  • Güss, C. D., Ahmed, S., & Dörner, D. (2021). From Da Vinci’s flying machines to a theory of the creative process. Perspectives in Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691620966790. IF = 8.19 in 2018; 2018 impact factor rank: 5 of 137 journals in Psychology, Multidisciplinary

  • Dr. Lifan Yu, Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology had the following article published in February.
    • Yu, L., Gambaro, M., Song, M. J., Teslik, M., Song, M., Komoski, M. C., Wollner, B., & Enright, R. D. (2021). Forgiveness Therapy in a Maximum-Security Correctional Institution: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2583

December

  • Dr. Paul Fuglestad and Dr. Jody Nicholson published an entry in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology: “Health behavior change”, December.

July

  • Dr. Jody Nicholson collaborated on a paper that is in press at the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement entitled, “Applying the Health Belief Model to quantify and investigate expectations for computerized cognitive training.”. (July 2020)
  • Dr. Anita Fuglestad co-authored a paper, along with her colleagues, titled “Early delay of gratification predicts later inhibitory control and academic performance in children with prenatal alcohol exposure”, published in the journal Child Neuropsychology. (July 2020)

Past Psychology Achievements

  • Dr. Dan Richard's article “One Hundred Years of Social Psychology Quantitatively Described" has been cited by more than one thousand other papers. The article was published in the December 2003 issue of Review of General Psychology
  • Dr. Anita Fuglestad co-authored a paper titled “Four-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of choline for neurodevelopment in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder” published in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Dr. Tracy Alloway appeared on local news station WJXT to present some tips on activities that will increase well-being while social distancing due to COVID-19
  • Dr. Elizabeth Brown and Dr. Curtis Phills along with Dr. Jennifer Wesely, professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, published "Words matter: A qualitative content analysis of campus crime alerts and considerations for best practices" in the Journal of American College Health
  • Dr. Dominik Güss and Dr. Teresa Tuason, Department of Public Health, published the peer-reviewed article “Gun violence in the United States in 2017 and the role of mental illness” in Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression
  • Dr. Tracy Alloway received the Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award
  • Dr. Katherine Hooper received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award