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Notable Faculty Achievements

In addition to teaching and supervising student research, our faculty have been quite productive and have accomplished some pretty amazing things in the past year or so.

Julie Boydston

  • took over coordinating the assessment services offered by our Psychological Services Clinic with other units on campus.

Linzi Gibson

  • participated in the Women in Science Day and is taking additional steps to get the Psychology Department involved in this event.

Jericho Hockett

  • had three presentations at a national conference:
    • Hockett, J. M., Strain, M. L., *McGraw, S., *McGraw, L. K., & Saucier, D. A. (2014, February). What’s in a name? Predicting rape-related perceptions of and support for “rape victims,” “rape survivors,” and “women who have been raped.” Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
    • Miller, S. S., Hockett, J. M., Saucier, D. A. (2014, February). The role of ambiguity and individual differences in attributions to prejudice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
    • Strain, M. L., Hockett, J. M., McManus, J., & Saucier, D. A. (2014, February). Masculine honor beliefs predict perceptions of rape and women who have been raped. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Jericho Hockett serves as the faculty advisor for To Write Love on Her Arms.

Michael McGuire

  • serves as Dean of the Honor’s program and, for the first time, coordinated Quest Super Saturday.

Dave Provorse

  • had presentations at two national conferences:
    • Bechard, S., & Provorse, D. (June, 2013). Runner’s profile: Exercise dependence and social support.  Poster presented at the Fourth International Conference on Sport and Society, Chicago, IL.
    • Reeves, C. L., Turk, C. L., & Provorse, D. (2013, November). Experiential avoidance and mindfulness among marathon runners. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapist, Nashville, TN.
  • Dave Provorse serves as the faculty sponsor for the Washburn University Running Club.

Mike Russell

  • had three presentations at a national conference:
    • Russell, M.K. (2013). Perceptual error is not an error: A Gibsonian, ecological interpretation of slippage. Poster presented at the Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action meeting of the Psychonomic Society.  Toronto, Canada.
    • Atteberry, D., & Russell, M.K. (2013). Will it hit me or will I hit it?  Perception of collision as a function of motion and modality. Poster presented at the Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting. Toronto, Canada.
    • Gentry, S., & Russell, M.K. (2013). Auditory versus visual perception of gap size at the microscale level. Poster presented at the Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting. Toronto, Canada.
  • Mike Russell was also the winner of WU’s Ned N. Fleming Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • Mike Russell serves as the Scholarly Creative WTE Area Director, WTE Director of Marketing and Assessment, co-chair to the annual Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting (APCAM).

Laura Stephenson

  • serves as Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Cynthia Turk

  • had two publications and five presentations at a national conference:
    • Schneider, B. W., & Turk, C. L. (2014). Examining the controversy surrounding social skills in social anxiety disorder: The state of the literature. In J. W. Weeks (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of social anxiety disorder. Wiley-Blackwell.
    • Schneider, B. W., & Turk, C. L. (2013, October). Suicide Prevention in Kansas. Southwestern Psychological Association Newsletter, 6, 3.
    • Glennemeier, D. L., & Turk, C. L. (2013, November). Differences between individuals high and low in social anxiety regarding language use within intimate relationships. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapist, Nashville, TN.
    • LaGrange-Kermer, S., & Turk, C. L. (2013, November). What doesn't kill you makes you kinder: Posttraumatic growth and prosocial behavior. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapist, Nashville, TN.
    • Moser, J. C., Glover, J. G., & Turk, C. L. (2013, November). Social anxiety: Barrier to Alcoholics Anonymous participation and sobriety. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapist, Nashville, TN.
    • Reeves, C. L., Turk, C. L., & Provorse, D. (2013, November). Experiential avoidance and mindfulness among marathon runners. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapist, Nashville, TN.
    • Schneider, B. W., & Turk, C. L. (2013, November). Alternative wordings for social anxiety measures to better assess sexual minority individuals. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapist, Nashville, TN.
  • Cynthia Turk was elected SWPA Kansas State Representative in 2013 and is serving her first year of her 2-year term.