SIUE’s Lynn Bartels, associate professor of psychology, mentors two students.
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
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 United States.
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.
This article is taken from http://www.siue.edu/.