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Dr. Heather Janisse was honored at the EMU football game on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for her accomplishments as part of the athletics "Faculty Spotlight", highlighting the exceptional achievements of EMU faculty.

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Dr. Janisse was invited to watch the game from the presidential suite and was presented with an award on the field where her accomplishments were announced. Please be sure to congratulate Dr. Janisse on her continued success at EMU, when you see her.


TRUEMU's latest marketing campaign, "Elevating Communities, Inspiring Generations", features four Psychology faculty members, highlighting the amazing research being done at EMU. Banners featuring 100 faculty researchers will be posted on light posts around campus and Ypsilanti, and on various billboards along major Metro Detroit area freeways and major roads.

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In addition to the banners and billboards, seven researchers were highlighted in individual videos, including Dr. Heather Janisse. Click here to watch Dr. Janisse discuss her important research on obesity in at-risk populations.


Silvana Evans-Strand Diversity Award

The Psychology department would like to
congratulate Silvana Alfaro-Bordon on her  
receipt of the Evans-Strand Diversity Award!
The Evans-Strand $1000 award, modeled after
the Nobel Peace Prize, is awarded annually to
individuals making significant contributions
that advance the understanding and
acceptance of diversity at EMU. Silvana will
be honored at the EMU Martin Luther King
Day celebration on January 20, 2014.


Carly UG Reserach Stimulus Award

The Psychology department would also like to congratulate Carly Evich on her Undergraduate Research Stimulus Award. Carly's project, titled: Evaluating the Clinical Utility of the Malignant Self-Regard Questionnaire Amongst Clinical Populations, was one of only eight awards given this winter. Carly will receive a $2,000 fellowship in support of her research efforts with Dr. Steven Huprich.


Jazmin Rodgers, McNair Scholar, with mentor Natalie DoveMs. Jazmin Rodgers, a junior psychology/human resources double major, was recently selected as one of twelve students from across the nation to present her research at the Council for Opportunity in Education's national conference in Chicago September 9-10, 2013. Ms. Rodgers, a McNair scholar working under the supervision of faculty mentor, Dr. Natalie Dove, began a project entitled "The Influence of Early Life Experiences on the Perceptions of Women in Managerial Positions" last year.

More specifically, the purpose of this research is to examine how early life experiences and upbringing correlate with perceptions of women's roles in the workplace. Within this research, we hypothesize that variables such as one's family and environmental structure, parental roles, and economic influences may mold a woman's performance and affect her ability to perform in an organizational environment.  Other hurdles such as gender stereotypes, exclusion from male networks and the pervasive "glass ceiling" may also deter female advancement.  This research examines key factors influencing a woman's advancement in the organizational setting. The data could also serve companies as they seek to improve employee morale and maintain a positive environment between all employees.

Ms. Rodgers also presented her research at the 2013 Undergraduate Symposium. Being selected for this conference is an exceptional honor for Ms. Rodgers. Congratulations, Jazmin!


Autisim Signing

Seated. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley; Front row from left to right. David Meador's Daughter, David Meador (CFO DTE), Conny Raaymakers (Evidence Based Consultants), Senator Michael Green, Senator Randy Richardville, EMU Ph.D. Student Caitlyn Sorensen, Senator Tupac Hunter, Senator Rebekah Warren

June 19, 2012

EMU Psychology Graduate Student Caitlyn Sorensen participates in Autism Legislation Signing Ceremony

The new law, which went into effect on October 1, 2012, requires insurance companies to pay for autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and treatment for children up to age 18.