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Student Achievements and Awards

Recent awards and accomplishments of our Ph.D. students

Amanda McCleery - Received a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) postdoctoral research grant and will do her postdoctoral work at the UCLA Semel Neuropsychiatric Research Institute.

Emily (Schumann) Bell - Received a University Fellowship

Rachel Hemphill - Received a University Fellowship

Katherine Schinka - Received the Reuter Fellowship

Nicole Wightman - Received the Reuter Fellowship

Amanda McCleery - Received the David B.  Smith Award

Jessica Flynn - Received the Fransisco Valera Research Award from the Mind and Life Institute.

Adam Morris - Received a student poster award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Kristel Gallagher - Selected as the Kent State University nominee for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award.

Laura Buchholz - Selected to participate in the Early Career Poster Session sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and APA at the 2011 APA.

Rachel Hemphill - Selected to participate in a special poster session at the 2011 APA convention.  The session is to recognize Graduate Student Superstars and is sponsored by the APA Science Student Council and the APA Board of Scientific Affairs.

Shannon Siener - Awarded the Jeanette & Louis Reuter Graduate Fellowship in Developmental Science.

Amanda McCleery - Received the Lillian Friedman Award.

Kristel Gallagher - Awarded a University Fellowship.

Tayla Lee - Awarded funding from the University of Minnesota Press in support of her research on the MMPI-2.

Amber Emanuel - Student Travel Award to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Andrea Mata - Selected to attend the Society for Research on Adolescence/European Association for Adolescence Summer School.

Marsheena Murray - Recognized for her work with STATE at 2009 ProjectGrad Akron Awards Banquet.

Jessica Flynn - Received a Doctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Amanda McCleery - Department nominee for university David Smith Award.

Brittain Lamoureux - Department nominee for the Friedman Award.

Mary Pyc - Department nominee for University Fellowship.

Andrea Mata - Department nominee for Reuter Fellowship.

Dustin Wygant - Awarded the 2010 Exner Scholar Award from the Society for Personality Assessment. September 2009.

Michelle Abraham - Accepted an Assistant Professor position at University of Miami-Hamilton (Ohio). October 2008.

Laura Brumariu - Awarded KSU's Reuter Fellowship for 2008-2009. October 2008.

Nate Deichert  - Joined the Psychology faculty of Mount Olive College (Mount Olive, North Carolina). October 2008.

Tom Dinzeo – Accepted an Assistant Professor position at Rowan University (Glassboro, New Jersey). October 2008.

Beth Fischer - Awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Center for Women’s Health Research. October 2008.

Brian Hall - Received KSU's Lillian Friedman Award. October 2008.

Jessica Hillyer –Awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia. October 2008.

Bryan Karazsia – Accepted an Assistant Professor position at Collge of Wooster (Ohio). October 2008.

Bryan Karazsia – Received the APA Division 54 and APF 2008 Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant for his proposal ‘Developmental Trajectories of Childhood Injuries: Relations with Child Behavior and Contextual Factors’ . October 2008.

Ihori Kobayashi – Received KSU's Judith Lasser Graduate Student Research Award. October 2008.

Shannon Kundey – Accepted an Assistant Professor position at Hood College (Frederick, Maryland)

Tricia Leahey – Received an NIH 3-year F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award entitled “A Social Comparison Intervention to Enhance Weight Loss in Obese Individuals”. October 2008.

Amanda Lipko – Accepted an Assistant Professor position b at SUNY Brockport (New York). October 2008.

Nicole Nugent - Awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown Medical School, Bradley/Hasbro Children's Research Center (Providence, Rhode Island). October 2008.

Jason Seacat - Accepted an Assistant Professor at Western New England College (Springfield, Massachusetts). October 2008.

Mike Serra – Accepted an Assistant Professor position at Texas Tech (Lubbock, Texas). October 2008.

Melanie Tabak – Accepted an Assistant Professor position at William Penn University (Oskaloosa, Iowa). October 2008.

Brian Hall and Martin Sellbom, graduate students in clinical psychology, received Division 12 Distinguished Student Awards from American Psychological Association. October 2008.

Tracy Loye, graduate student in clinical psychology, was awarded a Dissertation Traineeship Grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Nov 10, 2006. October 2008.

Susaye Rattigan, graduate student in clinical psychology, received an APA Division 45 award for her research on "Predicting PTSD Severity: Does Ethnicity Matter?". Nov 10, 2006

Britt Lamoureux and Katie Horsey, graduate students in clinical psychology, received the Best Poster award from the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. Nov 10, 2006

Sarah Ostrowski, graduate student in clinical psychology, received a Student Research Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Sept 26, 2006

Michael Armey, graduate student in clinical psychology, received a 2005 Dissertation Research Award from American Psychological Association. November 29. 2005

Angel Lugo, a graduate student in clinical psychology, received the Dalmas A. Taylor Award for Outstanding Student Research by Division 12 of the American Psychological Association. Sheethal Reddy, also a graduate student in clinical psychology, received an Honorable Mention for her research. June 8, 2005

Martin Sellbom, a graduate student in clinical psychology, has been awarded the Mary C. Cerney Award from the Society for Personality Assessment, for his paper entitled "Assessing Psychopathic Personality Traits with the MMPI-2". November 9, 2004

D. J. Angelone, a graduate student in clinical psychology, received the Outstanding Student Achievement Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality for his presentation "Peer Sexual Harassment: Personal and Situational Influences in a Laboratory Paradigm". November 9, 2004

Nicole Nugent, a graduate student in clinical psychology, has been awarded a Student Research Grant by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. November 9, 2004