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Psychology faculty members honored for outstanding achievements

May 4, 2012

Faculty members in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans have had a stellar year, receiving multiple awards and honors for their contributions to the field, both academically and professionally.

This summer, Evan Zucker, Ph.D., will begin his two-year term as the new vice president of the southwest region of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society for Psychology. In addition to his term as VP, Zucker will also join other regional vice presidents to form the organization’s board of directors.

At the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Honors Convocation on Friday, May 11, Lawrence Lewis, Ph.D., will receive the 2012 College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Excellence in Advising Award, granted annually to faculty who are identified by students and colleagues as especially committed to serving the needs of students. The award also recognizes the value of the advising process at Loyola.

Other professors in the psychology department have achieved multiple milestones this semester as well. Janet Matthews, Ph.D., was named Psychologist of the Year by the Louisiana Psychological Association and has also begun work as the new associate editor of the journal, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Glenn Hymel, Ed.D., who is also a licensed massage therapist, received two prestigious awards for his service to the field of massage therapy and also currently serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

Additionally, Erin Dupuis, Ph.D., was awarded the University Senate Community Service Award at the January 2012 President's Convocation, and Kendall Eskine, Ph.D., recently had his manuscript, “Stirring Images: Fear, Not Happiness or Arousal, Makes Art More Sublime,” accepted and published in the top-ranked psychology journal, Emotion.

The Department of Psychological Sciences is the largest undergraduate department at Loyola, with approximately 300 students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences.

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