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  • May 2016

    Department of Psychology
    May 2016

    Administrative Updates & Announcements

    Department of Psychology staff member, Missy Jones, has taken the role of interim Executive Assistant to the Chair, while the Chair’s Office continues the search to fill the open position.

    The Department is happy to welcome Nou Yin, the new member of the PsyIT team.  Nou has experience in IT support working in clinics at Hennepin County Medical Center and elsewhere. Nou has certifications in CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+. Nou lives in St. Paul, has three children, and provides volunteer tech support in her community. Stop by Elliott N211 to say hello!

    Awards & Accomplishments

    Assistant Professor Bonnie Klimes-Dougan had her paper identified as one of the top 10 most downloaded JCCAP papers in 2016. Congrats Bonnie!
    Klimes-Dougan, B., & Garber, J. (2016). Regulatory control and depression in adolescents: Findings from neuroimaging and neuropsychological research. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 45(1), 1-5. doi: 0.1080/15374416.2015.1123637

    Our former colleague, Travis Thompson, together with Roy Pickens (formerly in the U of MN Psychiatry Department), received the Peter Dews Award from the Association of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. This award, conferred at the 40th annual Behavioral Pharmacology Conference in San Diego in early April, was based on their seminal book, Behavioral Pharmacology, as well as Professor Thompson's early work on drug self-administration and successes in the training program at Minnesota. It is always nice to hear about these successes among our department alumni!


    Congratulations to our recent Department of Psychology Ph. D graduates!

    Chelsea E. Jenson
    Area: I/O
    Advisor: Paul Sackett
    Dissertation: Is Workplace Coaching a Generic or Goal Specific Intervention? An Examination of Predictors of Goal Progress in Workplace Coaching Engagements

    Upcoming Events

    Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the annual recognition celebration for psychology undergraduate students. This annual event recognizes our outstanding undergraduate achievements and graduating seniors.

    Friday, May 6th, 2016
    4:00pm - 6:00pm at the Campus Club,
    Coffman Memorial Union

    Those recognized will include:

    Spring 2016 Degree Applicants; Mortensen Scholarship & Award recipients; Select CLA, University and National Scholarship recipients; Outstanding achievement in the Major Project: The Sharon Borine Award; 2015-16 UROP recipients; Donor Awards for Psychology Undergraduate Engagement recipients; and 2015-16 Psi Chi Inductees

    Please forward any questions to Mike Houlahan,
    Faculty and Staff, please RSVP via our web form here:

    Thank you for your support of our undergraduate students!
    May 2nd, 2016

Chair's Office

Monica Luciana
N210 EltH - 625-7873

Moin Syed
Interim Associate Chair
N567 EltH - 625-9501

Jonathan Gewirtz
Associate Chair
S245 EltH - 625-6653

Guillermo De Paz
N210 EltH - 625-7852

Missy Jones
Principal Office & Administrative Specialist
S248 EltH - 626-3171

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