2010 -2011 Alumni Updates

2011 Carolyn Black Becker, PhD (1996, G.Terence Wilson) Professor, Department of Psychology, Trinity University, was awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University for 2011/2012.  Dr. Becker specializes in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, and the use of exposure therapy to treat posttraumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders.

2011 Andrea J. Sedlak, PhD (1974, Chuck Schmidt) Vice President and Associate Director of Westat, and a long-term grantee with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), received the 2011 A. Clayton Hughes Child Welfare Research Award. The Hughes award goes to a child welfare researcher whose work "exemplifies intellectual integrity and moral courage in transcending social and political barriers to promote best practice in child welfare." read more

2011 Harlene Hayne, PhD (1988, Carolyn Rovee-Collier) has been chosen as the next Vice-Chancellor (i.e., President) of the University of Otago in New Zealand. She will be the first woman to be appointed to this position. read more

2011 David Melcher, PhD (2001, Eileen Kowler) now at University of Trento, has received an APA Early Career Award.

2010 Frederick vom Saal, PhD (1976, Ronald Gandleman) Has won the 2010 Heinz Award. Dr. vomm Saal uncovered unexpected health problems linked to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a widely-used ingredient in consumer products. From his lab at the University of Missouri in Columbia, he built on an already distinguished career in basic reproductive biology by questioning the safety of many chemicals in everyday use. While Dr. vom Saal’s findings have led some regulatory agencies to take action, the market has moved quickly due to consumers demanding alternatives to materials that science reveals may be harmful.