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Faculty Receive Certificates of Teaching Excellence

Dr. Jungmeen Kim-Spoon and Dr. Rachel Diana have been selected to receive Certificates of Teaching Excellence for 2015 from the College of Science.

Warren Bickel selected for honorary society

Dr. Warren Bickel, professor of psychology and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has been selected as a fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.

Kirby Deater-Deckard Selected for Jacobs Foundation Award

Kirby Deater-Deckard and his colleagues have been selected as resident scholars by the Jacobs Foundation in Switzerland: The team also includes Jennifer Lansford and Ken Dodge from Duke University, and Marc Bornstein from NICHD.

Christie Wolfe Interviewed in APA Monitor Article

Alumna Christy Wolfe is featured in the November 2014 issue of American Psychological Association Monitor on Pschology in the article titled “Born Bashful” (   Christy was interviewed with other developmental psychologists who

Former Graduate Student Wins Best Paper Award

Recent alum, Dr. Michele Patriquin, is the winner of this year's Best Student Paper awarded for publications in the journal Developmental Psychobiology.  The official title of the award is the Wiley-Hennessy-Smotherman Best Student Paper Award. Michelle will receive $500 and a commemorative engraved plaque at the meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP) in November. Michele is a former student in the Clinical Science graduate program, According to the editor-in-chief of Developmental Psychobiology, Dr.

Graduate Student Ruth-Anne Poli Receives Grant

Ruth-Anne Poli, graduate student in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, is the recipient of a Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis Innovative Student Research Grant! For the full study go to


Job Announcement: Senior Neuroscientist

Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech ( seeks a senior neuroscientist to complement recent growth in neuroscience in the department, college, and throughout the university. Exceptional advanced and senior candidates with an emphasis in cognitive, affective, social, or developmental neuroscience; biological psychology; or computational neuroscience, all with a focus on human systems, are encouraged to apply. Appointment will be made at the Associate Professor or Professor level, with tenure.

Susan White seeks to improve college experience for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

With a growing number of people being diagnosed with Autism, the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research, affiliated with the College of Science, is breaking new ground in helping those who have the condition succeed in what is for anyone, a new, challenging, and often difficult environment – college.

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Clinical Science Program Re-Accredited

The Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) has awarded the Clinical Science program in the Department of Psychology full accreditation until 2021. The decision was reached following a full year of evaluation starting with a self-study report and including a site visit by external reviewers in May 2014. The [process culminated with the CoA review and vote for re-accreditation at their July 2014 meeting.

Vanessa Brown Receives VTCRI Medical Research Scholar Award

Vanessa Brown, graduate student in the Clinical Science program will receive a 2014-15 Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Medical Research Scholar award. The competitive award provides support for the year up to $35,000. Vanessa was one of six awardees. She works with Dr. Pearl Chiu and has authored five papers and six poster presentations. Vanessa's dissertation research is on the neural substrates of reward and punishment learning in major depression.