Recent Activities, Awards, & Accomplishments
Teaching Awards and Accomplishments
Dr. Shannon Lynch was one of the ISU Outstanding Master Teachers of the Year (2011).
Dr. Michele Brumley was one of the ISU Outstanding Master Teachers of the Year (2010) and was also recognized by the graduate students in Psychology as the Outstanding Experimental Faculty of the Year (2009 & 2010).
Service Awards and Accomplishments
Dr. Steve Lawyer is the current President (2011) of the Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis, which is a regional psychology organization.
Dr. Erin Rasmussen was the previous President (2010) of the Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis, a regional psychology organization.
Dr. Michele Brumley serves as a Neuroscience Science Advisor to John Wiley & Sons and as an Editorial Board Member for Developmental Psychobiology (2010).
Dr. Michele Brumley was elected Secretary for the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (2010).
Dr. Maria Wong was selected to serve on the Praxis Psychology National Advisory Committee, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ (2009-2010).
Scholarship Awards and Accomplishments
Dr. Maria Wong was recognized as one of ISU's outstanding researchers for 2009 and 2011!
Currently Funded Grants
Michele R. Brumley (PI). National Institutes of Health (NIH) R15 AREA grant (R15HD062980-01) "Experiential modulation of action patterns in the developing rat". Direct costs: $150,000, Indirect costs: $14,607, Total costs: $164,607. April 12, 2010 – March 31, 2013. You can learn more about the grant and Dr. Brumbley's work in an article recent published on the ISU homepage. isu headlines
Michele R. Brumley (PI). Idaho Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Research Assistant Seed grant (through NIH) "The contribution of the brain to the development and sensory regulation of spinal locomotor circuitry in the newborn rat". Total costs: Annual stipend of $19,642 plus graduate tuition and $1,000 in support money for supplies or travel for a Graduate Research Assistant. January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010.
Shannon Lynch, a professor and Interim Chair in Psychology, is the Principle Investigator on a new $499,000 multi-site grant to Idaho State University from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Affairs to assess serious mental illness in women in jail as well as exploring women's pathways to jail. Dr. Lynch will collaborate with co-investigators Dana DeHart at University of South Carolina, Joanne Belknap at University of Colorado at Boulder and Bonnie Green at Georgetown University to carry out this project. Dr. Lynch will work with a team of graduate and undergraduate students at ISU to interview 80-100 women in southeast Idaho jails.
Mark Roberts garnered $86,493 in externally funded service grants which provides stipends for 9 graduate students for FY11.
Maria Wong (PI) secured an R21 grant for $249,652 from the National Institutes of Health to examine the relationship between sleep disturbances in childhood and the onset of substance use and abuse in adolescence.
Misty Strain, an experimental graduate student participated in the 2011 Spinal Cord Injury Training Program held at the Ohio State University this summer. This program is an intensive three-week workshop in spinal cord injury research methods and theory, conducted by some of the world's leaders in spinal cord injury research. It involves hands-on training in state-of-the-art spinal cord research techniques, interactive lectures and group discussions.
Cameron Staley, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, presented research at the International Academy of Sex Research annual meeting in Los Angeles and was recognized at the closing banquet with the Best Communication Award on August 15, 2011. This award recognizes a researcher's ability to present clearly and effectively to a scholarly audience. Both faculty and students presenters are eligible for this competitive award.
Undergraduate student Hillary Swann was awarded a $1,400 Psi Chi Undergraduate Grant and a Psi Chi $5,000 Summer Research Grant for the summer 2011.