Dr. Debra Rose Wilson, a contributing faculty member in the School of Psychology and a 2006 Ph.D. in Psychology graduate who was named a 2012 Scholar of Change, received the 2013 Tennessee Nurses Association Award for Nursing Excellence in Education in October. The award recognizes a nurse whose outstanding performance promotes excellence in nursing practice, contributes to the professional development of other nurses, improves the quality of nursing care, and demonstrates leadership in professional and community service. In addition to teaching at Walden, Dr. Wilson has a private practice as an advanced holistic nurse and serves as managing editor of the International Journal of Childbirth Education.
Dr. Scott Friedman, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, was recently named to the board of directors for VOICE Today, a Marietta, Ga., nonprofit with the mission to break the cycle of child sexual abuse through awareness, prevention, and healing programs.
Dr. Augustine Barón, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, was recently appointed to the founding editorial review board of the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, the official publication of the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues.
Dr. Augustine Barón, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, was recently appointed to the editorial review board of the Interamerican Journal of Psychology. The journal’s mission is to promote communication and cooperation among psychologists from the Americas.
Dr. Kathryn Dardeck, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, was recently honored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA) in recognition of her leadership of the Massachusetts Disaster Response Network (MA DRN), part of the nationwide American Psychological Association Disaster Response Network, which has licensed psychologists specially trained to provide pro bono disaster response in all 50 states. Dr. Dardeck led the MA DRN for 17 years, first as its co-chair, and since 2008 as its chair. Although she retired from the chair position in 2013, she remains on the steering committee and was active in the organization’s response in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Dr. Dardeck was honored on April 28 with the MPA’s Ezra Saul Psychological Service Achievement Award for her years of leadership and service to the network.
Dr. Ellen Levine, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-authored the chapter “Spiritual Coping Among Breast Cancer Survivors From Different Ethnic Groups” in Handbook on Spirituality: Belief Systems, Societal Impact, and Roles in Coping (Nova Science Publishers Inc., 2012). Dr. Levine was also recently elected to the board of directors of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.
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