September 2015

Dr. Brian L. Ragsdale, a core faculty member in the School of Psychology, recently published “The Relation of Severity and Type of Community Violence Exposure to Emotional Distress and Problem Behaviors Among Urban African American Adolescents” in Violence and Victims.

Dr. Grant Rich, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, coedited Pathfinders in International Psychology. The volume is the first in the new American Psychological Association (APA) Division 52 International Psychology book series. Dr. Rich also co-chaired two symposia at the APA Annual Convention in August. His presentations focused on internationalizing the history of psychology and on his experience teaching for an academic year in Cambodia.

November 2014

Dr. Vincent J. Fortunato, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-authored “The Theory of MindTime” in Cosmology (Vol. 18).

September 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Baker, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, presented a paper at the American Association of University Professors conference on the state of higher education titled “Quality Control vs. Academic Freedom in Online Instruction: An Update.”

March 2014

Dr. Gordon Forbes, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-authored “Body Dissatisfaction and Characteristics of Disordered Eating Among Black and White Early Adolescent Girls and Boys” in The Journal of Early Adolescence (Vol. 33, Issue 6).

Dr. Brian Ragsdale, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, recently co-presented “Tips for Recruiting and Training Graduate Student Teaching Assistants in Blended Learning Environments” at the 19th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In July, he co-presented “Developing Standardized Online Outcome Measures for PhD Blended Programs” at the 10th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop in Milwaukee. He also presented the paper “The Organic Life of Invisible Whiteness: Why We Don’t Know Who the White People Were on the Bus With Rosa Parks, and Probably Never Will” at the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association Conference in Mandurah, Australia, in December.

February 2014

Dr. Raymond Trybus, a program director in the School of Psychology, became president of the San Diego Psychological Association in January. A licensed psychologist in California and the District of Columbia, his clinical and research work has focused on diversity.

January 2014

Dr. Debra Rose Wilson, a contributing faculty member in the School of Psychology and a 2006 PhD 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.

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