November 2012

David Solot, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, shares top tips for maximizing mental performance through diet in “Prepping for Debate? Optimize Your Plate” on CNN’s Eatocracy (Oct. 3). Solot is the director of client services at Caliper, a global human resources consulting firm.

October 2012

David Solot, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, offers insight on food aversions in “Reeling in My Fish Phobia” by Jeremy Harlan on CNN’s Eatocracy (Aug. 24, 2012).

Joanne Souza ’09, an M.S. in Psychology graduate and a Ph.D. in Psychology student, co-authored “Ultimate Causation in Evolved Human Political Psychology: Implications for Public Policy” in the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology (Vol. 6, Issue 3).

April 2012

Linda Davis, an M.S. in Psychology student and a 2009 Scholar of Change winner, was featured in the article “Course Correction: Retiring Was a Big Mistake” on LifeGoesStrong.com (Feb. 17, 2012). She shares why she chose to pursue her master’s and why she is so passionate about volunteering to build schools in Guatemala for the nonprofit Miracles in Action. Upon graduation, she plans to launch a business named “Recognizing Potential” to coach young business leaders.

March 2012

Dr. Vera V. Holley, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, wrote the book Come Back, Julia! (iUniverse, 2012) about her mother’s experience with Alzheimer’s and about her experience as a caregiver. She hopes the book will help caregivers find the resources they need to promote the well-being of the elderly.

January 2012

Jayna Butler, an Organizational Psychology and Development Certificate student, published Operation Womanhood: Aligning Your Spiritual & Professional Purpose in November. The book helps women find and follow their spiritual and occupational passions.

Joanne Souza ’09, an M.S. in Psychology graduate and a Ph.D. in Psychology student, was interviewed on BlogTalkRadio about her dissertation, The Impact of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising on Health Seeking Behavior for Depressive Symptoms (Nov. 22, 2011). Souza is a recipient of Walden’s 2010 Fellowship in Research and Applications for Social Change for her investigation of how drug company advertising influences consumers as they pursue treatment.

December 2011

David Solot, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, explains why you may or may not like certain foods in “The Psychology of Food Aversions” on CNN’s Eatocracy (Nov. 2, 2011).

November 2011

Teionna White, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, received the 2011 Dorian Award from the Still Hope Foundation in September. The award is given each year to one woman in Hampton Roads, Va., who demonstrates tenacity, courage, and self-sufficiency as a single mother. White, a mother of two, owns a cleaning business and a technology-based solutions firm and runs a private clinical practice.

October 2011

Dawn Filmyer, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, co-authored “Attributing Hyponatremia to Treatment With Antipsychotic Medications” in Drug Safety (Vol. 34, Issue 4) and “64-Year-Old Male With Undifferentiated Schizophrenia, Lengthy Institutionalization, Water Imbalance” in Psychiatric Annals (Vol. 41, Issue 6). Filmyer also co-presented “Motor Deficits and Hyponatremia: Psychiatric Implications” at the Society of Biological Psychiatry’s annual meeting in San Francisco in May 2011.

September 2011

Liz Aimee Hernandez, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, authored Patea Al Patán de Tu Vida ¡Que Nunca Mas Jueguen Contigo! (Trafford Publishing, 2011).

October 2010

Justin Panneck, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, published the book The Knight of Dark Wood: The Last Tree Whisperer (Xlibris, 2010), while working on his dissertation.

September 2010

Joshua Thomas Acker, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, co-presented with Dr. Larry Thompson of the University of South Florida at the 2010 International CIT Conference in a seminar entitled “Proving Success in CIT: Developing Evidence-Based Programs.”

June 2010

Paula Bosh, an M.S. in Psychology student, received The National Children’s Advocacy Center’s 2010 Outstanding Service Award for victim advocacy.

April 2010

Mary Alice Ayon, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, is scheduled to deliver a podium presentation at the 31st International Human Caring Association Conference on June 2, 2010, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Her topic is role model nursing theory as it relates to the model of self-care through stress management and holistic practices in a large public healthcare system.

December 2009

James Stewart, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, was a finalist for the 2009 Rising Star Award at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., where he is an instructor and coordinator in the criminal justice program.

October 2009

Cherri Brown, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, has been invited to the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Ninth Annual Conference poster presentation on Oct. 9, 2009, in Atlanta. Her topic is “Grandparents Parenting: Mediation Needs for Public Education.”

Todd Daniel, a Ph.D. in Psychology student with a specialization in Organizational Psychology, was awarded the 2009 Best Student Poster Presentation for his poster, “On Thin Ice: Listening to Methamphetamine Users in the Ozarks,” at the Walden University summer residency held at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Anna Makaus-Maleson, a Ph.D. in Psychology student with a specialization in Clinical Psychology, attended the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention in Toronto in August. She participated in the speed mentoring activity and spent time talking with James Bray, Ph.D., APA president; Norman Anderson, Ph.D., APA chief executive officer; and Patrick DeLeon, Ph.D., J.D., APA past president and chief of staff to Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii.

Jay Spitulnik, a Ph.D. in Psychology student with a specialization in Organizational Psychology, is presenting his dissertation research as a poster session at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, along with his committee chair, Dr. William Disch, in Miami Beach, Fla., on Oct. 5, 2009.

August 2009

Meg E. Infiorati, a Ph.D. in Psychology student with a specialization in Organizational Psychology, was selected to receive a Family Liaison Office Professional Development Fellowship from the U.S. State Department, a grant that will allow her to further her studies with Walden University. She also published the article, “Emergency Management Planning Challenges in Nepal,” in the June–July 2009 issue of PA Times.

Jamie Kenney, a Ph.D. in Psychology student with a specialization in Clinical Psychology, was invited to present a poster on her dissertation proposal and anticipated results at the European Brief Therapy Association Conference in Helsinki, Finland, Sept. 4–6, 2009.

Rafael E. Matos, a Ph.D. in Psychology student with a specialization in Organizational Psychology, was elected to the board of directors of the Military Operations Research Society during the society’s annual symposium held at the Army Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., June 16–18, 2009.