Departmental News

  • Congratulations to Chathuri Ranmali Illapperuma
    We are elated to announce that Chathuri Ranmali Illapperuma, a first year doctoral student in School Psychology, received The Student Affiliates in School Psychology's 2015 Diversity Scholarship Award. Chathuri delivered a presentation entitled "Changing the Face of School Psychology in South East Asia: The Need for Services" at the American Psychological Association's Convention. Congratulations Chathuri on this great accomplishment.
  • Congratulations to Kimberly Mason
    Congratulations to Kimberly Mason, a doctoral student in Counselor Education who was elected as the President-Elect for Mississippi Graduate Students Counseling Association (MGSCA) for the upcoming year. Also we are elated to announce that Kimberly Mason received the Charles Scott scholarship at the Mississippi Counseling Association Conference. Congratulations Kimberly for these two accomplishments.
  • Congratualtions to Dr. Goldberg and Dr. McCleon
    Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca M. Goldberg and Dr. Tawny McCleon who were members of an interdisciplinary research team that received an award from the National Institute of Justice for $1,619,644 to conduct a three-year longitudinal, mixed method research. The research project investigates when rejection (e.g., bullying, cyberbullying, romantic rejection) results in aggression versus pro-social or withdrawal responding. The research team will work with Starkville High School using survey research, experimental designs, and daily diary studies among high school students.
  • Congratulations to Gwendolyn Tyson
    Congratulations to Gwendolyn Tyson, who defended successfully her dissertation. The title of the dissertation was "Life experiences following trauma for three African American females: A qualitative study[Read more]." The dissertation committee includes Dr. Daniel W. Wong (chair), Dr. Kim R. Hall, Dr. Cheryl A. Justice, and Dr. Jianzhong Xu.
  • Congratulations to Jamie Williams
    Congratulations to Jamie Williams, who defended successfully her dissertation. The title of the dissertation was "Examining the relationship between violent media programming, aggression and prosocial behaviors among college-aged minorities." The dissertation committee includes Dr. Daniel W. Wong (chair), Dr. Charles Palmer, Dr. Rebecca Goldberg, Dr. Adam Love, and Dr. Tommy Phillips

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