Nota Bene

Exciting things are always happening in the Department of Educational Psychology. Nota Bene is where we acknowledge the achievements of our talented faculty on an ongoing basis. Take a look at what's been happening below.

Congratulations to:

  • Congratulations to Neeta on her article, Academic and Career Development of Undocumented College Students: The American Dream?, being designated the 2016 Career Development Quarterly article of the year.
  • Congratulations to Wayne on receiving the College Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • Congratulations to Abe Flaningan on receiving the UNL Outstanding Graduate Research Award.
  • Congratulations to Michelle Maas on receiving the Staff Star Award.
  • Congratulations to Co Psyc on achieving a 100% internship match rate.
  • Congratulations to Sch Psyc on achieving a 100% internship match rate.
  • Congratulations to Ian for having two of his most recent papers recognized by the Centre for Information on Beverage Alcohol (London) as being among the ten most important papers to appear in the worldwide journal literature on alcohol.
  • Congratulations to Wayne for his selection as a Fellow in the UNL College of Arts and Science Teaching Academy.
  • Congratulations to Jessica and Kurt on receiving funding from AERA to host a conference on "Fairness in Educational and Psychological Tests: Critical Issues and Methodological Solutions."
  • Congratulations to Mike Scheel for receiving the Society of Counseling Psychology’s 2016 Training Director of the Year award.
  • Congratulations to Mike Scheel for being elected VP for Education and Training in the Society of Counseling Psychology.
  • Congratulations to Scott on receiving a DoE grant to work on his School Psychology Specialization in Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) project.
  • Congratulations to Kurt on being named a 2016 Alumni Fellow by the Penn State Alumni Association.
  • Congratulations to Wayne for each receiving the CEHS Outstanding Teaching Award.
  • Congratulations to Kathy on being awarded a Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professorship.
  • Congratulations to Ed and Scott for each receiving the University’s College Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • Congratulations to both Counseling Psyc and School Psyc on their respective 100% match rates.
  • Congratulations to Sue Sheridan, Lisa Knoche, Jim Bovaird, Greg Welch, Iheoma Iruka, and Mark DeKraai for being awarded a $4.5 million research grant and a $2 million grant to lead the Early Learning Network research program.
  • Sue Sheridan on being appointed as Chair of the UNL Chancellor’s Search Committee.
  • The Department co-sponsored the (first) 2015 Educational Neuroscience conference (Oct. 15-16).
  • Sue Sheridan on receiving the Senior Scientist in School Psychology Award from APA’s Division of School Psychology.
  • Mike Scheel on being awarded Fellow status in APA's Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology.
  • Elizabeth Timberlake on being one of the winners of the Spring 2015 Research Fair poster competition.
  • Kathy for receiving the CEHS Emerging Scholar Research/Creative Award.
  • Beth Doll on receiving the 2015 Outstanding Contributions to Training Award from the Trainers of School Psychologists.
  • Counseling Psychology on their 100% internship match rate (4 out of 4).
  • School Psychology on their 100% internship match rate (5 out of 5).
  • Dr. Sheridan was the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Commencement address speaker, August, 2014.
  • Jon Sikorski (Sch Psych) for being selected one of the NU System's 2014-15 Presidential Graduate Fellows.
  • Mike Scheel for achieving Fellow status in APA's Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology.
  • Mike Scheel for receiving the 2014 Shane J. Lopez Award for Professional Contributions in Positive Psychology.
  • Kurt on being elected president-elect of the International Association of Applied Psychology's division on Psychological Assessment and Evaluation.
  • Morgan Conley (Co Psych) on receiving an APA Minority Fellowship.
  • Meghan Davidson who won the Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practitioner Award from APA Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology.
  • John Creswell who received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
  • John Creswell who was elected President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association.
  • Ann Brown for receiving the Nebraska Alumni Association's Achievement Award.
  • Sue Sheridan on her receipt of the system's ORCA (Outstanding Research and Creative Activity) Award.
  • Kurt on being selected to serve on the "Psychological Testing, Including Symptom Validity Testing, for Social Security Administration Disability Determinations" Committee of the National Academies'  Institute of Medicine.
  • Sue (Swearer) for being appointed a UNL Willa Cather Professor.
  • The School Psychology program on their 100% match rate for their doctoral internships.
  • Amanda Witte, Mike Coutts, and Shannon Holmes for their first place finish at the Rural Futures Conference for their poster “The Impact of Teacher Motivation for Intervention on Rural Student Behavioral Outcomes”
  • Neeta and Doug on their receipt of a Sherwood Foundation grant.
  • Merilee McCurdy on being elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs.
  • Mike Coutts (Sch Psyc) who was awarded a $5000 Dissertation grant from the Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP).
  • Ken Kiewra for receiving the CEHS Charman Award for quality instruction and teaching.
  • Sue Sheridan for receiving the School Psychology Review 2012 Article of the Year award and also for being a co-author on the 2012 Honorable Mention article of the year award.
  • Michelle Howell-Smith (QQPM) for receiving the AERA 2013 Mixed Methods Outstanding Dissertation Award.
  • Jon Sikorski (School Psychology) for being elected NASP student chair.
  • Jim Bovaird on the posting of his IES presentation on Not all Students Need to be Assessed: Research Designs Where Data are Intentionally Missing. You can see the video at http://ies.ed.gov/funding/videos.asp.
  • Jim Bovaird on receiving the 2012 Willis Award for his Journal of Pediatric Psychology paper "Comparison of a Family-Based Group Intervention for Youths with Obesity to a Brief Individual Family Intervention: A Practical Clinical Trial of Positively Fit"
  • Sue Swearer on her grant from The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation and Paul Mitchell Schools to support their self-empowerment/anti-bullying curriculum and campaign.
  • John on receiving a Honorary Doctorate in Education from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Kathy (and Tori and Dennis Molfese) on being awarded an NIH $1.7M grant.
  • Beth Doll for being the 2012 recipient of the Jack Bardon Distinguished Service Award from APA Division 16.
  • Manijeh Badiee for receiving the 2012 Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) Outstanding Graduate Student award.
  • Manijeh Badiee for receiving the Barbara A. Kirk research award from the Society of Counseling Psychology for her dissertation Iranian women.
  • HyeSun Lee (QQPM) for receiving first place at the 2012 AERA In-Progress Research Gala.
  • Patti Farritor on receiving the CEHS Staff Award.
  • Kim Marxhausen on receiving the CEHS Graduate Student Teaching Award.
  • Meghan Davidson on receiving the CEHS Faculty Student Mentoring award.
  • Dr. Robert D. Brown for receiving the ACPA-College Educators International's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Manijeh Badiee for receiving the Illinois Distinguished Qualitative Dissertation of the year award.
  • Sue Swearer led one of the discussion streams at the Harvard/BTWF symposium on Youth Meanness and Cruelty and was a panelist at the Born This Way Foundation launch.
  • Kurt on being appointed to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting.
  • The School Psychology program on receiving the maximum accreditation term for their EdS and PhD programs from NASP.
  • Mike Scheel on passing the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) examination.  He is now a  Board Certified Psychologist.
  • Congratulations to John Creswell and Vicki Plano Clark on the release by NIH of Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences. The document may be found at  http://obssr.od.nih.gov/scientific_areas/methodology/mixed_methods_research/index.aspx.
  • Kurt on the renewal of his Meierhenry Distinguished Professorship.
  • Amanda Bleck (Sch Psyc) on receiving the CEHS Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award.
  • Sue Swearer on her invitation to the White House conference on bullying.  She is on the expert panel that will answer questions after the President talks.
  • Natalie Koziol for being awarded the Graduate College's 2011 Folsom Distinguished Master's Award.
  • Ian and his colleagues in NPCADA and Linda Major on receiving one of five national awards for their program on effective and promising alcohol or other drug abuse prevention on college campuses.  The award comes with $100,000 for program improvement and was given by the U.S. Department of Education's National Conference on Safe and Drug Free Institutions of Higher Education.
  • Susan Sheridan on being invited to be part of the Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series. Her talk is entitled Ready for School, Ready for Life: Creating a future for all Children.
  • Sue Swearer was interviewed by Tracy Smith of the Sunday Morning Show as part of a story on bullying and its intervention.
  • Meghan Davidson and her research team on receiving the Elizabeth Kurtz Volunteer Award from Lincoln's Voices of Hope.
  • Brett Foley on becoming President-Elect of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association.
  • Roger, Lisa PytlikZillig, and colleagues at Kansas State, on receiving a $1M NSF grant to establish the "Central GreatPlains (CGP) Climate Change Education Partnership".
  • Doug Kauffman and his collaborators on the NebraskaNOYCE project receiving NSF funding ($3,000,000).
  • Kurt Geisinger on his election to the APA Board of Directors.
  • Kurt Geisinger on his election to the Board of Directors of the International Test Commission.
  • Ralph De Ayala, Charles Ansorge, Kurt Geisinger, and Jim Bovaird on being awarded a $525K grant for training quantitative and psychometric students.
  • Jim Bovaird and his co-investigators, Tiffany Hogan and Ron Nelson (both SECD).  They have been awarded a $4.5M grant that is part of a larger $20M grant to Ohio State.  This grant was facilitated by CYFS.
  • Sue Sheridan on being given a George Holmes University Professorship.
  • Dave Moshman on receiving the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska  Academic Freedom Award.
  • Andy Garbacz (Sch Psych) on his APA Division 16 Award for Outstanding Student Scholarship.
  • Sue Sheridan on receiving the UNL 2010 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award.
  • Eric Buhs on receiving the CEHS 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • Belinda Hinojos (Co Psych) on receiving an APA Minority Fellowship.
  • Sue Sheridan and her team on receiving a $3 million grant for testing the efficacy of a parent-teacher consultation intervention with students (K-3) that have behavioral problems and are attending rural schools.
  • Beth Doll for receiving the NASP Presidential Award.
  • Carina McCormick for receiving the Graduate College's 2010 Folsom Distinguished Master's Award.
  • Christy Horn on receiving the 2009 Outstanding Contribution to Women Award.
  • Sue Swearer, Emily Burgess, and Keith Allen on receiving APA re-accreditation for the Consortium (seven years).  Great work!
  • Kurt Geisinger on his election to APA's Committee on International Relations in Psychology.
  • Mike Scheel for receiving a $100,000 grant from the Woods Charitable Fund.
  • Kevin Kupzyk for receiving the Stuart C. Tentoni Outstanding Professional Development Program Award from the Committee of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).
  • Ian Newman for receiving a $375,000 grant from the US DoE for working on Safe & Drug-Free schools and communities.
  • Ken Kiewra for having his research cited in Time.com.
  • Sue Sheridan on receiving a $10 million grant for establishing the National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed) in Nebraska.
  • Merilee McCurdy, Ed Daly, Tanya Ihlo, and Gina Kunz on receiving a Personnel Preparation grant. This four-year $800,000 grant will support School Psyc master's level students for 2 years and allow them to specialize in Response to Intervention.
  • Beth Doll on receiving the UNL Outstanding Service to Graduate Students award.
  • Doug Kauffman on receiving a Layman award.
  • Jim Bovaird on his appointment as Secretary of APA Division 5.
  • Carrie Blevins, School Psychology, on receiving the Society for Research on Child Development Dissertation Award.
  • Sue Sheridan, Lisa Knoche, and their KU partners, Judy Carta and Charles Greenwood, on receiving a $1.5 million IES grant for the “Development of a Three-Tiered Model in Early Intervention to Address Language and Literacy Needs of Children at Risk.”
  • Ian Newman on receiving the Dermot Coyne Exemplary Services to International Students Award.
  • Alejandro Morales for receiving the Cynthia De La Fuentes Dissertation Award.
  • Christy Horn for receiving a DOE grant for Building Accepting Campus Communities.  The approximately $1,000,000 grant is for developing online modules on best practices for how to accommodate students with disabilities in college courses.
  • Bob Brown, Roger Bruning, Janet Carlson, RJ De Ayala, and Kurt Geisinger for being awarded Fellow status in AERA.
  • Brandy Clarke (School Psychology) for receiving the APA Division 16's (School Psychology) Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award.
  • Jim Bovaird on receiving the CEHS Early Career Research/Creative Activity Award.
  • John Creswell on receiveing the Senior Fullbright Fellowship to visit South Africa.
  • Mike Scheel on becoming the Chair-elect of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs.
  • Tanya Razzhavaikina received an award  from APA Division 17, Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science for her dissertation research, Mandatory Counseling: A Mixed Methods Study of Factors that contribute to the Development of the Working Alliance.
  • Sherry Wang (Counseling Psychology) on receiving the APA Minority Fellowship.
  • Dr. Sheridan was reappointed to another 5-year term as a Willa Cather Professor.
  • Drs. Buhs and McCurdy were promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure.
  • Oksana Yakushko has been awarded the American Women in Psychology Oliva Espin Social Justice Award for her work on immigrant women, gender, and social justice.
  • Kurt Geisinger has been awarded APA Division 5's 2008 Jacob Cohen Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring
  • Kurt Geisinger is the President-elect of APA's  Coalition of Academic, Scientific and Applied Psychology
  • Janet Carlson is the President-elect of APA's Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
  • Congratulations to the Counseling and School Psychology programs on their 100% match rate for their respective doctoral internships.
  • Dr. Sheridan was the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Commencement address speaker, August, 2007.
  • Christy Horn for receiving the Chancellor's 2007 MLK Fulfilling the Dream award.