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Faculty Accomplishments

John Baer – promoted to Research Professor, 2006

David Barash – profiled in The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, book by conservative commentator David Horowitz

Ted Beauchaine – Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology by the American Psychological Association (a 1st for UW Psychology); 2006 UW Postdoctoral Mentor Award – studies development of delinquency in children

Mike Beecher - Selected as Program Director, National Science Foundation, 2006-2007; 2007 Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society – studies communication and song learning among birds

Ana Mari Cauce – named Dean of College of Arts & Sciences, University of Washington

Fred Fiedler - 2006 Walter F. Ulmer, Jr. Applied Research Award for integrating science and practice

Tony Greenwald – elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Peter Kahn – 2007 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Kevin King – 2007 Enoch Gordis Research Recognition Award, Research Society on Alcoholism

Roger Knight (Lecturer) - Assistant Professor position at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Randy Kyes – promoted to Research Professor, 2007; elected President-Elect of the American Society of Primatologists (also see below)

Lili Lengua - selected as the only psychologist on the Advisory Board for the National Children’s Study – studies child clinical psychology

Marsha Linehan – elected President, Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association

Alan Marlatt - Harriet Tubman Freedom Award for Outstanding Community Activism and Lifetime Achievement to Improve Health, Columbia University – studies treatments for addictive behaviors

Bob McMahon - appointed Editor-in-Chief of the journal Prevention Science

Sheri Mizumori – selected as Co-Director, Neurobiology and Behavior Graduate Program, 5-year term; elected as Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Jeanette Norris (affiliate faculty), Tina Zawacki (former Postdoctoral Fellow, now Assistant Professor at UT Austin), and Tatiana Masters (Social Work graduate student) - Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award from the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Lee Osterhout – promoted to Professor, 2007

Betty Repacholi – Davida Teller Distinguished Faculty Award for outstanding service to, and excellence in, graduate mentorship and training

Barbara and Irwin Sarason - 2007 Distinguished Psychologist Award, Washington State Psychological Association

Irwin Sarason - 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, Western Psychology Association – studies stress, coping, and resilient personalities.

Yuichi Shoda – promoted to Professor, 2007

Jane Simoni – promoted to Professor, 2006; Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training Award, Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues) American Psychological Association – researches AIDS prevention and treatment adherence in US and abroad

David Smith - (post-doctoral fellow with Sheri Mizumori) Assistant Professor position at Cornell University, Psychology Department

In the media

Geraldine Dawson – frequent national publicity for work on treatment and genetic basis of autism and for involvement with the International Autism Genome Project, a consortium of over 150 scientists around the world.

Tony Greenwald – appeared on June 4th “Oprah Winfrey Show” about “overcoming prejudice”; – interviewed on ABC’s “20/20” show on stereotypes and the inner workings of the human mind

James Ha – often featured as a certified animal behaviorist in local media on whales, crows, dog and cat behavior, and the controversy about pit bull dogs

Randy Kyes - established the Aceh Student Assistance Fund to help students after the December earthquake and tsunami at Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia, an institution with which the UW has had a cooperative program since 1991

Marsha Linehan - interviewed by O, The Oprah Magazine on her work with Borderline Personality Disorder

Andrew Meltzoff – extensive national publicity for “Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants’ language development” research, with subsequent UW rebuff of Disney Co. attack

Betty Repacholi – Discovery Channel program on her work on development of emotion understanding in infants

Frank Smoll – national print publicity on coaching coaches