Faculty Honors

Faculty Honors and Awards

The Psychology department is proud to announce the following honors, awards, and accomplishments achieved by our faculty:

Awards

  • Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault was awarded the Board of Regents Eastern Campus Research Award (May 2015) and the Board of Regents System-Wide Research Award (May 2015)
  • Dr. Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award by the ECSU chapter of Psi Chi (May 2013)
  • Dr. James Diller was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award by the ECSU chapter of Psi Chi (May 2012)
  • Dr. Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award by the ECSU chapter of Psi Chi (May 2011)
  • Dr. James Diller was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award by the ECSU chapter of Psi Chi (May 2010)
  • Dr. Jeff Danforth was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award by the ECSU chapter of Psi Chi (April 2009)
  • Dr. Wendi Everton was awarded the CSUS Trustee Teaching Award (March 2009)

Grant Funding

  • Dr. Jenna Scisco was awarded a CSU-AAUP Research Grant (2015-2016)
  • Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault was awarded a CSU-AAUP Research Grant (2014-2015)
  • Dr. Jenna Scisco was awarded an ECSU Faculty Development Grant (2014-2015)
  • Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski was awarded a Faculty Development Grant to attend the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education conference (Spring 2014)
  • Dr. Madeleine Fugère was awarded a CSU-AAUP Research Grant (2013-2014)
  • Dr. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel was awarded a CSU-AAUP Research Grant (2013-2014)
  • Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski was awarded a CSU-AAUP Research Grant (2013-2014)
  • Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski was awarded a CCE Community Based Learning Faculty Fellowship (2013-2014)
  • Dr. Melanie Evans was awarded a Summer Curriculum Development Grant for her FYI 100: Popular Culture and Youth course (2013)
  • Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski was awarded a Summer Curriculum Development Grant for her Developmental Psychology courses (2013)
  • Dr. Melanie Evans was awarded a CSU-AAUP Research Grant (2012-2013)
  • Dr. Madeleine Fugère was awarded a CSU-AAUP Research Grant (2012-2013)
  • Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski was awarded a CSU-AAUP Research Grant (2012-2013)
  • Drs. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel, Alita Cousins, and Madeleine Fugère won the Best Poster Award at the annual meeting of the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology (October 2011)
  • Dr. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel was awarded a Summer Curriculum Development Grant for her Psychology in South Park course (2011)
  • Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski was awarded a Faculty Development Grant to attend the Association for Women in Psychology conference (March 2011)
  • Dr. Melanie Evans was awarded a Faculty Development Grant to attend the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology conference (January 2011)
  • Dr. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel was awarded a CSU-AAUP Research Grant (2010-2011)
  • Dr. James Diller and Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault were awarded a Liberal Arts Work! Summer Research Activity Grant (2010)
  • Dr. Melanie Evans was awarded a Summer Curriculum Development Grant for her Family Psychology course (2010)
  • Dr. Wendi Everton was awarded a Summer Curriculum Development Grant for her Ethics course (2010)
  • Drs. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel, Alita Cousins, and Madeleine Fugère were awarded a Title III mini-grant to assess and address student difficulty in Research Methods I (2010-2012)
  • Dr. Jeff Danforth was awarded a CSU Faculty Development Grant to attend the course Anxiety Disorders: Children/Adolescents/Adults at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. (2009-2010)
  • Dr. James Diller was awarded a CSU-AAUP Research Grant (2009-2010)

Promotion and Tenure

  • Dr. Madeleine Fugère was promoted to the rank of Professor (May 2014)
  • Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault was tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (May 2014)
  • Dr. Carlos Escoto was promoted to the rank of Professor (May 2013)
  • Dr. Margaret Letterman was promoted to the rank of Professor (May 2013)
  • Dr. James Diller was awarded tenure & promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (May 2013)
  • Dr. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel was awarded tenure & promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (May 2013)
  • Dr. Wendi Everton was promoted to the rank of Professor (May 2010)
  • Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski was awarded tenure (May 2010)
  • Dr. Alita Cousins was awarded tenure & promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (May 2010)
  • Dr. Melanie Evans was awarded tenure & promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (May 2010)

Sabbatic Leave

  • Dr. James Diller (Spring 2016)
  • Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault (Fall 2015)
  • Dr. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel (Spring 2015)
  • Dr. Melanie Evans (Fall 2012)
  • Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski (Fall 2012)
  • Dr. Peter Bachiochi (Spring 2011)
  • Dr. Carlos Escoto (Fall 2010)

Research Reassigned Time

  • Dr. Madeleine Fugère was awarded Research Reassigned Time (Spring 2014)
  • Dr. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel was awarded Research Reassigned Time (Spring 2014)
  • Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault was awarded Research Reassigned Time (Fall 2012)
  • Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski was awarded Research Reassigned Time (Spring 2012)
  • Dr. Alita Cousins was awarded Research Reassigned Time (Spring 2011)
  • Dr. James Diller was awarded Research Reassigned Time (Fall 2010)
  • Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski was awarded Research Reassigned Time (Spring 2010)