Dr. Kristy Nielson honored with AMUW Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award

Dr. Kristy A. Nielson, professor of psychology, has been selected to receive the 2014 AMUW Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award. This annual award honors and recognizes a female faculty member who has excelled in research, teaching, and service to Marquette and the community and has mentored students and other faculty.

Nielson was honored by the Association of Marquette University Women at the Mary Neville Biefeld Awards Mass, Reception and Brunch on Saturday, April 26, during Alumni National Awards Weekend.

Psychology faculty member recognized for expertise

Dr. Stephen J. Guastello, professor of psychology, was recognized for his research on cognitive workload and fatigue. Guastello’s research notes that while computerization can reduce work in some respects, it can also generate new sources of fatigue and workload, particularly if people need to keep up with a fast flow of incoming data. Dr. Guastello was also featured in a recent blog post analyzing “chaos theory” and its mathematical formula, which notes the tipping point upon which individuals and groups “flourish” or “languish.”


Psychology professor Franzoi receives award for teaching excellence

Dr. Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

Franzoi’s published works, including his introductory textbooks in psychology, have been used by more than 250,000 students worldwide. He is also active in the Department of Psychology’s graduate program, where he advises students and serves as a mentor and role model for incoming faculty members.



Undergraduate Psychology Research Assistant Opportunities
for 2014-15


Are you interested in graduate school in clinical psychology? Interested in gaining research experience? The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) at Marquette University is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for disadvantaged students who are interested in health professions. The psychology department at Marquette is currently looking to recruit undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate school in psychology to be part of a 6-week Summer Enrichment Program in Behavioral Health that will help prepare traditionally underrepresented or disadvantaged students for graduate school. Participants will learn about different areas of psychology, get hands on research experience, and work closely with faculty and graduate student mentors. All expenses are covered by HCOP, in addition to a weekly stipend provided to students.

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