Deborah Welsh is the new department head of psychology. She served as associate head for the past year and has been the director of the graduate program in clinical psychology. She is a graduate of the 2010-11 UT’s Women’s Leadership Program.
Department of Psychology News
Kristina Gordon, psychology professor, was interviewed for a lengthy piece entitled “From Promise to Promiscuity” on infidelity in Psychology Today. The national publication spoke to Gordon about her research into the “other woman.”
Relationship Rx, a study by Kristina Gordon, associate professor of psychology at UT was highlighted in the Knoxville News Sentinel. The article interviewed a couple who had undergone the check-up.
After writing a psychology class paper about the photos and stories of Tennessee’s Holocaust survivors from the “Living On” website, student Ryan Johnson decided to take the project a step further, and shared his paper with the Tennessee Holocaust Commission. When the commission’s executive director read it, she asked Johnson to present it at Annual Day of Remembrance, held in April in Nashville.
The Department of Psychology’s Counseling Psychology Program received the Innovation in Graduate Education Award from the American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs for its novel curriculum emphasizing social justice and community empowerment in 2012. The award recognizes innovative practices in graduate departments of psychology that have improved the quality of education and training.
Theresa Lee, who was hired as dean in June after a nationwide search, has now arrived on campus to lead the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to her administrative appointment, she has an academic appointment of professor in the Department of Psychology. Her appointment began January 1.
Finances, dealing with in-laws, sibling rivalry, and the stress of having too much to do—all of these can be a lump of coal in your holiday stocking. Kristi Gordon, associate professor of psychology, said families can often sidestep problems by talking through potential conflicts before they happen.
Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.