Monthly Archives: June 2021

Three PSY majors named Dean’s Scholars

Congratulations go to PSY majors Maxwell Katsikas, Andrew Martinez, and Catherine Wasylyshyn for being named Dean’s Scholars for the 2021-22 academic year. Katsikas will be conducting research with advisor Dr. Terri Messman, Martinez will be conducting research with advisor Dr. Vaishali Raval, and Wasylyshyn will be conducting research with Dr. Jenn Quinn. Dean’s Scholars are competitive recognitions (only about 30 students in the entire College receive them each year) that provide highly-qualified students and their mentors with professional expenses to support their scholarly work. Congrats to our Dean’s Scholars and to their academic advisors!

Congrats to Kelechi Uzoegwu for receiving P.E.O. Scholarship

Congratulations go to Kelechi Uzoegwu, who was recently recognized with a P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for the AY2021-22. The International Peace Scholarship Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States or Canada.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) was founded in 1869 to support women’s opportunities in education, and the organization has awarded more than $300M in several scholarship categories over the years. Congratulations to Kelechi (and to advisor Josh Magee) for this honor!

Two psychology faculty among top 2% of scientists for career-long publication impact

A recently published analysis examining career-long scholarly influence of more than 150K authors based on citation impact metrics has identified two Department of Psychology faculty as among the top 2% of scientists in their disciplines: Allen McConnell and Gary Stasser (Professor Emeritus). They were among 20+ Miami scholars recognized for being in the top 2% in terms of career-long impact.