Dr. Golob joined our faculty in 2004, following graduate work at Dartmouth College, post-doctoral work at UC-Irvine's Department of Neurology, and a researcher position at UC-Irvine's Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia. Dr. Golob is a cognitive neuroscientist with particular interest in the auditory system, attention, and aging.
Dr. Overstreet joined our faculty in 1995, and earned tenure in 2001. Since 2004, she has directed our APA-accredited School Psychology Doctoral Program. Dr. Overstreet's research considers children at risk for maladjustment due to chronic stressors such as community violence and natural disaster.
Dr. Patterson joins our faculty this fall, as a Professor of Practice in the area of School Psychology. Dr. Patterson brings extensive expertise to the application of psychology in the school systems and to internship training. Welcome!!
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First-year students are in for an emotional read for the 2011 Reading Project. This summer’s novel for incoming students is based on the compelling story of a black tobacco farmer whose cancerous cells were extracted without her permission or knowledge and used for research decades after her death.
In fulfillment of the second –tier service learning requirement, Ayesha Sujan completed an independent study in psychology with Dr. Carrie Wyland and the New Orleans chapter of Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a program for 3rd-5th grade girls which combines a running program with development of positive self-images, self-respect, and healthy decision-making. Ayesha completed background research on the development of self-esteem in children and adolescents and how programs such as GOTR can help promote positive self-views. For the service component, she coached at the International School of Louisiana and worked closely with the girls in her group, who successfully completed a 5K race at the end of the 10-week program. In addition, Ayesha worked with Stephanie O’Brien, the director of the New Orleans chapter of GOTR, to write a regular newsletter for parents. Service learning in such a fashion can not only underscore the theories and concepts in psychology but also connects students to the New Orleans community in a valuable way.
Stacy Overstreet is awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching. Dr. Overstreet has served since 2004 as director of the accredited school psychology doctoral program. She has supervised numerous doctoral dissertations and master’s theses and is known as a supportive mentor who challenges her students. Overstreet “embodies a spirit of leadership, a caring attitude and fervor for teaching,” a student wrote.
Tulane students enjoy and are rewarded by the university’s public service requirement, according to a study led by Barbara Moely, professor emerita in the Tulane psychology department and research affiliate of the Center for Public Service.
Psychology professor Jeffrey Lockman leads a $1.6 million, five-year study about early development of coordination skills in babies.
When Tulane faculty member Paul Colombo learned of a local after-school program that intermingles musical training and scholastic achievement, he sought a way to get Tulane students involved.
Dr. Jill Daniel and her research team show that estrogen replacement can improve memory.
Tulane junior Judy Fustok is discovering the power of music to reach seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression and other disorders. Fustok meets one-on-one with residents at St. Margaret’s Daughters Home and notes changes in their levels of communication as she plays music on an iPod for them.
Service learning is a natural extension from the classroom into the community, and psychology faculty members at Tulane University have led the way. Research has shown that service-learning courses engage students, encourage creative thinking and increase the student retention rate.
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