Personalities

  • The University of Missouri-St. Louis awarded Michael Bahr, PhD, the 2013 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching for his highly effective and innovative teaching skills, as well as his commitment to student learning. Bahr, an associate professor of educational psychology, research and evaluation in the university's School Psychology Program, College of Education, has taught at UMSL since 2005.
  • Sage Eldercare, a not-for-profit organization that provides services for older adults and caregivers in New Jersey, honored Rosalind Dorlen, PsyD, with its OWL (Outstanding Wisdom and Leadership) Award. Dorlen is a clinical psychologist in Summit, N.J., with a special interest in psychological issues associated with chronic illness.
  • Robert D. Hill, PhD, is the new dean of the University of North Dakota College of Education and Human Development. Before assuming the position on July 1, Hill chaired the department of educational psychology at the University of Utah, where he had taught since 1988.
  • The American Academy of Optometry awarded Gordon Legge, PhD, its Charles F. Prentice Medal for his lifetime contributions to vision science. Legge, the Distinguished McKnight University Professor and director of graduate studies in the University of Minnesota's psychology department, studies visual perception from a cognitive-neuroscience perspective, with a focus on how people with impaired vision navigate everyday activities such as reading. His research has led to the development of a new eye chart for testing normal and impaired vision.
  • Bernard Luskin, EdD, is the interim president of Moorpark College, a community college in Ventura County, Calif. Luskin is also the president-elect of Div. 46 (Society for Media Psychology and Technology), and has served as chair of the American Association of Community Colleges, president of Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College, and CEO of Philips Interactive Media Inc.
  • East Stroudsburg University presented its highest faculty honor, the Distinguished Professor Award, to Richard K. Wesp, PhD. Known for including students in his research and taking students abroad for service learning programs, Wesp has taught at the university since 1997.