Award for Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training: Virginia Andreoli Mathie, PhD. Mathie is recognized for her leadership role in the conception, development and implementation of the APA Board of Educational Affairs' Psychology Partnerships Project (P3). In collaboration with Randy Ernst and Jill Reich, PhD, Mathie initiated this pioneering project and served as its chair from 1996-2001. P3 was designed to develop partnerships among high school, community college, four-year college and university and graduate teachers of psychology. Under her leadership, participants in the 1999 National Forum on Psychology Partnerships produced more than 38 products, ranging from national and international partnerships to conferences and teaching resources, to enhance psychology education at all academic levels. In 1999, Mathie received an APA Presidential Citation Award for her work on P3.
Mathie is a professor and former head of the School of Psychology at James Madison University. The APA fellow is a former president of Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) and the Virginia Academy of Academic Psychologists. She served on the APA Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) and chaired its Technology Working Group and the 1999 BEA/Education Directorate Miniconvention on Education and Technology. She was selected as the 2000 APA Harry Kirke Wolfe Lecturer in recognition of her contributions to psychology education.
Mathie's recent research culminated in a chapter she co-authored with Arnold Kahn titled "Understanding the acknowledged rape victim" in "Sexuality, Society, and Feminism." She is developing a research program to examine the impact of technology on teaching, learning and social development.
Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training: Barbara M. Byrne, PhD, and Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD. Byrne is honored for her world-renowned work in education and training. Her arena of influence reaches far and wide through a variety of forums: the classroom, mentoring students on their PhD theses, myriad workshops, best-selling scholarly books and a plethora of didactic articles in refereed journals. Byrne is professor emeritus in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Substantively, Byrne's research focuses on construct validation issues related to the structure and measurement of self-concept, burnout and depression. Methodologically, her research centers on the sound application of structural equation modeling (SEM) in the validation of measuring instruments and psychological constructs. She has conducted numerous workshops related to the application of SEM and is the author of four popular introductory books on the topic, the most recent of these being "Structural Equation Modeling with AMOS: Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming". In addition to the publication of nine book chapters and more than 65 articles, most of which have addressed SEM application issues, Byrne is the author of an important reference book related to self-concept measurement, "Measuring Self-concept Across the Lifespan: Issues and Instrumentation", published by APA.
Byrne was the 1995 recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award presented by the Canadian Psychological Association; is a Fellow in APA's Div. 5 (Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics), is a foundation member on the International Board of the SELF Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, Australia, and is an elected member of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. Byrne serves as a member of APA's Continuing Professional Education Committee and is the treasurer for the International Test Commission. She holds memberships in the American Educational Research Association, the International Association of Applied Psychology and the International Association of Cross-cultural Psychology.
Daniel is honored for her sustained and invaluable contributions that have made the Harvard Medical School training programs among the best in the world. The reach of Daniel's influence radiates through the professionals whom she has trained and also reaches well beyond the borders of the United States. Daniel is an assistant professor of psychology in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and both co-director of training in psychology and associate director of leadership education in the adolescent health program in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital, Boston. She is also an adjunct associate professor in the clinical psychology program at Boston University.
Since earning her doctorate at the University of Illinois, Daniel has primarily focused on instruction and training. Her awards include the 1998 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School in recognition of her mentoring pre- and postdoctoral fellows at Harvard teaching hospitals; the 1999 Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) for her support of graduate students of color; and the 2001 Distinguished Education Alumni Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in part for her development of the Next Generation Program, an initiative to increase the number of women of color research psychologists. The program was funded by NIH, the Kellogg Foundation and HMS.
Daniel is an APA fellow in Div. 12 and 45 (Society for the Study of Ethnic Minority Issues). In APA, she is president of Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) and serves as member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Early Career Psychologists, Ethics Code Task Force, Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and Council of Representatives.
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