Wednesday, October 5, 2016

UTOPSS Fall Conference

Registration is now available for the upcoming UTOPSS Fall Conference!  This annual event is held on the beautiful campus of Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The date of the Conference is November 4, 2016.  Registration is online and due October 28. 

*Sue Frantz-Highline College-Washington

At Highline College near Seattle, Sue Frantz is working on her third decade in the psychology college classroom. Throughout her career, she has been an early adopter of new technologies in which she saw pedagogical potential. In 2009, she founded her blog, Technology for Academics. The blog features both new tech tools and tips for using not-so-new tools effectively. She currently serves as Vice President for Resources for APA Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP). In 2017, she will serve as STP President Elect.  In 2013, Frantz was the inaugural recipient of the APA award for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at a Two-Year College or Campus. In 2016, she received the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award.

*Dr. Lisa Diamond--University of Utah
Learning about Love

Dr. Lisa Diamond is a Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Utah where she has been conducting research and teaching since 2005. Dr. Diamond received the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award from the APA Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns. She has been recognized for her contributions to the science of psychology with the 2010 Irvin Altman Distinguished Faculty Award (University of Utah) and for her groundbreaking research detailed in her book Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire. She received the 2010 Distinguished Book Award, (International Association of Relationship Research), 2010 Superior Research Award, University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the 2009 Distinguished Book Award, Division 44 of the APA.

*Dr. Shamby Polychronis--Westminster College
Supporting Behavior to Improve Student Learning

Shamby Polychronis  joined the Westminster College faculty in 2006 and  is an Associate Professor in the Education Department.  Dr. Polychronis has served on multiple grant projects, co-authored several articles and textbooks, and presented at state and national conferences. Her scholarly interests include post-school outcomes for students, family support services, and teacher education.  She serves as chair for the Human Rights Committee of TASH, a national organization to promote the equity, diversity and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities.  Dr. Polychronis teaches courses on the Disability Rights Movement, autism (debunking myths and stereotypes), inclusive educational practices, and effective methodologies for individualizing instruction.  She advocates for social justice issues including alternatives to guardianship, full inclusion in school and community environments, eliminating aversive interventions, and meaningful employment.

*Participant Idea Share
*Breakout sessions:  AP Psychology, Introductory Psychology, and Sports Psychology

Come join us!

Kristin H. Whitlock

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