Five PHLS faculty members earned promotions, effective September 2022: Marcel de Dios to associate professor, Jungeun “Jay” Lee to clinical professor, Nathan G. Smith to professor, Rachael Whitaker to clinical associate professor and Margit Wiesner to professor.
Sahar Eshtehardi, a doctoral candidate in the counseling psychology program, received the American Psychological Association’s 2022 Committee on Socioeconomic Status Student Award for Student Leadership. She earned a B.S. in psychology from UH in 2013 and an M.Ed. in counseling from the College in 2020.
Blake Allan, an associate professor and director of the counseling psychology doctoral program, has been selected to receive the 2022 Award for Emerging Leadership in Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Socioeconomic Status.
Andrew Mercer, a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program, has been selected for the 2022 Bisexual Foundation Scholarship award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Division 44). Mercer earned an M.Ed. in counseling from the College in 2020.
Emily Jellinek, a student in the school psychology doctoral program, received a 2022 Student Research Award from the American Psychological Association’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorder Division. Jellinek earned an M.Ed. in counseling from the College in 2022.
Kerry Chavez, a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program, earned an honorable mention for the 2022 Researching Injustice and Social Equality (RISE) Award from the Association for Psychological Science.
Four faculty members earned UH Teaching Excellence Awards for 2021-22 from the human development and family studies program: Clinical Assistant Professor Toya Conston, Clinical Associate Professor Erica Jordan, Associate Professor Leslie Frankel and Clinical Assistant Professor Saira Rab were recognized in the group teaching category.