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Florence L. Denmark Faculty Advisor Award
 
Purpose
An award of recognition to the faculty advisor who best achieves Psi Chi’s purpose. The recipient will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a custom engraved plaque. The advisor's chapter will receive $500.

Description

The Awards Committee accepts nominations for worthy individuals who have served at least three years as a Psi Chi Faculty Advisory, are excellent leaders at the chapter level, and who have made contributions to the field of psychology at the state, regional, national, and/or international level.

Nominations are accepted from faculty colleagues, department chairs, officers, or any member of the Society.

The applications/nominations will be accepted approximately one month in advance of the deadline.

Who is Florence L. Denmark?
A pioneer in the field of the psychology of women, Florence Denmark made an international impact as a speaker, writer, and teacher. She funded this award for Psi Chi faculty advisors who make outstanding contributions to the organization and the field of psychology.

 

For more information about eligibility and requirements, please click the "Apply" button below. This will lead to the main program page where this information and more can be viewed. If you have questions after reading all the information, please feel free to email us at awards@psichi.org.


 
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Grant Benham, PhD
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
2016–17 winne
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Grant Benham is a professor in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), where he has served as advisor for both Psi Chi and the Psychology Club for the past 15 years. He received his BSc in psychology from the University of Plymouth, England, and his PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Benham’s research focuses on the interplay between psychological stress, inadequate sleep, and physical health. He has been actively involved in promoting and mentoring student research during his career; within the past decade, his students have co-authored more than 40 regional/national conference presentations.
    Dr. Benham encourages his chapter’s members to engage with the community to promote psychology. He organizes an annual Brain Day event at the local museum and a campus-wide Stress Management event, where students create and present informational posters and hands-on activities. He is a two-time recipient of his institutions’ faculty advisor of the year award and has also won awards for mentoring, teaching, and service. During 2012-16, he served as a member of Psi Chi’s Southwest Region Steering Committee and has since continued his involvement through service on various Psi Chi committees.



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