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Dan Corts, PhD
Augustana College, IL

Dr. Corts discovered psychology at Belmont University where he earned a BS, and then completed a PhD in cognition at the University of Tennessee. After a post doc at Furman University, he went to Augustana College. He has been involved with Psi Chi for over 10 years serving on the Midwestern Steering Committee and Grants and Awards Committee, as a consulting editor for the Journal, and completing one term as Midwestern Vice-President.

Betsy Morgan, PhD
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse

Betsy L. Morgan, PhD, is a professor of gender and social psychology at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. She has served as the department chair for 8+ years and the Psi Chi faculty advisor for over 15 years. She was the Psi Chi Midwestern Regional Vice President from 2006–10. Dr. Morgan has a PhD in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine and is the author of 10+ articles for peer-reviewed publications and over 50 conference presentations. She has won several teaching awards and is known nationally for her book Majoring in Psych? Career Options for Psychology Undergraduates, now in the 5th edition.

Jon Grahe, PhD
Pacific Lutheran University

Jon Grahe is a professor of psychology at Pacific Lutheran University, WA, with 18 years teaching experience, finishing his fourth year as Western Regional Vice-President for Psi Chi. He also serves as a councilor in the Psychology Division of the Council for Undergraduate Research and is the managing executive editor for The Journal of Social Psychology. He is a passionate advocate for increasing undergraduate participation in crowd-sourcing science opportunities such as the Collaborative Replications and Education Project and the International Situations Project and a general supporter of open science initiatives (see his posts to the Open Science Collaboration Blog

When not pitching the benefits of undergraduate research to anyone within earshot, he likes to play music with his two teenage children. The family band, "Maggie and the Greys” played at a recent open mic for the first time ever. Most other free time is spent outdoors, often camping or hiking at nearby Mt. Rainier.

Martha S. Zlokovich, PhD
Executive Director

A high school teacher in Pensacola, Florida, inspired Dr. Martha S. Potter Zlokovich to pursue psychology as a career. She completed her BA in psychology at UCLA, and MS and PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Florida.

Dr. Zlokovich joined Psi Chi in 2008 as its second Executive Director, leaving Southeast Missouri State University after teaching there for 17 years. This move, however, was not her first involvement with Psi Chi. She served as chapter advisor since 1993, as Midwestern Region Vice-President (1998-2000), and as National President of Psi Chi (2003-04). In 1996, Southeast’s Chapter won the Ruth Hubbard Cousins National Chapter of the Year Award, and several chapter members won Psi Chi Regional Research Awards at MPA and/or had their research published in the Psi Chi Journal.

At Southeast, Dr. Zlokovich taught Child Development, Adolescent Development, Lifespan Development, Advanced Child Psychology, and Introductory Psychology for Majors. She also served as chair of the Psychology Department and interim chair of the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning. Her research interests have focused on student study habits, study beliefs, and persistence to graduation as well as adolescent and young adult contraception and sexuality.

Dr. Zlokovich and her husband Neil have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter. Aaron (Truman State University, 2010), Stephanie (Institute for Integrative Nutrition), and their daughter Anniston Scott live in Birmingham, AL, and Matthew (University of Alabama, 2014) lives in Nashville, TN.




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