Merry J. Sleigh, PhD
Dr. Sleigh became involved with Psi Chi as an undergraduate, serving as treasurer at James Madison University. She completed her PhD at Virginia Tech and a post-doc at Indiana University in developmental psychobiology. She was the faculty advisor of Psi Chi at George Mason University for six years, where she received the 2000 Teaching Excellence Award and the 2003 Southeastern Region Faculty Advisor Award. Dr. Sleigh is currently an associate professor at Winthrop University (WU) and director of undergraduate research for the College of Arts and Sciences. She has served as the Psi Chi faculty advisor for the past eight years. The WU chapter regularly wins the Model Chapter Award and won the Southeastern Regional Chapter Award in 2008. Dr. Sleigh has served on Psi Chi’s regional steering committee, regional research awards committee, and national research awards committee, as well as working as a reviewer for the Psi Chi/CEPO section of the Southeastern Psychological Association convention. Dr. Sleigh has also written several articles for Eye on Psi Chi and reviews for the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research. She recently received the 2010 Southeastern Region Faculty Advisor Award, the 2011 Southeastern Psychological Association Mentor Award, and the 2011 Psi Chi/ Florence Denmark Advisor Award.