2009 Psi Chi National Election Results
Results are in for Psi Chi's National Council for the upcoming 2009 - 10 academic year. Newly elected members are as follows:
President-Elect Michael D. Hall, PhD, James Madison University (VA)
Eastern Regional Vice-President Jason Young, PhD, Hunter College, CUNY
Rocky Mountain Regional Vice-President Eric Landrum, PhD, Boise State University (ID)
Western Regional Vice-President Ngoc Bui, PhD, University of LaVerne (CA)
Michael D. Hall, PhD, James Madison University (VA)
Psi Chi National President-Elect, 2009 - 2010
Michael Hall is an associate professor at James Madison University. He earned his PhD in experimental psychologyfrom Binghamton University, SUNY. His psychoacoustic research on speech and music perception has appeared in top-tier journals. He has chaired conference sessions for APA, WPA, and the Acoustical Society of America, and has organized international meetings of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. While teaching at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), he received Psi Chi’s Regional Faculty Advisor Award, in addition to UNLV’s highest teaching distinction. He currently serves on the Southeastern Regional Steering Committee, which plans Psi Chi events and student awards at the meeting of SEPA, and previously served on the corresponding committee for the Western Region. Dr. Hall joined the Psi Chi National Council as the Western Regional Vice-President from 2003-05, serving on Internal and External Affairs committees, as well as on the Diversity Task Force.
Jason Young, PhD, Hunter College, CUNY
Psi Chi Eastern Vice-President, 2009 - 2010
Jason Young, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Hunter College, CUNY, and is also on the graduate faculty of the Educational Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research focuses on the infl uence of emotions on various judgment and decision-making processes. Since 1995, he has been faculty advisor to a very active chapter of Psi Chi, which has offered major programs to Hunter’s psychology community involving fi eld trips, speakers on graduate programs, research talks, a peer advising program with area high schools, and the 37-year-old Annual Hunter Psychology Convention, which students from Psi Chi chapters from the New York metro area and beyond attend to network and present research. He has been a reviewer for Psi Chi research proposals for several years, for proposed student presentations at both regional and national conferences, and for various Psi Chi research awards.
Eric Landrum, PhD, Boise State University (ID)
Psi Chi Rocky Mountain Vice-President, 2009 - 2010
This year marks my 25th anniversary of being part of the Psi Chi family. As an undergraduate, I joined my local Psi Chi chapter at Monmouth College (IL) in 1983, and was chapter president my senior year. At Boise State University, I serve as chapter advisor and often give talks about issues such as graduate school admissions. I have coauthored publications with students for the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research. Regionally, I’ve been a frequent participant and organizer of Psi Chi symposia at RMPA and MPA, and I’ve served as a steering committee member for RMPA. On the national level, I’ve served as a member of a Psi Chi task force and recently served as a member of the External Review Committee for the Psi Chi National Offi ce. I often review student submissions to both RMPA and MPA regional conferences, and I am a frequent contributor to Eye on Psi Chi.
Ngoc Bui, PhD, University of LaVerne (CA)
Psi Chi Western Vice-President, 2009 - 10
I received my BA in psychology from California Polytechnic University-Pomona in 1994, and began working with Psi Chi when I served as president of the Chapter at Cal Poly. I attended graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned my master’s (1997) and doctorate (2000) degrees in social psychology. I have received the Outstanding Advisor Award for two consecutive years at the University of La Verne, and I have received the Western Regional Faculty Advisor Award from Psi Chi in 2006. I currently serve as Western Regional Vice-President for Psi Chi National Honor Society and wish to continue my service to provide helpful information to my region. I also serve as advisor to my local Chapter of Psi Chi at the University of La Verne and work actively with students to promote programs and opportunities for psychology majors.