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Former Psi Chi National President Retires
by Editor - Psi Chi National Office
Lisa Gray-Shellberg, who has been a member of the Psychology Department at California State University since 1967, has retired. Dr. Gray-Shellberg received her BA from Occidental College and her PhD from Claremont Graduate School with a concentration in personality and social psychology. She has been an outstanding instructor and researcher. She has conducted extensive research in areas such as academic integrity, date rape, teaching techniques, and ethnic relations, often serving as an outstanding mentor and role model to undergraduate research assistants.
Dr. Gray-Shellberg has made valuable contributions to the psychology profession, serving in leadership roles in a variety of organizations, serving as the Psi Chi National President from 1989 to 1990, as National President of the Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology from 1987 to 1989, and as the coordinator for teaching and student activities for the Western Psychological Association from 1990 to 1994. She was recognized by professional organizations by being elected to Fellow status in the American Psychological Association in Divisions 1 and 2, elected to Fellow status in the Western Psychological Association in 1993, and selected as recipient of the Outstanding Service Award by the Western Psychological Association.
Dr. Gray-Shellberg also served in an extraordinary capacity on the California State University, Dominguez Hills campus. Some of her most notable accomplishments were serving as the Founding Director of the University Advisement Center for six years, receiving the Lyle E. Gibson Distinguished Teaching Award in 1975, and being named the Outstanding Professor of 2001.