Distinguished Member Awards: Drew Appleby and Virginia Andreoli Mathie
Drs. Drew Appleby and Virginia Andreoli Mathie were recently honored as Psi Chi's latest additions to its prestigious roll of Distinguished Members. They received special recognition at the recent 2008 APA/Psi Chi National Convention.
Drew C. Appleby received his BA from Simpson College in 1969 and his PhD from Iowa State University in 1972. He is the director of Undergraduate Studies in the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Psychology Department where he holds the rank of professor. He has authored over 80 professional publications and made over 450 presentations to a wide variety of professional and nonprofessional audiences. He is a fellow of Division 1 and Division 2 of APA. He received Division 2’s Outstanding Psychology Teacher Award in a 4-Year College or University, IUPUI’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the IUPUI School of Science Teacher of the Year Award, and was chosen to present APA’s G. Stanley Hall Teaching Lecture. He was recognized for his advising skills by the National Academic Advising Association when he received the Outstanding Adviser Award of its Great Lakes Region, by IUPUI’s School of Science when he received its Advisor of the Year Award, and by the IUPUI Psychology Department when he received its Advisor of the Year Award three times. He was recognized for his mentoring skills by receiving IUPUI’s Alvin Bynum Mentor of the Year award, being named the IUPUI Psychology Department’s Mentor of the Year three times, and by being chosen as a mentor by 254 graduating IUPUI psychology majors since 2002, 105 of whom indicated that he has “influenced the whole course of their lives.”
Virginia Andreoli Mathie is the former Executive Director of Psi Chi. She received her BMath in mathematics and computer science and her BA in psychology from the University of Waterloo (ONT) and her MA and PhD in social psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the Psi Chi staff in 2004, she taught at James Madison University (VA) for 29 years where she regularly supervised undergraduate student research teams. Dr. Mathie has held leadership positions in the American Psychological Association (APA), Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the APA), and the Virginia Psychological Association. In addition to receiving teaching and service awards from James Madison University, in 2000 she was named the APA Harry Kirke Wolfe Lecturer and in 2002 she won the APA’s Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award. Dr. Mathie received the honor of being names a Psi Chi Distinguished Member at the 2008 Psi Chi National Convention.