Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
Psi Chi is the go-to place for bright, hardworking students of psychology who want to be the best majors they can be. It is also the home for faculty who are passionate about teaching and student learning. I am completing my first term as Vice-President of Psi Chi and am proud of all that has been accomplished. During my tenure, Psi Chi’s MPA speaker Dr. Albert Bandura broke all attendance records, MPA poster submissions rocketed to over 600, and the Midwest region also has a visible and active presence on Facebook. At the national level, Psi Chi has moved towards creating scholarships for students and motivated student research. There is a lot more I would like to do for psychology majors, to help advance the science of psychology among students and help students capitalize on all the Psi Chi has to offer. I want to help make it easier for psychology majors to find jobs, to get the skills they need to do well in school and work, and I want to help make it easier for students to successfully face the many challenges they have to face whether it be how to best study, how to apply for a job or graduate school, or how to best use psychology to live better. I believe that my experiences serving teachers of psychology and within Psi Chi position me well to serve as Vice-President of the Midwestern Region, and I hope to be afforded the ability to do so.
Regan A. R. Gurung is founding faculty advisor of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay’s Psi Chi Chapter and has been advisor since 2004. He has also served Psi Chi on the National Leadership Conference planning committee, as faculty consultant for many years reviewing grants and applications, and has served on the steering committee for the Midwestern region and as Vice-President. Regan got his BSc in psychology at Carleton College (MN) and then moved to Seattle to get a PhD in social/personality psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He followed that with a postdoctoral position as a health psychologist at UCLA and then got his first academic job at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay where he has been since 1999. Locally he has served as the chair of Psychology, the chair of Human Development, and the associate dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Nationally he has served as president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Regan has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited 13 books and over 90 articles and book chapters. He is an award-winning mentor and teacher winning the Psi Chi Regional Faculty Advisor Award, Carnegie Association’s Wisconsin Professor of the Year, the UW System Regents Teaching Award, the UW–Green Bay Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Founder’s Award for Scholarship, UW Teaching-at-its-Best, Creative Teaching, and Featured Faculty Awards. He is also a fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.