To annually recognize one faculty advisor as an outstanding advisor who best achieves Psi Chi’s mission.
A custom engraved plaque and $1,000 is awarded to the winning faculty advisor, and $500 is awarded to the advisor’s chapter.
Applications and nominations are due to the application portal by April 1.
Who is Florence L. Denmark?
A pioneer in the field of the psychology of women, Florence Denmark made an international impact as a speaker, writer, and teacher. She funded this award for Psi Chi faculty advisors who make outstanding contributions to the organization and the field of psychology.
This application portal will open 30 days before the deadline.
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Grant Benham, PhD
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Grant Benham is a professor in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), where he has served as advisor for both Psi Chi and the Psychology Club for the past 15 years. He received his BSc in psychology from the University of Plymouth, England, and his PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Benham’s research focuses on the interplay between psychological stress, inadequate sleep, and physical health. He has been actively involved in promoting and mentoring student research during his career; within the past decade, his students have co-authored more than 40 regional/national conference presentations.
Dr. Benham encourages his chapter’s members to engage with the community to promote psychology. He organizes an annual Brain Day event at the local museum and a campus-wide Stress Management event, where students create and present informational posters and hands-on activities. He is a two-time recipient of his institutions’ faculty advisor of the year award and has also won awards for mentoring, teaching, and service. During 2012-16, he served as a member of Psi Chi’s Southwest Region Steering Committee and has since continued his involvement through service on various Psi Chi committees.