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Florence L. Denmark Faculty Advisor Award

Florence L. Denmark Faculty Advisor Award


To annually recognize one faculty advisor as an outstanding advisor who best achieves Psi Chi’s mission.

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.


A custom engraved plaque and $1,000 is awarded to the winning faculty advisor, and $500 is awarded to the advisor’s chapter.


Applications are due to the application portal by April 1.

The application portal will open 30 days before the deadline.

During the time the application portal is closed, the program details of the previous round may be viewed by clicking the button below.



Jennifer Hughes, PhD

Agnes Scott College

Dr. Jennifer Hughes is a Professor of Psychology at Agnes Scott College where she has served as advisor for Psi Chi for the past 20 years. She enjoys working with the officers and members to host service projects, social events, and inductions. She also organizes several departmental events each year to promote psychology student engagement on campus. Her research focuses on positive psychology at work, the psychological and physical effects of commuting, and dual-income couples. Besides publishing and presenting her own research, she has co-authored research papers with 162 students. That work has resulted in 30 published journal articles (including 15 in the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research), 137 presentations at national and regional conferences, and 132 presentations at Agnes Scott’s research conference. She has been involved with the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research since 2002 and has been an Associate Editor since 2015. In addition, she received the Mentor Award from SEPA in 2014 and has received several other awards for teaching, academic advising, and club advising.

Previous Regional Faculty Advisor Award Winners


Emily Keener, PhD

Slippery Rock University

2017-18 Eastern Region

Dr. Emily Keener, a feminist psychologist, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Slippery Rock University. Committed to gender inclusive language, Dr. Keener uses they/them/their pronouns. Dr. Keener researches gender roles and teaches courses in gender and methodology. Dr. Keener is engaged in feminist advocacy for which the SRU President’s Commission on Women awarded them the 2016 “Woman of Distinction” award. They were inducted to Psi Chi in 2003 as an undergraduate student at Wheeling Jesuit University and Dr. Keener has served as the faculty advisor of the SRU Psi Chi chapter since Fall 2013. In this time, they have served as a Psi Chi reviewer and as a peer reviewer for the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research. Additionally, they received Psi Chi’s Faculty Research Grant (2014). Dr. Keener’s Psi Chi chapter won the Eastern Regional Chapter (2016-2017) award and the Model Chapter Award (2014–15 & 2016–17). Dr. Keener is passionate about mentoring the Psi Chi members for leadership and engaging them in community service that connects to the psychological science students learn in the classroom.


Allison Vaughn, PhD

San Diego State University

2017-18 Western Region

Dr. Allison Vaughn is an Associate Professor at San Diego State University and has served as faculty advisor since 2012. In that time, the SDSU Psi Chi chapter has won the Psi Beta/Psi Chi Collaboration Grant, the Model Chapter Award and the Kay Wilson Officer Team Leadership Award. Dr. Vaughn teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods and health psychology and her program of research focuses on social relationships, stigma, and health.

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