|Eastern Regional Vice-President Bio|
Marianne Fallon, PhD
Central Connecticut State University
Dr. Marianne Fallon received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bucknell University and her master’s and PhD from the University of Toronto. Although she trained as a lifespan developmental psychologist focusing on memory, language, and music processing, Dr. Fallon’s interests have turned towards the teaching of psychology and factors that promote undergraduate student success. After arriving at Central Connecticut State University in 2006, Dr. Fallon has regularly taught Research Methods and recently published a book, Writing Up Quantitative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Fallon was awarded the Connecticut State University Board of Trustees Teaching Award in 2010 and she has been named a finalist twice for Central Connecticut State University’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Fallon avidly encourages her students to present and publish their research. Many of her students have presented their research at the Eastern Psychological Association’s (EPA) annual conference and seven have been awarded Psi Chi Eastern Regional Awards in the past five years. Since becoming her chapter’s faculty advisor in 2012, the chapter has won model chapter awards for the first time in its history, the Kay Wilson Presidential Leadership Award in 2014, and the Eastern Regional Chapter Award in 2016. Further, a chapter member wrote an article for Eye on Psi Chi describing how we developed and maintain a departmental newsletter. Dr. Fallon has reviewed submissions for the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research since 2013 and has actively participated in Psi Chi sponsored events at EPA.