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Biographical Information

Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, PhD
President 
Utah State University

Dr. Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez is a professor of psychology at Utah State University. She has an active program of research on evidence-based parenting interventions with particular focus on cultural adaptation and implementation of Parent Management Training–Oregon model with Latinx families. She is a researcher and a licensed clinician. Dr. Domenech Rodríguez is also a passionate mentor. She has chaired 9 honors theses, 12 master’s theses, and 15 dissertations since 2005. She has supported 15 undergraduate students in obtaining $17,679 in grants including Psi Chi’s Undergraduate Research and Thelma Hunt Research Grants.

Dr. Domenech Rodríguez has a long-term commitment to advancing the mission of Psi Chi. She served as advisor to the USU chapter of Psi Chi (2002–15). During that time the USU chapter invariable achieved Model Chapter status and received the 2012 Regional Chapter award. Dr. Domenech Rodríguez served Psi Chi as Rocky Mountain Regional Vice-President (2005–09), Diversity Director (2011–2012), and Editor of the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research (2011–16). During her editorship, the journal experienced important growth including: consistent on-time publication, increases in articles received and published, tracking impact of articles, and moving to open access format. The journal editorship has been one of the most treasured professional activities of her career.

Dr. Domenech Rodríguez was born and raised in Puerto Rico; she is bilingual and bicultural. These personal characteristics that have profoundly shaped her scholarship, her collaborative style of mentorship, her servant leader approach, and her passion for culture and context in psychology.


R. Eric Landrum, PhD
Past-President
Boise State University (ID)

R. Eric Landrum is a professor of psychology at Boise State University, receiving his PhD in cognitive psychology from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale. His research interests center on the educational conditions that best facilitate student success and the use of SoTL strategies to advance the efforts of scientist-educators. He has over 300 professional presentations at conferences and published over 25 books/book chapters, and has published over 75 professional articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Eric has worked with over 300 undergraduate research assistants and taught over 13,000 students in 23 years at Boise State. In 2014, APA President Nadine Kaslow presented Eric with an APA Presidential Citation in honor of his work in advancing the teaching of psychology. Eric is the lead author of The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success (5th ed., 2013), authored Undergraduate Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story (2nd ed., 2012), and Finding A Job With a Psychology Bachelor's Degree: Expert Advice for Launching Your Career (2009). With the launch of a new APA journal in 2015—Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology—he will serve as one of its inaugural coeditors. Eric served as Vice-President for the Rocky Mountain region of Psi Chi (2009–2011). He is a member of the American Psychological Association, a fellow in APA’s Division Two (Society for the Teaching of Psychology/STP), served as STP secretary (2009–2011), and served as the 2014 STP President. In April 2016, he becomes President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association.

 

Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD
President-Elect
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD, is founding advisor of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Psi Chi Chapter.
He has served two terms as Psi Chi Vice-President (Midwestern Region), Chair of the Awards Committee, on the Midwestern region steering committee, as faculty consultant reviewing grants and applications, and is a Regional Psi Chi Advisor Award recipient. Dr. Gurung got his PhD in social/personality psychology at the University of Washington. He has served as President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Dr. Gurung has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited 15 books and over 150 articles and book chapters. He is a recipient of the Carnegie Association’s Wisconsin Professor of the Year, the UW System Regents Teaching Award, the UWGB Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Founder’s Award for Scholarship, and was the 2017 recipient of the American Psychological Foundation’s Charles Brewer Award for Distinguished Career in Teaching Psychology.
 

 

 

 

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