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School psychology grad earns APA’s Outstanding Dissertation Award

Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith | Courtesy photo

Recent school psychology graduate Tyler Smith is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award for the American Psychological Association’s Division 16 (School Psychology). Smith’s dissertation will be recognized Aug. 11 at the APA’s annual convention in San Francisco. Full Article

Research article named best of 2017 by Journal of School Psychology

From left, Susan Sheridan, CYFS director; Amanda Witte, CYFS project manager; and Shannon Holmes, postdoctoral affiliate at the University of Missouri, accept the award for Best Article of 2017.
From left, co-authors Susan Sheridan, CYFS director; Amanda Witte, project manager; and Shannon Holmes, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri, accept the award for the 2017 Article of the Year.

A peer-reviewed research paper highlighting the success of a research-based program designed by CYFS has been named the 2017 Article of the Year by the Journal of School Psychology.

The article, “A randomized trial examining the effects of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation in rural schools: Student outcomes and the mediating role of the teacher-parent relationship,” appeared in the April 2017 issue of the Journal of School Psychology. It was one of two separate articles published about the outcomes of research using Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC), a program now known as Teachers and Parents as Partners (TAPP). Full Article

Bhatia receives Buffett dissertation fellowship

Sonya Bhatia
Sonya Bhatia

Sonya Bhatia, doctoral student in school psychology, has received the 2017-18 Buffett Early Childhood Institute Graduate Scholars fellowship. The $24,980 fellowship will fund Bhatia’s dissertation project, “An Examination of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation’s Effects on Teacher-Student Interactions.” Full Article

Undergraduate research assistants receive poster award

CYFS undergraduate research assistants, from left: Laura Domet, Zac Egr and Madison Warrick.
CYFS undergraduate research assistants Laura Domet, Zac Egr and Madison Warrick present their poster at the 2017 UNL Spring Research Fair. They earned an award that recognized outstanding posters from each college. View photos.

Three CYFS undergraduate research assistants have received a top research poster award from the College of Education and Human Sciences, and the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Laura Domet, Zac Egr and Madison Warrick received the $250 award, which recognizes outstanding posters that were presented at the UNL Spring Research Fair. The award is funded by the College of Education and Human Sciences. Full Article

Witte selected as Rural Futures Institute fellow

Amanda Witte
Amanda Witte, project manager at the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

Amanda Witte, CYFS project manager, has been selected to participate in an inaugural fellows program through the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute. As one of 15 faculty fellows, Witte was selected for her contributions to rural communities through research. Full Article

Arthur receives student paper, travel awards

Ann Arthur
Ann Arthur

Ann Arthur, CYFS graduate assistant, has earned student paper and travel awards from the International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation and Testing.

During the Nov. 9-13 conference in Miami, Florida, Arthur will present her paper, “Advances in Questionnaire Design for Youth.” She developed the paper while working on a project with CYFS’ Nebraska Academy for Analytics, Psychometrics and Analytics (MAP Academy). Full Article

Faculty affiliates earn professorships, teaching awards

From top left: Martha Mamo, Kathleen Rudasill, Kimberly Tyler, Edward Daly, Jody Koenig Kellas, Scott Napolitano, Jordan Soliz
From top left: Martha Mamo, Kathleen Rudasill, Kimberly Tyler, Edward Daly, Jody Koenig Kellas, Scott Napolitano and Jordan Soliz. 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded professorships to three CYFS faculty affiliates:

Martha Mamo was named Aaron Douglas/John E. Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture. The professorship recognizes faculty members with the rank of full professor who demonstrate sustained levels of teaching excellence and national visibility for instructional activities and/or practice. Full Article

Sheridan receives APA research career award

CYFS director Susan Sheridan is the recipient of the Senior Scientist in School Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association's Division of School Psychology. The award recognizes academic school psychologists with sustained research programs of exceptional quality.
CYFS director Susan Sheridan is the recipient of the Senior Scientist in School Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association. The award recognizes academic school psychologists with sustained research programs of exceptional quality.

The best measure of impactful research is in its ripple effect—both in the field and in the next generation of researchers.

For sustained research excellence throughout her career, CYFS director Susan Sheridan has received the Senior Scientist in School Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division of School Psychology. She will be formally recognized at the APA Convention Aug. 8 in Toronto, Canada. Full Article