Dr. Lucas Torres Receives the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

Porcelli advising awardDr. Lucas Torres, associate professor of psychology at Marquette University, was recently honored with the Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Torres has studied mental health disparities among members of the Latino community through funding from the National Institute of Mental Health. He has collaborated with colleagues at other institutions to study post-traumatic stress disorder among African-Americans who face discrimination and community violence. He and Dr. Lisa Edwards, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, co-founded the Latina/o Well-Being Research Initiative.


Dr. Nicholas Heck Receives the Young Scholar Award

For Dr. Nicholas Heck, assistant professor of psychology, receiving the Young Scholar Award means that he'll have more time to make research his top priority.


MAPIP Program Highlighted in a Recent Issue of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

Dr. Alyson Gerdes Serves as the Expert on Culturally-Adapted ADHD Treatment.

Dr. Alyson GerdesDr. Alyson Gerdes, associate professor of psychology, recently served as the expert on Culturally-Adapted Treatment for Spanish-Speaking Latino Families for Ask the Expert Webcast Chat Series presented by the National Resource Center on ADHD.

We are thrilled to announce the promotions of the following faculty members:

Dr. Alyson Gerdes, for promotion to Professor of Psychology

Dr. Nakia Gordon, for promotion to Associate Professor, with Tenure

Dr. James Hoelzle, for promotion to Associate Professor, with Tenure

Congratulations also to
Dr. Kristy Nielson, for two grants on theimportance of exercise or fitness on long-term cognitive outcomes in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's Disease:

A third 5-yr renewal ofa multi-institutionalfMRI study on healthy elders at genetic risk for AD,predicting and measuringneural and cognitive indicators of risk over time; and

Amulti-institutional clinical trial of 6 mos of aerobic exercise training (vs. a flexibility control condition) in healthy elders at genetic risk for AD to tryto reduce cognitive and neural decline over time.


8th Annual Diversity in Psychology Research Conference November 4th 2017

Registration for this event is now OPEN until October 27th. Please click here to register.

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2017 HCOP



Speaker series on gender and sexuality: Raising Gender-Nonconforming Children in a Gender Stereotyped World: Science and Parenting



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New Psychology Graduate Programs

The Graduate School is currently offering a M.S. or PH.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Behavior Analysis, an area of psychology that focuses on environmental influences on behavior. December 1st is the application deadlines for the following fall term.

For more coursework details and to apply, visit the Graduate School program page.


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Undergraduate Psychology Research Assistant Opportunities
for 2015-16

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Recent Research and Grants











Giving to Marquette