Dr. Kristy A. Nielson, professor of psychology, has been selected to receive the 2014 AMUW Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award. This annual award honors and recognizes a female faculty member who has excelled in research, teaching, and service to Marquette and the community and has mentored students and other faculty.
Nielson was honored by the Association of Marquette University Women at the Mary Neville Biefeld Awards Mass, Reception and Brunch on Saturday, April 26, during Alumni National Awards Weekend.
Dr. Stephen J. Guastello, professor of psychology, was recognized for his research on cognitive workload and fatigue. Guastello’s research notes that while computerization can reduce work in some respects, it can also generate new sources of fatigue and workload, particularly if people need to keep up with a fast flow of incoming data. Dr. Guastello was also featured in a recent blog post analyzing “chaos theory” and its mathematical formula, which notes the tipping point upon which individuals and groups “flourish” or “languish.”
Dr. Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
Franzoi’s published works, including his introductory textbooks in psychology, have been used by more than 250,000 students worldwide. He is also active in the Department of Psychology’s graduate program, where he advises students and serves as a mentor and role model for incoming faculty members.