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From: Society for Teaching of Psychology Discussion List [[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Prieto, Loreto R [PSYCH]
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2016 9:23 PM
Subject: [PSYCHTEACHER] SoTL lab looking for PhD applicants!


Hello Colleagues -

Please allow me to announce that my 'Lab for Scholarship in the Teaching and Learning of Psychology' at Iowa State University (http://public.psych.iastate.edu/lprieto/lab.htm) is very interested in fielding applications from promising Bachelor's or Master's level students who are interested in applied doctoral training with a research focus in the area of SoTL in psychology! I am a core faculty member in my department's counseling psychology program, which is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (https://counseling.psych.iastate.edu).

Specifically, I am interested in attracting doctoral students who want to conduct their thesis and dissertation research in the area of SoTL in psychology, and who plan to engage in undergraduate teaching as a significant focus in their career. The chief research interests I have focused upon across time include teaching assistant training in psychology as well as the interface of training and education in psychology with issues of cultural diversity. However, recent projects in my lab have expanded on these foci to include students' sense of intellectual safety in the classroom, student-perpetrated violence against the professoriate in higher education settings, students' self-efficacy for research and statistics, and how psychology undergraduates' experiences in their research training environments affect their ability to meet research demands in graduate programs or various work environments.

Iowa State has an active CELT program (http://www.celt.iastate.edu) that offers extensive training in teaching, including: a Graduate Student Teaching Certificate, a Preparing Future Faculty program, and a Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning that also grants training certifications. Finally, our department offers ample opportunities to obtain funding through teaching assistantships, and I personally offer doctoral students in our department a Teaching of Psychology course.

Our psychology department highly values teaching and several of our faculty have won departmental, college and University level awards for their instructional abilities. As well, several of our department psychology doctoral students have also won these same recognitions, including my own advisees.

Our application deadline is 12.1.16 for entry next Fall, 2017 (sorry for the short notice this year!). If any of your current students have questions about our doctoral program or teaching opportunities, please have them contact me via email. If they already have programs selected that they wish to apply to this year, but have an earnest commitment to gaining applied doctoral training along with a research focus in the area of SoTL in psychology, encourage them to add our program (with a request to join my lab) to their list!

Thanks all!

Loreto Prieto, PhD

(email) [hidden email]

Professor of Psychology

Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011-1041

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