Exceptional BW Psychology Graduates
We think that you will agree: our psychology students are successful in their careers after graduation. Recent graduates have been accepted by the finest graduate schools in the country. For those not going to graduate school, many of our graduates have found excellent careers in diverse fields. The alumni profiled here are examples of the excellence that the BW Department of Psychology continually produces.
Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D., Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa
A 1962 BW Graduate, Anthony J. Marsella is the Director of the World Health Organization Psychiatric Research Center and the new Disaster Management, Humanitarian Assistance, and Peacekeeping Program. His primary research interests are in the areas of cross-cultural studies of psychopathology and therapy, ethnocultural identification, stress-coping, and international social problems, including refugee trauma. His recent research activities include studies of (1) the symptomatology, course and outcome of severe mental illness, (2) the assessment of ethnic identity, and (3) cultural variations in the representation of self. He is currently co-principal investigator of a longitudinal study of culture, health, and personality in Hawaii that is funded by NIMH. Dr. Marsella has published 10 books and more than 140 book chapters and journal articles. He received the American Psychological Association Award for the International Advancement of Psychology (1997), the Soka University Medal of Highest Honor for contributions to the academy and to international peace and understanding. In November 1999, he was awarded and honorary doctoral degree - doctoris honoris causa - by the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Marsella serves on the editorial and advisory boards of six journals including Transcultural Psychiatry, International Journal of Traumatic Stress Studies, and the South Pacific Journal of Psychology. He has reviewed journal manuscripts for twelve other journals and books for numerous publishers. He is a book series editor for Kluwer (Plenum, Chapman-Hall) Publishers for a series on international clinical and social problems. He has also served as an Associate Editor for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Psychology and as a Senior Editor the forthcoming APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia. Examples of recent publications include: Urbanization and Mental Health (American Psychologist), Global-Community Psychology (American Psychologist), Culture and Personality (American Behavioral Scientist), and Ethnocultural Aspects of PTSD (Co-Editor, American Psychological Association Press).
John G. Neuhoff, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The College of Wooster
A recipient of the Department of Psychology's prestigious William Prokasy Award (Awarded to a psychology major based upon academic achievement, contributions to the department, and potential in the field of psychology), Dr. Neuhoff graduated from BW in 1991. He is currently an Associate Professor at the College of Wooster. Dr. Neuhoff's work uses psychophysical methods to examine the neural and perceptual basis of auditory perception. He has found that there can be dramatic and sometimes paradoxical behavioral differences between experiments that employ traditional "static" stimuli and tasks, and those that are more likely to occur in a natural environment.