Emerita and Emeritus Psychology Faculty
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Russel A. Dewey, PhD
University of Michigan
Dr. Dewey's award-winning Psych Web
Dr. Dewey received both his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Georgia Southern in 1979 as an assistant professor. His teaching specialty has been teaching Introduction to Psychology to large classes. Dr. Dewey has diligently and creatively applied the results of empirical research on teaching and learning to design and adapt teaching strategies for large classes. He used audio, video, and computer technologies very early on to enhance the learning experience in his classes and has for a long time written his own text materials for this course which has culminated in the publication of a textbook for introductory psychology. Georgia Southern students recognized his teaching excellence by awarding him Professor of the Year in 1981. His 25 years of teaching large classes, often with enrollments approaching 300 students, make it likely that Dr. Dewey has taught more Georgia Southern students than any other faculty member at the institution. Note must also be made of his pioneering efforts in the use of the Internet to serve students and teachers of psychology. He established and maintained one of the earliest and most widely recognized resources for psychology on the World Wide Web. Since its appearance in the mid-1990s, his web site, Psych Web, has received at least 39 distinct honors and awards including ones for the Discovery Channel and the Los Angeles Times. It has recorded almost 3,500,000 visits to the site. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences recognized Dr. Dewey with their Award for Distinction in Creativity in 2001. Most notable among his service contributions to the University and its students are his 17 years (1982 - 1999) as Faculty Advisor to the campus radio station WVGS. Dr. Dewey is also a member of the American Psychological Society and the Association for the Advancement of Science. It is for these important contributions to so many students as well as his contributions to the department, college, and University, that Dr. Russell A. Dewey deserves the title of Assistant Professor Emeritus of Psychology.
Warren F. Jones, Jr., PhD
Dean of Arts & Sciences, Georgia Southern University, 1972 - 1993
Dr. Warren F. "Spike" Jones, Jr., Dean Emeritus and Emeritus Professor of Psychology, retired in July 1993. Dean Jones received his B.A. cum laude from Union University (1950), his M.A. from Peabody College (1951), and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University (1953). His vast professional experience includes twelve years of teaching at Stetson University, ten years as Chair of Stetson's Department of Psychology, two years as Academic Dean at Kentucky Southern College, three years as Dean of Administration at the University of Louisville, and twenty-one years as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Georgia Southern. "During the deanship of Warren F. Jones, the School (later College) of Arts and Sciences added four degrees, three graduate programs, ten undergraduate major programs, seven minor programs, and has sponsored countless workshops, programs and cultural activities. For many years Dean Jones has been an active participant in the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, a national organization of arts and sciences administrators, chairing discussion sessions at annual meetings. In addition, Dean Jones was instrumental in forming ArtSciDeans, a statewide organization, and served as its second chairman. Dean Jones has also been active in civic groups, holding office in the Rotary Club of Statesboro and the Bulloch-Ogeechee Greater Arts Council, and has directed Georgia Southern's United Way Campaign. A popular and entertaining speaker, Dean Jones made more than twenty presentations before educational and cultural organizations, culminating in his December 1992 commencement address at Georgia Southern University. His warmth, humor, and personal touch made Dean Jones one of Georgia Southern's most familiar and popular figures.
Janice H Kennedy, Ph.D.
Georgia State University
Department of Psychology, Georgia Southern University, 1984 - 2012
Professor Emerita of Psychology, Dr. Janice H. Kennedy retired December 31, 2012, after 28 years of service to Georgia Southern University. Dr. Kennedy was educated at Georgia State University, eventually earning B.S., M.A., and a Ph.D. degree in developmental psychology. She came to Georgia Southern University in 1984, rising to the rank of professor in 1995. She is known for her high standards in teaching, and has developed and taught 19 different courses during her career. Included among these are creative courses, such as The Child in Historical Context, that were part of the study abroad program. Dr. Kennedy has been a model colleague in her service, which includes chairing 11 faculty search committees at the departmental level, and service on college and university committees such as the Institutional Review Board. At a time when the university did not stress scholarship, Dr. Kennedy maintained a productive and ongoing research program that involved students. She supervised dozens of undergraduate and graduate students in their research on psychological development, including presentations of their work at professional conferences and publications in professional journals. Dr. Kennedy also chaired 12 MS thesis committees and was a member of many others. In these efforts she offered students a rich and in-depth understanding of psychological scholarship and the academic life. Her well-rounded work was recognized by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in 2008, which awarded her the Ruffin Cup, its highest honor.
Paul R. Kleinginna, PhD
University of Miami
Department of Psychology, Georgia Southern University, 1970 - 2001
Dr. Paul Kleinginna, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, retired December 31, 2001. Dr. Kleinginna attended the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology (1964), a Master of Science in experimental psycholgy (1967), and a Doctor of Philosophy in experimental psychology (1970). Joining the faculty at Georgia Southern University in 1970 as an assistant professor, Dr. Kleinginna was promoted to associate professor in 1980, and full professor in 1988. He is the author of several research articles and presentations in the areas of operant conditioning, motivation, and emotion. In addition, Dr. Kleinginna has taught a wide variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including new courses that he developed in the Psychology of Religion and Evolutionary Psychology, and has directed 12 master's theses. Throughout his 31+ years at Georgia Southern, Dr. Kleinginna has been an enthusiastic participant in numerous committees, providing valuable service and leadership to the department, the University, and the community. This service has spanned the spectrum from extensive departmental committee work to judging state science fairs and quiz bowls. Dr. Kleinginna is also a member of the American Psychological Association's divisoins of Physiological and Comparative Psychology, Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, and History of Psychology. For his many years of distinguished and varied contributions to the department, University, community and profession, Dr. Kleinginna has earned the title of Professor Emeritus.
Margaret A. Lloyd, PhD
University of Arizona
Dr. Lloyd's Careers in Psychology pages
Department of Psychology, Georgia Southern University, 1988 - 2004
Dr. Margaret A. Lloyd, Professor Emerita of Psychology and Chair Emerita of the Department of Psychology, who retired June 1, 2004. Dr. Lloyd received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Denver (1964) and a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University (1966). She earned both her Master of Arts (1972) and her Doctor of Philosophy (1973) from the University of Arizona. Coming to Georgia Southern in 1988, Dr. Lloyd assumed the position of chair of the Department of Psychology, continuing to serve as the chair until 1993 when she stepped down to return to the faculty full-time as professor. Previously, she had served as chair at Suffolk University for seven years. In 1995, Dr. Lloyd received Georgia Southern University's Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction not only for her excellent performance in the classroom, but also for her many other activities supporting her own teaching and the teaching of others. In addition to important contributions in her own department, she was very active in the establishment and development of the Women's and Gender Studies program at Georgia Southern. The majority of her publications center on teaching, the most notable of which are seven editions of her textbook on the psychology of adjustments-the most widely used text in the field. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences recognized Dr. Lloyd's excellence as a teacher-scholar by awarding her the Ruffin Cup in 1999. Her national activities in support of the teaching of psychology were recognized in her election as President of the Society for the teaching of Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association (APA). She also served this Society as the Executive Director of its Office of Teaching Resources- a position she held for five years. She is an elected Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. The American Psychological Association has elected her to membership on their Board of Educational Affairs and their governing body, the Council of Representatives. Her many service activities to education in her discipline include delegate to the National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education in Psychology, invited participant in the National Forum on Psychology Partnerships, and member of the APA's Task Force on Undergraduate Psychology Major Competencies and its Working Group on Developing Guidelines and Standards for Education and Training in Psychology. There can be no doubt that for her numerous and valuable contributions to the department, college, University, and profession, Dr. Margaret A. Lloyd has earned the title of Professor Emerita of Psychology and Chair Emerita of the Department of Psycholgy.
William D. McIntosh, PhD
University of Georgia
Department of Psychology, Georgia Southern University, 1990 - 2012
Professor Will McIntosh came to Georgia Southern University in 1990, having earned a B.S. from Fordham University, a M.A. from Duquesne University, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Georgia. After 22 years of service to the institution, Dr. McIntosh retired from Georgia Southern University in 2012. His career was marked by significant accomplishments in teaching, service, and scholarship. Promoted to Associate Professor in 1997, and to Professor in 2002, Dr. McIntosh taught 11 different courses during his tenure. Included among these were innovative courses he developed in Environmental Psychology and Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology. In recognition of the high quality of his work in the classroom, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences honored him with its 2002 Award of Distinction in Teaching. Dr. McIntosh offered his service in many capacities, chairing several search committees, serving on the Faculty Senate and, most notably, serving as Program Coordinator of the M.S. in Experimental Psychology. His scholarship emphasized the themes of media, political views, and relationships. In this work he published 30 peer-reviewed articles, nearly all of which were coauthored with students he mentored. In addition he coauthored a text aimed at helping students improve their study skills in psychology. His scholarly work also informed his popular writing, which garnered him the prestigious Hugo Award for Science Fiction.
Richard L. Rogers, PhD
University of Arkansas
Department of Psychology, Georgia Southern University, 1970 - 2005
Professor and Chair Emeritus of Psychology, retired on June 30, 2005. Dr. Rogers attended the University of Arkansas where he received his B.A. (1966), his M.A. (1968), and his Ph.D. (1971). At the time of his retirement, Dr. Rogers had 35 years of distinguished service at Georgia Southern University, 12 of which have been as chair of the Department of Psychology. He joined the faculty at Georgia Southern in 1970 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor (1978) and then full professor (1987). During his tenure, Dr. Rogers has received recognition for his outstanding teaching, including the Univerity's Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction. His scholarship includes numerous scholarly publications and presentations at state, regional and national professional meetings.He has served on numerous university committees including the Academic Computing Services Committee, several department chair search committees, and the Faculty Grievance Committee. He also directed an institutional self-study for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation and served as secretary to the faculty. He has been elected to numerous terms on the Faculty Senate and has served (since 1998) as the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Faculty Athletic Representative for the University. In recognition of his exemplary achievements in all areas of his professional life, Dr. Rogers was awarded the prestigious Ruffin Cup from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in 2004. For these and his many other contributions, Dr. Richard Louis Rogers has earned the title of Professor and Chair Emeritus of Psychology.
Edward W. L. Smith, PhD
University of Kentucky
Department of Psychology, Georgia Southern University, 1994 - 2008
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, retired May 31, 2008. Dr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Drake University in 1963. He received his Master of Science degree (1966) and his Doctor of Philosophy degree (1969) from the University of Kentucky. At the time of his retirement, he provided Georgia Southern University with 14 years of distinguished service. In addition to serving as Director of Clinical Training at Georgia Southern University, Dr. Smith has been a prolific scholar. His books include The Growing Edge of Gestalt Therapy (edited); The Body in Psychotherapy; Sexual Aliveness: A Reichian Gestalt Perspective; Not Just Pumping Iron: On the Psychology of Lifting Weights; Gestalt Voices (edited); Touch in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice (co-edited); and The Person of the Therapist. He has published 21 chapters and chapter comments and well over 100 articles and articlel comments. His work is cited in more than 20 books. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of Voices and has served on two other editorial boards. Dr. Smith has given 185 professional training workshops in psycotherapy throughout the United States, in Canada, the Caribbean, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, and Mexico. He is a past Chair of the Training Committee of the American Academy of Psychotherapists and a Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association (Division of Psychotherapy and Division of Humanistic Psychology), and the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Smith is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). In 2004, he received both the Georgia Southern University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Award of Distinciton in Scholarship and the Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity. For his many distinguished contributions to the department, college, University, community, and profession, Dr. Edward W. L. Smith has earned the title of Professor Emeritus of Psychology.