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Department of Psychology


Faculty Highlights

Psychology faculty

Endowed Chair (Fall 2023).  Dr. Michael Nettles is the inaugural Endowed Chair in Psychometrics and Predictive Analytics in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Nettles recently served as senior vice-president and the Edmund Gordon chair of policy evaluation and research at the Educational Testing Service until 2023. He has a national reputation as a policy researcher on educational assessment, student performance, and achievement and educational equity.

Baltimore, MD (October, 2023)  Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Warren who is the recipient of the Transform Mid-Atlantic’s (TMA) Alan G. Penczek Service-Learning Faculty Award in the 4-year public institution category! She was awarded based on her work within and outside of the classroom at MSU which “embraces the core pillars of TMA, including the building of just communities and the development of global citizens.”

MSU Faculty & Psi Chi (Fall 2023):  Dr. Ingrid Tulloch is serving as the 2023-2024 Psi Chi Eastern Regional Vice-President! Dr. Jocelyn Turner-Musa is a contributing columnist in the Eye on Psi Chi graduate school column “Three Heads Are Better Than One” 

Baltimore, MD (December 2023).  The following faculty members received research funding through MSU Transform Morgan Award, MSU IDC Grant Award, and the CLA Mini-Grant Award:  Justin Bonny, Damon Bryant, R. Trent Haines, Kori Krueger, Ingrid Tulloch, Jocelyn Turner-Musa, and Anita Wells.  

Graduate Student Highlights

Baltimore, MD (December 2023) Congratulations to Dr. Janine Jackson and Dr. Yvette Jackson who were conferred a doctoral degree in Psychometrics during the Morgan State University December 2023 Commencement exercises!

Washington, DC (August 2022). Congratulations to Ms. Janine Jackson who represented Morgan State University at the recent American Evaluation Research Association (AERA) Graduate Student Council Retreat.

Undergraduate Student Highlights

Phoenix, AZ (November 2023). Psychology students Ryan Hedger, Eryn Lewis, Daniel-Ashley Lindo, Janae McDowell, Alana Powell, and Jasmine Winham presented their research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Alumni Highlights

Rockville, MD. Brandon Johnson, MHS, MCHES (c/o 2008) was appointed Branch Chief at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services, Suicide Prevention Branch in the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS).