At the monthly Arts and Sciences faculty meeting, Dean Bill Long announced recipients of the various honors awarded annually by the College. This year, two psychology faculty members were recognized.
Dr. Chris Goode is a lecturer of psychology and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the department. He was named the Outstanding Teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences for his exemplary classroom instruction and his effective mentoring outside the classroom. Dr. Goode's instructional impact spans the range of students--from high school students in the Institute on Neuroscience (ION) program he co-directs, to undergraduates in psychology or the Behavioral Research Advancements in Neuroscience (BRAIN) program he helps to direct, to the graduate teaching assistants he mentors as they develop as psychology instructors themselves. He also provides assistance to colleagues and maintains active research programs in behavioral neuroscience and in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Dr. Sarah Brosnan is an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience and a key researcher at the Language Research Center. Her research on primate social cognition, inequity and fairness, and economic decision making has resulted in three dozen published articles and chapters and has attracted more than $2 million in extramural grant support, including a prestigious NSF CAREER award. Her work has also attracted considerable attention from the print and electronic media, making her a popular invited speaker at conferences and colloquia both nationally and internationally. In view of this stellar record of professional development, as well as her excellent performance as an instructor, mentor, and departmental citizen, the College of Arts and Sciences named Dr. Brosnan the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award recipient.
The Department of Psychology, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the entire Georgia State University community are fortunate to have the contributions of these two outstanding scholars.