Advancing the Science of Psychology from Infancy to Old Age

Psychology Online named top five Best Online Psychology Degree Programs in the Nation

The UA Online Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology degree program was ranked #4 by successfulstudent.org. Selection and ranking of degree programs were based on the quality of the program, the types of courses available, the faculty members involved

with the degree program, awards, rankings, reputation and the online education method. We are honored to receive this recognition!

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Dr. Julie Feldman receives the Copernicus Award from the College of Science

Dr. Julie Feldman has been selected to receive a 2019 Copernicus Award from the Galileo Circle by our College of Science Dean’s Board of Advisors. This award recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of nontenure-eligible faculty and staff who significantly advance the mission of the College of Science. It has been our great fortune to have had Julie as a colleague for more than 20 years. Julie wears many hats – she is Externship Coordinator for the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, the Director of the LifeSTEP undergraduate program, and an outstanding lecturer for both undergraduate and graduate courses.  Her collective contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring in Psychology has been exceptional.  We can't think of anyone who is more deserving of this award - Congratulations, Julie! 

Dr. Carol Barnes elected to the National Academy of Sciences 

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Carol Barnes has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. 

No one deserves this highest of all scientific honors more than Carol. Carol has not only made groundbreaking contributions to the study of the aging brain, but her research literally established the field. At a time when most people simply equated “aging” with “deteriorating”, Carol showed us that the aging brain is resilient – it’s constantly adapting, reshaping, and rewiring. Disorders like dementia are not the inevitable endpoint of aging.  This is an incredibly important and positive message that we owe to Carol’s work. Carol has been faculty in the Psychology Department for more than 25 years.  She is not only an amazing scientist, but she is also a wonderful colleague and a dedicated mentor and educator.  Many young neuroscientists around the globe – in particular, women neuroscientists – are indebted to Carol for her guidance and encouragement.   

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Barnes on this distinguished and much-deserved accomplishment! 

-Lee Ryan, Professor and Head

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