Awards and Accomplishments
Dr. Jill R. Sudak-Allison • She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed mental health counselor. She has a number of publications including: Child Access and visitation following divorce: A growth access for marriage and family therapy, in the American Journal of Family Therapy. She has presented at numerous conferences on Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care Settings; Integrating Neurobiology and EMDR; Increasing Human Services Students' Sense of Employment Worth and Career Negotiation Skills; and Three Majors: Poster Symposium for Engaging All Learns of Psychology, Human Services and Education. She is also the Chair of the Psychology and Human Services Department.
Dr. Kris Owens • She is a licensed social worker with an expertise in disability services. She has facilitated numerous presentations related to academic support strategies and assistive technology. Most recently, in July 2017 she co-facilitated a presentation titled "Engaging and Supporting English Language Learners" at the Iowa Teaching and Learning Conference. The session highlighted research that identified the needs of ELL and ways to provide a supportive learning environment. She has received several awards including Mercy College Student Spirit Award, which is extended to an individual whose spirit and values are focused on student success. In addition, Kris received a poster presentation award related to the Analysis of English Language Learner Needs and is a Blackboard Exemplary Course nominee.
Jim Hanson • Former Human Services department chair, is working toward his license to become a mental health counselor. He was also the former Social Sciences division head and the 2004 recipient of the Grand View Faculty Award.
Guy Cunningham • Appears on nostalgia in Hallmark Christmas movies, the role of the psychologically uncanny in ghost stories, and on the evolutionary psychology of the popularity of obnoxious celebrities and politicians at the annual conventions of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. He has also conducted workshops on addictions and working with persons transitioning from incarceration.
Dr. Josh Woods • He is the director of the Psychology research lab where students conduct faculty-driven research and present the lab's findings at professional research conferences. Most recently research students traveled to Chicago, Denver, Boston and Washington, D.C. to present their findings. Dr. Woods is also an expert witness for cases involving eyewitness memory and false confessions. He is the primary cognitive psychologist for the Innocence Project of Iowa.