Psi Chi Mentoring Program

2008-2009

 

The following members of the Oklahoma State University Chapter of Psi Chi have volunteered to be mentors to fellow students interested in psychology.A mentor is an individual, usually older, always more experienced, who helps and guides another individualís development. Students interested in a mentor are encouraged to select one from the following list and arrange a time to meet.Mentors can help you decide what classes to take, what clubs to join, how to prepare for your future, and many other topics.Ideal meeting locations include the library, the student union, or North Murray Hall 015 during times when classes are not scheduled (check the check outside the door).

 

Any questions about this mentoring program can be directed to the Psi Chi Advisors Dr. Shelia Kennison (shelia.kennison@okstate.edu).

 

Mentors (in alphabetical order)

 

Name: Vanessa Brown
Year in school: SENIOR!!!
Expected Graduation Month/Year: December 2008
Interests (in psychology): Child and adolescents with developmental and behavior disorders and Intervention and prevention research regarding problem solving processes and emotional regulation.
Future plans (after graduation): I'm applying to graduate school right now; so I will hopefully be starting my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology by August 2009.
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990)?  Yes, RA for Dr. Hartung (ADHD research) 2006-2007. Presently, I'm a RA for Dr. Page in the FiSH lab and a RA for Dr. Morris' Family Development Lab (HDFS department).
Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990)?  Yes, TA for Psych Testing with Dr. Page and TA for Intro
Do you have Community Service or other Experience? YMCA softball coach.
Have you taken the GRE yet? If so, when do you plan to take it? Not yet, Oct. 16th.
Contact Info (email/phone): vanessa.brown@okstate.edu    405-714-2905
Best Times to Meet: Monday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

 

Name: Lauren Gregory
Year in school: senior
Expected Graduation Month/Year: December '08
Interests (in psychology): I'm interested in older adults and cognitive psych (especially memory and attention).
Future plans (after graduation): I would like to be accepted into a cognitive psych graduate program.
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990)?  If so, what faculty member/lab did you work in?: Yes, I was a research assistant in Dr. Reese's Cognitive Aging Lab.
Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990)?  If so, what course did you help with? Yes, I was a TA for Dr. Potts' Experimental Psych Class.
Do you have Community Service or other Experience? I've volunteered at the Grace Living Center and the Adult Life Day Center.
Have you taken the GRE yet? If so, when do you plan to take it? I'm going to take the GRE for the first time in October.
Contact Info (email/phone): lauren.gregory@okstate.edu/ (405) 615-7883
Best Times to Meet: Wednesdays and Fridays between 2-8 and anytime Sunday

 

Name: Ryan Hart
Year in school:  Senior
Expected Graduation Month/Year: May 2009
Interests (in psychology):  Counseling, Sports Psychology, Personality Disorders
Future plans (after graduation): Complete a Master's program in Counseling, and then put my degree to work
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990)?  Yes, I currently work in Dr. Byrd-Craven's Stress and Peer Relations Lab
Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990)?  Yes, I was a teaching assistant for Philip Rambo in Intro Psych
Do you have Community Service or other Experience? I have been a mentor in the Big Brother program since high school
Have you taken the GRE yet?  I have not taken it yet, but will do so soon
Other interesting things about yourself that you'd like to share:  I play golf
Contact Info (email/phone):  E-mail is 'ryan.hart@okstate.edu', and phone is (918) 269-8571
Best Times to Meet:  Evenings, Tuesday & Thursday

 

Name:  Andrea Morey 

Year in school:  Senior
Expected Graduation Month/Year:  December 2008
Interests (in psychology):   Social Work, counseling psychology; drug and alcohol rehabilitation, women's issues, domestic violence.
Future plans (after graduation):  working with DHS or Tulsa Boys Home (this houses boys 14-18yrs that have behavioral problems and/or chemical dependency).  Eventually, attending graduate school.
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990)?  Yes, two semesters 4990 with Dr. Ed Burkley
Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990)? Yes, with Dr. Kennison; Psych 3914  
Do you have Community Service or other Experience?  Yes, I am currently working at Stillwater Group Homes (rehabilitaion housing for adults with physical and mental disabilities)
Have you taken the GRE yet? If so, when do you plan to take it? I plan to take it in November
Contact Info (email/phone):   andrea.morey@okstate.edu, 918-706-5873
Best Times to Meet:   MW 11am-3pm, F 9am-12pm, or by appointment

 

Name: Stephanie Renee' Scott
Year in school: 1st year grad student-master's in community counseling
Expected Graduation Month/Year: Fall 2010
Interests (in psychology): Children/Adolescence
Future plans (after graduation): Get LPC license. Work for clinic or hospital (St. Judes, Cancer Treatment Centers of America). Specialize in trauma and eating disorders
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990)?  If so, what faculty member/lab did you work in?: Yes! Dr. Page FiSH lab
Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990)?  If so, what course did you help with? -Yes! Dr. Kennison, Quant Methogs
Do you have Community Service or other Experience? Tons!! Golden Key, Psi Chi, Psych Club, Relay for Life, etc...
Have you taken the GRE yet? If so, when do you plan to take it? -Yes I have! :)
Other interesting things about yourself that you'd like to share: Love yoga and Grad School.
Contact Info (email/phone): stephanie.scott@okstate.edu, 405.365.3921
Best Times to Meet: Very flexible schedule, but varies on a weekly basis due to job

 

Name: Douglas Roark
Year in school: First year Graduate Student in the M.S. Program for Community Counseling. Graduated from OSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology May 2008
Expected Graduation Month/Year: Undergraduate- May 2008   M.S.-2010
Interests (in psychology):  Counseling/Clinical therapy
Future plans (after graduation): Attain Master's degree and then go for a Ph. D. in either Clinical or Counseling Psych
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990)?  Dr. Leffingwell Fall '07   
Do you have Community Service or other Experience?
  Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Stillwater, Stillwater Red Cross, Friends of the Stillwater Library, Oklahoma Highway cleanup, and others
Have you taken the GRE yet? No, but I have taken a Kaplan Prep Class
Other interesting things about yourself that you'd like to share: I have been active in various student organization throughout my years at OSU and would be more than willing to share my knowledge and experience with others
Contact Info (email/phone): 316-640-5478    doug.roark@okstate.edu
Best Times to Meet: Monday before 4:30  before 4:00 on Tuesday  anytime Wednesday   before 1 on Thursday  and anytime Friday

 

Name: Parker Shaw
Year in school: Senior (5th year)
Expected Graduation Month/Year: May 2009
Interests (in psychology): Brain/behavior functions, evolutionary psychology, parapsychology
Future plans (after graduation): Graduate school for clinical psychology
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990)? Yes. Thomas, Chaney, Wingate, Leffingwell, Callahan
Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990)?  Yes. Quantitative methods, developmental psyc.
Do you have Community Service or other Experience?  American Indians Into Psychology
Have you taken the GRE yet? Yes, take again in October
Other interesting things about yourself that you'd like to share: Farm boy from McAlester who is interested in sports, the paranormal, exercising, movies, art.
Contact Info (email/phone): parker.shaw@okstate.edu/405-880-6307
Best Times to Meet: Thursday Morning at 10AM. Can make accommodations.

 

Name: Eva Woodward

Year in school: Senior

Expected Graduation Month/Year: May 2009

Interests (in psychology): Racial and sexual minorities, gender identity, mental health disparities in minority populations

Future plans (after graduation): Attend graduate school

Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990)? Yes, 2 years. If so, what faculty member/lab did you work in?: Dr. Melissa Burkley's lab (presently). Dr. LaRicka Wingate is supervising another independent research project I'm completing.

Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990)? Yes, 2 semesters. If so, what course did you help with? Psychology of Minorities and Psychological Testing

Do you have Community Service or other Experience? Yes.

Have you taken the GRE yet? If so, when do you plan to take it? Yes; taking it again in November 2008.

Other interesting things about yourself that you'd like to share: As a first generation college student, I had to learn all my knowledge to succeed in college from my faculty mentors.I would like to pass on this invaluable information about how to get starting out in the psychology field, what routes are best for each person, and time management.

Contact Info (email/phone): eva.woodward@okstate.edu Phone: 580.484.1577

Best Times to Meet: by appt.