Current News

Faculty Receive Grant Awards

Congratulations to Drs. Amanda Clark and Kate Rogers, who have each received contract awards for their research collaborations with other faculty.  Dr. Clark is working in collaboration with UTC's STEM education department. The program was awarded $860,319 from the National Science Foundation for a project titled, "Track 1: UTChattanooga STEM Education Noyce Scholarship Program."  The funding will provide scholarships and induction support to attract qualified STEM majors to secondary science and mathematics teaching careers and provide them with pedagogical and content/research rich experiences.  Funds will also be used to encourage traditionally underrepresented groups to major in STEM fields and seek secondary teacher licensure.

Dr. Rogers is part of a team that received $992,996 from the National Science Foundation for a project titled, "UTC-ASSETS: Academic Intervention Social Supports, and Scholarship for Engineering Transfer Students."


Hood to Be Honored by Alumni Association

Dr. Ralph Hood will be honored at the year-end meeting of the UT Alumni Association Board of Governors on June 1, as the 2018 Distinguished Service Professor - Chattanooga.  Congratulations Dr. Hood!


Faculty at Commencement 2018
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Department faculty celebrated with students at Commencement Spring 2018.

LEFT: Left to right: Dr. Ozbek, Dr. Black, Dr. Rogers. Back row: Dr. Foeder, Dr. Ferrier, Dr. Zelin.

RIGHT: Back row: Drs. Foreder, Ferrier, Zelin, Cunningham, Watson.  Front: Drs. Black and Rogers.


UTC I-O  Ranks in Top 10 of MS Programs Nationally!

The Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) has ranked our program in the top 10 in almost every measured category, highlighting the overall strength and quality of the program.  SIOP is the premier international organization for the study and application of I-O psychology. UTC's I-O Program was measured against all institutions with terminal Masters programs whose coordinators, students and alumni responded to the survey. Congratulations to our faculty!  
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Students/Faculty Present at SEPA

Several students and faculty attended the 2018 conference of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Charleston, SC in March.   Pictured below left are Thomas Vorwerk, Jessica Hacker, Dr. Jill Shelton and Daniel Ellis. The students co-authored presentations and Jessica gave a talk as well.

Right: Dr. Ralph Hood delivers the Psi Chi distinguished lecture.

Bottom: Speakers from the APA Division 3 Experimental-Cognitive Symposium on Prospective Memory included Dr. Jill Shelton (center), Audrey Parrish, Andrew Kelly, Jason Hicks, Jessie Martin, and John Crystal.

Dr. Jill Shelton and students at SEPA 2018    Dr. Ralph Hood SEPA 2018 

Seminar Presenters SEPA 2018 


Shelton Heads to Germany

Dr. Jill Shelton has been invited to be the keynote speaker for the "Theoretical and Applied Advances in Prospective Memory" symposium being held at the University of Heidelberg this summer. 

Dr. Shelton has also been invited to contribute a chapter for a new edited volume on Prospective Memory, and the Australian Catholic University for Oxford's Encyclopedia of Aging.

Cunningham to Lead Society For Occupational
Health Psychology

Dr. Christopher Cunningham has been elected to serve as the next president of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology. His president-elect term runs from January 2018 to January 2020.  He'll then be president for two years, then past-president for two!

Dr. Cunningham also won 2017 Reviewer of the Year award for the Journal of Business and Psychology.


Professors Under Book Contract

Drs. Christopher Cunningham and Kristen Black have a book contract with Taylor and Francis publishers for release in 2019, titled Essentials of Occupational Health Psychology.