BATLAB NEWS

2019 ‚Äč

  • Congratulations to Ashley Jones, who won $750 for her presentation in the 3-minute thesis competition via winning the first round of competitions and People's Choice award!

  • Congratulations to Olivia Miller for being nominated by CPY faculty for the USM Graduate School Hall of Fame!

  • Ashley Jones was selected to be the campus representative for Division 17 and Ashley Bozeman as one of the student representatives for the CJ Section of Division 18. 

  • Alexandra successfully proposed her dissertation project examining factors impacting source credibility of female expert witnesses! 

  • Riley Davis successfully proposed her thesis project looking at racial biases in violence risk assessment

  • Congratulations to Shaday Williams, who accepted a position in the Forensic Psychology master's program at the University of Denver for Fall 2019!

  • The BatLab is excited to welcome Dr. Stan Brodsky, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama (and honorary BatLab member) to campus on April 11-12th. Dr. Brodsky's colloquium is co-sponsored by the School of Psychology and Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services.

  • The BatLab received an Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence award to continue our work on assessing barriers to employment for community released offenders.

  • Congratulations to Madison Pike for successfully completing her honors thesis!

  • Congratulations to BatLab alum and former Master's student, Lauren Coaker, who accepted a position in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Georgia for Fall 2019!

  • Welcome and congratulations to our newest doctoral student, Rheanna Standridge! Rheanna is coming to us from the University of Florida.

  • Riley Davis and Ashley Jones both presented excellent talks as part of a symposium on applications of technology in Psychology-Law contexts at the AP-LS convention in Portland! 

  • Congratulations to Madison Pike on her recent acceptance into the Osteopathic Medicine program at William Carey University! 

  • The BatLab received an addition $10,000 to help build our e-therapy app for community released offenders!

  • The BatLab is excited to announce our new partnership with the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center! This partnership will allow us to help provide mental health services to rural jail populations across the state. We're proud to be part of this innovative initiative and are grateful for the over $100,000 in extramural funds we received through the Health Resources & Services Administration. 

2018 

  • Congratulations to Riley Davis and Ashley Jones who were both selected for a competitive travel grant from The Graduate School to attend the 2019 AP-LS convention in Portland, OR!

  • The BatLab was awarded $15,000 to help develop an e-therapy app for community released offenders!

  • Welcome and congratulations to our new master's students, Ashley Bozeman and Olivia Miller!

  • Madison Pike successfully presented her honors thesis project as a paper talk at the USM Undergraduate Research Symposium!

  • Lauren Coaker presented an awesome paper talk at the AP-LS convention in Memphis on risk communication in sex offense cases!

  • Welcome and congratulations to our new doctoral students, Ashley Jones and Michael Lester! 

2017

  • Congratulations to Michael Lester who was selected for a competitive travel award to attend the 2017 APA convention in Washington, D.C.! He presented a poster on legal professional's opinions of defendants with mental illnesses.

  • Congratulations to Lauren Coaker on being awarded the John Alcorn Scholarship for students in counseling psychology!

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