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SPSSI’s member spotlight highlights the awards and achievements of our members.

Dr. Morgana Lizzio-Wilson

Join SPSSI in congratulating Morgana Lizzio-Wilson whose submission, "That’s Not Abusive...Is It?..." received one of SPSSI's Fall 2018 Local and State-Level Policy Work Grants. Read more


Dr. Jessica Saunders

Join SPSSI in congratulating Jessica Saunders whose sumbission, "Dissemination of the Status of Women in Nevada Report" received one of SPSSI's Fall 2018 Local and State-Level Policy Work Grants. Read more


Dr. Alyssa Zucker

Join SPSSI in congratulating Alyssa Zucker whose submission, "Tracking Attrition in Rape Prosecution in Alachua County, FL" received one of SPSSI's Fall 2018 Local and State-Level Policy Work Grants. Read more



Dr. Dionne Stephens

Join SPSSI in congratulating Dionne Stephens who has been awarded the American Psychological Associations’ Shining Star Award for her outstanding research and teaching in the area of multicultural psychology and diversity.



Dr. Patrick Grzanka

Please join SPSSI in congratulating Patrick Grzanka,
the 2018 Michele Alexander Early Career Award
winner. The Michele Alexander Early Career Award
for Scholarship and Service (Alexander Award)
award recognizes early career excellence in
scholarship as well as in service.


Dr. Violet Cheung

Join SPSSI in congratulating Violet Cheung, the winner of the 2019 Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecturer Award. Dr. Cheung will represent SPSSI as a lecturer at the 2019 APA Convention.



Dr. Ervin Staub

Please join SPSSI in congratulating the 2018 Otto Klineberg Award Winner Ervin Staub for his work, “Preventing Violence and Promoting Active Bystandership and Peace: My Life in Research and Applications.”


Dr. Rebecca Covarrubias

Join SPSSI in congratulating Rebecca Covarrubias who was awarded the 2019 Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) Early Career Impact AwardContinue reading.


Dr. Brian Christens

Brian D. Christens is the incoming editor of SPSSI’s Contemporary Social Issues book series. He is an Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. Continue reading. 


Andrea Belgrade

Andrea Belgrade is a recipient of the SPSSI Grants in Aid Award for her project examining wellbeing among adolescent refugees. Belgrade is a PhD candidate in Psychology at the University of Michigan where she has won numerous awards  Continue reading.


Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers

Join SPSSI in congratulating Naomi Hall-Byers for receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation. Her award, in the amount of $500,000 over three years will fund, “Excellence in Research: Attitudes, Motivations, and Justifications Surrounding Interpersonal Aggression.”  The initial project was funded by a Grants-in-Aid award from SPSSI in 2015. Continue reading.


Priya Sandanapitchai

Priyadharshany (Priya) Sandanapitchai is one of two SPSSI United Nations NGO committee interns. As part of her work at the UN, she took part in a project to remember the 3758 children who lost their lives in conflict zones in 2018 and is featured in a video by UNICEF.  Continue reading.