25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)

APS Student Caucus

The Naked Truth Part III: Navigating the Job Market after Graduate School

Friday, May 24, 2013, 3:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom South

Jessica T. Wong Chair: Jessica T. Wong
University of Chicago

Are you a graduate student or recent graduate looking for that first post-graduation position? Do you have questions about navigating the job market in a difficult economy? This panel will bring together a group of psychological scientists to share their advice and answer your questions about finding a postdoc or full-time position in research, liberal arts, and industry.

 

Andrew Leynes

Andrew Leynes
The College of New Jersey
Andrew Leynes is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). His research integrates cognitive-behavioral theories of source memory and recognition with Event-Related Potential (ERP) measures of brain activity. At TCNJ, he has chaired 5 faculty search committees and served on another 5 search committees. He has also served as a faculty mentor for three new faculty, and managed Departmental tenure and promotion procedures for about a dozen faculty in his role as Department Chair.


Ian M. McDonough

Ian M. McDonough
Center for Vital Longevity, University of Texas at Dallas
Ian M. McDonough received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2011. He is currently in his second year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. McDonough received recognition from the American Psychological Association and American Psychological Foundation for his research on memory and aging. He is now exploring the neural correlates of age-related memory declines in memory using multivariate techniques to understand how patterns of brain activity can differentiate successful from unsuccessful aging.


Wendy Berry Mendes

Wendy Berry Mendes
University of California, San Francisco
Wendy Berry Mendes, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Sarlo/Ekman Endowed Chair in the study of Human Emotion at UC San Francisco. Her doctoral training was in social and biological psychology and her post-doctoral fellowship was in psychoneuroendocrinology. Professor Mendes was faculty at Harvard University from 2004 to 2010. In the fall of 2010 she accepted her current position at UCSF. Her research focuses on embodiment – how emotions, thoughts and intentions are experienced in the brain and body and how neurobiological changes influence behavior and cognition.


Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright
Altisource Solutions
Jennifer Wright earned her PhD in I/O psychology in 2010 from the University of Oklahoma, where she worked in research related to performance appraisal, judgment and decision making, and disabled workers. Since completing her graduate training, Jennifer has been working at Altisource Solutions with the Consumer Psychology team, consulting with financial services companies to improve customer and employee experience. Much of her work involves applying research findings of decision making, social influence, attention and memory research to communications between mortgage servicers and homeowners, to improve customer relationships, increase on-time payment rates and reduce complaints. In addition to her work at Altisource, Jennifer volunteers as a professional development coach for SIOP's Soldiers to Civilians program, and is active within SIOP and APS.


 

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