26th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (San Francisco, CA, USA - May 22-25, 2014)

APS Student Caucus

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

Friday, May 23, 2014, 11:30 AM - 12:25 PM
Golden Gate 2-3

Kris Gunawan Chair: Kris Gunawan
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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.


Kevin T. Petway

Kevin T. Petway
Educational Testing Service
Kevin Petway received his PhD in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Southern California in 2013. His research interests include longitudinal changes in personality, missing data modeling, psychometric models for the evaluation of cognitive and noncognitive constructs, and the link(s) between beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. He is currently an Associate Research Scientist with the Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success at the Educational Testing Service. There, he applies his knowledge of cognitive and noncognitive measurement to better understand the relationship between education and the workforce.

Maureen Ritchey

Maureen Ritchey
University of California, Davis
Maureen Ritchey earned her Ph.D. in 2011 from Duke University, where she was a student in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Center for Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on the neural systems involved in episodic memory and their modulation by emotion. In this work, Dr. Ritchey uses fMRI to measure patterns of brain activity within cortico-hippocampal systems and link them to memories for different kinds of information.

Laura C. Wilson

Laura C. Wilson
University of Mary Washington
Laura C. Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Mary Washington. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2013, after completing her pre-doctoral clinical internship in the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. Her main area of expertise is post-trauma functioning, particularly survivors of sexual violence or mass trauma (e.g., terrorism, mass shootings, combat). She also has interest in predictors of violence or aggression, including psychophysiology and personality.


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