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Biographical Notes on Individual Contributors
About the Editors
William Buskist is the Kulynych/Cline Family Distinguished Professor in the Teaching of Psychology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Prior to his arrival at Appalachian in 2002, he was an Alumni Professor of Psychology at Auburn University. In his 19-plus years at Auburn, he taught nearly 30,000 undergraduates. His research interests center on identifying and understanding the qualities and behaviors involved in "master teaching" and in designing training programs that promote effective undergraduate teaching. He teaches a variety of undergraduate psychology courses and has strong interests in helping undergraduates prepare for graduate study in psychology. He serves as a consulting editor for Teaching of Psychology. In 2000, he received the Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the Society of the Teaching of Psychology. He is also a Fellow of the Society. Together with Steve Davis (Emporia State University), he recently published a book entitled The Teaching of Psychology: Essays in Honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer (Erlbaum).
Vincent Hevern graduated from Fordham College and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fordham University in 1985, the same year he was licensed as a psychologist by New York State. For 8 years he both taught psychology and practiced as a clinician in New York City--mostly working with adolescent clients and their families. He moved to Le Moyne College in 1991 where he is Associate Professor and former chair of the Psychology Department. At Le Moyne he has taught a broad array of clinical and non-clinical courses. His most recent research interests include the narrative perspective in the social sciences and the pedagogical implications of emerging digital technologies such as the Internet. He is currently completing his first term as the founding Internet Editor for STP for which he has developed several online sites (the STP Homepage and OTRP Online). He is a Fellow of APA in Division 2. He has been a Jesuit for more than 35 years and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976.
Bill Hill received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Georgia in 1979 and has been on the faculty at Kennesaw State University (KSU) since then. During his tenure at KSU he has been a full-time teaching faculty member and assumed several administrative roles, including Department Chair of Psychology from 1988-1994 and Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs from 1998-2002. In the fall of 2002 he will become the full-time Director of the KSU Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, which coordinates faculty development programs and a Faculty Teaching Fellows program. His professional activities have primarily revolved around teaching and service to teachers. His research interests center on teaching issues, most recently focusing on the use of and attitudes about extra credit and resource materials to enhance the teaching of cross-cultural psychology. He has published several resources for teaching cross-cultural psychology. He is also strongly committed to professional efforts to facilitate the improvement of teaching. In 1989 he founded, and continues to coordinate, the annual Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. He has also been active in a variety of leadership roles in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP), Division Two of the American Psychological Association, including President of STP in 2001-2002. He received the KSU Distinguished Teaching Award in 1985 and is a Fellow of Divisions 2 and 52 of APA.
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