Dr. Myrna Cintron, Ph.D.(Justice Studies Department), P.I. and Dr. Michael Nojeim, Dept. of Political Science (Co-PI), received a Panther Research Institute Program, summer mini-grant ($10,000). Their research proposed to conduct three focus groups with Latino adults. The goal of the research was to elicit opinions about unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexican borders and about immigration …

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 Five graduate students traveled to Wichita, Kansas in the spring to present research at the Southwestern Psychological association (SWPA) convention. One student, Shauna Richards, who is in the Master of Science in Juvenile Forensic Psychology program described it as “four days of amazing interactions and cognitive contemplations.”   Courtney Mosley and Dr. Joe Dickson presented on …

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  Dr. Camille Gibson has long taken the goal of increasing the visibility of the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology at Prairie View A&M University seriously.  Years of service to the university and to justice studies garnered her the Felix Fabian Founder’s Award this academic year from the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice. She has …

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  Julia F. Hastings, M.S.W., Ph.D., Lani V. Jones, M.S.W., Ph.D., and Pamela P. Martin, Ph.D. co-authored a book titled African Americans and Depression: Signs, Awareness, Treatments, and Interventions. The book examines the realities of depression among African Americans, and the various ways in which sufferers and their families address, or don’t address, it. The …

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Dr. Camille Gibson and colleagues were awarded a grant from the Hogg Foundation to evaluate the significant role that faith plays in the lives of African Americans. The goals of this initiative are to expand African American faith-based programs and ministries in Texas to include mental health. Dr. Gibson, an associate professor of Justice Studies, …

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In July, Karen Lane, a recent graduate of the Master’s Juvenile Forensic Psychology Program, has been appointed as the Clinical Liaison for the American Psychology-Law Society’s Graduate Student Committee. She is the first student from Prairie View A&M University to be elected to a position on this committee. Her duties include maintaining an internship database …

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Several recent graduates, Ri’Ana White, Eryka Boyd, and Natasha Jones along with Taniesha Murray, a rising senior, presented at the 46th Association of Black Psychologists International Convention in Indianapolis in July 2014. Their presentation was titled “Cultural Factors as Determinants for Positive Psychological Functioning;” and all these students were mentored by Dr. Derek Wilson.

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In July 2014, Dr. Derek Wilson, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, received the Community Service Award at the 46th Association of Black Psychologists International Convention in Indianapolis. Ms. Lucy Uboh, a rising senior in the department, nominated Dr. Wilson for the award because of his service in the Houston area. The Department …

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Jasanne Baugh, a rising junior in the Department of Psychology, completed a summer internship with the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program, a literacy-rich summer and after-school program developed to serve children in low-income communities. As part of her summer 2014 internship, Ms. Baugh participated in the Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute held at …

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Paris Cunningham, a PV scholar-athlete in tennis and rising junior in the Department of Psychology, participated in the McNair Scholars Summer Program at Wichita State University, an 8-week residential summer program stating on June 2nd and concluding August 1st. The mission of the program is to foster greater diversity in higher education by helping to …

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