September 21, 2018  

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Psychology Graduate Student Co-Editor for APA Blog

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Hallie Jordan

Hallie Jordan, a University of Southern Mississippi counseling psychology doctoral student from Birmingham, Ala., is serving as a co-editor for the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 2 (Society for Teaching of Psychology) Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA) blog.

Prior to taking on the co-editor position, Jordan contributed a post to the GSTA blog on the benefits and challenges of teaching online. Since her involvement as a co-editor, the blog has shared posts on such topics as service-learning, navigating a teaching-oriented faculty job market, balancing teaching and research in graduate school, and avoiding the dangers of psychological hype in teaching.

“I'm looking forward to gaining copy-editing skills, further refining my writing skills through post contributions, and expanding my professional network to include faculty and graduate student instructors passionate about the teaching of psychology,” Jordan said.

“I hope to have an impact in recruiting, developing, and curating content related to the teaching of psychology that will be useful for graduate student instructors as they develop their own teaching styles and pedagogy.” 

Jordan believes experience in a leadership role in a field she has great interest in -- the teaching of psychology at the national level through APA involvement -- will enhance her professional development.

“I’m hoping the co-editor position will benefit my future career in terms of continued development of my knowledge related to teaching, because my career interests involve teaching psychology at the undergraduate level.”

The USM Counseling Psychology Doctoral program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for the American Psychological Association. The 5-6 year, full-time degree program is based on the scientist-practitioner training model, with opportunities for research involvement, especially in applied, empirically-supported interventions.

Students in the program benefit from strong and involved research mentoring, preparing graduates with academic interests by involving them in the publication process; and providing opportunities for professional presentation experience, as well as training to become licensed psychologists. Research, teaching, and clinical assistantships are available.

For information about the program, visit https://www.usm.edu/counseling-psychology. Visit the APA's GSTA blog at http://teachpsych.org/page-1784686.