Psychology Faculty Member and Students Win Regional Research Awards!

The Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) is the Southeastern Region’s premier professional organization for professional and academic psychologists. Each year, SEPA holds an Early Career Research Award (ECRA) as part of its Annual Meeting.

This year’s meeting, held in Charleston, South Carolina, saw a record of 42 applicants for the ECRA. The ECRA Committee selected six finalists, who presented oral papers in a special session at the conference. This year’s winner was Dr. Michael Eskenazi of Stetson University’s Department of Psychology. The winning paper was entitled, “Incidental and Intentional Word Learning in Uninformative Contexts.”

Student researchers who assisted with the project were Paige Kemp, Cassidy Campbell, Natascha Swischuk and Bailey Nix.

Dr. Eskenazi also mentored Ashtan Madsen’s senior research project, which she presented at SEPA. For her project and presentation of it, she won the undergraduate Psi Chi Regional Research Award!