Keystone professor receives award

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Posted: 06/25/2013

Dr. Kristel GallagherLa Plume – Dr. Kristel Gallagher, assistant professor of psychology at Keystone College, recently received the Outstanding Poster Award at the Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Staunton, Va.

Dr. Gallagher’s poster highlighted an original and unique class assignment she prepared, “Spiderman, Spiderman…A Social Psychology Action Plan!” As part of the assignment, 21 Keystone students researched some of today’s most pressing social issues and then used social psychology principles to address those issues. The results were presented to the Keystone community through an interactive poster fair.

Held June 21-22, the Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference brought together teachers from graduate, four-year, and two-year colleges/universities, and high schools to discuss issues related to teaching psychology.

A member of the Keystone College faculty since 2012, Dr. Gallagher received doctorate and master’s degrees in experimental social and health psychology from Kent State University and a bachelor’s in psychology from Waynesburg University. Dr. Gallagher teaches several courses at Keystone, including general psychology, social psychology, health psychology, and others.

Photo: Dr. Kristel Gallagher and her award-winning poster presentation at the Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference.