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    Keynote Speakers

    R. Eric Landrum, Ph.D.

    A Perfect Storm: Skills Assessment and the Future of Psychology Education

    R. Eric Landrum is a professor of psychology at Boise State University, receiving his PhD in cognitive psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His research interests center on the educational conditions that best facilitate student success as well as the use of SoTL strategies to advance the efforts of scientist-educators. He has over 300 professional presentations at conferences and published over 20 books/book chapters, and has published over 70 professional articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. He has worked with over 275 undergraduate research assistants and taught over 12,500 students in 21 years at Boise State. During Summer 2008, he led an American Psychological Association working group at the National Conference for Undergraduate Education in Psychology studying the desired results of an undergraduate psychology education.

    Eric is the lead author of The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success (5th ed., 2013), authored Undergraduate Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story (2nd ed., 2012) and Finding A Job With a Psychology Bachelor's Degree: Expert Advice for Launching Your Career (2009). He co-authored The EasyGuide to APA Style (2nd ed., 2013), You’ve Received Your Doctorate in Psychology—Now What? (2012), and is the lead editor for Teaching Ethically—Challenges and Opportunities (2012) and co-editor of Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology: Current and Future Perspectives (2013). He served as Vice President for the Rocky Mountain region of Psi Chi (2009-2011). He is a member of the American Psychological Association, a fellow in APA’s Division Two (Society for the Teaching of Psychology or STP), served as STP secretary (2009-2011) and will serve as the 2014 STP President.

    R. Eric Landrum, Ph.D.

    R. Eric Landrum, Ph.D.

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    Susan A. Nolan, Ph.D.

    Trojan Horses: Building Statistical Literacy by Sneaking It in to Every Psychology Course

    Susan A. Nolan, Ph.D. is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Seton Hall University, and a representative from the American Psychological Association to the United Nations. Susan conducts research on interpersonal consequences of mental illness and on the role of gender in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, the latter funded in part by NSF. Susan enjoys teaching a range of courses, and integrates statistical and quantitative reasoning into every course she teaches. She is the co-author of two undergraduate statistics textbooks (Worth Publishers), and recently chaired the Statistical Literacy Presidential Taskforce of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP).

    Susan A. Nolan, Ph.D.

    Susan A. Nolan, Ph.D.