Judith Gibbons, Ph.D., professor of psychology and international studies, has been named a Fulbright Scholar.
The honor will allow the longtime SLU faculty member to conduct research and serve as a visiting scholar at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.
|Judith Gibbons, Ph.D.|
From January through September, Gibbons will teach a course about the psychology of gender and a seminar about qualitative research in the master's program in counseling.
"Guatemala is an amazing country; rich in culture and natural resources and untapped talent among its citizens." Gibbons said. "I look forward to working there."
She will offer workshops about research design and data analysis, and work with individual students in both the licenciatura, an advanced degree program, and master's program on their theses.
Her research project, entitled "Psychology of gender, research methods, and investigation of gender attitudes, machismo, and benevolent sexism in Guatemala," will expound on her interests in cross-cultural and cross-national studies of gender roles and adolescent development; the acculturation processes in adolescents and their families; and the psychology of women.
Gibbons received her Ph.D. in psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University and joined SLU's faculty in 1979.
She has spent her career mentoring students at all levels as they design and conduct psychological research.
Long an advocate for international studies, Gibbons has worked with students from Singapore, the Czech Republic, Vietnam, Mexico and Spain during her more than 30 years as a professor.
Her role as an educator and mentor has been recognized with SLU's Nancy McNeir Ring Award for Outstanding Faculty and the Missouri Governor's Award for teaching in higher education.
Gibbons is the editor of International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, and Consultation. She also is the former vice president for the United States and Canada, Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP) and former president of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research.
She also has published 60 peer-reviewed research papers; nearly 50 book chapters, reviews and other articles; and nearly 150 presentations at professional conferences.