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V. Mark Durand ranked among top psychology professors in Florida

V. Mark Durand

Psychology Professor V. Mark Durand, PhD.

USF St. Petersburg Psychology Professor V. Mark Durand, Ph.D., has been ranked among the top 25 psychology professors in Florida. Durand was chosen by StateStats.org because of his expertise in autism spectrum disorder, said Wes Ricketts, vice president of the college resource Web site. The list grew out of a previous ranking of top colleges. “Our readers immediately expressed interest … Continue reading

Internal Awards Program faculty grants announced, totalling nearly $80,000

Nearly $80,000 has been awarded to 10 USF St. Petersburg faculty members through the 2012 Internal Awards Program, Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth announced Friday. The program provides “seed money” through a competitive process. The money allows faculty members to lay the groundwork for proposals to external sponsors such as federal and state agencies. Nearly two dozen faculty members applied.  Each … Continue reading

Psychology Professor V. Mark Durand invited to autism conference in Saudi Arabia

V. Mark Durand

Psychology Professor V. Mark Durand, PhD.

USF St. Petersburg Psychology Professor V. Mark Durand, Ph.D., has been invited to participate in an international conference on autism in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Durand, a leading expert on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is one of only four people from the United States invited to participate in the three-day conference in early February organized by a daughter of King Saud … Continue reading

Psychology adds two new graduate programs

Psychology Lecture

Dr. McHale outlines the importance of infant mental health in a regional forum at All Children's Hospital.

Psychology, traditionally the most popular major at USF St. Petersburg, is adding two new graduate programs and is now seeking applicants. A new Master’s Degree in Psychology was developed in response to both student demand and acute needs locally and across Florida, said James McHale, Chair of the USFSP Psychology Department. “More importantly, a central thrust of our program and … Continue reading