2009 NASP Graduate Student Research Awards

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The NASP Research Committee supports student-initiated research through its Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRA). Up to four $1,000 awards are made each year to students who demonstrate exceptional ability to conduct high-quality research that furthers the mission and goals of NASP and has the potential to impact the field positively. For more information on the GSRA, see http://www.nasponline.org/about_nasp/gsra.aspx. The 2009 award winners were selected in December and announced at the NASP Convention in Boston. Congratulations to the 2009 awardees!

Anne Howard, Illinois State University, Normal, IL. Anne is completing her PhD in school psychology. She has conducted several research investigations in the areas of aggression and peer relations among youth. Specifically, she is interested in the peer ecology, including bystander behavior and school moral climate, as factors that may sustain and perpetuate school bullying. Anne plans to complete her dissertation this year and hopes to continue this line of research in a career of academic research and teaching.

Adrea Truckenmiller,Sjracuse University, Syracuse, NY. Adrea is a fourth-year doctoral candidate. Her research interests lie in academic and behavioral interventions at each of the tiers of a response-to-intervention framework. In her current and future research, she is interested in exploring not just the efficacy of specific interventions, but also the barriers in schools to effectiveness of interventions. …

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