What have you been doing since graduating with your psychology degree? Your fellow alumni and current faculty and students would love to know! We welcome personal and professional updates and photographs for our AlumNotes newsletter section. Submit your news at http://psychology.unl.edu/alumni-friends
Here are a few updates since our last newsletter:
Mary Munger (’71)
is in private practice in New Orleans and says, “I found my training head and shoulders above other graduates of other programs. Am still in practice 1/2 time although I will be eighty in 2015.” She developed a great love for the psychology profession under Dr. David Levin and others in the Psychology Department in late 1960s. She remembers the early inception of the Law-Psychology program.
Lynn Kahle (’77)
was appointed the Stewart Distinguished Professor at the Univ. of Oregon College of Business, where he is Head of the Marketing Department. He was recently elected to serve on the APA Council of Representatives, representing Div. 23 (Consumer Psychology) and is President of the American Marketing Association Special Interest Group on Consumer Behavior. His most recent books include Communicating Sustainability for the Green Economy (2014, with Eda Gurel-Atay), Belief Systems, Religion, and Behavioral Economics: Marketing in Multicultural Environments (2013, with Elizabeth Minton), Marketplace Lifestyles in an Age of Social Media: Theory and Method (2012, with Pierre Valette-Florence), and Consumer Behavior Knowledge for Effective Sports and Event Marketing (2011, with Angeline Close).
Carol Carver (’78)
has had a successful private practice since 1984, and is looking forward to retiring in a few years. She has been the President of the Oregon Psychological Association, and has received awards from APA, the Oregon Psychological Association, and the local psychologist's association. She says, “My clinical training in Lincoln gave me the foundation for a rewarding career.”
Coco McAtee (’87)
went on to complete a Masters in Social Work at UNO in 1990 and took a job as a clinical social worker providing in-home family therapy in Kansas City. After 16 years with Kansas City's oldest and largest family service agency, Coco has spent the last 6 1/2 years as a perinatal social worker on Overland Park Regional Medical Center's Women's unit assisting high-risk pregnancy patients and their families.
Charles Callahan (’91)
recently became the Senior Vice President & Chief Quality Officer, Memorial Health System (a three-hospital, six-affiliated-organizations health system in Central Illinois, affiliated with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine). He previously served as President, APA Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) in 2008-2009, and on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Psychology.
David Penn (’93)
is currently on faculty in the clinical psychology program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Last year, he was named the Linda-Wagner Martin Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and this past fall, he received the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman award for Mentoring. David shared, “I am very grateful to the great mentorship I received from Will Spaulding and Deb Hope at UNL, as well as being able to take classes with the legendary Cal Garbin!”
Douglas Whiteside (’94)
is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist through ABPP and a Professor of Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. He is also the Neuropsychology Concentration Coordinator and supervises advanced graduate students in neuropsychological assessment through the on-campus clinic. His research interests focus primarily on the development of performance validity tests to assess credible effort in forensic populations (e.g. personal injury, criminal forensics). He publishes in peer reviewed journals like The Clinical Neuropsychologist on this and related topics. His academic duties include teaching neuropsychology, biological psychology, and statistics courses in the doctoral program, supervise dissertations, and mentor students in their clinical, research, and professional development. Clinically, he focuses primarily on adults, with a mix of clinical and forensic referrals. He has a particular interest in traumatic brain injury, dementia, and learning disorders.
Anne Constantino (’97)
graduated with a BA in Psychology from UNL. She immediately started working in higher education in the area of Student Affairs and Student Development. She has been an academic advisor, student success counselor, assistant director of admissions as well as the director of student affairs. In 2004, she received a Masters in Education Administration with an emphasis in Student Development from UNL. Most recently, she became the Director of Development for the UNMC College of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Foundation.