The Best Thing About Being Part of the Psychology Department

We asked Psychology Department students and faculty, “What is the best thing about being part of the psychology department?”

Here’s what they said:


ANDREAS MILES-NOVELO Undergraduate Student, Hometown: Des Moines, IA

“The psychology department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is full of extraordinary minds and opportunities. I am so grateful for wonderful faculty and students that I get to collaborate with daily, as they help push me to become a better scientist and scholar.”


GRACE SULLIVAN Graduate Student, Neuroscience and Behavior Program, Hometown: Yankton, SD

“My favorite thing about being in the UNL psychology department is working with others who seem to love what they do. People in this department look out for one another, building collaborative relationships, as well as noticing when their colleagues could use a cup of coffee or some words of encouragement. The supportive atmosphere and mutual love of science in this department make me happy every time I come to campus.”

Jamie Longwell

JAMIE LONGWELLAdministrative Technician

“The best thing about the psychology department is the people! I particularly enjoy watching the graduate students grow into prepared and confident professionals. I have made lifelong friends here.”


MICHAEL DODD Associate Professor of Psychology, Social and Cognitive Program

“There is no one individual thing about the psychology department that I would deem “best” because it is the unique interaction between a lot of different variables that cumulatively make the department a special place to be. Gracious, hardworking, and collaborative colleagues; smart, driven, and curious students (at both the undergraduate and graduate level); a terrifically helpful administrative and support staff, and solid institutional support for all different types of endeavors related to both research and teaching make for a department that is welcoming, supportive, and rooting for you to succeed at whatever it is you are doing.”


DEBRA HOPE Professor of Psychology, Clinical Program

“The best part of being in the Department of Psychology is the people. Everyone is working very hard but everyone is also happy to pause for a minute to chat. The collegial atmosphere makes it a great place to work.”