UE Professor Receives Exemplary Teacher Award at Winter Commencement

Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The University of Evansville awarded approximately 90 degrees at the Winter Commencement ceremony on Wednesday, December 17, in the Large Gym in Carson Center. During the ceremony, the 2014 United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award was presented by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church to Margaret Stevenson, UE associate professor of psychology.

Stevenson has been a professor at UE since 2008, teaching courses in such areas as social psychology, research methods in psychology, and psychology and the law. She serves as advisor to many psychology majors, advising and directing some in their research projects. Stevenson is a senior thesis mentor for many students, and co-faculty advisor for the UE student PSI CHI and Psychology Club.

She was honored with the Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for Research in 2012, and the Association for Psychological Science RISE Research Award in 2011. Stevenson is a past recipient of the American Psychological Association Division 37’s Section on Child Maltreatment Early Career Award. She is a member of such professional organizations as the American Psychological Association, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and Society for Personality and Social Psychology. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Forensic Psychology and the International Journal of Psychological Studies. At UE, Stevenson has been Honors Faculty Scholar in Residence, and has served on the Institutional Diversity Council, Honors Program committee, and General Education Subcommittee She has been the social sciences representative for UE Faculty Senate, as well as corresponding secretary and parliamentarian.

Stevenson earned her Ph.D. and Master of Arts in social psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Bachelor Science degree in psychology and her Bachelor of Science in French from Ohio State University.

This year’s commencement speaker was Jennie Ebeling, associate professor of archaeology, who received the 2014 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award during May's commencement ceremony.

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