Department News

Dr. McKenzie shares her expertise on relationships

Social psychologist, Dr. Karyn McKenzie, was recently featured on the Dr. Stan Frager radio show.  She responded to questions about romantic relationships, friendships, and healthy communication in relationships.  You can listen to the show online on Dr. Frager’s website.

By |February 22nd, 2015|Department News|Comments Off

Dr. McKenzie honored with the Curry Award!

Psychology professor, Dr. Karyn McKenzie, was recently honored by the Georgetown College community with the Curry Award for Faculty Excellence.   We are so proud of everything Dr. McKenzie does to support her students, our department, and Georgetown College.  Click here for more details about Dr. McKenzie’s contributions.


By |February 22nd, 2015|Department News|Comments Off

Dr. Price selected to be KPF’s Public Education Campaign Coordinator

Psychology professor, Dr. Jennifer Price, was recently selected by the Kentucky Psychological Association Executive Director and the chair of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation to be the Public Education Campaign Coordinator for the state of Kentucky.  In this role, Dr. Price will coordinate efforts to educate the public about what psychology is and how understanding […]

By |February 22nd, 2015|Department News|Comments Off

College to Career – Successful Psychology Majors

Many of our students go on to graduate programs after Georgetown, while others go straight into a psychology-related career.  Take a look at some of our recent successful graduates!

Brian Belva – Clinical Psychology

Brandt Brooks – Dental Medicine

Brooke Browning – School Psychology

Ashley Clayton – Research Associate

Stacey Page Croley – AmeriCorps

Andrea Heflin – Sports Management

Rachael Jones […]

By |January 27th, 2015|Department News|Comments Off

GC Students, Faculty, and Alumni participate in the Walk for Down Syndrome

Three psychology professors (Bell, Castaneda & Singer), three current students (Sydney Berry, Sara Bishop, & Zach Parsons) and two former students (Kasey Carpenter & Megan Neace) helped with registration at the Walk for Down Syndrome on November 1st at Heritage Hall in downtown Lexington, KY.










The theme for the Walk was Superheroes. Another former student, […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Department News|Comments Off

GC alum Kandice Whitehouse and Dr. Jennifer Price present at the KPA Annual Convention

After completing a service learning project together in Spring 2014, Kandice Whitehouse ’13 and Dr. Jennifer Price presented a workshop entitled, “Service Learning 101: Guidelines for an Effective Partnership.”

The workshop was well-received by attendees who were impressed with the close faculty-student relationships developed at Georgetown and the opportunities our students have for professional development.

By |November 11th, 2014|Department News|Comments Off

Officer Valdez ’11 visits Psychology and the Law students

The Psychology and the Law students extended their thanks to Officer Joey Valdez, a GC 2011 graduate, from the Georgetown Police Department.  Officer Valdez visited their classroom in September to discuss many topics related to law enforcement, including the changing drug industry, recent criminal cases in our country, the selection process of police officers, […]

By |September 10th, 2014|Department News|Comments Off

Dr. Price completes another year at GSP!

Congratulations to all of the 2014 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars!  Georgetown Psychology professor, Dr. Jennifer Price, was thrilled to be part of the program again this summer as the Associate Campus Director at GSP-Bellarmine.  Georgetown College invites all new GSP Alumni to apply!

By |August 25th, 2014|Department News|Comments Off

GC students well-represented at KPA Spring Academic Conference

Congratulations to the Georgetown College students who presented their research at the Kentucky Psychological Association’s Spring Academic Conference.  Their work was very well received by the numerous judges from colleges and universities across the state.


By |April 8th, 2014|Department News|Comments Off

GC Psych Bowl Team makes it to the Final Four!

Congratulations to the GC Psych Bowl team on their successes at the Kentucky Psychological Association’s Spring Academic Conference held at Asbury University on March 29, 2014.  The team won their first two matches to make it into the final four!

By |April 8th, 2014|Department News|Comments Off

Welcome Prospective Students!

Psychology majors Aimee Davis and Faith Waters represented the Psychology Department at the Georgetown College Future Tiger Friday event on February 14th.  We are always excited to see prospective students on campus, and we welcome you to sit in on our classes to try out the true Georgetown experience!

By |February 17th, 2014|Department News|Comments Off

2013 Walk for Down Syndrome

Psychology professors, current students and alumni handle registration for the 2013 Down Syndrome of Central Kentucky’s Walk for Down Syndrome in Lexington.

By |November 25th, 2013|Department News|Comments Off

Congratulations to Stacey and Chris!

Stacey and Chris became engaged on May 18th.  They are busy planning their September 28th wedding.  Congratulations!!!

By |August 28th, 2013|Department News|Comments Off

Congratulations, Betsie Phillips and Dr. McKenzie!

The Marshall Center for Christian Ministry each year selects a student, faculty member, and staff member for their dedication to Christ and exemplary service in His name.   Psychology major Betsie Phillips received the 2013 graduating senior award, and Dr. McKenzie received the faculty award.  The staff award was presented to Megan Redditt, a […]

By |May 14th, 2013|Department News|Comments Off

Congratulations, Dr. Bell!

Dr. Susan Bell was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Advisor Award for the extensive guidance and support she gives her many advisees each year.

By |May 10th, 2013|Department News|Comments Off

2014 Psychology Department award winners

Congratulations to Marc Briel, Emily Eicher, and Elissa Porter, this year’s winners of departmental awards.


By |May 10th, 2013|Department News|Comments Off

2013 Honors Program and Service Learning poster session

Several of our psychology majors were invited to participate in this year’s campus-wide poster session, including those involved in the Honors Program, Dr. Price’s Undergraduate Research course, Service Learning courses, and our top Senior Capstone research students.

Ethan Smith completed GC’s Honors Program this year. Jaime Horne and Ashleigh Barker’s outstanding posters from Capstone were […]

By |April 28th, 2013|Department News|Comments Off

2013 Kentucky Psychological Association conference

Two groups of students attended the annual KPA conference, held in Louisville, Kentucky.Under Dr. Price’s guidance, Betsie Phillips, Ashleigh Barker, Marc Briel, Brooke Hurst, and Ethan Smith presented individual research projects during the conference’s poster session.

Four additional GC students (Hannah Prassel, Kendall Wills, Kari Steffen, and Ethan Smith) participated in the annual Psychology Bowl […]

By |April 18th, 2013|Department News|Comments Off

GC Psych Bowl team competes at KPA

The Georgetown College Psych Bowl team competed in the 26th Annual Psych Bowl Tournament, March 2014.


By |April 1st, 2013|Department News|Comments Off

Asher Henry Johnson Rawert

GC alumnae ‘Becca Johnson, her husband Bert Rawert, their sons Matthew and Nathan, and biggER sister Kaira announce the arrival of their youngest family member, Asher, born January 9th (weighing 8lbs, 7.6oz and measuring 21 inches long).  Asher is a Hebrew name meaning happy, fortunate, blessed.  “Then Leah said, ‘How happy I am! The […]

By |March 21st, 2013|Department News|Comments Off

Sydney Hannah Hale

Congratulations to Andy and Christy (Garland) Hale, whose daughter Sydney Hannah Hale was born February 13, 2013.  In 18 years, we hope to have her as a freshman (freshwoman) in our classes.

By |February 26th, 2013|Department News|Comments Off

Congratulations, Dr. Price!

Dr. Price was recently elected to the Kentucky Psychological Association’s Board as the Education and Training Interest Section Representative.  View her biographical sketch at the following site:


By |January 11th, 2013|Department News|Comments Off

Congratulations, Dr. Lookadoo

Dr. Regan Lookadoo was selected as recipient for the 2012 Liberation Award, which honors those who have made a significant impact in the effort against human trafficking in Kentucky.  Please click here to read additional details.  Congratulations, Dr. Lookadoo.


By |December 12th, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

2012 Graduation Awards

We are so proud of Doug McDonald, who received the prestigious President’s Award during graduation 2012.  The award is given to the graduating senior who has successfully overcome hardship through resolute determination and drive.  Doug is pictured with his wife Laura (Levy) and his daughter Clarke Elizabeth.

Dr. Rebecca Singer received the Lindsey Apple Student […]

By |May 27th, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

Ashley Clayton, GC graduate and published author

Ashley Clayton, psychology major and 2009 graduate, recently published her first and second articles, entitled Going to the source: Creating a citizenship outcome measure by community-based participatory research methods and The Citizen Project Part II: Impact of a citizenship intervention on clinical and community outcomes for persons with mental illness and criminal justice involvement.  […]

By |May 10th, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

2012 Honors Program poster session

Katie Rapier

Kristen Snyder with her parents

Two psychology majors will complete GC’s Honors Program this year. Part of the program’s requirements include an honors thesis, which is defended during a poster session at the end of the spring semester. Katie Rapier’s thesis is entitled An essential teleology of hope, while Kristen Snyder’s thesis title is […]

By |May 9th, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

GC graduates attend DSACK conference

Amber Pelfrey O’Neal, Hannah Howard Wathen, Chelsea Denham, and Brooke Reed Browning attended the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (DSACK) conference in February. Brooke co-authored a poster presentation (with Dr. Bell of GC and Dr. Carr of UC) as well. All four are graduates of GC. Amber and Hannah both […]

By |April 13th, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

2012 Animal Behavior Conference poster

Kristen Snyder and Dr. Singer attended the 2012 Animal Behavior Conference in Bloomington, Indiana.  Along with E. Henderson, they co-authored a poster entitled Studying the development of object permanence development in dolphins and sea lions.

By |April 11th, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

2012 Kentucky Psychological Association conference









Two groups of students attended the annual KPA conference, held in Lexington, Kentucky.  Under Dr. Lookadoo’s guidance, Morgan Floyd and Madison Wallace presented their research poster, Perspectives on rape From undergraduates at a Christian college.  Five additional GC students (Elizabeth Levay, Katie Rapier, Noel Ryan, Jesse Simpson, Kari Steffen) participated […]

By |April 11th, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

Dr. Singer wins conference’s teaching award

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Singer, animal learning psychologist, who presented a poster entitled  Study abroad courses serve as alternative “Animal Laboratories” during the 2012 National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology conference. She received the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Award, given to faculty who best incorporate new or innovative content into […]

By |April 11th, 2012|Department News|Comments Off