23rd Southeatern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology Conference

The Kennesaw State University Psychology Department and
Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Announce the


Friday & Saturday, February 24-25, 2012
Crowne Plaza, Atlanta Perimeter Northwest
6345 Powers Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30339

Recipient of the 2001 University System of Georgia Award
for Excellence in Research in Undergraduate Education


Stephen Chew, Ph.D. , Professor of Psychology
Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama

Stephen L. Chew has been a professor and chair of psychology at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama since 1993. Trained as a cognitive psychologist, one of his primary research areas is the cognitive basis of effective teaching. A leader in the scholarship of teaching and learning, his research interests include the use of examples in teaching, the impact of cognitive load on learning, and the tenacious misconceptions that students bring with them into the classroom. This past summer he created a series of videos for students on how to get the most out of studying. In 2005, he received the Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. He was named the 2011 Outstanding Master's Universities and Colleges U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Neil Lutsky, Ph.D. , Kenan Professor of Psychology
Carleton College

Northfield, Minnesota


Neil Lutsky, (Ph.D., Harvard University) teaches courses in social psychology, social cognition, personality, general psychology, positive psychology, and quantitative reasoning. He is a former president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association) and the 2001 recipient of the Walter D. Mink Undergraduate Teacher Award given by the Minnesota Psychological Association and the 2011 recipient of the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award given by the American Psychological Foundation. He directed a 2004-2008 Department of Education FIPSE grant to Carleton on "Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge," and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Numeracy Network. His professional interests include the teaching of psychology, quantitative reasoning, the social psychology of obedience to authority, psychology and the Holocaust, and the study of therapy, relationship, and other life endings. Lutsky also co-directs an occasional Psychology and English Seminar in London.

David G. Myers, Ph.D. , Professor of Psychology
Hope College

Holland, Michigan


Social psychologist David Myers is a communicator of psychological science to college students and the general public.
His scientific writings, supported by National Science Foundation grants and fellowships, have appeared in three dozen academic periodicals, including Science, the American Scientist, the American Psychologist, and Psychological Science.
David has digested psychological research for the public through articles in four dozen magazines, from Scientific American to Christian Century, and through seventeen books, including general interest books and textbooks.
His research and writings have been recognized by the Gordon Allport Prize, by an "honored scientist" award from the Federation of Associations in the Brain and Behavioral Sciences, by the Award for Distinguished Service on Behalf of Personality-Social Psychology, and by three honorary doctorates.
In recognition of his efforts to transform the way America provides assistive listening for people with hearing loss (see he received “the 2011 American Academy of Audiology Presidential Award.”

Sponsored by the Kennesaw State University Department of Psychology and Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, the 24th Annual Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology is an opportunity for teachers of psychology to discuss and share experiences and techniques. The conference offers concurrent sessions and invited addresses on teaching techniques and issues associated with undergraduate education. Time is also available for participants to get to know each other and establish contacts with fellow teachers throughout the Southeast. Please join us in celebrating teaching excellence in psychology through sharing best practices, innovative ideas for enhancing student learning, and interacting with your colleagues in a supportive and fun


For the last several years we have been at capacity enrollment. Once we reach our capacity,
additional registrations will be put on a waiting list for openings due to cancellations. The registration fees are listed below. All registration fees include all meals scheduled during the conference, breaks, and conference materials.

$210: Early - registration fee if received by Friday, February 10, 2012.
$250: Late (after February 10, 2012) and onsite registration fee.
$180: Team rate for each participant when multiple people register from the same school. Each participant must register and pay individually.
$150: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, Adjunct Faculty and Psychology High School Teacher rate

Refund Policy
If a participant has to cancel for any reason, a full refund will be given if the cancellation is received by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 17, 2012


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    1000 Chastain Road MD 5400
    Kennesaw, GA 30144


Friday, February 24, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Free Pre-Conference Workshops
Workshop A
Designing Good SoTL Projects: Tips from ToP Editors
Randy Smith, Lamar University and Robert Bartsch, University of Houston - Clear Lake
Workshop B

Playing Well with Others: Contributing to Institution-wide Outcomes Assessment Initiatives
Tom Pusateri, Kennesaw State University

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Making Students More Effective Learners by Challenging their Misconceptions about Learning
Stephen Chew, Samford University
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Teaching for Social Justice: Community-Based Learning as Pedagogy for Effecting Social Change
Kim Case, University of Houston-Clear Lake and Lynn Boettler, Kennesaw State University
An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Leah Zinner, Lynn Gieger, John Nardo, and Karen Schmeichel, Oglethorpe University
Helping Students Become Better Critical Thinkers
Jessica Irons, James Madison University and Jared Keeley, Mississippi State University

Developing a Study Abroad Program
Elizabeth Sheehan, Georgia State University and Rebecca Rogers, Augusta State University

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Infusing Diversity Into the Psychology Curriculum
Kim Case, University of Houston-Clear Lake and Amy Buddie, Kennesaw State University

iEngage Students Through Technology in the Classroom
Tammy Zacchilli and Shannon Farris, Saint Leo University

Teaching Introductory Psychology: Challenges and Solutions
Jessica Irons, James Madison University and Jared Keeley, Mississippi State University
Facilitating Good Writing By Your Students
Randy Smith, Lamar University and Rebecca Ryan, Georgia Southern University
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Teaching Psychology Courses Online: Challenges and Solutions
Chris Randall, Traci Stromie, and Josie Baudier, Kennesaw State University
Preparing Future Faculty in Psychology
Rosemary Phelps, Florin Selagea, and Bailey Nevels, University of Georgia and Amy Buddie, Kennesaw State University
Metacognition: Helping Your Students Become Self-Directed Learners
Michele DiPietro, Kennesaw State University
Teaching Statistics & Research Methods: Challenges and Solutions
Janie Wilson, Georgia Southern University and Karen Naufel, Georgia Southern University
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cocktails (2 free drinks included in registration fee)
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner (included in registration fee)
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Invited Address
A Quiet World: The Psychology of Hearing and Hearing Loss
David Myers, Hope College
Saturday, February 25, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Participant Poster Session
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Teaching Using Wikis
Sue Frantz, Highline Community College and Bill Altman, Broome Community College
Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service - A Panel Discussion
Janie Wilson, Georgia Southern University, Tracy Zinn, James Madison University, Rosemary Phelps, University of Georgia and Tom Pusateri, Kennesaw State University
Engaging Today's Students
Christy Price, Dalton State College
Using Current Events in Psychology Courses
Carly Friedman, Mississippi State University and Elliott Hammer, Xavier University
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Psychology Capstone Experiences: Challenges and Solutions
Tracy Zinn, James Madison University and Karen Brakke, Spelman College
Active Lecturing: Yeah, I Said It
David Daniel, James Madison University
Innovative Ways to Incorporate Technology in Your Teaching
Jeremy Houska, Concordia University and Sue Frantz, Highline Community College
12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Though This Be Madness, Yet There Is Method: Promoting Quantitative Reasoning in the Teaching of Psychology
Neil Lutsky, Carleton College
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration fee)



All conference sessions and lodging will be at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Perimeter NW Hotel, conveniently located at 6345 Powers Ferry Road off I-285 at Exit 22, which is one exit east of the junction of I-75 and I-285. Rooms are available at the Crowne Plaza at a special conference rate of $105.00 (single or double) and can be made by calling 1-800-227-6963. Be sure to specify the "SOUTHEAST TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE" when making your reservations to secure the special conference rate. Please note that room availability at the conference rate CANNOT be guaranteed after Feburary 10, 2012, so make your reservations early!

The Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Perimeter NW Hotel is conveniently located at 6345 Powers Ferry Road off I-285 at Exit 22, which is one exit east of the junction of I-75 and I-285.  (Map link to hotel).


If flying into Atlanta, from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport there are several options for reaching the conference hotel.  WE DO NOT RECOMMEND TAKING A TAXI DIRECTLY FROM THE AIRPORT BECAUSE OF THE DISTANCE AND HIGH COST. You can take the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit System (MARTA) directly from the airport to the Dunwoody (Perimeter Mall) station. The hotel offers a free shuttle service at specific times to and from this station.  PLEASE CONTACT THE HOTEL IN ADVANCE TO COORDINATE ARRIVAL TIMES WITH THEIR SHUTTLE AND RESERVE A SPACE ON THE SHUTTLE TO OR FROM THE MARTA STATION.

Taxi service to the hotel is also available from this station. Call the hotel for recommended taxi companies (1-770-955-1700).  The hotel is also accessible by van service from the airport (A&M Limousine,; Atlanta Hotel Connections,; Atlanta Metro Shuttle, Advance reservations are REQUIRED and can be done at the shuttle company's Web site!


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