Published on May 14, 2009  

Dr. Sandra Willis (Psychology) was recognized by the Southeastern Psychological Association conference as the Research Mentor of the Year at its annual meeting. The award is given to a faculty member who shows outstanding commitment to student research. Writing in support of Dr. Willis, James McHale of the University of South Florida observed, "This is a singularly inspiring, dedicated, creative educator who has guided countless students into excellent graduate programs and ultimately generative careers during her years as a faculty member. Meanwhile, she has maintained a creative and respected record of scholarship herself in health-related beliefs and behaviors."