Samford psychology professor Stephen Chew has been awarded Distinguished Member status by Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. The honor is the organization’s highest, and has been conferred upon only 40 individuals in the organization’s 90-year history.
Distinguished Member honorees are people who have national or international reputations because of contributions they have made to psychology and to Psi Chi in the areas of research, service, and/or teaching. As an internationally celebrated scholar and educator, Chew certainly meets those criteria. His numerous other honors include the American Psychology Foundation’s (APF) Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s state and U.S. Professor of the Year honors and Samford’s Buchanan Teaching award. He also has served as a Carnegie Scholar and Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Chew is best known to many as the creator of a groundbreaking series of videos for students on how to study effectively. The videos have received more than a million views and are in use at educational institutions worldwide. His most recent scholarship includes revision of the third edition of Teaching Psychology: A Step-by-Step Guide.