Published on January 24, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
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Stephen Chew is an internationally acclaimed psychology educator

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.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.