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Beth Schwartz Receives Prestigious Award

Psychology professor awarded APLS Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award

2/6/2006 3:54:50 PM


LYNCHBURG — The American Psychology-Law Society (APLS) recently announced that Beth Schwartz, a Randolph-Macon Woman’s College psychology professor, has been selected to receive the 2006 APLS Teaching and Mentoring Award.

The honor, awarded by the APLS Careers and Training Committee, is given to a teacher and mentor who has made substantial contributions to student teaching and mentoring, teaching-related service and scholarship, development of new curricula, and administration of training programs in the field of psychology and law. The winner receives a cash award and a plaque.

“During my 15 years here at R-MWC, I have made it a priority to teach not only in the classroom but also in the laboratory where students become engaged in the research process,” Schwartz said. “For my students, these experiences have been a vital component of their success when applying to graduate school and when starting their graduate career. For me, including these students in my laboratory has been a vital component to the success of my research program, which examines investigative techniques for child witnesses. I am honored to be recognized with this award from the American Psychology-Law Society and grateful that this division of the American Psychological Association recognizes not only research accomplishments, but also the teaching and mentoring of students in the field.”

The American Psychology-Law Society, Division 41 of the American Psychological Association, is an interdisciplinary organization devoted to scholarship, practice, and public service in psychology and law.

The organization’s goals include advancing the contributions of psychology to the understanding of law and legal institutions through basic and applied research; promoting the education of psychologists in matters of law and the education of legal personnel in matters of psychology; and informing the psychological and legal communities and the general public of current research, educational, and service activities in the field of psychology and law.

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