Jane S. Halonen

Jane S. Halonen

Jane S. Halonen has been a Professor of Psychology at the University of West Florida for over a decade.  She has been fortunate also to have great professional families at James Madison University and Alverno College where she was lucky enough to cross paths with the talented Cynthia Gray.  Jane’s most recent research emphases have been on helping good departments become great ones as well as trying to help legislators understand the true nature of psychology in tough economic times.  Jane has been involved over the course of her career with helping the American Psychological Association develop guidelines or standards of academic performance from high school through graduate levels of education.  In 2000, she won the Distinguished Teaching Award winner by the American Psychological Foundation and the American Psychological Association named her an “Eminent Woman in Psychology” in 2003.  She served as the Chief Reader for the Psychology Advanced Placement Reading from 2004-2009.  A self-identified “teaching conference junkie,” Jane served on the NITOP Board and has presented at nearly every regional teaching conference in psychology.  With Peter Seldin, she also co-directed the International Conference on Improving University Teaching from 2001-2008.

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