Awards

Call for Division 19 Awards Nominations

Division Colleagues,

The Society of Military Psychology to encourages members to consider nominating a colleague (or yourself) for one of Division 19’s Annual Awards. The process is straightforward and requires:

  • A letter of justification describing the qualifications of the nominee in a single page
  • A current resume or CV

All nominations and submissions are made through our awards management platform at https://division19.awardsplatform.com/. Register an account and follow the instructions to nominate deserving colleagues. Self-nominations are welcome for most awards. Winners will be notified prior and awards will be presented during one of the Society for Military Psychology events at the upcoming APA convention.

Nominee submissions must be received by 30 June, 2021 to be considered by the Awards Committee. For additional information, you can email Past-President, Dr. Eric Surface (esurface@alpssols.com).

Achievement Awards

Arthur W. Melton Early Achievement Award

This award is for outstanding contributions to military psychology.

The Arthur W. Melton Early Achievement Award is given to recognize early career achievements in military psychology, normally within five to 10 years of entry into the field.

These contributions may be in the form of excellence in:

  • Research
  • Service
  • Product development
  • Administration

Any of these must clearly reflect advancement of the profession of military psychology, improved effectiveness of military psychology systems, or service on behalf of the welfare of military personnel.

Past Recipients
2018- Dr. Julie Kinn, Dr. Aaron Norr, and Dr. David Shwalb
2017-
Tim Hoyt, Katy Dondanville, and Leah Rowe
2016– Katy L. Barrs, and Rebecca K. Blais
2015– David D. Luxton
2014– Kathryn Lindsey
2013– Greg M. Reger
2012– Chad Morrow

Charles S. Gersoni Military Psychology Award

The Charles S. Gersoni Military Psychology Award is for outstanding contributions to Military Psychology.

These contributions may be in the form of excellence in:

  • Research
  • Service
  • Product development
  • Administration

Any of these must clearly reflect advancement of the profession of military psychology, improved effectiveness of military psychology systems, or service on behalf of the welfare of military personnel.

Past Recipients
2018-Dr. Rebecca Blais, Dr. Michael Brennan, and Drs. Peter Guitierre and Thomas Joiner
2017- Walter E. Penk, and Carl Castro
2016- Col. James Stephenson, Maj. Chad Morrow, Craig Bryan, Col. Mark Staal, Maj. Jeremy Haskell
2015- Michael D. Matthews
2014- Armando Estrada
2013- Peter Hancock
2012- Carrie H. Kennedy (Individual), James Picano (Individual), Jay Goodwin (Group), Gary Packard (Group), Tatana Olson (Group)

John C. Flanagan Lifetime Achievement Award

The John C. Flanagan Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes career-long achievements in military psychology.These contributions may be in the form of excellence in:

  • Research
  • Service
  • Product development
  • Administration

Any of these must clearly reflect advancement of the profession of military psychology, improved effectiveness of military psychology systems, or service on behalf of the welfare of military personnel.

Past Recipients
2018- Dr. Bruce Crow and Dr. Becky Porter
2017- Mark A. Staal, PhD
2016- Col. (Retired) Paul T. Bartone, PhD
2015- Gerald P. Krueger, PhD
2014- Paul Bliese, PhD
2013- Robert Bray, PhD
2012- Robert Roland

Julius E. Uhlaner Award

The Julius E. Uhlaner Award recognizes outstanding contributions in research on military selection and recruitment.

Annual deadline: May 30

Past Recipients
2018- The Office of the Command Psychologist (USAREC) and Dr. Arlene Saitzyk
2017- Deirdre J. Knapp, PhD; Chad E. Morrow, PsyD
2016- Michael G. Rumsey, PhD
2015- David R. Segal, PhD
2014- Air Force Office of Special Investigations Behavioral Science Team

  • Linda Estes, PhD
  • Maj. Jeane Lambrecht, PhD
  • Lt. Col. Deborah Sirratt, PhD
  • Larry Lewis, PhD
  • Ashleigh Diserio
  • Ernesto Munoz
  • David Ray, PhD

2013- Lt. Col. Mark Staal

Outstanding Contributions to Military Psychology by a Non-Psychologist Award

This award recognizes significant contributions to military psychology by a non-psychologist.

The Robert M. Yerkes Award is given for outstanding contributions to military psychology by a non-psychologist. The award is named for Robert M. Yerkes, the “Founding Father” of military psychology. Yerkes (1876-1956) had a distinguished career as a comparative psychologist first at Harvard, and later at Yale University. He studied chimpanzee behavior extensively, and together with John D. Dodson developed the Yerkes-Dodson Law, relating arousal and motivation to performance.
As the President of APA in 1917, Yerkes led in the application of psychology to the demands of World War I. Also serving as chief of the Psychology Division in the Surgeon General’s Office during World War I, Yerkes led in the development and use of the Army Alpha and Beta Tests, the first large-scale application of psychological testing. This program established the value of psychological testing for screening and placement purposes.

Past Recipients
Mr. David Cohen
Dr. William Paloski
Major Bonnie Carroll, USAF Ret
Lt. Gen. (Retired) David H. Huntoon, Jr.
Rear Adm. Joan Feehan Hunter
Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, PhD
Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland, Jr.
General Max Thurman
Senator Daniel Inouye
Elizabeth Dole
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson

Robert S. Nichols Award

The Robert S. Nichols Award recognizes excellence in service by uniformed clinical psychologists to military personnel and their families.

Awardees may be individuals or a group of individuals whose contributions merit special recognition by Division 19.

Past Recipients
2018- Dr. Scott Johnston
2017- Ashley Shenberger-Hess, PsyD
2016- Rose E. Rice, PhD
2015- Sally C. Harvey, PhD
2014- Capt. Scott Edwards, PhD
2013- Lt. Col James A. Young

Grants

Member/Affiliate Member Research Grant

Past Recipients
2017 – Philip Held, PhD
2016 – Mallory Lucier-Greer, PhD; Michelle L. Kelley, PhD; James E. Griffith, PhD; and Ann Hergatt Huffman, PhD, and Robert J. Goodman, PhD
2015 – Rebecca K. Blais, Jessie “Tony” Flores, Janet Anderson and Louis Nadelson
“Military and Nonmilitary Factors Related to College Academic Functioning in Veterans”
2013 – Winfred Arthur, Gonzalo J. Munoz and Andrew M. Naber “An Investigation of Skill Decay and Reacquisition of Individual- and Team-Based Skills in a Synthetic Training Environment”
James Griffith “Relationships among Combat Exposure, Post-deployment Stressors, and Social Support to Suicide Risk and to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms”

The Society for Military Psychology is pleased to announce the research grant program to stimulate, promote and support cutting-edge research that advances the science of military psychology. Individual awards may be given for research within any area of military psychology for up to $2,500, but total funds available for awards given in the research grant program may not exceed $7,500. Please limit your grant application to 5 pages excluding the cover page and reference section.

Member/Affiliate Member Travel Grant

Past Recipients
2017- James E. Griffith, PhD
2016- David M. Barry, PhD

The Society for Military Psychology is pleased to announce the travel award program to support member attendance, participation and engagement in the midyear and/or annual meeting of the Society for Military Psychology. Several awards of $750 may be given to individuals to help defray costs of attendance, participation and engagement in division activities.

 

Student Awards

Student Research Grant

Past Recipients
2016
Stefanie Block, University of Michigan
Sarah Carter, George Mason University
2014
Kathryn Feltman, University of North Dakota
Andrew J. Smith, Virginia Tech
2013
Kate Lunsford, Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences
Ben Sawyer, University of Central Florida
David E. Scheinfeld, University of Texas
Christian G. Somoza, University of Colorado Denver
2012
Amber D. Guzman, American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University
Jessica M. MacIntyre, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
2011
Jennifer L. Bakalar, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

The Student Research Grant is designed to stimulate, promote and support cutting-edge research that advances the science of military psychology.

The Society for Military Psychology announces a change to its annual competition for Div. 19 Student Research Grants: the grants will now be due in the fall of each year, starting in fall 2013. The purpose of the Div. 19 Student Research Grant program is to assist graduate/undergraduate students of psychology with costs associated with conducting research. Up to two Student Research Grants of $1500 each will be awarded in fall. This annual award will be presented to students whose research reflects excellence in military psychology. The award winner(s) may request up to $750 in dedicated travel funds to aid with APA Convention attendance. While it is Div. 19’s goal that Student Research Grant award recipients receive the award at the annual convention and/or present their findings to Div. 19 members, APA Convention attendance is not required.

Student Travel Award

Past Recipients
2016
Aaron Banas, George Washington University
Cara Blevins, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Dominika Borowa, Texas Tech University
Joshua Camins, Sam Houston State University
Tiffany Duffing, Fielding Graduate University
Katie Fry, Fielding Graduate University
Ryan Hess, Ball State University
Jeremy Jinkerson, Fielding Graduate University
Megan O’Shea, Chatham University
Allison Robbins, Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
Kelsi Rugo, Tennessee State University
Tiffany Urquhart, Palo Alto State University
2012
Erin K. Bailey
Marilyn A. Cornish
Matthew S. Jackson
Amanda M. Kruszewski
Katherine Lacefield
David S. Schwab
Dana J. Weber
Lauren M. Young
2011
Rebecca K. Blais, University of Utah
Abraham J. Bilyeu, University of North Dakota
Carilyn C. Ellis, George Fox University
Sabine Heisman, Argosy University
Melissa A. Knight and Marilyn A. Cornish, Iowa State University
Rachel E. Wiley, Arizona State University
Brooke E. Zumas, United States Air Force Academy

Div. 19 (Society for Military Psychology) sponsors an annual
Student Travel Award competition. The purpose of the Div. 19 Student
Travel Award program is to support psychology student travel to the APA Annual Convention and participate in Div. 19 activities.

This year, Div. 19 will award up to 12 Student Travel Awards of $750 each to graduate/undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence in advancing the science and practice of military psychology.