Departmental News

Assistant Professor Position in Clinical Psychology

We are seeking applications for a tenure track position in the Psychology Department at Mississippi State University. Please see the job ad for details.

Symposium on the Optimization of Learning and Teaching

The Department of Psychology, along with the College of Arts & Sciences and the MSU Foundation, is excited to announce a Symposium on the Optimization of Learning and Teaching. Six world-renowned researchers will be presenting cutting-edge findings on topics related to learning and teaching including becoming a maximally effective learner, enhanced models of learning and performance, how the focus of attention impacts performance, and how cognitive neuroimaging results informs theories about learning. The Symposium will be held Friday, September 30, 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Faculty and students are all invited to attend. See the abstracts and symposium schedule, and contact Deborah Eakin at for more information.

New Post-Doctoral Fellow studying Suicide joins the Department

Dr. Christopher Drapeau joined the Department of Psychology to conduct research under the supervision of Dr. Michael Nadorff. His research focuses on factors that impact suicide and attempted suicide. Welcome Dr. Drapeau!

Department Held Meet and Greet to Welcome New Graduate Students

The Department held a BBQ lunch to welcome the 2016/17 class of graduate students and to introduce them to current faculty and graduate students.

Welcome Dr. Jones!

Dr. Torri Jones joined our faculty on August 16, 2016 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Jones is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in child and pediatric clinical psychology.

Courtney Walker Receives Graduate Student Research Award!

Congratulations to Courtney Walker, a doctoral student in clinical psychology working with Dr. Cliff McKinney, who has received the 2016 Mississippi State University Graduate Student Research Award for Centers and Institutes!