Back to:
Current year's news releases

All news releases
News and information home

UW-Eau Claire Announces Next ORSP Faculty Fellow

RELEASED: May 7, 2009

Dr. David Jewett
Dr. David Jewett

EAU CLAIRE — Dr. David Jewett, professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has been selected as the third Faculty Fellow of the university's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for the 2009-10 academic year.

In addition to assisting with the review of proposals and other office functions, Dr. Jewett will work with ORSP to devise and implement a plan to assess the benefits of student scholarly activity. He will also spearhead development of programming for students on topics such as finding and working with a mentor, research ethics and the application of research to postcollege plans.

"We are looking forward to working with Dr. Jewett to implement two important initiatives that have been on the back burner," said Dr. Karen Havholm, assistant vice chancellor for research and director of UW-Eau Claire's Center for Faculty/Student Research Collaboration. "Our Fellows are critical to the ability of ORSP to expand its capabilities through the energy, enthusiasm and hard work they bring to the office."

Jewett earned a doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1992 and joined the UW-Eau Claire psychology department in 2000. He has mentored more than 100 undergraduate students in student-faculty undergraduate research. He and his students have published work addressing biological and behavioral factors influencing eating, and psychosocial factors influencing illicit use of stimulant medications. His current projects also include identifying psychosocial factors associated with eating disorders.

The ORSP Faculty Fellow program has several goals, Havholm said.

"It increases the flow of ideas into ORSP and fosters better communication between ORSP and faculty over the long term," she said. "It provides the Fellow an opportunity to obtain different experience than might otherwise be possible in a faculty role. In addition, it provides ORSP with assistance in moving forward on programming initiatives."

Dr. Jennifer Shaddock, professor of English, was the first ORSP Fellow. She wrote an institutional grant proposal in spring 2008. The 2008-09 Fellow is Dr. Patricia Turner, professor of history, who is leading a revision and update of ORSP's Web site as well as assisting with development of a new brochure highlighting former and current UW-Eau Claire student scholars.

-30-

JP

Back to:
Current year's news releases

All news releases
News and information home

 

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.