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2017 MA program graduates are off to new beginnings

All 12 second year graduate students in the MA program in Psychological Sciences defended their theses and are off to gainful employment in applied settings or are in PhD programs. Here is a partial list of our most recent MA grads and where they are studying for their PhD.

Kaleb Cusack
Kaleb Cusack, MA in Psychological Sciences. Kaleb, mentored by Bob Harmison, is a former offensive lineman for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys where he completed his BS degree. Based on his excellent work here at JMU, he is continuing his PhD studies at the University of North Texas in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology.
PHOTO: Heather Daly Heather Daly, MA in Psychological Sciences. Heather completed her thesis on auditory perception under the direction of Michael Hall. Heather, the former treasurer for the Graduate Student Association at JMU, is now in the PhD program in Cognitive and Quantitative Psychology at Ohio State University.
PHOTO: Catherine Mathers Catherine Mathers, MA in Psychological Sciences. “Caty” did innovative research in Quantitative and Educational Psychology and defended her thesis this summer under the guidance of Sara Finney. While at JMU, Caty also served at the Graduate Student Association president. She is continuing her education in the PhD program in Educational Measurement and Statistics at the University of Iowa.
PHOTO: Aaron Myers Aaron Myers, MA in Psychological Sciences. Aaron worked under the tutelage of Sara Finney in Quantitative Psychology. Aaron won many awards while an MA student and has many presentations and publications. In fact, he did so well that he is continuing here at JMU for his PhD in Assessment and Measurement.