Regan A. R. Gurung is Professor of Psychological Sciences, Director of the General Psychology Program, and Interim Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Oregon State University. He was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (UWGB) for 20 years where he was the Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (UWGB). He received a BA at Carleton College (Minnesota) and a PhD at the University of Washington. He then spent 3 years at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published articles in a variety of scholarly journals, including Psychological Review and Teaching of Psychology. His textbook, Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach is in its fourth edition and he has coauthored/edited 15 other books, including Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Gurung & Wilson, 2012); and the Handbook of Health Psychology (Revenson & Gurung, 2009). He is completing Study Like a Champion: A student's guide to using cognitive science (with John Dunlosky) and Getting Savvy: Research Methods in Psychology (with Elizabeth Yost Hammer). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Midwestern Psychological Association. He has won the Founder's Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as of the Founder's Award for Scholarship at UWGB, and was also the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Wisconsin Professor of the Year (2009) and the UW System Regents' Teaching Excellence Award Winner. In August 2017, he received the American Psychological Foundation's Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award, the highest award given to teachers of psychology in America. He is past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and current President of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. He is founding coeditor of the APA journal, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.
Beth M. Schwartz is the Provost and Professor of Psychology at Endicott College. Previously she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and Professor of Psychology at Heidelberg University, in Tiffin, Ohio. Dr. Schwartz started her career on the faculty at Randolph College (founded as Randolph-Macon Woman′s College) in Lynchburg, VA, where she served for 24 years. At Randolph she was the William E. and Catherine Ehrman Thoresen '23 Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean of the College. She received a BA at Colby College (Maine) and a PhD in cognitive psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her scholarship focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning/pedagogical research, in particular the issues surrounding academic integrity and honor systems. In addition to numerous professional presentations at conferences, she has published many book chapters and articles in a variety of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Higher Education, Ethics and Behavior, Law and Human Behavior, and Applied Developmental Science. She has also edited and coauthored books, including Child Abuse: A Global View(Schwartz, McCauley, & Epstein, 2001), Optimizing Teaching and Learning (Gurung & Schwartz, 2012), and Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education (Schwartz & Gurung, 2012). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society and is a Fellow of Division 2 of APA (Society for the Teaching of Psychology). She was an award-winning teacher at Randolph College, where she taught Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, and the capstone course. She received the Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring from the American Psych-Law Society, the Gillie A. Larew Award for Distinguished Teaching at Randolph College, the Katherine Graves Davidson Excellence in Scholarship Award from Randolph College, and the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Certificate from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
R. Eric Landrum is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychological Science at Boise State University, receiving his PhD in cognitive psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He is a research generalist, broadly addressing the improvement of teaching and learning, including the long-term retention of introductory psychology content, skills assessment, improving help-seeking behavior, advising innovations, understanding student career paths, the psychology workforce, successful graduate school applications, and more. Eric has 425+ presentations, 23 books/textbooks, and published 85 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has collaborated with 300+ research assistants and taught 18,000+ students in 28 years at Boise State. During Summer 2008, he led an American Psychological Association (APA) working group at the National Conference for Undergraduate Education in Psychology studying the desired results of an undergraduate psychology education, and at the 2014 APA Educational Leadership Conference, Eric was presented with a Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the teaching of psychology. With the 2015 launch of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology journal, he served as inaugural co-editor. He is a member of APA, a fellow of Division Two (Society for the Teaching of Psychology/STP), a fellow of Division One (General Psychology), and served as STP President (2014). He is a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science (named fellow in 2018). During 2016-2017, Eric was President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association and was President of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology in 2017-2018. In August 2019, he received the American Psychological Foundation's Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award, the highest award given to teachers of psychology in America. will serve as the 2015-2016 president of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association.