Dr. Sheila K. Grant, a Professor in the Department of Psychology, has received CSUN’s 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award! This award is given to faculty members who have established an extraordinary record of contribution to the learning experience of their students and to their discipline.
Dr. Grant has been a faculty member in the department since 1994. As a graduate from the Psychology Department with a bachelors and a masters in community-clinical psychology, she was pleased to return to CSUN and to be allowed the privilege to teach, encourage, advise and mentor well over 2000 students in a variety of psychology courses, as well as in her MAPS (Maximizing Academic and Personal Success) Research Project, over these 20 years. She has sponsored 37 student-led conference research presentations that emanated from her MAPS Project research lab (mentoring 79 students in all aspects of the research process: 66 undergraduates, 10 masters-level graduate students, and 3 high school students in every aspect of the research process). Dr. Grant has led the Campus Climate movement on campus for over a decade and has been instrumental in surveying faculty and staff on these important issues in Spring 2011 and subsequently writing a comprehensive report with critical recommendations for improving the environment for all. Dr. Grant will receive her award at the Honored Faculty Reception on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.