ADP Student Updates!

Some exciting updates from current and graduating students

ADP Student Updates!

Megan Stutesman received two grants to support her dissertation

For her forthcoming dissertation research, Megan received the GMU Doctoral Research Scholars Award, granted by the Office of the Provost. The award is designed to allow her to dedicate her time to the dissertation research project and will cover her 2022-2023 academic year and 2023 summer stipend funding. Megan also received a small grant from the American Psychological Association’s Division 10, Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts (APA Div 10 Microgrants Program), to cover the cost of materials needed for her dissertation research.  


Marissa Davila has accepted a Post-Doc

Marissa will be starting a position as a post-doctoral research associate at Rutgers University in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology in the Fall. The position is to work alongside Dr. Joanna Williams and contribute to multiple ongoing research projects centered around racially-ethnically diverse adolescents in middle school settings. She is particularly excited to get involved with the Classroom Connections Project (CCP; a quantitative study that includes network data) to explore networks-based topics such as the impact of peer difficulties (i.e., peer stress, victimization) on peer connections, and the roles of ethnic-racial majority vs. minority youth identity and school composition. Although her primary role in this position will be research and analysis, she will also have the opportunity to guest lecture in a variety of undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses at Rutgers.