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Applications Available for Eurasia Program Fellowships


From Lezlie Kinyon:

Eurasia Program Fellowships
The deadline is ASAP and it is very competitive - Supporting and sustaining American expertise on and within this critical world region

Open for applications, next deadline is November 15th 2011.

The Eurasia Program offers three types of fellowship support in 2011, providing financial and academic support to graduate students in the early stages of dissertation development, Ph.D. candidates near completion of their doctoral programs in the social sciences and related humanities, and young scholars within five years of the completion of their Ph.D.

The funding for this fellowship program is provided by the Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union). One of the goals of the Title VIII program is to support and sustain American expertise on the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. This program also works to support outreach; build relationships between the policy community and the academic community; help build national capability by engaging diverse experts in the exploration of new ideas and perspectives; and create new knowledge and research.

Position Available as Psychologist Research Coordinator University of Rhode Island


Psychologist Research Coordinator

South County Child and Family Consultants/LearningWorks for Kids is looking for a unique individual who can combine clinical, research and managerial skills. This will be a half-time position that combines conducting clinical work at South County Child and Family Consultants, joining our multidisciplinary research team and supervising a team of interns from the University of Rhode Island through LearningWorks for Kids. The position is ideal for a recent Ph.D who needs clinical supervision hours for licensure, would like to publish, and has an interest and expertise in education and business development.

The clinical portion of the job will consist of conducting psychological evaluations with children and working as part of a larger clinical team that develops recommendations for children with learning, attention, and executive-functioning difficulties. The clinical position will require basic familiarity with a range of psychological test measures, including the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and some common neuropsychological measures. Additional training and supervision in the area of testing will be available. Psychologists do not need to be licensed for this position, as they will be closely supervised by the clinical director of South County Child and Family Consultants. Weekly supervision by a licensed clinical psychologist will be provided in order to assist the person in moving towards licensure.

The research and managerial component is through LearningWorks for Kids, an educational consulting company that develops curricula for teaching children executive-functioning and academic skills through their involvement with video games and other digital technologies. This position requires good organizational skills, the capacity to multi-task, and excellent interpersonal skills. The research coordinator will supervise approximately 10 undergraduate and graduate students from The University of Rhode Island and become part of a management team that is taking LearningWorks for Kids to market. The successful applicant will need to have a level of interest and expertise in digital technologies. Applicants do not need to be avid video-game players but should be well-versed in using a variety of digital technologies, including cell phones, iPods, and the Internet. This is a great opportunity to join a very active research team in an emerging area of study, with numerous publication opportunities and possible evolution into a full-time position.

The research component will include participating in a series of studies that are exploring the role of video games and other digital technologies with children who have attentional, learning and social/emotional difficulties. We have 2 ongoing studies of assessment tools that have developed to examine executive functioning skills in children. We also have many ongoing projects that require data analysis and discussion to get them ready for publication and presentations.

Compensation for this position is in the mid $20K range based upon experience, degree, and hours. The individual selected for this position will also have an opportunity to have additional earnings through involvement as a start-up member of the LearningWorks for Kids team.

The setting: South County Child and Family Consultants/LearningWorks for Kids is located in coastal Rhode Island, approximately 10 minutes from the beach.

Visit our sites at: and

Contact us: Applicants are asked to email a current CV and letter of interest to I. Randy Kulman, Ph.D. at

I. Randy Kulman, Ph.D.
Clinical Director of South County Child and Family Consultants
1058 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI 02879

Interested parties should send a letter of interest and a resume to Dr. Randy Kulman at
Randy Kulman, Ph.D.
President, LearningWorks for Kids
"Playing Smarter in a Digital World"
Office: 401-789-1553

Project Manager/Researcher Position: Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing


Project Manager/Researcher Position: Advancing Interdisciplinary
Research in Singing -(AIRS) University of Prince Edward Island

Applications are invited for the position of AIRS Project
Manager/Research Associate (or Project Manager/Research Scientist -
depending on qualifications). The position is based at the University of
Prince Edward Island, Canada and is available immediately. It offers an
exciting opportunity for someone with a unique combination of
technical, management, and research strengths, and interests in music,
culture, cognitive social science and digital communications. A
doctorate in a relevant field (e.g., linguistics, social sciences,
cognitive science, music information retrieval, etc.) is preferred as is
7 or more years of experience, although more junior or more senior
candidates will be considered. Salary is commensurate with experience
(within the University context).

Please see for a more detailed job posting and
send a resume, letter of application, and names of 3 referees (will not
be contacted without candidate's knowledge) to
quoting the position number: 125E11.

AIRS (Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing) is a leading
edge major collaborative research initiative focussing on singing: how
singing develops, how to teach singing and use singing to teach, and
how singing impacts on well-being broadly defined. The project is also
developing a digital library using Drupal and Fedora to support the
research. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of
Canada is funding the project for 7 years, and the project is in its
3rd year of operation. Approximately 60% of the researchers are from
Canada and the remainder represent 15 other countries on 6 continents.
see for information about AIRS.

The position of Administrative Assistant for the AIRS project is also

Contact Annabel Cohen, for further information.

AIRS (Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing) is a leading
edge major collaborative research initiative focussing on singing: how
singing develops, how to teach singing and use singing to teach, and
how singing impacts on well-being broadly defined. The project is also
developing a digital library using Drupal and Fedora to support the
research. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of
Canada is funding the project for 7 years, and the project is in its
3rd year of operation. Approximately 60% of the researchers are from
Canada and the remainder represent 15 other countries on 6 continents.
see for information about AIRS.

Audio of Alumnus Marc Seifer, Ph.D. '86 Biography of Nikola Tesla is Now Available


The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius

By Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D. '86

Narrated by Simon Prebble

Nikola Tesla (1856–1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among Tesla's creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, and the giant turbines that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls.

Click here for purchase details.

Job Opening – Program Director of Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. Program, California School of Professional Psychology


Job Posting – Program Director of Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. Program


We are seeking an innovative and proven academic and administrative leader for this APA-accredited Clinical PsyD program. This is a full-time position where one-quarter time is spent in teaching and mentoring of students. The Program Director reports to the Dean of CSPP. Responsibilities include: 1) ensuring delivery of a quality academic program, including curriculum development and evaluation; 2) oversight of program faculty and staff recruitment, hiring, development, and retention; leading a collaborative process with the faculty and its committees, executing its decisions effectively and ensuring that everyone is informed of critical developments in a timely and effective manner; 3) Working collaboratively with the Office of Professional Training to ensure high quality student clinical field training; 4) ensuring program continuity through collaborative work with admissions and enrollment management personnel; 5) working collaboratively with student services personnel to ensure that registration, student orientation, financial aid, and other student services are responsive to student needs; 6) handling student complaints according to university and program student evaluation and review procedures; 7) developing an Annual Operating Plan and Annual Budget Plan and ensuring implementation of and adherence to same; 8) ensuring that tasks related to WASC and APA accreditation are implemented, including developing and writing self-study reports and responses and submitting annual reports, and 9) working with the Dean, CSPP faculty, and other program directors to develop and implement strategies for innovation in the education of psychologists for professional practice.

Candidates must have a Doctoral Degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (Licensed or License eligible in California), and 1) academic administrative experience, and knowledge of and/or experience with the APA and WASC accreditation processes, 2) experience in teaching and mentoring within a graduate psychology program,3) a record of achievement in the field, 4) all candidates will have demonstrated an understanding of diversity issues, clinical expertise in providing services to diverse and underserved populations and a commitment to productive scholarship, and 5) candidates also should have demonstrated competency in training students to work with multicultural and/or international populations and/or conducting culturally relevant research.

Application materials including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three current references should be sent to Erica Holmes, Psy.D. at (subject line: PsyD PD search) office number 626-270-3352.

Alumna Myrna Araneta, Ph.D. '09 Presented Paper at the People Management Association of the Philippines Conference, October 12-14, 2011


Alumna Myrna Araneta,Ph.D.'09 Presented: How can Leaders and Managers create an environment for People Engagement and Internal Change? at the:
People Management Association of the Philippines Conference
October 12-14, 2011

Drawing from business and new scientific (physics) research, this session unpacked these strategic questions:
1. Why leaders/managers need to engage the “same people” to do business differently in this global economy?
2. What is Employee Engagement, what is at its core?
3. Under what conditions do people become “engaged” (commit) to a course of change and action?
4. What is internal change and why this is needed to succeed in transforming our contributions to succeeding in this global economy?

Practical Implications for revising our current business paradigm that tries to change business outcomes by changing physical actions through reengineering, motivating employees and other means of optimizing processes or cutting prices of products may not be sufficient to get us the results we desire.

In this session, the urgency to embed this core scientific research into the heart of our culture was emphasized.

Myrna Araneta, M.A., Ph.D.
Founder and Principal Consultant
Cell Phone: 860-778-5718; 702-339-6032
Inspiring Lives: Personal Stories of Sustained Transformation
Skype: ProfAraneta

Early Career Fellowships Available at The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies


A wonderful opportunity:

Through its Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career. During their stay at the RSCAS, fellows work on a research topic that fits well in the overall research profile of the RSCAS and participate in the academic life of the Centre and of the EUI. Each fellow is assigned a professorial mentor.

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) is devoted to inter-disciplinary, comparative, and policy research on the major issues on the European integration process.

In addition to its own faculty, the Centre hosts a large post-doctoral fellowship programme, academic and non-academic visitors, and it is committed to enhance the dialogue with the world of practice.

Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. '05

Opening at Cherry Hill Seminary For Chair of its Pastoral Counseling Department.


Dear Friends,

Cherry Hill Seminary needs a chair for its Pastoral Counseling Department. Attached are the particulars. Please consider applying for this position, and/or share this message with any colleagues you consider to be qualified and who might be interested. This is a unique opportunity to help build and shape a solid Pagan culture within the overculture. Feel free to post this notice on bulletin boards in appropriate venues.

The person who fills this job will be working with our Academic Dean, Dr. Wendy Griffin, who is accomplished, professional, and fun to work with. So is Executive Director Holli Emore, not to mention our exceptional faculty and students.

Thanks for your consideration.

Yours in changing culture,


Position: Chair of the Department of Pagan Pastoral Counseling
Effective Date: one year with possible renewal
Minimum Qualifications: Masters or higher degree in a relevant counseling or clinical field from an accredited institution (e.g., MSW; MS Counseling; MDiv with focus on pastoral counseling; Counseling or Clinical Psychology Ph.D.); support for core values of Cherry Hill Seminary and Pagan-centered ministry; experience working constructively with those in the Pagan community; comfort with web-based classroom and other communications technology needed to deliver high quality courses, such as Moodle and Skype, or willingness to learn via tutorial offered by CHS; access to both computer and telephone; regular access to high speed internet

DUTIES: Oversees course offerings: including scheduling, faculty hiring, supervision, and evaluation; syllabi review; course development; other tasks as assigned by the administration

TIME: Approximately ten hours a week, flex-time
COMPENSATION: Free tuition each semester in one class offered at Cherry Hill Seminary, the opportunity to teach an occasional course and receive regular faculty fees, and the knowledge that you are helping to build a lasting institution that reflects your goals and values. Unfortunately, this is all that can be offered at the current time.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Your letter of intent; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; official transcript from institution awarding your advanced degree.
Letters of intent should be sent to Hard copies of all letters and original transcripts should be sent to Cherry Hill Seminary, P.O. Box 5405, Columbia, SC 29250-5405
Cherry Hill Seminary prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, or sexual orientation and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. Furthermore, Seminary policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.
For more information about teaching at Cherry Hill, go to

A Plea from the Ethical Coalition of Psychology to Get Psychology Out of the Business of Torture



Help sign on to get psychology out of the business of torture.

It just takes a minute.



Marc Pilisuk, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, The University of California
Professor, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center

Dear Colleagues,

The Coalition for an Ethical Psychology is spearheading a call for annulment of the American Psychological Association’s deeply flawed 2005 Presidential Task Force Report on Psychological Ethics and National Security (PENS).

The key conclusion of the PENS Report – despite clear evidence to the contrary – is that psychologists play a critical role in keeping national security detainee interrogations “safe, legal, ethical and effective.” The PENS Report continues to be used as an authoritative document today, especially in national security contexts. Leading human rights groups and professionals from a range of fields – including psychology, medicine, law, military, and intelligence –have therefore joined together in this important annulment effort.

Below is the brief petition statement, along with the names of organizations and individuals that have been “early signers” to the call. A background statement with detailed documentation is available online at:

We are now reaching out to professionals from a variety of disciplines and the general public because we believe this is a critical human rights issue with ramifications that extend far beyond psychology alone. We hope you will join this initiative, and there are two valuable ways that you can contribute:

1. Please add your name to the annulment call at

2. Please share this email and accompanying information with your professional colleagues through listservs and personal correspondence, so that they too have the opportunity to sign on.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Roy Eidelson, on behalf of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology

Alumna Angel Ryono, M.A. '11 will be speaking at the International Studies Association Convention in April 2012


Alumna Angel Ryono, M.A. '11 will be speaking at the International Studies Association Convention in April 2012. She will be talking about how the conditions that facilitate social media will impact peacebuilding in Cambodia.

Details will be forthcoming.