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Faculty Achievements

Celia Fisher is the 2017 recipient of the ninth annual American Psychological Association (APA) Ethics Committee Ethics Educator Award for her outstanding contributions to ethics education at the national level.

Margaret Andover was awarded Fordham’s Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year for the Social Science division. Dr. Andover was also featured in an article in U.S. News and World Report on “Myths and Facts about Self-Injury” and was interviewed on WUFT-FM radio.

Joshua Brown was an invited member of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) committee on “The Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success.” The committee prepared and released a 2015 report entitled ”Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation” [].

David Budescu and Mia Budescu (his daughter) were awarded first prize in the National Institutes of Health competition for “best empirically based idea for detection of bias in peer review.” In addition, he was named to serve as a judge for the 2015 Exeter Prize for the best publication in Decision Sciences.

Celia Fisher organized (with the Center for Religion and Culture) a conference on “A Crisis of Conscience: What do we owe immigrant youth and families?” In addition, Dr. Fisher made television appearances on MSNBC and the ABC 7 Eyewitness News, and was quoted in an article featured by the Associated Foreign Press (with commentary published in multiple countries and languages).

Dean McKay delivered his Presidential Address, making the close of his term as President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Barry Rosenfeld was featured on, in print and audio versions, discussing the Robert Durst case and the nature of psychopathy. Dr. Rosenfeld was also featured on the South American News network (a multi-national cable news service broadcast in all South American countries), discussing the aftermath of the Newtown, CT massacre.

Tiffany Yip was an invited (Keynote) speaker at the biennial conference of the Society for Research on Child Development.