Monday, June 18, 2012
Dr. Sandra Webster, Westminster College professor of psychology, is the co-author of "Sustaining Success: 40 Years of the Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference" (WPUPC) published in the summer issue of CUR Quarterly, a publication of the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Co-author with Webster is Dr. Aimee Knupsky, assistant professor of psychology at Allegheny College in Meadville, who has served as chair of the WPUPC Steering Committee since 2010.
The article describes the history of the conference and the features of its organization, planning, financing, and program that make it a successful event each year.
Webster, who has been with Westminster since 1983, earned undergraduate and master's degrees and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She specializes in research and design and is the author of the textbook Hand in Hand: Research Design and Statistics for Behavioral Sciences. She has served as an elected CUR Councilor since 2006.
Contact Webster at (724) 946-7359 or email for additional information.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.