Cerritos College Psychology Professor Presented at TechEd Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2008
Media Contact:Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451 ext.2287
NORWALK, Calif. - June 5, 2008 - Cerritos College Psychology Department Chair Dr. Kimberley Duff made a presentation on her findings on mentoring in psychology education at the annual TechEd conference, 2008 in Ontario, California on April 14th, 2008.
Dr. Duff, along with her Teaching Assistant Maria Cosio gave an hour long presentation on the importance and outcomes of mentoring and the development of her MAP (Mentoring through Alumni in Psychology) website.
The MAP website is designed for students of psychology, in particular students interested in experimental psychology, and uses students as a resource. The website provides biographies of psychology alumni from the research methods course (Psychology 220) and provides current students a way to contact these former students to serve as mentors. It highlights novel empirical research that students have conducted and presented at conferences, podcast interviews with former students about what makes them successful students and psychologists and many other resources for students. Although the website focuses on research in psychology, students in many disciplines may find some of the academic resources helpful, such as how to ask for a letter of recommendation or how to write a paper.
TechEd is a program of The Community College Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1983 and dedicated to excellence in education through effective uses of the latest technology solutions. Presentations made at the conference are all peer-reviewed before acceptance.
“It was a great conference to present at,” said Duff. “Our presentation was very well attended, and I was able to receive feedback from psychologists and non-psychologists and also to make contacts with other educators interested in replicating Our work and resources on mentoring.”
For more information about the Cerritos College psychology program and Dr. Duff’s MAP website, please visit www.cerritos/kduff/map or contact Dr. Kimberley Duff at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 200 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently nears 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.