Thursday, July 11, 2019

Positions Available at OneEighty

Emily Wirtz, a recent AU graduate with a degree in Psychology, passed along this information to the Psychology Department as her current employer, OneEighty, is hiring.  

OneEighty is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people in and around Wayne and Holmes counties. They provide comprehensive addiction, domestic violence, mental health and behavioral health services and operate multiple care facilities throughout our service areas.

As an agency rooted in recovery we have a keen interest in promoting and maintaining a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace. A drug and alcohol-free workplace is essential in supporting individual in recovery, and in providing a safe, healthy, and productive environment for employees. As part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace we conduct post-offer, pre-employment drug screens.  Applicants are subject to TB Testing at hire and will go through a fingerprinting background check through the Bureau of Criminal Identification.  Applicants must have a valid Ohio Driver License and maintain a driving record that allows the individual to be insurable with the insurance company providing OneEighty’s vehicle insurance.

Interested in an Internship?
OneEighty provides many opportunities for internships. If you're interested, please send an email to the following address to obtain an internship application :

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Psychology Graduates Perform Well on National Test!!!!

This spring 11 graduating psychology majors completed an examination of psychological knowledge by taking the Psychology Area Concentration Achievement Test (PACAT). The PACAT measures student knowledge in six foundational areas of the discipline and this exam is used by our department to improve student learning and make data-driven decisions about our curriculum. Students were tested on their knowledge in the areas of abnormal, developmental, experimental design, physiological psychology, personality, and social psychology, and this year's group scored in the 79th percentile of the 5,840 students nationally who also took this exam. Congratulations!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Psychology Students Present Research at APS

Three recent AU Psychology graduates presented research they conducted at while AU at the Association for Psychological Science Conference on May 25th. Natalie Bisignano, Hannah Drake, and Tiffany Pryce presented their work, "Women Endorse Their Own Stereotyped Preferences: A Replication of Conrad and Scheve (2017)" during the Saturday morning poster session. The conference was held in Washington, D.C. The students' travel was supported by a Provost Student Research Grant.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Outstanding Students

The Psychology Department recognized their "outstanding students" at the annual Academic Honors Convocation, which was held on April 14 in the AU chapel.  This year's outstanding students were nominated by the faculty in the psychology department and included Andrew Bailey (Outstanding Sophomore), Christine Shelton (Outstanding Junior), and Hannah Drake (Outstanding Senior).  These students were nominated because of their academic achievements and their dedication to to the psychology program.  Congratulations!!!

Todd Marshall (interim Provost) and Hannah Drake

Monday, April 22, 2019

AU Psychology Majors Present at URCA

A number of psychology students presented their research at the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) symposium that was held on the Ashland University campus on April 9.  The psychology department was well-represented at this year's symposium, as 14 students presented their research, and each of the five members of the psychology department faculty served as sponsors.  Participating students were Nicholas Bloxsom, Kaylei Ruffing, Dana Awlia, Mallorie Harding, Bryce McClish, Elizabeth Takacs, Miranda Bielawski, Katherine Conley, Savannah Lewis, Tiffany Smolinski, Jessica Wilson, Hannah Drake, Natalie Bisignano, and Tiffany Pryce.  Excellent job!

Jessica Wilson

Curt Ickes, Katherine Conley, and Peter Mallik

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Psychology Students Present at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association

Five students from the Psychology Department at Ashland University recently presented their research at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.  These students were involved in research over the past year that took place in a research methods class, as directed research, or as independent studies, and the students were accompanied to Chicago by Drs. Bonfiglio and Metzger.  Congratulations to Dana Awila, Talyah Fogle, Savannah Lewis, Kaylei Ruffing, and Jessica Wilson!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Internship and Employment Opportunities!!

Are you looking for internship and/or employment opportunities in the field of social service and education? Nuhop, located in Mohican State Forest, offers camp and respite programs for kids with diagnoses such as, but not limited to: autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, attention deficit, mood disorders, and neuroatypical children.  Nuhop's programs are focused on promoting personal growth, social emotional skills and self efficacy, and they are looking for people to help with that effort.  If this sounds like it might be for you, please reach out to Trevor Dunlap, Executive Director 
for Nuhop at 330.465.8105.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Awesome Opportunity for Graduating Psychology Majors!

The Christian Children's Home has multiple job openings for licensed graduates and students graduating with a degree in Psychology and seeking licensure down the road.  We are currently looking to hire for our treatment specialist position for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift including part time. This position is perfect for those who are not yet licensed but want to assist in providing treatment  to clients with mental health diagnosis. 

The individuals filling these positions are responsible for supervising and building a relationship with our 6-18 year old client population in a manner that  promotes client participation in the treatment program. The CCHO has a track record of developing graduating students into mental health professionals as you will work alongside counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, clinical supervisors, trauma specialists, and nursing professionals. CCHO will also pay for continued education so you can have help pursuing your license if you choose to go back to school.

For more information and to apply, please visit to