The Office of the Provost
Award Winners for Faculty Convocation 2006
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Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award
James P. Whelan

Dr. Whelan’s scholarship is a decade-long model of engagement with the community that spans three major areas. His work with the Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology led to revised and improved testing and licensing requirements and strengthened relationships between academic programs and independent practitioners. Under his directorship, the university’s Psychological Services Center offers mental health services to hundreds of area residents who otherwise would not have access to such services. In addition, Dr. Whelan helped to establish The Institute for Gambling Education and Research on campus, which has provided counseling to 250 clients and has been the catalyst for research by Dr. Whelan and students in the Psychology Department.

In all of these areas, Dr. Whelan’s work has had both applied and academic results. His work has benefited the university, his students, the community in Memphis and the Mid-South, and the broader scholarly community—truly an engaged scholar.

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