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Psychologist to lead research for College of Education

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Church-T-2013-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Tim Church is associate dean for research in the College of Education effective Jan. 1.

“An individual with research productivity and successful grant experience is critical for this role. Tim’s academic accomplishments are impressive,” said Mike Trevisan, college dean. “Those who know Tim will agree that he is congenial, thoughtful and easy to work with.”

Church has been a faculty member at WSU for nearly 30 years. Three federal grants totaling almost $2 million have spanned half that career: two from the National Institutes of Health and one from the National Science Foundation.

As a counseling psychologist, Church has conducted cross-cultural research into the extent to which psychological traits found in the U.S. also can be found in other cultures, such as the Philippines. He employs theoretical frameworks grounded in the literature and tests theories empirically with strong measurement techniques.

His work addresses two key pillars within the college: diversity and measurement.

He has published two books, 12 chapters, 70 refereed journal articles and 99 conference presentations. He has three manuscripts under review.

For five years, Church was associate editor for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. He has had appointments on the editorial boards and as consulting editor for seven journals, the majority of which are top tier journals in psychology.

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