Information in each category listed in order of importance and relevance
to instructional accomplishments.
For additional information click on pointer
(when provided for item).
Robert S. Daniel Award for Four Year College/University
Teaching, Division 2 - Society for the Teaching of Psychology, American
Psychological Association, 2006. Bestowed on psychology instructors who
have distinguished themselves according to the following four criteria:
(a) demonstrated influence in interesting students in the field of psychology;
(b) development of effective teaching methods, courses, and/or teaching
materials; (c) outstanding performance as a classroom teacher; and (d)
concerns with professional identity as a teacher of psychology.
UC Davis Prize for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement
the UC Davis Foundation,1994.
The award is given annually to that
faculty member who combines outstanding undergraduate instruction with
an internationally recognized program of original research. Nominations
coming from the college deans, the final selection is made by an administrative
committee chaired by the Chancellor that consists of representatives from
the faculty, alumni, and undergraduates. The $25,000 cash prize (since
raised to $45,000) is considered the largest of its kind in the United
Distinguished Teaching Award of the UC Davis
Division of the Academic Senate, 2000. After nomination by students and
faculty, the final recipient determined by a Senate committee consisting
of faculty appointed by the Committee on Committees (with graduate and
undergraduate representation provided by their respective organizations).
Magnar Ronning Award for Teaching Excellence of
the Associated Students of the University of California at Davis, 1980.
Solely students (without participation of faculty or administrators) determine
this honor. It honors excellence in undergraduate instruction.
Division 2 "Teaching of Psychology"
of American Psychological Association, 1997. Division 2 is devoted to improving
the quality of instruction in the field of psychology.
Danforth Foundation, 1970-74. This
fellowship program was designed to promote quality teaching in higher education.
Distinguished Teaching Award of
the Academic Senate, 1981.
U.S. Professor of the Year, Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1997 and 1998.
Campus faculty representative, Forum on Exemplary
Teaching, American Association for Higher Education, 1994.
Commencement Speaker, Commencement Ceremonies
for the College of Letters and Science, June 1994.
Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding
Service as Faculty Advisor, Davis Chapter of Psi Chi, 1994.
Golden Key National Honor
in Picnic Day Parade,
Advising Services float, 1990.
Nominated, Outstanding Advisor Award for the
College of Letters and Science, 1998, 1999.
entitled "Prof. Dean K. Simonton,
Ph.D." in the California Aggie, 1991.
Award for Excellence,
Mensa Education and
Research Foundation, 1986.
Esther Katz Rosen Fund Lecture on Gifted Children,
Psychological Foundation, 1994.
Simonton Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate
Research, 1994: $500 given during commencement ceremonies in conjunction
with the Chancellor's Award (24 recipients): Carla Bittel (History, 1995);
Rebecca Gutierrez (History, 1996); Leslie Nicole Levine (Mathematics, 1997);
Michael Poland (Geology, 1997); Kypros Hostetter (History and Classics,
1998); Diana Portnoy (Psychology, 1999); Benjamin Garcia (Chemistry, 2000);
Luke Donev (Physics, 2001); Patricia L. Duong (Genetics, 2002); Nicole
Ann Tetreault (Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, 2002); Nathan Bronson
(Division of Biological Sciences, 2003); Christina Ramos (History, 2003);
Andy Ehrensberger (Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2004); Shannon Davis
(English, 2005); Peter Samuel (Psychology, 2006); Gregory Ho (Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology, 2007); Marisa S. Goo (Neurobiology, Physiology and
Behavior, 2008); Helen Craig (Physics, 2009); Michael Dean (Economics,
2009); Ernest Maningding (Microbiology, 2010); Elaine Garcia (Neurobiology,
Physiology, and Behavior, 2011); David Johnson (Agricultural and Resource
Economics, 2011); Becky Xu Hua Fu (Microbiology, 2012); Keegan Owsley (Biomedical
As Faculty Sponsor, collaborated with students in
establishing the first UC Davis Chapter of Psi Chi, the National
Honorary Society for Psychology students, November 22, 1982.
Departmental Honors Program,
including initiation of Psychology 194H and the general procedures for
the evaluation of submitted Theses, 1992.
Created and taught updated version of the professional
course on "The Teaching of Psychology" (Psych. 390A/B), 2012-present.
Developed and implemented the TEAM (Teaching
and Excellence and Merit) Program
in collaboration with former Vice-Provost
Carol Tomlinson-Keasey. The program was designed to reward merit increases
to Full Professors who increase the quantity and quality of their contributions
to undergraduate instruction at UCD (now defunct).
Created new courses, including the General Education
course on "Genius, Creativity, and Leadership" (Psych. 175) in 1991
and the graduate course on the "Causal Modeling of Correlational Data (Psych.
204b) in 1993.
Both as consultant and interviewee helped develop
educational television programs on the subjects of creativity ("The Creative
Spirit" for the Public Broadcasting Service, 1994), genius ("The Mystery
of Genius" for the Arts and Entertainment Channel, 1998), and discovery
(“Gone Sideways” for David Suzuki’s The Nature of Things, the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation/National Film Board of Canada, 2009).
Created and maintain departmental webpage listing
graduating seniors who have received exceptional recognition for their
accomplishments ("Psychology Department Undergraduate Honors, Awards and
Training, and Service
Faculty Summer Planning Award, Undergraduate
Instructional Improvement Program, Teaching Resources Center, 1990. Used
to prepare new General Education Course, Psychology 175: "Genius, Creativity,
Undergraduate Instructional Improvement Grant,
Resources Center, 1991. Used for conducting a survey of student attitudes
toward the Psychology Departmental.
Undergraduate Instructional Improvement Minigrant,
Resources Center, 1999. Used for the implementation and enhancement of
new instructional technologies.
Pre-Grad Student Affirmative Action Academic Support
Funds, Student Affairs, 1991. Used for conducting survey of minorities
in the major.
Forum on Exemplary Teaching, American
Association for Higher Education, Chicago, 1994.
Summer Institute on Technology in Teaching, Teaching
Resources Center, UC Davis, 1999.
Distinguished Teaching Award Committee
of the Academic Senate, 1988-90. This committee bestows the faculty’s highest
form of recognition for outstanding teaching at undergraduate and graduate
levels. Member, 1987-90.
Committee on Teaching of the Academic
Senate, 2001-2002. Deals with campus-wide instructional issues and policies.
Chair, Subcommittee on Teaching Awards for
Outstanding Graduate Students, 2000-2001. Bestows awards to the best
TEAM (Teaching Excellence and Merit)
Committee, 1996-98. This committee awards merit increases to faculty who
have followed a special plan to increase the quality and quantity of undergraduate
Administrative Review Committee for
the Davis Honors Challenge, 1997-98.
UC Davis Prize Committee, 1990-91,
1995-96, 1997-98, 1998-99.
Teaching Committee of the Academic
Member, Committee on Academic Federation Distinguished
Teaching Awards, 2001.
Phi Beta Kappa, UC Davis Chapter,
1986-87. I was responsible for officiating at initiation ceremonies and
delivering the opening address.
Campus Liaison Officer, Danforth Foundation.
Chancellor’s Teaching Fellowship Advisory,
Sub Work Group on Retention, 1987-88.
Examined the success with which UCD was retaining students from underrepresented
populations in the State of California.
Registration Fees Administrative Advisory
Committee, 1987-88. Assessed the optimal distribution of funds obtained
from the students’ Registration and Education Fees; evaluated the units
that receive student support in their budgets.
Member, Courses and Bylaws Subcommittee
of the Graduate Council, 2002.
Child Care Administrative Advisory
Chancellor’s Academic Planning Council,
Epsilon Sigma Rho (Multicultural
Ad Hoc Search Committee to select
the Director of the Teaching Resources Center, 1989.
Chancellor’s Fall Conferences,
Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Fellowships
from Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 1991.
Chair of the Faculty for the College of Letters
and Science, 1997-98. Chaired the meetings of the Executive Committee,
the primary college body responsible for college instruction and curricula,
including student petitions and the reports of the Educational Policy and
Teaching Program Planning and Review Committees, as well as the appointment
of faculty to these and other standing committees (e.g., Student Petitions,
Individual Majors, and Study of Foreign Languages).
Vice-Chair of the Faculty for the College
of Letters and Science, 1996-97.
Fulmor Scholarship Program,
1986-87. Besides serving as special advisor, I was responsible for organizing
extra enrichment experiences for entering freshmen who were considered
especially capable academically.
Ex officio Member,Committee on Educational
Policy of the College of Letters and Science, 1996-97.
Committee on Courses of Instruction.
Winslow and Gilhooly Award Selection
Undergraduate Computing Lab Workgroup
for the Division of Social Sciences, 1999.
Member, Task Force to Review the Composition
Ad Hoc Review Committee for the Teaching
and Program Review Committee to evaluate the Statistics undergraduate major,
Ad Hoc Committee for Program Review
of the MA Program in Rhetoric, 1986-87.
Search Committee for the position
of Executive Associate Dean, 1989.
for first-year, transfer,
and STEP students, various years to date.
Advising and Student-Faculty Liaison Committee: responsibilities include
approving transfer agreements, handling student petitions, interviewing
applicants for the Peer Advisor position, and running the Honors Program,
Faculty Graduate Advisor: responsible for
administrating the doctoral program in psychology, 2006-present.
UC Davis Chapter of Psi Chi,
the National Honorary Society in Psychology, 1982-present.
Undergraduate Honors Advisor: running the
Honors Program and maintaining the undergraduate honors and awards webpage,
of Psychology Majors for
Commencement Ceremonies of the College of Letters and Science, 1988-to
Department Representative, Intersegmental
Major Preparation Articulated Curriculum for the Social and Behavioral
Sciences (ensure that students transferring from the community colleges
to UC and CSU are prepared for work in their chosen major and transfer
without having to repeat coursework), 2003.
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.
Chair, Graduate Advising Committee.
Panel Chair, Robert S. Daniel Award for Four
Year College/University Teaching, Division 2 - Society for the Teaching
of Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2008 (recipient: Dr.
Jane P. Sheldon, Associate Professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn).
Panel Member, McKeachie Graduate Student Award,
Division 2 - Society for the Teaching of Psychology, American Psychological
Association, 2007 (recipient: Ms. Jessica Irons, Auburn University).
Panel Member, Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence
Award for 2-year Colleges, Division 2 - Society for the Teaching of Psychology,
American Psychological Association, 2009 (recipient: Professor Jennifer
O’Loughlin-Brooks, Collin College, Plano TX).
Panel Member, Mary Margaret Moffett Memorial
Teaching Excellence Award for High School, Division 2 - Society for the
Teaching of Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2010 (recipient:
Wendy Hart, Brentwood High School, Brentwood, TN).
for Oxford University,
2; Prentice-Hall, 2; Brooks/Cole, 2; Westview, 2; Freeman, 2; Harcourt
Brace Janovich, 1; Allyn & Bacon, 1; Academic, 1; Cambridge University,
1; Sage, 1; Taylor & Francis, 1.
Journal of Creative Behavior, 1993-present.
This journal has been published by the Creative Education Foundation since
1967, and is the oldest professional journal devoted to research and practice
in the area of creativity.
Executive Advisory Boards, Encyclopedia of Creativity,
Academic Press, 1996-99; Encyclopedia of Creativity
(2nd ed.), Elsevier,
Creativity Museum Project, Milken
Family Foundation, 1994, 1996.
Consultant, Prize for Promise, $100,000 award
for a young woman who shows considerable talent, 2001-03.
Advisory Board, Achievement Advocates, a mentoring
program for 4th-6th grade students who show promise, 2001-present.
Student Travel Program of
the American Psychological Association, 1999.
1999h) and Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts (Simonton,
Educational documentary reviewer for PsycCRITIQUES
ISPP Junior Scholar Mentor (for Pete Peterson,
Ohio State University).
and Student Evaluations
History of Western Civilization (section
Introductory Social Psychology (teaching fellow);
Introductory Psychology and Social Relations (teaching fellow).
of Arkansas (1974-1976):
General Psychology (lecture); Social
Psychology (lecture); Archival Data Analysis (laboratory).
Social Psychology (seminar); Archival
Data Analysis (seminar).
of California at Davis (1976- ):
Introductory Psychology (lecture); Introductory
Social Psychology (lecture); Introductory Psychometrics (lecture); History
of Psychology (lecture); Genius, Creativity, and Leadership (seminar and
general education course); Archival Data Analysis (laboratory).
Multivariate Analysis (lecture); Causal
Modeling (lecture); History of Psychology (seminar); Genius,
Creativity, and Leadership (seminar);
Teaching of Psychology
Ratings reported below are those obtained since
the Psychology Department introduced a new evaluation form in the Fall
of 1987. The new form asked students to rate the instructor’s overall performance
on a 5-point scale. The N's indicate the number of students filling
out the evaluation form rather than the total enrollment. Courses that
used qualitative ratings are not included (e.g. PSC 190, 390). It may be
noted that I regularly subject these ratings to multiple regression analyses
to determine their main predictors. Only one potential predictor emerges
as statistically significant (p = .006): My teaching ratings in
185 tend to be 0.093 points higher than those received in other courses.
This is also the course for which I received the most perfect ratings (5.0's).
PSC 151: Social
Psychology (until 2000 numbered 145):
4.8 1987 Fall N = 122 (First rating
on 5-point scale) / 4.7 1988 Winter N = 132 / 4.7 1988
Fall N = 154 / 4.8 1990 Winter N = 88 / 4.7 1990
Fall N = 124 / 4.9 1992 Winter N = 94 (Reorganized
course) / 4.7 1998 Spring N = 77 (First time taught since
1992) / 4.8 1999 Spring N = 108
PSC 175: Genius,
Creativity, and Leadership:
4.9 1991 Winter N = 35 (Taught for
first time) / 4.8 1991 Fall N = 36 / 4.9 1992 Spring
= 34 / 4.9 1993 Fall N = 32 / 4.8 1994 Fall
= 37 / 4.8 1997 Spring
N = 22 / 4.8 1997 Fall N
= 36 / 4.9 1998 Fall N = 29 / 4.9 1999 Fall N
= 41 / 4.7 2000 Fall N = 57 / 4.8 2001 Fall N
= 57 / 4.9 2002 Spring N = 39 / 4.8 Fall 2002 N
= 34 / 4.8 Spring 2003 N = 29 / 4.9 Fall 2003 N
= 56 / 4.8 Fall 2004 N = 41 / 4.9 Spring 2005 N
= 54 / 4.5 Fall 2005 N = 55 (Lowest rating ever received
for an undergraduate course) / 4.9 Fall 2006 N = 55 / 4.7
Fall 2007 N = 56 / 4.7 Fall 2008 N = 54 / 4.9 Winter
2011 N = 44 / 4.8 Spring 2012 N = 56 / 4.6
Fall 2012 N =43
PSC 185: History
of Psychology (until 2000 numbered 120):
4.8 1989 Winter N = 19 (Taught for
first time) / 4.9 1990 Spring N = 25 / 5.0 1991 Spring
= 26 (First perfect rating!) / 4.9 1991 Fall N = 32 / 4.8
N = 27 / 5.0 1996 Fall N = 27 (Second perfect
score for this course!) / 5.0 1997 Winter N = 24 (Third perfect
score for this course!) / 4.8 1998 Winter N = 39 / 4.9
Winter N = 38 / 5.0 2000 Winter N = 42 (Fourth perfect
score for this course!) / 4.9 2001 Winter N = 31 / 5.0
Spring N = 23 (Fifth perfect score for this course!) /
Winter N = 28 / 5.0 2003 Winter
N = 33 (Sixth perfect
score for this course!) / 4.9 2004 Winter N = 54 / 4.9
2005 Winter N = 33 / 5.0 2006 Winter N = 40 (Seventh
perfect score for this course!) / 4.9 2006 Spring N = 41
/ 4.8 2007 Spring N = 49 / 4.7 2008 Spring N
= 48/ 4.9 2009 Spring N = 46 / 4.8 2010 Fall N
= 42 / 4.7 2011 Spring N = 59 / 4.9 2011 Fall N
PSC 207: Multivariate
4.7 1990 Spring N = 15 (Reorganized
course) / 4.9 1991 Spring N = 22 (Substantial improvement)
PSC 204b: Causal
Modeling of Correlational Data (until 2000 numbered 207a):
4.7 1993 Winter N = 20 (Taught for
first time) / 5.0 1994 Winter N = 7 (Non-psychology students
only) / 4.8 1995 Winter N = 16 / 4.9 1997 Winter N
= 22 / 5.0 1998 Winter
N = 7 / 4.9 1999 Winter N
= 13 / 4.8 2000 Winter N = 33 (Largest enrollment ever for
this course) / 4.5 2001 Winter N = 12 (Introduced new notation;
lowest grade ever received for graduate course) / 4.8 2002 Winter
= 28 (Return to baseline) / 4.9 2003 Winter N = 22 / 4.7
2004 Winter N = 29 / 4.6 2005 Winter N = 20 / 4.2
2007 Winter N = 28 (Worst score ever received for any course ever
taught!) / 4.7 2008 Winter N = 31 / 4.7 2009 Winter
PSC 220: History
4.8 1995 Spring
N = 4 (Taught for
first time on moment's notice) / 5.0 2004 Spring N = 7 (Substantial
improvement) / 4.6 2011 Winter N = 7 (Raw ratings 6 "excellent"
and 1 "fair")
The Teaching of Psychology:
5.0 2012 Winter
N = 6 / 5.0
2012 Spring N = 7
For qualitative evaluations published in Student
Viewpoint, click here.
Mentoring and Supervision
Shing-Shiang Ting (Professor of Psychology,
Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan):
The Social Psychology of
Chinese Literary Creativity: An Archival Data Analysis (1986)
Judy Quan (Biostatistician, Division of General
and Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco): The
Relationship Between Acculturation and Mental Ability Pattern for Chinese
Peter Michael Bradlee (Clinical Psychologist,
private practice, Vacaville, CA):
Primary Components and Subcomponents
of "Masculinity" and "Femininity" (1990)
Vincent J. Cassandro (Director of Market Research,
TriWest Healthcare Alliance):
Versatility, Creative Products, and the
Personality Correlates of Eminent Creators (2001)
Kathleen Ann Taylor (Professor of Psychology,
Sierra College, CA): Heredity Matters: Family Fate and Huntington Disease
Anna V. Song (Assistant Professor of Psychological
Sciences, University of California, Merced): Cognitive Style, Personality,
and Socio-Political History: A Longitudinal Study of U.S. Presidents 1789-2005
co-chair with Alan Elms)
Cherlyn (Carrie) Thomas (Professor Emerita
of Psychology, California State University Long Beach): The Quality
of Personal Life: Sex, Class, and the Social Relations of Inequality
Patricia Denise Rozee (Professor of Psychology,
California State University Long Beach):
Rape: A Redefinition and Examination
of World Patterns Among Non-Industrial Societies (1984)
Kennon Sheldon (Professor of Psychological
Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia):
Creativity, Goals, and
Emotions in Artists, Physicists, and Ecologists: A Comparative Analysis
Barrett Scott Caldwell (Associate Professor
of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University):
Social Processes in Isolated
Groups of U.S. National Park Rangers (1990)
Eva M. Schepeler (Clinical Psychologist, private
practice, Woodland, CA, and Lecturer, University of California, Davis):
Psychological Development of Jean Piaget: Interrelations of His Life and
Sahng Ern Park (Faculty, University of Maryland
University College Asia, Korea): Acculturation, Perceived Control, and
Career-Related Interests and Values in Asian-American College Students
Veronica Benet (Professor, Department of Social
and Political Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona): Towards
a Spanish Taxonomy of Personality Descriptors: Generality of the "Big Seven"
Factor Model with Indigenous and Imported Constructs (1995)
Patricia Maal Colby (Assistant Professor of
Psychology, Skidmore College):
Individual Differences in Identity Development
Status: Social and Cognitive Correlates of Goal Integration in Early Adulthood
Ky-Van Lee (Analyst, Stanford Prevention Research
Center, Stanford University): A Two-Wave Panel Study of the Relationships
among Hardiness, Acculturation, Stress, and Psychological Distress in Chinese
Tim Gaffney (Standards and Assessment Division,
California Department of Education): Ego-Resiliency, Resilience, Substance
Use, And Risky Behaviors: Some Measurement and Structural Models (2004)
Jane Thompson (formerly, Assistant Professor,
University of Hawaii, Hilo): A Monte Carlo Comparison of Tests for the
Number of Factors under Alternative Factor Models (2004)
Patricia Jennings (Research Associate, Prevention
Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development, College of Health
and Human Development, Penn State University): The Role of Personality,
Stress, and Coping in the Development of Wisdom (2004)
Gary D. Stockdale (Postdoc-employee, Human
and Community Development, University of California, Davis): Factors
Affecting Goodness of Fit of the Quasi-Simplex, Linear Growth Curve, and
Latent Difference Score Models to Oppositive Data Structures: A Simulation
Alison J. Terry (Assistant Professor of Psychology,
University of Maine, Farmington): Components of the Authoritative Parenting
Style: Predictors of Asian American Adolescent Achievement (2007)
Mark David Prokosch (Visiting Professor of
Psychology, Elon University): Women’s Mate Choice: Towards an Understanding
of the Evolutionary Mechanisms Driving Women’s Preferences for Cognitive
Traits in Men (2008)
Leticia Carrillo: The Physical Activity
and Nutrition Behaviors of Adolescents of Mexican Origin (2011)
N.B.: In parentheses are given "last known" positions or
affiliations, with no assurances that they are all up to date. Even in
the age of Google and Facebook, persons can disappear, so please notify
me of any changes.
Alexander Arno Pudmenzky:
of Creativity - An Artificial Intelligence Model. Doctoral Dissertation,
School of Medical Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia (2002)
David Matta: People of Greatness: Their
Shared Qualities And Life Experiences. Masters Thesis, Counseling Psychology,
Trinity Western University, Canada (2004)
Moong Mae Chan: The Hen Who Heralded the
Dawn: Leadership Lessons from China's 7th Century Tang Dynasty Empress
Wu Zetian (A.D. 624-705). Dissertation, Doctor of Business Administration
(DBA), International Graduate School of Business, University of South Australia
Yuan Zhi Seah: ’But What ... Is It Good
For?’ An Investigation into the Process of Evaluating Potentially
Creative and Innovative Products. Doctoral Dissertation, School of
Management, University of New South Wales, Australia (2012)
Kyle E. Jennings (Ph.D., University of California,
Berkeley, 2010), 2010-2012.
Christina Clark, Jacqueline Curran, Rael Dornfest,
Carol Facione, Emily Gromis, Susan Ko, Kheang Lim, Bayard D. Nielsen, Monica
Parkins, Megan Reed, Michael Scherer, Michael Sintetos, Jacqueline Teague,
and Rhonda Williams.
Pamela Akins, Gonzalo Calderón, Carla Gregory,
Linda Natarajan, and Cindy Santana.
Oscar Westra van Holthe (University College Utrecht,
in acknowledgments of published work (192):
Bergen Achtel, Pamela Akins, Jill Allen, Elizabeth
Amirkhan, Jeff Ancker, Ken Andersson, Makoto Arakaki, Gazelle Babaee, Marc
Bartolome, John Bayliss, Stony Beck, Nataliya Belfor, Paige Black, Margie
Blatchford, Nancy Bouffard, Jennifer Bovolick, Pendra Boyd, Melisse Bouziane,
Naomi Braun, Rayna Broome, Margaret Buckman, Kimiko Burton, Leia Buwalda,
Gonzalo Calderón, Chrisin Campbell, Lois Campbell, Tara Campo, Chahndra
Carpenter, Mary "Molly" Cash, Steve Castellón, Alyssa Cauble, James
Chan, Robin Chand, Maia Chang, Paula Chang, Wayne Chapman, Elaine Chinn,
Maria Ramirez Clanton, David Clemons, Jennifer Cohen, Tracé Michelle
Conway, Hillary Cox, Karen Cross, Lisa Curtis, Suzanne Dahnert, Heather
Davids, Ron Day, Ann del Forge, Niki De Santo, Elizabeth Dean, Jennifer
Denbo, Pamela Dickson, Carolyn Dodge, Joy Donny, Rael Dornfest, Kelley
Elkins, Melissa Ewen, Vida Fereydouni, Michelle Ferreira, Jeff Finstad,
Stephanie Fisher, Cory Fitzpatrick, Sean Follette, Calvin Fong, Alfonso
Ford, Fernanda Formel, Othon Franco, Christina Frederick, Patrick Gargiulo,
Nadia Gemmellaro, Gina Giachini, Kuldip Gill, Rick Gonzales, John M. Gotelli,
Janelle Gray, Aaron Grey, Nichole Griffith, Jacob Grosz, Debbi Gutierrez,
Donna Haaf, Alysia Hall, Kari Hansen, Kim Haralson, Erin Harrington, Nathan
Hasbarger, Miguel Herrera, Danny Herz, Michele Hill, Howard Hines, Kevin
Hogan, Christina Holsworth, Cynthia Hom, Alexander Hughes, Chris Hughes,
Jennifer Idlor, Donald Inn, Ashaki Jackson, Elizabeth Judy, Paul Kahn,
Dana Kamla, Kathryn Kaney, Karin Kawagoe, Cara Kennedy, Elizabeth King,
Jacques Koujoumajian, Alicia Krause, Barbara Krieger, Beverly Kwong, Phong
La, Lisa Lawrance, Hanh Lee, Herman Lee, May Chao Lee, Andrea Lim, Kristin
Lipman, Susan Lovercheck, Ellen Lucas, John Lucas, Christopher Lucich,
Deepa Makam, Anneliese Makely, Crystal Martin, Renae McCann, Christian
McClellan, Heather McCormick, Brenna McKinley, Rob Messerli, Malu Mithaiwala,
Rick Moen, Humaira Mojadaddi, Sook Morimoto, Apollo Mayagag, Craig Marquardt,
Alan Morris, Scott J. Morris, Bettina Murphy, Monica Murray, Masaki Nakazono,
Linda Natarajan, Sin Soon Francis Ngau, Ryan Nguyen, Jeff Nuelle, Pamela
Nyon, José Ortega, Melanie Peacock, Tereza Pena-Hibberd, Manoj Perera,
Kim Pham, Linda Plachy, Stephen Price, Lisa Rogers, Yvonne Romerwell, Steven
Sacks, Tracy Saladh, Dan Samsky, Lillian Sanchez, Thomas Sanchez, Serafina
Sands, Cindy Santana, Todd Sasano, Melissa Schneider, Daniel J. Seitz,
Darren T. Seitz, Mundeep Sidhu, Julie Silva, Rachel Silverman, Wendy Etsuko
Siu, Susan Slager, David Smiler, Juliette Smith, Chas Smithson, Heidi Soltis,
William Sparr, Cindy Stein, Heather Stewart, Ted Sullivan, Marco Tam, Jeanice
Tran, Brent Treichler, Ann Ulibarri, Brian Victor, Harjot Walid, Heather
Weibel, Diane Wenzler, Becky Wong, Cynthia Whitacre, Henry Wong, Russell
Wong, Jason Woodward, Timmie Yamada, Kai Yang, David Yoo, and Lindsey Yu.
to works-in-progress (134):
Michael Alexander, Kara Allmett, Pamela Andronis,
Margarita Animo, John Arbanasin, Maria E. Ariagno, Mazen Awad, Lavdeep
Bains, Charley Bak, Elizabeth Baker, Tonia Bellestri, Krisin Beratta, Elena
Bills, Nicole Booker, Melissa Brie, Tracie L. Brooks, Kenyatte Brown, Rachael
Callahan, Ethan Camp, Rubi Carrillo, Alyssa Cauble, Cindy Chang, Paula
Chang, Elham Chishty, Simon Chu, Richard Chuakay, Kaitlin Clark, Kathryn
Clowes, Annie P. Cox, Joshua Damoth, Alisha de Leon, Melandro T. de la
Rosa, Alexis Deavenport, Cari Denham, Paul DeVries, Elissa Dresden, Sasha
Dressler, Rayana Egea, Andrew Erickson, Carrie Esler, Sergio Enriquez,
Emerson Estrada, Jason Farris, Desmond Foong, Hortencia Garcia, Kelli Garcia,
Raylene Gaul, Amanda Ghali, Alganesh Ghebretensae, Gina Giachini, Jeff
Harmon, Adriane Harrison, Aida Hasan, Brianna Heinrich, Troy Hess, Christina
Holsworth, Yana Horton, Wilbur S. Hulin, Christopher Huynh, Steve Jacobson,
Cinnamon Johnsrud, Samantha Jones, Jonathan Karsh, Yon-Ji E. Kim, Darya
Kiper, Victoria Kung, Michael Kurland, Erik Lacy, Melissa Lau, Sandra Lee,
Yiling Lee, Hyla Lieberman, Jordan Lindsey, Alice Fong Liu, Melissa Lockwood,
Michael Lombardo, Rachel Loui, Jonna Marron, Stacy McCorquodale, David
Menzer, Lancie Miklaus, Tara A. Miskovich, Arren Molina, Sook Morimoto,
Janet Morones, Britt Morrissey, Courtney Nash, Michelle Nathan, Minh Nguyen,
Ngthuhanh Nguyen, Victor Nguyen, Bayard Nielsen, Cansu Oranc, Ryan Ort,
Agnes Pagadora, Maren Parsons, Naju Patel, William Pernik, James Pitner,
Virkam Prashar, Jeanne Reilly, Michelle Ruble, Deanna Santos, Adrienne
T. Scharnhorst, Roxanne Shakoori, Natalie Shapland, Lyndi Shaw, Nina Shaw,
Casey Shimane, Megan Silady, Julie Silva, Jennifer Simon, April Smith,
Steve Sprague, Terri Sprague, Joseph Sullivan, Cecile M. Town, Haviland
Trammell, Jeanice Tran, Paisley Tucker, Keri Turner, Kenneth Underwood,
Rachel Ungar, Lynn VanMale, Marlon W. Varin, Maria Isabel Villalobos, Michelle
Walker, Christie Wallace, Carla Welker, Jennifer Whelan, Michael Wolff,
Greg Wolkstein, Kari Yamagishi, and Cebastiin Allain Zephr.
Five, four, three, two, one, zero. Commencement Address,
Commencement Ceremonies for the College of Letters and Science, June 1994.
Why go to UCD? Opening address, Undergraduate Research
Conference, April 1995.
Teaching and the Big Five. Teaching Personality and
Social Psychology Pre-Conference for the meeting of the Society of Personality
and Social Psychology, Los Angeles, February 2003.
Genius, creativity, and talent: Definitions and manifestations.
Keynote, 13th Annual Undergraduate Conference, Psychology Students’ Association,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, April 2011.
Diversifying experiences and creativity: Correlational
and experimental research. Keynote, Lamar Bruni Vergara & Guillermo
Benavides Z. Academic Conference, Office of Graduate Studies and Research,
Texas A&M International University, March 2013.
Great psychologists and psychological science: The
quantitative analysis of psychology's past, present, and prospects. 45th
annual Spartan Psychological Association Research Colloquium, San José
State University, March 2002.
Scientific studies of genius, history, and the arts.
Carleton College, Minnesota, Sloan Grant for Technology and Liberal Education,
Musical esthetics, biography, and history. Texas
Music Educators Conference, San Antonio, February 1983.
Esther Katz Rosen Fund Lecture on Gifted Children,
American Psychological Foundation, August 1994.
Giftedness: The gift that keeps on giving. National
Association for Gifted Children, Minneapolis, 2007.
Giftedness to genius. Distinguished Lecturer Program,
Gifted and Talented Education, Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula
Vista, CA, March 1998.
Giftedness, talent, and genius: Developmental continuity
and discontinuity. Distinguished Lecturer Program, Gifted and Talented
Education, Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista, CA, May
Giftedness, talent, and genius: How the same? How
different? 12th World Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented
Children, Seattle, WA, July 1997.
Making a mark: The psychology of greatness. After-dinner
address, Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College, March 1995.
Genius, civilization, and science: Laws of history.
Centennial Celebrations, Occidental College, Los Angeles, April 1987.
Teaching and tenure. "Issues in Higher Education"
Education 130, May 1990.
Creativity testing. "Directed Group Study" Management
298, Nicole Biggart instructor, October 1994.
Psychology of the arts. Seminar, Art Studio 290 ,
Lucy Puls, Graduate Adviser, October 1992.
Intelligence, creativity, and genius. Integrative
Studies (IST9 Seminar), October 1995.
Creativity in old age. "Social Aspects of Aging"
Human Development 160, Diane Gilmor instructor, March 1995.
Creativity and aging. "Issues in Aging" Human Development
162, Diane Gilmor instructor, February 2002.
Artistic creativity. "Design and Visual Culture"
Design 1, Janet Hethorn, Instructor, October 1996.
Scientific creativity. "From Molecules to Humans"
Integrated Studies Seminar, Tom Reid instructor, 1989.
Presenter, "The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers"
Freshman Seminar, Dennis Dingeman instructor, February 1989.
Greatness, women, and minorities. Honors Seminar
on "Greatness," Jonathan Schooler instructor, University of Pittsburgh,
Historiometry in social psychology. Social Psychology
class, Mark Costanzo instructor, Claremont McKenna College, March 1995.
Creativity in Alaska. Graduate Seminar on "Human
Adaptation to the North," University of Alaska, Fairbanks, October 1996.
TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
Teaching experiences. Annual workshop for new faculty,
University of California at Davis, September 2001.
TAing in the Social Sciences. Panel member for session
chaired by Dean Barbara Metcalf, UC Davis Orientation Program for New Teaching
Assistants, September 1996, 1997.
Faculty Dormatory Programs, 1976-present, including:
Creativity (Regan, November 1992); Creativity and giftedness (Integrative
Studies Students, Campo Regan, October 1991; also Miller, Segundo, November,
2011); Liking and Loving (Bixby, Feb. 1989, Apr. 1991, Feb. 1993; Struve-Titus,
May 1989; Ryerson, March 1990, Nov. 1994; Castillian, May 1990, Nov. 1990,
May 1992; Hughes, Mar. 1991; Tercero E, Mar. 1992; Malcolm, May 1993; Webster,
Nov. 1993, June 1995; Thoreau, Mar. 1994; Emerson, Mar. 1995; Tercero G,
Nov. 1996, Nov. 1997; Nova, Feb. 1997; Tercero K, May 1997; Tercero F,
Faculty Lecturer, Summer Advising, 1987-1989.
Making it to your 22nd (or 23rd) birthday at UCD:
A survivor’s handbook. Lecture for students in Summer Advising, Young Hall,
July 1992; Harring Hall, July 2002.
Creativity and leadership. Meeting of the Society
of Women Engineers, UC Davis Chapter, February 1987.
Great leaders: Lessons for everyday leadership practice.
Leadership Development Series, Office of Student Affairs, March 1995.
Creativity. Leadership Workshop, Alpha Phi Omega,
Iota Phi Chapter, January 1995.
What professors (really) do for a living: Or, why
your son/daughter is in good hands at UCD. Lecture for parents in Summer
Advising, Olson Hall, July 1992; Kleiber Hall, July 2002.
Making it big. Eyeopeners, the UCD Alumni Breakfast
Series, The Capitol Club of the Renaissance Tower, Sacramento, May 1994.
Genius: Truths and myths. Talk for Parents Weekend,
Chosing a President: Why it’s so difficult. Mini-lecture,
Picnic Day, April 1996.
Presidental leadership: Personality and performance.
Faculty Lecturer, Picnic Day, April 1988.
Presenter, Academic Panel, College Colloquia for
Center for Talented Youth, Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth
of Johns Hopkins University, October 1996.
Creativity and leadership. Faculty Mini-Lecture,
Picnic Day, April 1986.
Leadership. Workshop for Area 3 History and Cultures
Project, Center for Cooperative Research and Extension Services for Schools,
Division of Education, August 1994.
What it takes to be great. Donor Appreciation Day,
University of California, Davis, April 1997.
Genius, creativity, and leadership. Annual UCD Executive
Program, University Extension, February 1985.
Panelist, Education/Teaching Panel, UC Davis Student-Athlete
Career Night, April 2012.
10,000 hours: Does practice make perfect? Panel discussion
with K. Anders Ericcson, Student Union, Pomona College, 2011.
Creativity and leadership. Workshop for the Student
Conference and National Convention, Society of Women Engineers, Oakland,
CA, June 1989.
Panelist, APA Career Workshop, Western Psychological
Association, Vancouver, BC 2003.
Creativity and the zeitgeist: Social and other factors
affecting the development of genius. Creativity and the creative process:
In others and ourselves, Extension Program, University of California, Los
Angeles, October 1984.
Creativity in the sciences: Creative ideas, scientists,
processes, and disciplines. Panel presentation, Innovation inventors forum:
Can Cleveland Clinic staff become more inventive – A forum on creativity
in science. Cleveland Clinic Management Track, 2010.
Creativity and leadership: Convergences and divergences
regarding exceptional exemplars. Keynote at the Residential Orientation
and Conference for Saybrook University, San Francisco, 2010.
Esthetics, biography, and history in musical creativity.
In W. J. McKeachie (Chair), Ann Arbor Symposium on applications of psychology
to the teaching and learning of music (session III). University of Michigan,
Genius, creativity, and giftedness. Keynote address,
Sacramento Area School Psychologists Association, Rancho Murieta Country
Club, October 1991.
Creative leadership: Historiometric perspectives.
Creativity and innovation in bureaucracy symposium, National Defense University,
Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC, October 1983.
Mini-Conference on Creativity. Project Zero, School
of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, February 1990.
What makes giftedness? Keynote address, GATE Fifty
Mile Club Mini-Conference, University of California, Davis, October 1999.
Conversations with the author. GATE Fifty Mile Club
Mini-Conference, University of California, Davis, October 1999.
Psychology of literary creativity. Sixth Annual Mendocino
Coast Writers Conference, June 1995.
Genius and Mozart. Upbeat Live Pre-Concert Event,
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles, CA, April 2002.
Interview, "Media Picks" column (Jamie Chamberlin),
Magazine, American Psychological Association, November 2011.
Conversation hour for Students (with J. C. Kaufman).
Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico, April 2010.
The science of genius. Audition, The Great Courses,
The Teaching Company, Chantilly, VA, 2013.
Genius, creativity, and leadership: A UCD expository writing General Education
course. In H. T. Snyder (Chair), Teaching creatively–Examples from
the teaching of psychology of creativity. American Psychological Association,
San Diego, 2010.
Formal education, eminence, and dogmatism. In H.
J. Walberg (Chair), Psychological and historical studies of the eminent
and educators: Qualitative and quantitative perspectives. American Educational
Research Association, Los Angeles, April 1981.
Esthetics, biography, and history in musical creativity.
In W. J. McKeachie (Chair), Ann Arbor Symposium on applications of psychology
to the teaching and learning of music (session III). University of Michigan,
Discussant. In H. T. Snyder (Chair), Teaching creatively and teaching creativity.
American Psychological Association, Orlando FL, 2012.
Discussant. In R. Paschal (Chair), Notable American
women: Interpersonal and mentor influence. American Educational Research
Association, San Francisco, April 1995.
Simonton, D. K. (2009). Genius 101. New York:
Springer. Introductory text; first volume in Psychology 101 series.
To be used as textbook in General Education course on "Genius, Creativity,
and Leadership" (175).
Simonton, D. K. (2006). Nothing more than a university
professor engaged in teaching, research, and service: Nor less. In
J. G. Irons, B. C. Beins, C. Burke, B. Buskist, V. Hevern, & J. E.
Williams (Eds.), The teaching of psychology in autobiography: Perspectives
from psychology’s exemplary teachers (Vol. 2, pp. 85-91). Washington,
DC: Society for the Teaching of Psychology, American Psychological Association.
Simonton, D. K. (1994). Scientific eminence, the
history of psychology, and term paper topics: A metascience approach.
Teaching of Psychology, 21, 169-171. Describes innovative approach
to term papers in "History of Psychology" (120). Reprinted in M. E. Ware
& D. E. Johnson (Eds.) (2000). Handbook of demonstrations and activities
in the teaching of psychology (2nd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Simonton, D. K. (2012). Teaching creativity: Current
findings, trends, and controversies in the psychology of creativity.
Teaching of Psychology ("The Generalist's Corner"), 39, 203-208.
Simonton, D. K. (2013). Creative teaching of creativity:
A potential user's personal perspective. In M. Gregerson, J. C. Kaufman,
& H. Snyder (Eds.), Teaching creatively and teaching creativity
(pp. 185-191). New York: Springer.
Simonton, D. K. (in press). Creativity. In E. Diener
& R. Biswas-Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology.
Champaign, IL: DEF Publishers. DOI: www.nobaproject.com
Simonton, D. K. (2007). Preface: Why get your undergraduate
education at a major research university? Explorations: The UC Davis
Undergraduate Research Journal, 10, iii-v.
Sommer, R., & Simonton, D. K. (1991). Student
opinions of the psychology major. Unpublished manuscript, University of
California, Davis. A survey of the majors, including a section on the attitudes
of underrepresented groups.
Simonton, D. K. (2000, April). The positive repercussions
of traumatic events: The life lessons of historic geniuses.
Special Bulletin, No. 1, 21-23. Article in official publication of
the Student Members Group, British Psychological Society.
Simonton, D. K. (2002).
Great psychologists and
their times: Scientific insights into psychology’s history. Washington
DC: American Psychological Association. Besides the planned use as
a text in teaching history, the book contains a concluding chapter on how
the findings can be applied to undergraduate and graduate education.
Simonton, D. K. (2002). It’s absolutely impossible?
A longitudinal study of one psychologist’s response to conventional naysayers.
In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Psychologists defying the crowd: Stories of
those who battled the establishment and won (pp. 238-254). Washington,
DC: American Psychological Association.
Simonton, D. K. (1984). Genius, creativity, and
leadership: Historiometric inquiries. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University
Press. Successfully used as textbook in undergraduate seminar (190) and
in General Education course on "Genius, Creativity, and Leadership" (175).
Also used at other universities in paperback reprint.
Simonton, D. K. (1988). Scientific genius: A psychology
of science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Used as supplementary
textbook for term paper assignment in "History of Psychology" (120).
Simonton, D. K. (2004). Creativity in science:
Chance, logic, genius, and zeitgeist. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press. Used as supplementary textbook for term paper assignment in "History
of Psychology" (185).
Simonton, D. K. (1994). Greatness: Who makes history
and why. New York: Guilford Press. Used as textbook in General Education
course on "Genius, Creativity, and Leadership" (175). Also used at other
Simonton, D. K. (1991). Creative productivity through the adult years.
Journal of the American Society on Aging, 15, 13-16. Reprinted
in H. Moody, Jr. (Ed.) (1994), Aging: Concepts and controversies.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press. Also in 2nd (1998) and 3rd (2000)
Simonton, D. K. (1983). Formal education, eminence,
and dogmatism: The curvilinear relationship.
Journal of Creative Behavior,
17, 149-162. [Abstract in Resources in Education, 1981, 16, 89.] Examined
how higher education contributes to the development of creative potential.
Simonton, D. K. (1998). Creativity, genius, and talent
Roeper Review: A Journal on Gifted Education, 21,
Simonton, D. K. (1984). The nourishing mentor. Occidental,
8, 20-23. Essay on the importance of mentoring in creative development.
Simonton, D. K. (1985). Genius, creativity and leadership.
Potentials, 4, 31-32. Essay for publication aimed at engineering students
throughout the United States.
Simonton, D. K. (1983). Esthetics, biography, and
history in musical creativity. In Documentary report of the Ann Arbor
Symposium on applications of psychology to the teaching and learning of
music (Session 3, pp. 41-48). Reston, VA: Music Educators National
Conference. Essay aimed at music educators.
Nielsen, B. D., Pickett, C. L., & Simonton, D.
K. (2008). Conceptual versus experimental creativity: Which works best
on convergent and divergent thinking tasks? Psychology of Aesthetics,
Creativity, and the Arts, 2, 131-138. Honors thesis published
as lead article in APA journal!
Encyclopedia articles with educational functions
(undergraduate and/or graduate): Simonton (1983e, 1989c, 1995c,
1996a, 1996c, 1998d, 1999i, 1999k, 1999l, 1999q, 2000a, 2002b, 2003b, 2007a,
2007c, 2007g, 2007h, 2007m, 2008c, 2008e, 2008i, 2008m, 2009b, 2009l, 2009q,
2009v, 2010e, 2010f, 2011a, 2011g, 2011i, 2011k, 2011m, 2011o, 2011q);
Simonton & Damian, 2011a).
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