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Psychology Division Award Recognizes Excellence in UR Mentoring

Guillermo Wated presents Pyschology Mentoring Award to Brain Detweiler-Bedell

Council on Undergraduate Research- Psychology Division and Psi Chi

Recognize Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring

Brian Detweiler-Bedell, Lewis and Clark College, Receives Mid-Career Mentoring Award


Washington, D.C. -The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)- Psychology Division and Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology, presented the inaugural Mid-Career Mentoring Award on June 29 at the 2014 CUR National Conference. Guillermo Wated, Barry University, chaired the committee that recognized an individual who has played a major role in advancing undergraduate research demonstrating a strong track record of scholarly and creative projects involving undergraduate students.

Brian Detweiler-Bedell has been named the 2014 winner. Inaugurated in recognition of the important roles that faculty mentors play in the success of student development, Brian has put his heart and soul into fulfilling CUR’s mission.  Robert F. Rycek, CUR Psychology Division Chair, noted "Dr. Detweiler-Bedell's approach to mentoring undergraduates epitomizes the kind of student engagement that CUR wants to foster." Currently, Brian is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Department and the Academic Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He has played a major role in advancing undergraduate research through his own innovative approaches to working with undergraduates, mentoring of undergraduates whose work has led to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, engagement of varied student populations and backgrounds in undergraduate research activities, securing external support for research, and advocacy of undergraduate research on his home campus and beyond. 


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