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Professor Prohaska Elected to Board of Eastern Psychological Association

February 4, 2010

Professor Vincent Prohaska

Professor Vincent Prohaska (Psychology) has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Eastern Psychological Association. He will serve a three-year term beginning June 1, 2010.

Founded in 1896, the Eastern Psychological Association is the oldest regional Psychological Association in the United States. It advances the science and profession of psychology through annual meetings, where members present their work in a professional and scientific setting.

Professor Prohaska, whose research interests include memory, procrastination, and plagiarism, recently served as president of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, an organization in which he has long been active. In 2001, while serving as faculty advisor to the Lehman chapter of Psi Chi, he received the Florence L. Denmark Award, which is presented annually to one faculty advisor "for outstanding contributions to Psi Chi and psychology." In that same year, the Lehman chapter won the Ruth Hubbard Cousins Award for "best achieving the purpose of Psi Chi to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology."

A graduate of Bronx Community College and Adelphi University, Professor Prohaska earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago. In 1997, he was chosen as Lehman's "Teacher of the Year."