STEPHENVILLE (March 19, 2015) — Dr. Thomas J. Faulkenberry, assistant professor of psychology and counseling at Tarleton State University, recently was elected as the Texas representative of the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) for a two-year term.
As Texas representative, Faulkenberry will serve on SWPA’s executive council and act as the primary liaison for the state’s membership within the organization. Previously, Faulkenberry served as chairman of the nominations committee within the association.
“I am honored to be elected as the Texas representative for SWPA,” Faulkenberry said. “I believe that regional organizations like SWPA are essential for the professional development of young faculty.”
Faulkenberry continued that “SWPA is a professional organization we can share with our students. Few organizations allow our students to ‘take the stage’ and present their work in the way SWPA does. As Texas representative, I will be challenged with serving the needs of the membership from the largest state in SWPA. I intend to give back to the organization in a way befitting of all it has already done for me.”
Faulkenberry joined the faculty of Tarleton’s College of Education and the Department of Psychology and Counseling in fall 2013. He holds a bachelor of science in mathematics from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a master of science in mathematics from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Texas A&M – Commerce.
Research areas of interest include mathematical cognition, statistical modeling of cognitive processes and the psychology of mathematics learning.
SWPA is an organization with membership from nine states in the southwestern United States. Established in 1954, SWPA works to promote and strengthen psychology’s scientific, professional and educational facets.