BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY


Dr. Michael Zickar
Dr. Michael Zickar (left) accepts a commendation of the University’s industrial/organizational psychology doctoral program from Ohio Senators Randy Gardner and Joy Padgett, chair of the Senate Education Committee.

Psychology doctoral program commended by legislators

Dr. Michael Zickar (left) accepts a commendation of the University’s industrial/organizational psychology doctoral program from Ohio Senators Randy Gardner and Joy Padgett, chair of the Senate Education Committee. The two legislators visited campus Aug. 25 to make the presentation in recognition of the program’s being ranked third in the nation by U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” On hand were faculty, staff and students from the department, as well as several retired faculty.

Zickar thanked the legislators for providing the funding that allowed BGSU to bring Ohio Eminent Scholar Dr. Milt Hakel to campus, which he said helped the department achieve its success. He also expressed appreciation on behalf of the department for the state’s continued support of the program through the Academic Challenge Grant, which rewards programs of excellence. (BGSU’s clinical psychology program also receives one of the grants.)

The industrial/organizational psychology Ph.D. program, which has about 25 students, moved up a level in the U.S. News ranking from its tie for fourth place last year.

August 29, 2005