ERIC Number: EJ802668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
A Joyful and Exhilarating Ride: An Interview with Frank J. Vattano
Dik, Bryan J.
Teaching of Psychology, v35 n3 p226-233 Jul 2008
Frank J. Vattano is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Emeritus University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University (CSU), his undergraduate alma mater. He earned his PhD in experimental psychology from The Ohio State University and served as Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Denver before returning to CSU as Assistant Academic Vice-President for Instructional Services and later as Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. He returned to teaching full-time in 1987 and served as coordinator of CSU's Introduction to Psychology course, which has an annual enrollment of more than 3,000 students. He developed, along with his colleagues, the widely adopted video teaching modules "The BRAIN" (Vattano, Bennett, & Butler, 1997), "The MIND" (Vattano, Bennett, & Butler, 2000), The Social Connection (Vattano, Bolt, & Myers, 2002), and "The Many Faces of Psychology" (Bolt & Vattano, 2003). Vattano is a Fellow of APA Divisions 1 and 2. He earned numerous teaching awards from CSU, received the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Award, and was named Colorado Professor of the Year in 1999. In 2001, he was honored with the American Psychological Foundation Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. Bryan J. Dik is an assistant professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University, where he teaches vocational psychology, career assessment and counseling, personality psychology, and the psychology of religion. He received his BA from Calvin College and his PhD from the University of Minnesota. His scholarship has focused on the measurement of vocational interests, person-environment fit theories of work adjustment, and basic and applied research related to approaching work as a calling or vocation. In addition to his teaching and research endeavors, he provides clinical supervision for graduate students in counseling psychology and serves as co-advisor of CSU's chapter of Psi-Chi.
Descriptors: Counseling Psychology, Interviews, School Psychology, Educational Psychology, College Faculty, Teaching Styles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado