Judy Peterson's Last Day will be June 15, 2012
Judy Peterson will be leaving the Department of Psychology at the end of spring semester. Her last day will be June 15, 2012.
Judy received her B.A. in Psychology from Hamline University. She completed her M.A. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Minnesota under the guidance of Professors Bill Fox and Dwight Burkhardt.
While in her Master's program, she began working as a Research Assistant in Honeywell's Systems and Research Center. During her eight years in the Man-Machine Sciences group, Judy advanced to the position of Senior Research Scientist and was recognized with Honeywell's Special Achievement Award.
In 1989, Judy returned to the University of Minnesota to coordinate the largest class on campus - Intro Psych. She played a key role in transforming the course, working on the introduction of live faculty lectures, multimedia technology, weekly discussion sections and writing assignments. In 1993, she took on the additional duties of Teaching Assistant coordination.
In 1999, Judy became the Coordinator of Instructional Services for the Department of Psychology. For the last twelve years she has supported Psychology's academic programs through curricular evaluation and planning, course scheduling, teaching appointments, instructor and graduate assistant supervision, instructional budget management, teaching evaluation/development, and the resolution of teaching and staffing issues.
Judy received CLA's Outstanding Service Award twice, in 2001 and 2010, in recognition of her contributions to the overall mission of the College of Liberal Arts. In 2005 she was selected to participate in the University's Women's Leadership Institute.
Judy is recognized throughout the Psychology Department and in the College of Liberal Arts for her outstanding management of the Psychology Curriculum. She is also a friend and colleague to faculty and staff, and to countless instructors and grad students past and present. We are all grateful to her for the many contributions she has made to Minnesota Psychology. We all wish her the best in the next chapter of her life.