Department of Psychology

The Psychology Department at UWF offers small classes, personal attention from respected faculty, and hands-on experience working with local organizations. Our focus is on your academic success.

We offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as certificates. The faculty’s applied psychological science specialties are varied and diverse so that multiple opportunities are available for a wide range of learning experiences.

Department Chair Position: The Department of Psychology is seeking an energetic and creative leader to join a collegial group of psychology faculty.

Photo of the Psych Chair Ad flyer, Spring 2017

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in psychology, possess academic administrative experience equivalent to chairing a comparably sized department, be an Associate or Full Professor, and support undergraduate and master’s level psychology programs. Evidence of interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as a clear vision and strategy for growth is required. The successful candidate will have a 1:1 teaching expectation, with preference given to those with a background in one of the three master’s areas taught at UWF.

For more information, please view the flyer or visit:

Psychology Research Pool

The Psychology Research Pool (PRP) allows undergraduate students to participate in or read more about research studies. Participating in the PRP enables undergraduates to:

  • Learn more about psychological research
  • Participate in research studies
  • Read exciting new studies in the field of psychology
  • Earn ArgoPoints for extra credit in approved Psychology courses
  • Visit to view current studies and sign up


Photo of the display wall where Jr Sr Excellence Awards for Spring 2017

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Junior/Senior Excellence Award winners!

Each student selected for an Excellence Award has a GPA over 3.5 and was nominated by two or more psychology faculty members based on Outstanding Classroom Performance, Excellence in Research Activities, and Leadership in Service. We are proud to have so many exceptional students! Photos of the award winners can be viewed in the fron entrance of the Psychology building.

At Honors Convocation 2017, Dr. Darren Bernal received the SGA Distinguished Teaching Award for the Usha Kundu, MD College of Health.

Congratulations to Dr. Darren Bernal, winner of the SGA Distinguished Teaching Award!

The Student Government Association (SGA) Distinguished Teaching Award is granted yearly to an outstanding faculty member of each college. Awardees are chosen following a rigorous selection process, which begins with nominations from the student body. Nominees are then observed in their classrooms in order to select a group of semi-finalists. Those semi-finalists are interviewed by the University Outreach Committee, which also reviews the faculty members' student evaluations. This year, Dr. Bernal was chosen as the receipient for the award in the Usha Kundu, MD College of Health.

At Honors Convocation 2017, Dr. Melissa Venezia received the Adjunct Faculty Exceelence Award for the Usha Kundu, MD College of Health.

Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Venezia on winning the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award!

Every year, an outstanding adjunct faculty member is selected from each college to receive the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award. This award is similar to the SGA Distinguished Teaching Award, but is specific to members of our adjunct community at the University. For the Usha Kundu, MD College of Health, Dr. Melissa Venezia of the Psychology department was chosen as the winner.

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