Professor Elizabeth Arnot-Hill Elected Midwest Regional Vice-President of the Psi Beta National Office

Elizabeth Arnot-Hill, a psychology professor at College of DuPage, has been elected to serve as the Midwestern Regional Vice-President on the Psi Beta National Council for a two-year term, 2020-22. Professor Arnot-Hill will be officially installed as Vice-President on August 6th during the 2020 national convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington DC. Professor Arnot-Hill is the faculty advisor of the Psi Beta Chapter at the College of DuPage in Chicago.

Dr. Elizabeth Arnott-Hill

Personal background from Dr. Arnott-Hill

Greetings! I am currently a Psi Beta advisor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL. I have been the advisor of this chapter for 2.5 years. Before coming to COD, I taught at Chicago State University and was the Psi Chi advisor at that institution for four of my ten years there.

I am a firm believer in the power of co-curricular activities to help students, not only to prepare professionally but to keep them connected to their institution and to help them develop socially and emotionally. Co-curricular involvement seems particularly crucial at community colleges, where many students are commuters.

Our Psi Beta chapter strives to develop this sense of belonging for our students, while simultaneously preparing them for transfer to a four-year institution. One of our chapter’s biggest goals is to equip students with experiences, particularly research experiences, that put them on even footing with other juniors at their transfer institution. We meet with our Psi Beta students twice each week, once in a general meeting, and once as a research-focused group. During the research group, we train students to design, conduct, analyze, and present their research. Each year, our students present this research at the Midwestern Psychological Association conference.

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