Bruce Thompson, associate professor of psychology at the University of Southern Maine, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Provost’s Research Fellowship Award.
The award will help support Thompson’s study of how socioeconomic factors such as poverty may impact aspects of cognitive development and early educational success.
The study, to be conducted in local preschools and daycare centers, will involve eligible USM undergraduate students majoring in psychology who will participate in the research. These students will have an opportunity to gain advanced training while the preschools partnering in the study will receive valuable support in daily classroom management and parent outreach.
The results of this study are expected to be a significant contribution to the field. To learn more about Thompson’s research, click here.
The Provost’s Research Fellowship provides a one-course release for both fall and spring semesters to a tenured faculty member to allow her/him to concentrate on research, scholarship, or creative work.
Selection of the award recipient is based on demonstrably outstanding accomplishment and potential for continued excellence in research, scholarship, or creative activity. To be selected as the USM Provost’s Research Fellow is an appointment of distinction.