While we love touting our professors’ expertise, it makes us proud to know prestigious organizations around the world are also paying attention.

For example, leadership studies and psychology professor Crystal Hoyt has been a classroom favorite since coming to UR in 2003, and now she’s been named to an elite class of international fellows with the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Fellow status is reserved for those who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology.

“Conducting research, and doing so with undergraduate students, is incredibly important to me,” Hoyt said. “This honor not only recognizes my contributions to the science of psychology, but it also signifies that the University of Richmond is an institution that values and supports its faculty members’ research programs.” 

As a social psychologist, Hoyt’s research covers topics at the intersection of human belief systems and social justice. She also maintains an active experimental research program where she has mentored nearly 100 undergrads. She is the second UR social psychologist to receive APS fellow status, joining leadership studies professor George Goethals.

Congratulations, Dr. Hoyt!

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