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Dr. Vail Selected for the 2021 COSP Outstanding Research Award

The Department of Psychology’s Dr. Kenneth Vail has been selected for the 2021 College of Sciences and Health Professions’ Outstanding Research Award. 

Since 2018, Dr. Vail has published 10 peer-reviewed publications with nine as first-author; two scholarly editorials; one book chapter; and last year, he published the book The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism.  In 2020, Dr. Vail helped to establish the International Society for the Science of Existential Psychology (ISSEP), which will examine critical issues of “being” and “becoming” in the study of human nature and social life.  Finally, Dr. Vail has worked to bring his work to the general public by authoring five research-oriented pop-science articles and op-eds.

Congratulations Dr. Vail!!!


(from left to right) Eric Allard, Ph.D., Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology; Kenneth Vail, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology; Meredith Bond, Ph.D., Dean of College of Sciences and Health Professions