Dr. Janie Wilson
Wednesday Nov. 2, 2005
1. BS College of Charleston; Doctorate of Philosophy Univ. South Carolina
2. BS Psychology, minor in English; PhD Psychology
3. Fall 1994 was offered the job; perks were tenure track and was primarily a teaching institution
4. Taught at Columbia College (a womens school), taught physiological psych., statistics, research methods, psychology
5. Teach physiological, stats, methods, senior research, intro., careers; Different? Having men in her classes was very
weird at first, but an easy transition
6. 25 to 1
7. Stats has changed, its been farmed out to other depts to teach; also didn't have senior research.
8. No change in attitudes for most part, students seem to enjoy the subject
9. Mostly women, hasn't changed
10. It has gotten younger and more progressive thinkers have been added. The faculty is more open to students programs
and the students taking on more power.
12. Doesn't teach popular courses! Teaches mandatory courses. Students need to overcome the bad math feeling when entering
13. Yes, the more the students enjoy the subject the higher their grades. She knows there is a significant correlation
between attendance and grades for intro to psych. Class
14. In graduate school she studied fetal alcohol syndrome in rats. At GSU she does stress research; social stress reduction
15. No private practice ever
16. Statistics to be completely under the psychology department. To have a teaching emphasis in the masters program. Student
mentors for research methods; for the staff and advisement to be more active.
17. Has increase and will continue, its very popular
18. Its great! Might be interested in teaching clinical neuroscience.
19. Best The school is a good fit, there is a good reward system in place. Also, interacting with the teachers and no
one else does her research! Worst Politics of the school, but doesn't participate anymore!
20. Never retiring! But, if she does she will hang out with her husband and dabble in antiquing!
21. Be a competent, on time, easy-going person and you will have opportunities. Be who you are and have a good work ethic.
. . NEVER give excuses. Your choices are you own; make choices, stand behind them and be proud.