Dr. Pawlow became the URCA Coordinator in the spring of 2009. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and has been with the department since 2003. Dr. Pawlow is the 2009 recipient of the SIUE Alumni Associate's Great Teacher Award, the 2004 recipient of the Psi Chi Outstanding Faculty Member Award, and a 2006 co-recipient of the Kimmel Leadership Center Advisor of the Year Award.
Dr. Pawlow received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Dayton and her master's and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship years were at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Pawlow currently teaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the graduate level, Biological Psychology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and Psychopathology and Careers in Psychology at the undergraduate level. Her research interests are in the area of behavioral medicine and issues regarding the teaching of psychology. Her work has been published in Biological Psychology, International Journal of Obesity, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Obesity Research, and Training and Education in Professional Psychology, and other journals in the field.
Segrist, D., & Pawlow, L. (in press). Who do you know? Demonstrating networking in a careers in psychology course. Journal of Instructional Psychology.
Pawlow, L., & Pomerantz, A. (2008). A Growing Application: Health Psychology. In A. Pomerantz (ed.), Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Pawlow, L., Pomerantz, A., & Sullivan, B.F. (2007). Protecting undergraduate volunteers: Balancing confidentiality with the duty to protect and/or warn. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 1, 147-152.
Segrist, D., & Pawlow, L. (2007). The mixer: Introducing the concept of factor analysis. Teaching of Psychology, 34, 121-123.
Martin, C, O'Neil, P, & Pawlow, L. (2006). Changes in food cravings during low-calorie and very-low calorie diets. Obesity Research, 14, 115-121.
Pawlow, L., O'Neil, P., White, M., & Byrne, T.K. (2005) Findings and outcomes of psychological evaluations of gastric bypass applicants. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 1, 523-529.
Pawlow, L., & Jones, G.E. (2005). The impact of abbreviated progressive muscle relaxation on salivary cortisol and salivary immunoglobulin A. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 30, 375-387.
Pawlow, L.A., Jones, G.E., & Rigby, S.M. (2004). Heartbeat perception during and between headaches in chronic migraine sufferers and normals. North American Journal of Psychology, 6, 493-497.
Pawlow, L., O'Neil, P., & Malcolm, R. (2003). Night eating syndrome: effects of brief relaxation training on stress, mood, hunger, and eating patterns. International Journal of Obesity, 27, 970-978.
Pawlow, L., & Jones, G. (2002). The impact of abbreviated progressive muscle relaxation on salivary cortisol. Biological Psychology, 60, 1-16.