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2013 Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar
Andy Pomerantz, Professor of Psychology

Dr. Pomerantz receives the Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award in recognition of his academic accomplishments in clinical psychology, and for his contributions in the instruction of psychology students nationwide.

Dr. Pomerantz began his career at SIUE in 1997. Since that time, he has distinguished himself in the field of clinical psychology through 28 peer-reviewed journal articles, 6 book chapters and encyclopedia entries, and 2 textbooks. His textbook Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture is in its third edition; it has been used broadly by universities in the US and beyond.

He has also co-authored with Dr. Karen Goldfinger a text for students and practitioners on psychological assessment and report writing which is currently entering its second edition. Dr. Pomerantz's texts illustrate the fundamental integration of his research into the classroom, and his teaching record shows a passionate commitment to the teaching of theoretical and practical concepts to future psychology professionals.

Among his peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 include student co-authors; among his presentations at national conferences, 13 include student co-authors. He has served on over 100 masters' theses committees, 48 of which he chaired, and 2 of which won the SIUE Outstanding Thesis Award. Not only has he authored one of the leading clinical psychology textbooks in the country, former students and colleagues testify that Dr. Pomerantz has an uncanny ability to connect to his students and inspire them to careers as scholars and practicing professionals.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Andy Pomerantz, the 2013 Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar.