Mary Ballard

Type: 
Faculty
Position: 
Professor
Program: 
Experimental
Phone: 
828-262-2272 x406
Research Interests: 
Aggression; Media; Video Games; Bullying

Education

  • Ph.D., 1991, West Virginia University, Developmental Psychology
  • M.S., 1981, Eastern Kentucky University, Clinical Psychology
  • B.S., 1979, Eastern Kentucky University, Psychology, cum laude
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt American Freestyle Karate. 2012 - Allen School of Karate
  • 1st Duan Black Sash Emperor's Long Fist, 2015 - Blue Ridge Kung Fu Arnis Academy

Research Interests

Currently in my lab my colleagues, students and I are conducting several studies on diverse topics, including media, aggression, bullying, and gender. 

Teaching and Research Awards

  • 2013 – Psi Chi Excellence in Mentoring Award
  • 2012 – Psi Chi Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2007 – Psi Chi Above and Beyond Award
  • 2004 – Nominated for College of Arts and Sciences Donald W. Sink Outstanding Scholar
    • Award
  • 2003 - Nominated for College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Advisor Award
  • 2002 – Nominated for College of Arts and Sciences Donald W. Sink Outstanding Scholar
    • Award
  • 1999 - Nominated for College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Advisor Award
  • 1998 - Chosen as one of Appalachian’s finest faculty members - ASU Sororities.
  • 1997 - Nominated for Student Government Association Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 1997 - Chosen as one of Appalachian’s finest faculty members - ASU Sororities.
  • 1996 - Nominated for the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 1995 - Inducted into the College of Arts and Sciences Academy of Outstanding Teachers
  • 1995 - Nominated for the College of Arts and Sciences Academy of Outstanding Teachers
  • 1994 - Nominated for the College of Arts and Sciences Academy of Outstanding Teachers

Grants

  • Office of Student Research – Fall 2013 - $1000 Undergraduate Research Assistant award for Elizabeth Watts.
  • Office of Student Research – Summer 2012 - $1000 Undergraduate Research Assistant award for Elizabeth Watts.
  • Office of Student Research – 2011 - $1000 Undergraduate Research Assistant award for Jeremy Belew.
  • URC Fall Competition – 2008 – Walker Graduate School - $4700 – Funded; extended thru 2009.

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