Mary Ballard

Research Interests

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

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

Licenses/Certifications

  • Licensed Psychological Associate and Health Service Provider - North Carolina (#665)
  • Shodan (1st degree) Black Belt – American Freestyle Karate (December, 1999)
  • Nidan (2nd degree) Black Belt – American Freestyle Karate (October, 2005)
  • Sandan (3rd degree) Black Belt – American Freestyle Karate (July, 2012)
  • 1st Duan Black Sash – Sil Lum Kung Fu (October, 2016)
  • 1st Duan Black Sash – Emperor’s Long Fist (July, 2015)

Appointments and Positions

  • 2002 – Professor, Department of Psychology, Appalachian State University
  • 1997 – 2002 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Appalachian State University
  • 1991 - 1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Appalachian State University
  • 1987 - 1991 Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, West Virginia University
  • 1988 - 1990 Traineeship, NIMH, Department of Health and Human Services
  • 1981 - 1987 Staff Psychologist, Wayne County MHC, Goldsboro, NC

 

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

  • SAFE Grant for lab equipment ($531) - Fall, 2018
  • Center for Academic Excellence One New Thing $250 Mini-grant (five loaner i<clicker 2 units for students with financial need). May, 2018
  • GRAM – Office of Student Research - Funded 2018-2019
  • College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office – SAFE Fund Undergraduate Research Assistant award for Megan Kornhauser ($1100) – Summer 1 & Summer 2 2017
  • 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.

Sample Publication PDFs

Title: Professor
Department: Department of Psychology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8929

Office address
310A Smith Wright Hall