Creighton University prof named psychology chair at Missouri S&T

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On June 10, 2008

Dr. Nancy J. Stone, professor of psychology at Creighton University in
Omaha, Neb., has been named chair of
at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Her
appointment begins July 1.

Stone will take over for Dr. Frances H. Montgomery, Curators’ Teaching
Professor of psychology at Missouri S&T, who is serving as interim

“We are pleased to have a person with Dr. Stone’s background and experience
to lead Missouri S&T’s psychology department,” says Provost Warren K. Wray.
“She brings excellent credentials, experience and leadership skills to the
department. She will make a great addition to our faculty and I look forward to
working with her.”

“I am truly excited about joining Missouri S&T,” says Stone. “I believe
the psychology department has a great deal to offer not only to our majors, but
also to others across campus and in the community.”

Stone’s research is focused in four areas: group dynamics, specifically team
work behaviors; environmental design, studying how things like color or windows
can impact performance, motivation, mood or satisfaction; student learning and
training; and the interview process, studying the interview as an assessment of
organizational fit.

Stone has taught in the psychology department at Creighton University since
1989. She was named professor in 2006. From 1988-89, Stone served as assistant
professor of psychology and mental health at the University of Minnesota,

During her professional career, Stone has received multiple research
fellowships with the NASA Ames Research Center and the Air Force Office of
Scientific Research. Her work has been published in numerous professional
journals and presented at professional conferences.

In addition to her teaching duties, Stone serves as a consultant to the
school of medicine in program evaluation at Creighton University. She has also
consulted on various projects for the Wesley House and a regional bank in Omaha
and has served as an expert witness on discrimination in hiring and promotion

Stone received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology with an emphasis in
industrial and organizational psychology from Texas Tech University in Lubbock,
Texas. She also holds a master of arts degree from Texas Tech University and a
bachelor of arts degree in experimental psychology from the University of
California, San Diego.

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