WWU's Joseph Trimble will present 'Sabbatical Sojourn in Scotland Among Scholars, Students, Saints, and Spirits' at 4 p.m.on Thursday Nov. 29 in Communications Facility 115 as part of the WWU Dept. of Psychology Lecture Series.
From September 2017 to July 2018 Professor Joseph Trimble and his wife Molly lived in St. Andrews, Scotland. He had an appointment as a Visiting Scholar in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of St. Andrews. Molly conducted historical research on the life and times of Mary Queen of Scots; her research will lead to a historical narrative book on the topic. While in St. Andrews, Trimble delivered several lectures to different academic programs, visited castles, estates, and various historical sites, and spent time with several colleagues in academic and informal settings. His presentation will showcase St. Andrews, the university and other sites in Scotland the Trimbles explored while there. Descriptions and summary background information will be provided for many of the slides. Indeed, he encountered saints and spirits worthy of discussion.
Joseph E. Trimble is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University. His research and scholarship over the past 50 years has examined mental health topics concerning American Indians and Alaska Natives, the ethical conduct of research with ethnocultural populations, advancing the science of community-level interventions, and exploring the cultural elements of leaders. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including WWU’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1987, the Outstanding-Scholar Award in 1985, the Paul J. Olscamp Outstanding Faculty Research Award 1999 and the Diversity Achievement Award in 1999. At the 2017 meeting of the American Psychological Association he received the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest presented by American Psychological Foundation.