Professional Development Symposium
Women of Math Psych Professional Development Symposium

Reaching Out from the Ivory Tower: Building Bridges with Industry, Public Policy & Government

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 2-5:30 pm


  • 2:00-3:20 pm Keynote Lecture by Karen Kafadar (University of Virginia)
  • 3:20-3:40 pm Coffee Break
  • 3:40-3:50 pm Presentation of WoMP Travel and Networking Awards
  • 3:50-4:30 pm Networking Activity
  • 4:30-5:30 pm Panel Discussion

Karen Kafadar, University of Virginia

Karen Kafadar, Commonwealth Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Prior appointments include Rudy Professor at Indiana University, Chancellor's Scholar and Professor at University of Colorado-Denver, Fellow at National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention, and Mathematical Statistician at Hewlett-Packard (RF/Microwave Test Equipment Division) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (Statistical Engineering Division). Her research focuses on the development of statistical methods for problems in the physical, chemical, biological, and engineering sciences, with an emphasis on robust methods and exploratory data analysis. She has served on several committees including National Academy of Sciences' Committees on Applied & Theoretical Statistics (CATS), National Statistics (CNSTAT), and Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science System, as well as on the governing boards for ASA, IMS, and ISI. She was Editor of JASA Reviews (1996-98) and Technometrics (1999-2001), she is currently Biology & Genetics Editor for The Annals of Applied Statistics. She is an Elected ASA/ISI/AAAS Fellow, has authored many journal articles and book chapters, and has advised numerous M.S. and Ph.D. students.


Joe Houpt (Wright State University)
Yun Jin Rho (Pearson)
E.J. Wagenmakers (University of Amsterdam)
Josine Verhagen

Congratulations! WoMP 2016 Travel & Networking Award Winners

Jennifer Sloane (University of Syracuse)
Elizabeth Fox (Wright State University)
Megan Lee (University of California, Irvine)

Award Sponsored by National Science Foundation and Women in Cognitive Science

De-mystifying and Mastering the Peer Review Process

Friday, July 17, 2015, 2-5pm, Terrance Room


  • 2:00-2:30 pm Keynote Lecture by Adam Fraser (Elsevier)
  • 2:30-3:30 pm Keynote Lecture by Isabel Gauthier (Vanderbilt University)
  • 3:30-4:00 pm Networking Activity and Coffee Break
  • 4:00-4:10 pm Presentation of WoMP Travel and Networking Awards
  • 4:10-5:00 pm Panel Discussion

Adam Fraser, Elsevier

Adam Fraser Is Associate Publisher at Elsevier, working in the area of cognitive science and psychology. His portfolio includes Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Brain and Language, and Cognitive Psychology, among others. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Warwick and is based in London.

Isabel Gauthier, Vanderbilt University

Isabel Gauthier is the David K. Wilson Chair of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. Gauthier received her PhD from Yale in 1998, followed by concurrent post-doctoral fellowships at Yale and MIT. Her research interests include the behavioral and neural study of visual object recognition, especially in domains of perceptual expertise such as faces, letters, musical notation,  with implications for disorders likes autism and congenital face blindness. Gauthier has authored over 110 peer-reviewed scientific articles, which have been cited more then 12,300 times.  She received many honors including the APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution and the Troland research award from the National Academy of Sciences. She is the 2015 SEC Professor of the Year. Gauthier serves as chief editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology:General.


Adam Fraser (Elsevier)
Isabel Gauthier (Vanderbilt University)
Philip Smith (University of Melbourne)
Barbara Sarnecka (University of California, Irvine)
Jerome Busemeyer (Indiana University)
Leslie Blaha as moderator

Congratulations! WoMP 2015 Travel & Networking Award Winners

Karina-Mikayla Barcus (Ohio University)
Beth Baribault (University of California, Irvine)
Irina Danileiko (University of California, Irvine)
Maime Guan (University of California, Irvine)
Lisa Guo (University of California, Irvine)
Chelsea Voskuilen (Ohio State University)

Award Sponsored by National Science Foundation and Women in Cognitive Science

CV and Resume Writing Workshop

July 22, 2017 at the University of Warwick

Program (Tentative)

  • 12:00-1:30 pm WOMP Networking Luncheon (women only)
  • 1:30-2:15 pm CV versus Resume Large Group Presentation
  • 2:15-3:00 pm Small Group CV and Resume Reviews
  • 3:00-3:15 pm Coffee Break
  • 3:15-3:20 pm WOMP Travel and Networking Awards
  • 3:20-4:30 pm Small Group CV and Resume Reviews

“You will never get a second chance to make a first impression” – Will Rogers

Your resume is your ticket to making a first impression when applying for a job. How do you make yours stand out among the hundreds of applicants for one job position? What is the difference between a resume and CV? And how do you know which one to submit? What are some pitfalls that you can avoid (deal breakers) for the resume reviewers? We will be hosting a resume/CV workshop that will include tips and tricks to getting yours to wow the reviewers. What is unique about this event is the real time feedback on your resumes from various managers, senior level researchers, faculty, and recruiters. They will be giving their perspective on your resume if you’re applying for a research position, faculty position, graduate school, or industry. Please bring 5 hard copies of your resumes to the event.

Carolyn Cramer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Carolyn Cramer is an analyst in the Information Delivery group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She has over ten years experience working in the development and characterization of solid oxide fuel cell materials. Six years ago, she transitioned from the engineering field to information sciences, where she assists research scientists with their information needs and delivers relevant scientific and technical information in support of research projects. She also develops enrichment and professional development activities for the Scientist and Engineering Development Program and various internship and fellowship programs at PNNL that include resume writing workshops, getting into graduate school materials, and publishing workshops. Additionally she is interested in the analysis of data through the use of visual analytic tools to discover relationships and emerging trends. M.S. Library and Information Sciences (University of Washington), M.S. Materials Science and Engineering (University of Washington), B.S. Ceramic Engineering (University of Washington).

Small Group Facilitators

Adele Diederich * Bill Holmes * Trish Van Zandt * Raymond Ryan * Joe Houpt

Pernille Hemmer * Marieke van Vugt * Jennifer Trueblood * Leslie Blaha

WoMP 2017 Travel & Networking Award Winners

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation through Women in Cognitive Science

Melody Dye (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Rachel Lerch (Drexel University)

Emily Weichart (Ohio State University)


Learning to Say "No"

July 21, 2018 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Memorial Union Beefeaters Room (3rd floor)

Program (Tentative)

  • 12:00-1:30 pm WOMP Networking Luncheon (women only)
  • 1:30-2:30 pm Learning to Say "No" and Saying "Yes" Strategically
  • 2:30-3:00 pm Tea and Coffee Break
  • 3:00-3:05 pm WoMP Travel and Networking Awards
  • 3:05-4:00 pm Learning to Say No Panel Discussion
  • 4:00-4:30 pm How to Get Involved in WoMP

Learning to Say "No" and Saying "Yes" Strategically

Prof. Wendy Crone, University of Wisconsin - Madison

For graduate students and faculty members there are many people to please. Many of your senior colleagues have a voice when it comes to passing your exams, graduation, tenure, promotion, etc. It may make you feel like you need to please everyone all the time. However, the reality is that if you agree to do everything that is asked of you, it is likely that you will be ineffectual. You won’t have time to get the things done that are critical to your success. Saying “No” and knowing when to say “No” are skills that often must be learned. This interactive workshop will explore when and how to say "No", how to say "Yes" strategically, and how to use these responses to develop a more balanced career and life.

Prof. Wendy Crone, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Wendy C. Crone is the Karen Thompson Medhi Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics with affiliate faculty appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering and she holds the title of Discovery Fellow with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her research is in the area of solid mechanics, and many of the topics she has investigated are connected with nanotechnology and biotechnology. In addition to ~70 journal publications, dozens of explanatory education products, and four patents, she is author of Survive and Thrive: A Guide for Untenured Faculty. Professor Crone has also served in numerous leadership roles at UW-Madison, including Director of the Women Faculty Mentoring Program (2007-2011) and faculty Co-Director of the Women in Science and Women in Science and Engineering Residential Program (1999-2001). Visit Dr. Crone's website to learn more about her research.

Panel Discussion

Members of the MathPsych/ICCM community of different levels will discuss their relation to saying “no”, including their tricks and their challenges.

Dora Matzke * Glenn Gunzelmann * Naomi Feldman * Scott Brown * Maryellen MacDonald * Andrew Heathcote

Facilitator: Marieke van Vugt

How to Get Involved in WoMP

Women of all career levels are invited to join a discussion of more ways to get involved in WoMP and how WoMP can continue to support them.

WoMP 2018 Travel & Networking Award Winners

Sponsored by the Society for Mathematical Psychology

Rachel Cunio (Wright State University)

Hanshu Zhang (Wright State University)

Qiong Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University)


July 19, 2019 at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal, Salons 6 & 7

Image credit: Lisa Guo

Program (Tentative)

  • 12:40-2:00 pm WOMP Networking Luncheon (women only)
  • 2:00-4:00 pm Moments@Work: Advancing Sensitivity to Diversity through Experiential Learning with Coty Gonzalez
  • 4:00-4:20 pm Tea and Coffee Break
  • 4:20-5:30 pm Reflections on Moments@Work
  • 5:30-5:40 pm WOMP Travel and Networking Awards
  • 5:40-6:00 pm Getting Involved in WoMP

Dr. Cleotilde (Coty) Gonzalez
Research Professor of Decision Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Moments@Work is a game designed to help people become more sensitive to diversity issues through an experiential learning process while playing a game. Together with Prof. Geoff Kaufman, we have developed this game to support the work of the Carnegie Mellon University’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the process for improving recruitment and retention of diverse, world-class faculty. In the development symposium, I will present the process by which Moments@Work was designed and how it has been used at the university level. I will also present the computer version of Moments@Work with which we are conducting laboratory studies. Together these current projects represent an integration of advocacy, diversity and inclusion efforts and research. After a presentation and introduction of the Moments@Work effort, we will play the game, which I hope will spark group discussions and motivation and inspiration for the attendees.

About the Speaker: Cleotilde Gonzalez is a Research Professor of Decision Science and the Founding Director of the Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. She is affiliated with the Social and Decision Sciences department and has additional affiliations with many other departments and centers in the university. She is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and member of the Governing Board of the Cognitive Science Society. She is Associate Editor of the Cognitive Science Journal and part of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Experimental Psychology-General, the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Decision, the Human Factors Journal, and the System Dynamics Review. She is widely published across many fields deriving from her contributions to Cognitive Science. Her work includes the development of a theory of decisions from experience called Instance-Based Learning Theory (IBLT), from which many computational models have emerged, including a run-up winner of a modeling competition focused on the prediction in repeated Market Entry Games. She has been Principal or Co-Investigator on a wide range of multi-million and multi-year collaborative efforts with government and industry, including current efforts on Collaborative Research Alliances and Multi-University Research Initiative grants from the Army Research Laboratories and Army Research Office.

Visit Dr. Gonzalez's Dynamic Decision Making Lab website to learn more about her research.

Getting Involved in WoMP

Women of all career levels are invited to join a discussion of more ways to get involved in WoMP and how WoMP can continue to support them.

WoMP 2019 Travel & Networking Award Winners

Sponsored by the AI Journal

To Be Announced

Generously hosted by the Society for Math Psych