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Cannon-Joan

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Joan CannonAssociate Professor Emerita
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentPsychology
  • Phone(978) 934-3966
  • Emailjoan_cannon@uml.edu

Research Interests

Personality, human development, & on-line teaching.

Research interests include personality dynamic, family systems, organizational change, role conflict and dual career issues. Dr. Cannon's research focuses on organizational change, role conflict, dual-career families and various topics in personality.

Education

  • Other: Special Assistant to the President and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, (1979), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • EDD: Education in Educational Psychology/Specialization in Higher Education, (1977), Clark University - Worcester, MA
  • Other, (1975), Clark University - Worcester, MA
  • Other, (1971), Boston College - Chestnut Hill, MA
  • MA: Education in Counseling at the College/University Level, (1970), Boston University - Boston, MA
  • BA: Psychology, (1969), St. Mary's College - Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Other, (1968), Loyola University - Rome Center, Italy

Biography

Dr. Cannon began her career at the University of Massachusetts Lowell as a member of the administration and Department of Psychology faculty. She has taught many courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As faculty advisor to the UML Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, she is especially proud of the various achievements made at the local, regional and national levels: 2003-04 University of Massachusetts Lowell Outstanding Community Service by a Group Psi Chi and?2004-05 Psi Chi Regional Chapter Award. Dr. Cannon has actively served as a member of Psi Chi’s Eastern Regional Board, NEPA and EPA Program and Award Committees.
She is the author of dozens of articles, book chapters and books. Her recent publication, "Personality Psychology: Insights, Issues, Case Histories and Applications" has been very well received by students enrolled in her course. Dr. Cannon is the recipient of the 1996 Haskell Award for Distinguished Teaching;the 2003 University of Massachusetts Lowell, Department of Psychology, Distinguished Teaching Award; the 2003-04 University of Massachusetts Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award; the 2004-05 University of Massachusetts Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, Faculty Advisor Award for Distinguished Leadership; and 2005 2004-05 Psi Chi/Florence L. Denmark National Faculty Advisor Award presented by the National Council at the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington, D. C. For the creative design and teaching of Personality Psychology, she earned the 2005 Sloan C Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. In her free time, she likes to read, write, and travel with her family to various parts of the world.

Awards and Honors

  • Appreciation of 15 years of Outstanding Service and Dedication as Faculty Advisor to Psi Chi (2012), Service, University - University of Massachusetts Lowell Induction Ceremony, Psi Chi
  • Certificate of Recognition for Achieving Excellence in Academics and Athletics , while making a Significant Contribution to the Community (2012) - The National Consortium for Academics and Sports
  • Psi Chi, Certificate in Recognition for Outstanding and Distinguished Service as Chapter Advisor at University of Massachusetts Lowell (2011) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Psi Chi faculty Advisor and Chapter President Recognition for Outstanding Contributions (2006) - Psi Chi Program at EPA, Baltimore Maryland
  • Sloan-C Award For Excellence in Online Teaching (2005) - 11th Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks
  • Certificate in Recognition Of Outstanding Contributions For Psi Chi Graduate Workshop (2005) - National Council, Psi Chi, New England Psychological Association, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Psi Chi Florence L. Denmark National Faculty Advisor Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psi Chi and Psychology (2005) - National Council of Psi Chi at the American Psychological Association Conference, Washington D.C
  • Eastern Regional Model Chapter Award (for UML Psi Chi) (2005) - Eastern Psychological Association Conference in Boston, MA
  • Certificate in Recognition Of Outstanding Contributions For Psi Chi Workshop (2004) - National Council, Psi Chi, Providence, RI
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Organization Advisor Of the Year (2004) - University of Massachusetts Lowell (Psi Chi)
  • Certificate, University of Massachusetts Lowell Online Teaching Institute (2003) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Department of Psychology Distinguished Teaching Award (2003) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Award for Wisdom, Commitment, and Leadership in Higher Education (1999) - American Council on Education
  • Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and Mentoring (1999) - University of Massachusetts Lowell , Department of Athletics
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service as Psi Chi Chapter Faculty Advisor (1996) - Psi Chi
  • Haskell Award for Distinguished Teaching (1996), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Induction as Member and Faculty Advisor to Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology (1996) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Award for Undeclared Liberal Arts Advisor (1992) - University of Massachusetts Lowell center for Learning and Academic Support Services
  • Outstanding Service Award (1983) - Mental Health Association, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Appointed Member of the Graduate Faculty (1981) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • American Council on Education Honor Award (1979) - American Council on Education Fellows Program in Academic Administration, Washington D.C.
  • Outstanding Young Women in America Award (1979) - Listed in Outstanding Young Women of America
  • Outstanding Young Women in America Award (1976) - Listed in Outstanding Young Women of America
  • Clark University Fellowship (1974) - Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

Publications

  • Cannon, J. (2005) "What Can You Do With A Bachelor'??s Degree in Psychology: Planning Your Career. In Eye On Psi Chi,," The National Honor Society in Psychology 9:(3) pp. 26-28
  • Cannon, J. (2004) "Orchestrating Online Education: The Creation of an Enriching and Effective Learning Experience through the Development of a Publication in Personality Psychology," The Sloan Consortium
  • Cannon, J. (1993) "Psychoanalytic Psychology: An Overview, Magill'??s Survey of Social Science," California: Salem Press November pp. 1905-1911
  • Cannon, J., Sparks, J.S. (1989) "Shelters - an Alternative to Violence - a Psychosocial Case-Study," Journal of Community Psychology 17:3
  • Cannon, J., Burke, J., Woods, P. (1989) "The Psychology Major: Training and Employment Strategies. Is Psychology for Them: A Guide to Undergraduate Advising," Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association pp. 85-90
  • Cannon, J., Marusich-Smith, M. (1986) "Political Marriages: When the Wife Is the Politician," Women & Politics 6:(3) pp. 57-74
  • Cannon, J., Burke, J.P. (1985) "Challenges for Dual-Career Families. Developmental Psychology: Issues and Insights," Lexington, Massachusetts: Ginn Press pp. 115-116
  • Cannon, J. (1985) "Dual-Career Dilemmas: College Students'?? Perceptions and Reactions, In Working Well," Massachusetts: The Merrimack Valley Health Planning Council Summer: pp. 9-12
  • Cannon, J., Burke, J. (1985) "Employment Strategies for Liberal Arts Graduates," University Of Lowell Magazine 1:(1) pp. 18-19
  • Cannon, J. (1985) "Organizational Human Implications of Merger.," Resources in Education June:
  • Cannon, J. (1985) "The Rebirth of Excellence in Higher Education, Monograph,," American Council On Education February
  • Cannon, J., Burke, J. (1985) "Training Liberal-Arts Graduates in Employment Strategies - Description of a Pilot Program," Journal of College Student Development 26:(5) pp. 474-475
  • Cannon, J., Burke, J. (1984) "Strategies for Helping Liberal Arts Graduates Obtain Jobs," In The Educator 14:(4) pp. 2-5
  • Cannon, J. (1983) "Dual-Career Families: The Art of Balance. In Working Well," Massachusetts: The Merrimack Valley Health Planning Council pp. 3-5
  • Cannon, J. (1983) "The Juggling Act: When Both Spouses Work In Touch Magazine," Massachusetts: The Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell 1:(1) pp. 14-15

Presentations

  • Invited Presenter - Psi Chi Graduate School Workshop at NEPA. "15 Keys to a Successful Graduate School Application Process.", October 2008
  • - Psi Chi Eastern Regional Steering Committee and Member of Conference(s) Planning and Research Awards Committees for APA and EPA Conferences Hostess for Faculty Advisor Breakfast, 2007 - EPA Conferences in Philadelphia and Boston
  • Ask the Experts-Tips, Techniques, and Creative Strategies for Teaching Online. - 13th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, November 2007 - Orlando, Florida
  • - Eastern Psychological Association Conference, 2006 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Psi Chi Panel on Maintaining Chapter Vitality with Chapter Officers Corissa Angelo, Laurie Ford and Michelle Carpentier . - Eastern Psychological Association Conference, 2006 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Strategies to Revitalize A Quiet Chapter. - Eastern Psychological Association Conference, 2006 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • - Psi Chi Eastern Regional Steering Committee and Member of Conference(s) Planning and Research Awards Committees, 2005
  • The Difference Between Acceptance and Rejection: Preparing a Terrific Application for Graduate School - New England Psychological Association Conference, October 2005 - New Haven, Connecticut.
  • - Eastern Psychological Association Conference, April 2005 - Washington D.C
  • What Can You Do With A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology? - New England Psychological Association Conference, September 2004 - Providence, Rhode Island
  • - Career Paths in Psychology, July 2004 - Andover, Massachusetts
  • Technology & Psychology - Online Technology, One Day Working Conference, 2003 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • - Twelfth International Conference in College/University Teaching and Learning, 2001 - Jacksonville, Florida
  • The Effects of Television Viewing on College Students - Third Annual Student Research Symposium, 2000
  • Psychology Career and Job Opportunities for Liberal Arts Majors - Three Day Workshop, 1997 - Lowell, MA
  • - National Honor Society in Psychology Participant in regional and national conferences, 1996
  • Work and Family: Finding the Balance - All Day Workshop for Professionals earning Continuing Education Credits, 1991 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • The Rebirth of Excellence in Higher Education - American Council on Higher Education Working Reunion, 1985 - Tampa, Florida
  • Attacking the Citadel: Criticisms of Higher Education in America - New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) Conference, 1985 - Maine
  • Training Liberal Arts Graduates in Employment Strategies: A Description of a Pilot Program - Annual Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA), 1984 - West Palm Beach, Florida
  • - Annual New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) Conference, 1984 - Maine
  • Improving Job Seeking Skills: A Job Training Program for Liberal Arts Graduates - Massachusetts Psychological Association Conference,, 1984 - Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Higher Education - Annual New England Educational Research Organization Conference (NEERO), 1983 - Maine
  • The Organizational and Human Implications of Merger: A Case Study of Reorganization - National American Education Research Association Conference (AERA), 1983 - Montreal, Canada
  • Human Resources in Changing Institutions of Higher Education - American Council on Education (ACE) Session, 1982 - Washington, D.C.
  • - American Council on Education Fellows' Renewal Day, 1982 - Washington D.C.
  • Career Options - AAHE/ACE Session, 1981 - Washington, D.C.
  • The Role of Faculty: A Career Option - AAHE/ACE Session of the National American Association for Higher Education Conference, 1981 - Washington, D.C.
  • Organizational Problems Inherent in The Merger Process - ACE Annual Eleventh Working Reunion and published in its Proceedings., 1981
  • - Theories of Instruction Session, 1980 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
  • Merger: Its Impact Upon Participating Members of the Faculty and Administration at Two Public Institutions of Higher Education - New England Educational Research Organization Conference (NEERO), 1978 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
  • Career Opportunities in the Field of Psychology and Higher Education., 1975 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Higher Education Administration, 1974 - Worcester, Massachusetts
  • The Role of Women in Higher Education - Radio Broadcast of Speech, 1970 - Lowell, Massachusetts

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

  • What Can You Do with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology? The Job Search Process, Graduate School: Careers in Psychology, Fifteen Keys to a Successful Graduate School Application Process, A Time Table for the Job Search and Graduate School Application Process
    New Career Series in Psychology: Updated and Revised Power Point Presentations

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Supervision of overall coordination and implementation of Grants obtained by Psi Chi (1996), Contract - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Supervision of overall coordination and implementation of CETA Grants and Contracts (1978), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell