BigSURS 2013


Keynote Speaker – Dr. Mark Leary

Friday, April 5, 2013

LearyThumbnailSmallDr. Mark Leary is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Director of the Social Psychology Program at Duke University. Dr. Leary completed his B.A. at West Virginia Wesleyan College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology at University of Florida. He started his career at Denison University and the University of Texas at Austin, and spent over 20 years at Wake Forest University also serving as Chair of the department. Dr. Leary has been at Duke University since 2006.

Dr. Leary’s research focuses on social motivation and emotion, and on processes that involve self-reflection and self-relevant thought. His research has included topics such as social anxiety, self-presentation, hurt feelings, reactions to social rejection, and overreactions to trivial events. He has published over 200 articles and chapters, 14 books, and one video series (“Solving the Mysteries of Human Behavior”). Dr. Leary also blogs for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In recognition of his service to his discipline, Dr. Leary

was named by the Institute for Scientific Information as among 25 most productive scholars in psychology (1986-1990) and was selected as the 2011 recipient of the Lifetime Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity.

Dr. Leary is a member of 12 psychological societies, the founding editor of Self and Identity, former Associate Editor of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, and current editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review. Dr. Leary has also served on the editorial boards of numerous other journals.

As a wonderful model of an undergraduate research mentor, Dr. Leary’s website recognizes his most famous student, Tim Duncan, NBA star with the San AntonioSpurs! Tim was an undergraduate psychology major at Wake Forest University and was co-author on a book chapter [Leary, M. R., Bednarski, R., Hammon, D., & Duncan, T. (1997). Blowhards, snobs, and narcissists: Interpersonal reactions to excessive egotism. In R. M. Kowalski (Ed.), Aversive interpersonal behaviors. New York: Plenum.]


Intercollegiate Exhibition Juror – Mr. Todd Drake

Friday, April 5, 2013

todddrakeMr. Todd Drake creates art that is shaped by community. Currently an artist in residence at UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for Global Initiatives, he began working with the center as a 2004-2005 Rockefeller fellow. While a fellow, Drake co-created with Dr. Hannah Gill the book Going to Carolina del Norte, Narrating Mexican Migrant Experiences. He has also worked collaboratively with undocumented immigrants to create a picture book Give Me Eyes: Crossing borders to the heart.

A painter and photographer, Drake has worked with a wide variety of communities including patients at an Alzheimer’s nursing home, employees at an exotic night club, long distance truck drivers, and refugees from Vietnam, to create the large painting series “et al.”

Drake has exhibited internationally including exhibitions in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain; in college venues including Rhode Island School of Design, NYU, Wake Forest, Michigan State University; in fine art galleries in Washington DC, Chicago, and Charlotte; and in museums such as the Heart Mountain Interpretative Center, the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and The South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). His paintings and photographs are in private collections worldwide.


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