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Dr. Randy Cronk

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School of Natural and Social SciencesDepartment Chair
740-392-6868 Ext. 3702Email Dr. Cronk

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Professional Experience:
  • Professor of Psychology, August 1984 to present.
  • Staff Psychologist, Mount Vernon Developmental Center, December 1987 to March 1994.
  • Associate Instructor of Psychology, Indiana University, August 1982 to May 1984.
  • Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Indiana University, August 1980 to August 1982.
Professional Organizations:
  • American Psychological Association
  • Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology
  • American Scientific Affiliation
  • Association for Psychological Science
Awards and Recognition:
  • Alpha Kappa Sigma National Honor Society
  • Outstanding Young Men in America, 1985
Top Five Published Papers and Presentations
  • Mitchell, T., Thompson, L., Peterson, E., and Cronk, R. "Temporal Adjustments in the Evaluation of Events: The Rosy View." Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 33, 421-448. 1997.
  • "Cognitive development during adolescence." In C.S. Schuster and S.S. Ashburn (Eds.), The Process of Human Development: A Holistic Life-span Approach. (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippencott., 1992.
  • Schuster, C., Cronk, R., and Reno, F.W. "Social development during adolescence." In C.S. Schuster and S.S. Ashburn (Eds.), The Process of Human Development: A Holistic Life-span Approach. (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippencott., 1992.
  • "Faculty Assessment: Tapping the Potential for Excellence," keynote address, Faculty Institute, Mount Vernon Nazarene College, August 1997.
  • "Wellness can be an adventure." Paper presented and workshop led at the Association of Christians in Student Development Conference, Mount Vernon Nazarene College, November 1993.
Education:
  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (1987)
  • M.A. in Social Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (1983)
  • B.A. in Psychology, Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois (1980)