Limestone's Dr. Kelly Jones Wins Early Career Research Award

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Friday, April 12, 2019 - 2:30pm
Kelly Jones Award

Limestone College Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Kelly Jones recently won the Early Career Research Award from the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) for her research on attitudes toward the National Football League kneeling protests.

Jones presented her work at the 65th SEPA Conference held March 21-23 in Jacksonville.

Early Career Researchers are considered those who earned their Doctoral degrees within the past seven years. Those with the six top scoring summaries are invited to compete for the SEPA award. Finalists must submit a full version of their paper prior to the conference, present their work in front of a panel of judges and SEPA attendees, and answer questions about their research. Both the paper and presentation are scored, and the combined highest score wins. 

Jones conducted her exploration with several student researchers from the Psychology department as part of her research lab investigating social attitudes, behaviors, and cognitions.

“I am excited to continue my work at Limestone and would like to thank my Psychology department colleagues Dr. Justin Bailey and Dr. Michelle Phillips-Meek for their invaluable insights and support, along with my student researchers Devin Conn and Jesse Ketchum,” Jones said.

SEPA is the regional association of professional psychologists spanning the entire southeastern United States. To present at SEPA, members must submit a proposal of the workshop topic and impact, which is judged by panels of experts in the field to determine if the workshop would be of high enough merit and interest to members to be accepted.