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Karla Murdock to Deliver Her Inaugural Lecture Marking Appointment as the David G. Elmes Term Professor of Psychology

Karla K. Murdock, professor of psychology at Washington and Lee University, will give her inaugural lecture marking her appointment as the David G. Elmes Term Professor of Psychology on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

The title of her lecture is “Cellphones in our Lives: Psychosocial Implications of the New Appendage.” It is free and open to the public, and will be broadcast live online.

Murdock joined the W&L faculty in 2005 and taught previously at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She earned her B.A. in psychology from Indiana University and her M.S. and Ph.D. both in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia.

Murdock has been awarded over 15 grants and awards including “Technology and Health Lab: Data Management and Analysis” (2014); “Adolescent Stress, Cell Phone Use and Well-Being” (2013); and “Adolescent Technology Use, Co-Rumination and Well-Being” (2012). She was principal investigator or co-investigator in seven research programs.

The author or co-author of 31 refereed articles and three book chapters, Murdock has, since 2005, been an ad hoc reviewer for seven journals.

Murdock has served W&L on many and various elected and appointed programs and committees, including having served on the Shepherd Program Advisory Board since 2010 and since 2013, on the Shepherd Program Faculty Advisory Committee.

The Elmes, John and Winfrey Term Professorship was established by an anonymous trustee and his wife to honor Professors David G. Elmes, Lewis G. John and John C. Winfrey. The professorship is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing support for a faculty member in the College or the Williams School.