Evelyn Blanch-Payne, PhD


Lecturer
Middle Tennessee University
Psychology Department
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Lecturer
Middle Tennessee University
Psychology Department
1301 East Main Street,
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Biography

Evelyn Blanch-Payne presently teaches Psychologyat Middle Tennessee State Universityand received her doctorate degree in Educational/Cognitive Psychology from Kent State University. Dr. Blanch-Payne is one of the co-authors of the textbook entitled, Psychology: With Spotlights on Diversity that is in its 3rd edition. She was a contributing writer to The Handbook for Enhancing Undergraduate Education in Psychology for the American Psychological Association and Introduction to Psychology (a textbook used at Clark Atlanta University Psychology Department). Dr. Blanch-Payne has presented at many professional conferences and conducted workshops on Stress at the Workplace, Performance Anxiety from Inside Out, Mind Power: The Art of Concentration, How to Increase Your Motivation, and Diversity at Workplace: A Changing Working Environment. In addition, she has served as the Principle Investigator for a Title III research grant, and as a Faculty Fellow at John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA. She has been named therecipient of numerous teaching awards, including Outstanding Teaching, Most Distinguished Faculty Member, Student Choice Award, and Who’s Who Among American Teachers Award in 2000, 2002, and 2005. She was also recently listed among the Great Women of the 21st Century. Blanch-Payne holds professional memberships in several organizations and associations of psychology

Research Interest

Dr. Blanch-Payne area of interest is in cognitive psychology. Her research interests span a wide range of topics in basic and applied cognitive psychology: 1) a primary interest is to understand the basic architecture of the human memory system and the processes that operate within it: 2) another facet of his research interest is the investigation into the neural mechanisms underlying learning and recognition of human faces; and 3) on the applied level, she is interested in how people integrate multiple, incomplete, and sometimes conflicting information to determine their subjective state of health, and the cues they rely on to make meaningful decisions about their health

Scientific Activities

Professional Recognition and Awards

Recipient of ‘Great Women of the 21st Century’ 2006-2008
Recipient of ‘Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers’ 2005
Recipient of ‘Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers’. 2002
Recipient of ‘Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers’. 2000

Selected GrantsWritten and Reviewed

Written:

Title III Grant Recipient 2002 ($3,000.00)
Multicultural Awareness of Breast Cancer Etiology: The Case of Albany State University and Geneva College
John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA 2011 ($11,000.00)
Quick Disconnects Interface Identification
National Science Foundation (NSF) 1990 ($2,000.00)
Cognitive functions of Kidney failure patients

Reviewed:

OHHS -Teen Pregnancy Prevention 2010
SAMHSA -HIV-AIDS 2010
Alabama A & M University -Minority Education Institution (MEI) Initiative on AIDS 2010
NSF -Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 2010
Albany State University -Behavior Awareness of HIV-AIDS and Risk Factors 2007
Albany State University -Sexual Behaviors in Teens 2005-2008

Grant Reviewer Duties:

Review the Funding Opportunity Announcement(s) (FOA) for all assigned program areas
• Complete panel reviewer training.
• Complete Application Review Module (ARM) virtual training.

While at Review Session

• Properly complete, sign, and return all required forms with an original signature.
• Write comments that are thorough and concise; one-liners are not acceptable. Criterion responses should reflect the entirety of each criterion. Comments should be written to support each and every criterion.

Publications

2012 Josh Gerow, Kenneth Bordens and Evelyn Blanch-Payne, Psychology: With Spotlights on Diversity, (3rd edition) Pearson Publishing Company.
2012 Josh Coble, Evelyn Blanch-Payne, Chris Bass and Diane Plummer, Psychology, (1st edition) Educo Soft Publishing Company.
2009 Josh Gerow, Kenneth Bordens and Evelyn Blanch-Payne, Psychology: With Spotlights on Diversity, (2nd edition) Pearson Publishing Company.
2005 ‘The Assessment of an Intensive Day Treatment Program as it Relates to Cognitive Behavioral Changes of Mental Health Consumers’ in Monograph Vol. 3, Fall 2005.
2004 ‘Multicultural Awareness of Breast Cancer Etiology: The Case of Albany State University and Geneva College’ in the Research Review: Current Trends in Scholarship and Institutional Outreach, Fall 2004.
2001 ‘Improved Quick Disconnect (QD) Interface Through Fail Safe Parts Identification’ in the Proceedings of NASA/ASEE John F, Kennedy Space Center, University of Central Florida, August 2001.
2001 ‘Teaching Styles of Faculty & Learning Styles of Their Student: Congruent versus Incongruent Teaching With regards To Academic Disciplines and Gender’ in the Proceedings of Southeastern Psychological Association, May 2001.
1994 ‘The Human Side of Teaching’, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Feb 1994, p 46.
1993 ‘The Psychology of Variance’, The Educational Enhancement of Undergraduate Psychology Students, APA, publication 1993.
1993 ‘Noncognitive Variables as Predictors of Achievement for African American College Students: Survival Strategies for the 1990s’ Co-Arthur Dr. Charles Martin-Stanley, published in the Proceedings of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, March 1993.
1993 ‘Afro-American Educator: Recruitment and Retention Strategies’ published in the Proceedings of The National Conference of Minority Educators, Jan 1993.
1992 Cited in Terry F. Pettijohn’sPsychology: A Concise Introduction, Preface IX
1992 ‘An assessment of Self-Esteem of Black Students attending Historical Black vs. Historical White Colleges and Universities’, published in The Conference Proceedings of The National Conference of Ethics Studies, February 1992.
1992 ‘Gender Difference in Teaching Styles of University Faculty: ‘Does Sex Make a Difference?” published in The Conference Proceedings of Women in Psychology 1990; and Higher Education Abstract 1992.
1991 ‘Teaching Experimental Psychology to Minority Students’, published in Conference Proceedings of the APA Symposium, San Francisco, August 1991.
1991 ‘Recruitment Students as Psychology Majors’, published in The Retention Strategies of Ethnic Minority published in The Conference Proceedings of the APA Conference, June 15, 1991, p.87-91.
1983 ‘Visual Superiority Effect in Learning: Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words.’ Human Factors Engineering Proceedings, Oct. 1983, vol. 104.
1983 ‘New Projections for the Dayton Community Conflict Management’ City of Dayton Police Department Report, 1983.