ONU psychology professor, ONU alumna honored
Alfred Cohoe, Ohio Northern University professor of psychology and sociology, and Shalagh Frantz, a 2009 Ohio Northern psychology graduate, both received awards at the meeting of the Ohio Psychological Association in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 11-13.
Cohoe was presented with the “Ohio Psychological Association Small College Roundtable award for Academic Innovation,” and Frantz received the “Best Graduate Student Poster, Non-Empirical” award.
Cohoe’s award recognizes his lifetime commitment to innovative teaching, which has prepared and motivated generations of students. Several former students nominated Cohoe for the award.
“No one was more surprised than me when I was given this very special award,” said Cohoe, who has been an ONU faculty member for 48 years, teaching abnormal psychology, social psychology, personality theory, the psychology of assessment, introductory psychology, and psychology and the law. During his time at Northern, he also has been a consultant to many mental health centers in central and northwest Ohio.
Cohoe is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. He has worked as a clinical psychologist in mental health centers and mental hospitals and has been the clinical supervisor of mental health facility staff.
Frantz is currently a graduate student in Wright State University’s professional psychology program, focusing on clinical psychology. While at ONU, Frantz was one of the four student co-authors who, along with Dr. Keith Durkin, professor of sociology and the chair of the department of psychology and sociology, published a study titled “The Comparative Impacts of Risk and Protective Factors on Alcohol-Related Problems in a Sample of University Students.” The publication examined the positive and negative influences associated with alcohol use among college students.