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Edward Peter Kardas

Last modified: 2011-07-05

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Address:

Born:

  • Philadelphia, PA. February 21, 1949

Marital Status:

  • Married, two boys (Christian, b. 12/23/90, Clay, b. 7/4/92), one girl (Cara, b. 6/23/97)

Educational History:

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Teaching:

  • 2009-Now--Director, Honors College, Southern Arkansas University
  • 1996-2010--Professor, Southern Arkansas University
  • 2006-2008--Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M-Texarkana
  • 1999-2000--Adjunct Professor, University of Arkansas--Medical Sciences, College of Nursing
  • 1994-1996--Professor and Chair, Southern Arkansas University
  • 1988-1994--Associate Professor, Southern Arkansas University
  • 1980-1988--Assistant Professor, Southern Arkansas University
  • 1978-1980--Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 1976-1978--Instructor, Louisiana State University at Eunice

Research:

  • 1986--Visiting Scientist, Psychology Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 1984--Visiting Scientist, Psychology Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 1978--Research Associate to A.J. Riopelle, Psychology Department, Louisiana State University

University And Public Service:

  • 2011 Member, Research Standing Committee of the National Collegiate Honors Council
  • 2008-2011--Senator, Faculty Senate
  • 2008-Chair, Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee
  • 2007-2009--Member, University Promotion and Tenure Council
  • 2004-2005--President, Southwestern Psychological Association
  • 2003-2005--Coordinator, Master's of Public Administration Planning Committee
  • 2003-2004--Host and Organizer, 19th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students
  • 2002-2004--Senator, Faculty Senate
  • 2002-2004--Member, Technology Services Committee
  • 2002-now--Chair, Faculty Development in Teaching with Technology
  • 2001-2001--Member, University-wide NCA Academic Issues Committee
  • 2000-2001--Member, Columbia County Drug Court
  • 2000-2002--Vice President (President-elect) Southern Arkansas University Faculty Senate
  • 1999-2000--Liberal & Performing Arts representative, Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • 2000-2008--WebMaster, Southwestern Psychological Association
  • 1999-2001--Program Chair, Southwestern Psychological Association
  • 1999-2001--Regional Coordinator (Southwest), Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • 1999-2000--Chair, Faculty Development-Technology Ad Hoc Committee
  • 1998-2000--Member, SAU Year 2000 Committee
  • 1998-2000--Member, SAU Distance Education Committee
  • 1998-2000--Member, Joint Interest Group on the Teaching of Psychology, ACRL/EBSS Psychology Committee and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
  • 1995-1996--Coordinator, Electronic Materials, Division 2 (Teaching), American Psychological Association.
  • 1995-1996--Member, Division 2 (Teaching) Electronic Materials Oversight Task Force.
  • 1994-1995--Member, Advisory Panel to the American Psychological Association Task Force on Technologies in Education for the 21st Century
  • 1995-1996--Chair, Computer Services Committee
  • 1993-1994--Member, Title III Committee (Computerization of Campus)
  • 1993-1999--Member, Fringe Benefits Committee
  • 1992-1993--Member, Computer Services Committee
  • 1992-1993--Member, Ad-Hoc External Funding Committee
  • 1992-1995--Chair, American Psychological Association Committee on Secondary and Undergraduate Education in Psychology
  • 1994-1996--President, The Learning Club of Southwest Arkansas, Inc.
  • 1994-1996--President, Arkansas College and University Macintosh Users Group
  • 1991-1993--Senator, Southern Arkansas University Faculty Senate
    • Member, Faculty Senate Budget Committee
    • Chair, Faculty Senate Ad-Hoc Summer School Committee
  • 1989-1994--Regional Coordinator (SWPA), Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology
  • 1990-1999--Coordinator, Collegiate Partnership Program (CPP) between Apple Computer and SAU
  • 1990-1994--ArkNet Steering Committee, Southern Arkansas University Faculty Representative
  • 1990-1991--Member, Animal Subjects Committee
  • 1989-1993--Member, Annual Review of Faculty Performance Committee
  • 1989-1991--Member, Faculty Affairs Committee
  • 1986-1989--Member, Student Affairs Committee
  • 1988-1990--Member, Ad-Hoc Computer Acquisition Committee
  • 1989-1996--Coordinator, Arkansas Psychology Retreat
  • 1993-1994--Host and Organizer, 10th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students
  • 1986-1987--Host and Organizer, 3rd Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students
  • 1982-1986--Vice-president and member of Board of Directors of Wellsprings, Inc. ( A grief and bereavement intervention group), El Dorado, AR
  • 1985-1989--Adviser, Student Government Association
  • 1986-1994--Adviser, Psychology Club
  • 1982-1985--Member, Faculty Affairs Committee,
  • 1983-1984--Secretary of the Faculty

Professional Societies:

  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • Southern Regional Honors Council
  • Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology
  • Southwestern Psychological Association

Honors:

  • 2002: Southern Arkansas University Honor Professor
  • 1998: Southern Arkansas University Faculty Excellence Award for Research
  • 1997: Certificate of Appreciation, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association (for helping set up the Division 2 Web Page)
  • 1991: Member, Psi Chi
  • 1973: Member, Wilson Honorary Scholarship Society for the University of Baltimore

Teaching Interests:

General Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Cognitive Science, Learning, Physiological Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Comparative Psychology

Grants:

1980--Southern Arkansas University Research Foundation--Parents' grief patterns in a self-help group I. $350.

1981--Southern Arkansas University Research Foundation--Parents' grief patterns in a self-help group II. $535.

1981--National Science Foundation--Parental grief patterns following the death of a child. $39,000, not funded.

1984--Southern Arkansas University Research Foundation--Animal thinking, human thinking, machine thinking. $3125.

1986--Southern Arkansas University Research Foundation--Animal Cognition and Artificial Intelligence $5495.

1990--National Science Foundation--Macintosh Computer Equipment for Social Science Laboratory. $32,875.70.

1991--Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust--Multimedia Equipment for Three Classrooms. $77,623.55, not funded

1991--Southern Arkansas University Research Foundation--Multimedia in the classroom: A comparison of multimedia vs. traditional instruction in college level psychology students. $2,747.50.

1992--Southern Arkansas University Research Foundation--The primacy effect in multimedia instruction: Do students prefer the method they are first exposed to? $2,815.

1993--Southern Arkansas University Research Foundation--Computerized lecture based vs. computerized self paced instruction: Student performance and preference compared. $2,967.

1994--Southern Arkansas University Research Foundation--Advanced multimedia vs. Text based computerized self-paced instruction. $ 3,680.

1994--National Science Foundation--Advanced multimedia instruction laboratory and preparation facility for hypertext tutorials in general psychology. $68,239. (not funded).

1995--Arkansas Department of Higher Education--Computer-assisted teaching resource center. $90,774.80. (not funded).

1995--Department of Health and Human Services (Title IV-E)--Information servers and laboratory for social services training. $14, 950.

1995--Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation--TCOC Leadership Training Grant (for Non-profit board member training). $4,000.

1995--Department of Health and Human Services (Title IV-E)--Information servers and laboratory for social services training II. $19, 000.

1999--Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program-- Arkansas Champions Community Solutions Groups. $1,003,863 (not funded).

1999--The Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign--Institutional Readiness Criteria response submitted 11/12/99.

2004--Southern Arkansas University FDTT Committee--Enhancing General Psychology Classes with Digital Video, $2,834.95.

2010: Southern Arkansas University FDTT Committee--Providing increased academic engagement for honors students in Cognitive Science using iPads, $3000.

2010: Southern Arkansas University Research Committee: Optimizing admission decisions in Honors College by adding the Noncognitive Questionnaire (NCQ) to traditional academic measures. (with D. Wilson), $4480

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Publications:

Kardas, E. P. (1975). The effects of d-amphetamine sulphate and sodium pentobarbital on the behavior of Gambusia affinis. (Pisces: Poeciliidae). (M.A. Thesis)

Kardas, E. P. (1978). Female preference for male coloration and size in the guppy, Poecilia reticulata. (Ph.D. Dissertation)

Riopelle, A. J. , Kardas, E.P. & Hubbard, D.G. (1980). Vestibular disorder and space utilization by monkeys. Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry, 9, 188-193.

Kardas, E. P. (1993). The Arkansas retreat, Teaching of Psychology, 20, 48-49.

Kardas, E. P. (1993). A HyperCard lecture system to teach general psychology, Proceedings of the First Annual MacBeth Conference on Computing in the Liberal Arts.

Kardas, E. P. (1994). Three comprehensive introductory texts? Contemporary Psychology, 39(4), 429-431.

Kardas, E. P. (1995). Instructor's manual for Sternberg's In Search of the Human Mind, Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 554pp.

Kardas, E. P. & Milford, M. M. (1996). Using the Internet for social science research and practice, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 230 pp.

Kardas, E.P. (1997). Instructor's manual to accompany The human odyssey: Life-Span development, 3rd ed., Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks Cole, 250 pp.

Kardas, E.P. (1999). Psychology resources on the World Wide Web, Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole, 160 pp.

Bellamy, D.S. & Kardas, E.P. (2000). Guide to the Web in economics, Boston: McGraw Hill (CD-ROM).

Kardas, E. P. (2002). Analogies really are everywhere, Contemporary Psychology, 47, 542-543.

Kardas, E. P. (2005). Teaching psychology classes using-mail and Web sites. In D. W. Swalb, & B. Swalb (Eds.), Psychology and the Internet: An introduction for students and scholars. (pp. 35-37). Kyoto, Japan: Kitaohji.

Kardas, E. P., & Spatz, C. (2008). Teaching ethics in research methods classes. In D. S. Dunn, R. A. Smith, & B. Beins (Eds.), Best practices for teaching statistics and research methods in the behavioral sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Spatz, C., & Kardas, E. P. (2008). Research methods in psychology: Ideas, techniques, and reports. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Kardas, E. P. (2008). Managing student research ideas with a WWW database. In R. Miller, B. Beins, B. Rycek, M. Ware, E. Balcetis, R. Smith, S. Burns, & S. Barney (Eds.), Developing and promoting the undergraduate research experience in psychology, Washington, D.C: Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Papers And Posters Presented:

Kardas, E. P. and V. Lovisa. (1976). The effects of d-amphetamine sulphate, sodium pentobarbital and increased population density on the behavior of Gambusia affinis. (Pisces: Poeciliidae). Presented to the American Society of Zoologists meeting with the American Institute of Biological Sciences, New Orleans.

Kardas, E. P. (1976). Differential predation in Gambusia affinis by large-mouth bass. (Micropterus salmoides). Presented to Louisiana Academy of Science, Baton Rouge.

Kardas, E. P. (1976). Bone manipulation in a group of captive wolves. Presented to Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Boulder, CO.

Kardas, E. P. (1981). Natural intelligence as organismic software. Manuscript prepared for NSF Chautauqua.

Kardas, E. P. (1984). Students' opinions about the extent and nature of animal cognition. Presented at Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, New Orleans.

Kardas, E. P. (1986). Artificial intelligence and comparative psychology. Presented to UW-Milwaukee, Psychology Department Colloquium.

Kardas, E. P. (1987). Coupling experimental psychology to a research presentation at a statewide student psychology symposium. Presented at Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, New Orleans.

Kardas, E. P. (1988). Synthetic methodologies for studying animal cognition. Presented at Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, Tulsa.

Kardas, E. P. (1990). Field exercise in comparative psychology using the monarch butterfly fall migration. Presented to Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, Dallas.

Kardas, E. P. (1991). In-class interviews of adolescents as a teaching method in adolescent psychology. Presented at Southwestern Psychological Asssociation meeting, New Orleans.

Kardas, E. P. (1991). Planning a state-wide faculty retreat. Presented at Southwestern Psychological Asssociation meeting, New Orleans.

Kardas, E. P., Chute, D. L., & Ginsburg, H. J., (1992) Workshop--Teaching with computers: Examples for lecture and laboratory classes. Presented at the American Psychological Association meeting, Washington.

Kardas, E. P. (1992) Illustrating naive assumptions about behavior. Washington Live!: Teaching demonstrations. Presented at the American Psychological Association meeting.Washington.

Kardas, E. P. (1992) The electronic blackboard: Preliminary results on the effectiveness of multimedia in lecture classes. Presented at Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, Austin, TX.

Kardas, E. P., Jackson, T. T., Loos, K. E., Bollen, H. A. (1993) Faces and facts: Real time data, Presented at Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, Corpus Christi, TX.

Kardas, E. P. (1993) Multimedia vs.traditional Instruction, Student satisfaction and performance. Presented at the American Psychological Association meeting, Toronto.

Kardas, E. P. (1994) Integrating Internet access into psychology courses. Presented at the American Psychological Society's Institute for Teaching Psychology, Washington.

Kardas, E. P. and Hodge, G. K. (1995) Creating computer animations and videos for multimedia presentations in classrooms. Presented at Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Kardas, E. P. (1995) Teaching with computers: Logistics, benefits, and problems. Presented at the American Psychological Society's Institute for Teaching Psychology, New York.

Kardas, E.P. & Weaver, K. (1996) Conversation hour--On becoming a chair: Life changes, career changes, and task changes. Presented at Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, Houston, TX.

Panelist (1999): Information retrieval and evaluation: Basic competencies for students. Presented at American Psychological Association meeting, Boston.

Kardas, E.P. (2000) Creating and using Web interactive databases in classes, administration, and research. Presented at Focus on Learning: Teaching and Learning into the New Millennium, Hope, AR.

Kardas, E. P., & Spatz, C. (2002). Research on the fly: Refining student ideas in real time. Presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, Corpus Christi.

Kardas, E. P., Christensen, C., McGregor, L. N., Wilson, D. J., Scroggins, B. C., & Franks, K. K. (2004). New and seasoned chefs meet to toss general psychology salads. Presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, San Antonio.

Kardas, E. P., & Christensen, C. (2004). Menu for general psychology: Better cooks and better diners. Presented at the American Psychological Association meeting, Honolulu.

Kardas, E. P., & Spatz, C.. (2004). Teaching ethics in research methods classes. Presented at the Best Practices in Teaching Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology Meeting, Kennesaw, GA.

Christensen, C., Wilson, D., & Kardas, E. P. (2005). Symposium: Promoting enduring social responsibility, scholarship and activism in students. Presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, Memphis, TN.

Kardas, E. P. (2007). Using a Web-based database to generate and manage student research ideas. Presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, Ft. Worth, TX.

Kardas, E. P. (2008). Competing definitions of psychology: APA and APS convention subject headings compared. Presented at the 2009 Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Kardas, E. P., & Wilson, D. J. (2010). Optimizing admission decisions in Honors College by adding the Non-Cognitive Questionnaire (NCQ) to traditional academic measures. Presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council meeting, Kansas City, MO.

Kardas, E. P., & Christensen, C. (2010). Are you thinking of teaching honors general psychology? Presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, Ft. Worth, TX.


Invited Addresses:

Kardas, E. P. (1991). Practical examples from everyday life for general psychology. Southwestern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Ft. Worth.

Kardas, E. P. (1992) HyperCard in the classroom or cooking with HyperCard. Southwestern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Ft. Worth.

Kardas, E. P. (1993) A HyperCard lecture system to teach general psychology. Presented at MacBeth National Conference on Computing in the Liberal Arts. Bethany, WV.

Kardas, E. P. (1993) Student generated research papers, Southern Arkansas University 1984 -- 1993. Third Consortium in Experimental Psychology, Memphis State University, Memphis.

Kardas, E. P. (1993) Gophering through the Internet: Finding resources in psychology. Southwestern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Ft. Worth.

Kardas, E. P. (1994) Internet tools and resources for psychology. Presented at Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Ithaca, NY.

Kardas, E. P. (1994) HyperCard: From getting your feet wet to in over your head. Presented at Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Ithaca, NY.

Kardas, E. P. (1995) To lecture or to tutorial, that is the question. Presented at the third annual MacBeth Conference on Computing in the Liberal Arts. Bethany, WV.

Kardas, E. P. (1997) Building your home page: A do-it-yourself guide. Presented at seventh annual Southwestern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Ft. Worth.

Kardas, E. P. (1997) How to use the Web to teach. Presented at seventh annual Southwestern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Ft. Worth.

Kardas, E. P. (2005). Gender, truths, and video: Things my colleagues taught me. Presidential Address, Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, Memphis, TN.

Editorial:

Head Referee, Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology Poster Session: Teaching Activities Exchange, Southwestern Psychological Association, 1991-1994.

Reviewer, Petersen, C. (1990) Introduction to Psychology, HarperCollins, NY.

Editor, E-mail edition of Significant Differences, newsletter of the Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology, 1993-5.

Reviewer, Introduction to Psychology: Behavior in Context, (1995) HarperCollins, NY.

Editor, Psychology, FirstResearch.com 1999-2001.

Author, psychology questions for PRAXIS Social Studies Test, 2000.

References:

Available by request


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