Professor Michael O'Hara Selected for Regents Award for Faculty Excellence
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to announce that Professor Michael O'Hara has been selected for a Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. This award honors faculty who have a sustained record of excellence across the spectrum of faculty endeavors (teaching, scholarship, service). The recipients are announced in the spring and the award is presented in the fall semester.
A world-renowned expert on the causes and consequences of perinatal depression, O’Hara is a Starch Faculty Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and founding co-director of the Iowa Depression and Clinical Research Center. He has authored or edited several seminal texts on depression and on psychopathology. With a deep commitment to providing students at all levels with the best possible learning experiences, he has taught large General Education courses for many years, mentored undergraduate research, and supervised more than 30 honors theses for undergraduates who have gone on to graduate school. Graduate students he has mentored have earned tenure-track faculty positions at many prestigious universities. His remarkable record of service to the department, college, and university includes serving as department chair from 1994 to 2000, associate dean from 2000 to 2003, and Faculty Senate president in 2008–09. He received the Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service in 2012.