Dr. Laird Edman, research professor and professor emeritus of psychology at Northwestern College, will spend the next two years studying the impact of religious ritual in faith communities thanks to a $234,000 grant from the Templeton Religion Trust.
Dr. Laird Edman, professor of psychology at Northwestern College, has been named the 2023 recipient of the college’s Faculty Excellence in Faith and Learning Award.
Northwestern College’s latest psychology graduates scored in the top 4% on the ETS Major Field Test in Psychology, a national standardized test that assesses mastery of key concepts and principles.
Northwestern College has awarded sabbaticals for the 2021–22 academic year to two longtime professors: Dr. Robert Hubbard, theatre, and Dr. Laird Edman, psychology.
Ten Northwestern College professors will conduct research and pursue further study this summer with funding from the Northwestern College Scholarship Grants program.
Emily Starr, a 2019 graduate of Northwestern College, received the only undergraduate student research award from the Association for Psychological Science at its annual conference.