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UGA College of Education faculty honored at APA convention

Arthur M. (Andy) Horne is the dean of UGA's College of Education. Horne has been on the college faculty since 1989 and served four years as head of the college’s department of counseling and human development services. An internationally recognized authority on group counseling and therapy and early intervention for at-risk children

Athens, Ga. – Three University of Georgia College of Education faculty members and an alumna received awards and recognition at the recent annual conference of the American Psychological Association.

Arthur M. (Andy) Horne, dean of the college and a Distinguished Research Professor, was honored with two awards for his work in group and counseling psychology.

Horne received the Award for Lifetime Contributions to Prevention Psychology and gave a presentation on prevention research programs being conducted at UGA, particularly focusing on preventing violence and aggression in schools.

He also was named 2011 Group Psychologist of the Year and gave an invited speech to the membership titled, “Group Psychology Approaches to Reducing Mental Health Problems: Some Efforts that Work, Others We Wished Would Work.”

In addition, Horne was elected 2011 president-elect of the Society of Counseling Psychology, one of the largest divisions of the APA.

Rosemary Phelps, professor and head of the department of counseling and human development services, was named a Fellow of the APA for her outstanding career contributions on a national level to defined areas in psychology. Her sponsorship for Fellow is through the Society of Counseling Psychology.
Phelps’ research focuses on multicultural training issues and concerns, racial and ethnic identity development, recruitment and retention of African-American students in higher education, mentoring, and professional development of graduate students.

Edward Delgado-Romero, a professor in the department of counseling and human development services, received the APA’s 2011 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest.

As recipient of the early career award (within 15 years of graduation), Delgado-Romero, presented an address at the annual APA convention and wrote an article for the field’s top journal, American Psychologist.

Delgado-Romero’s research and scholarship have addressed racial/ethnic issues in psychology and has applied multicultural psychology to clinical practice. He has numerous publications in these areas, with 25 journal articles, 27 book chapters and a co-edited book. Several have been published in highly prestigious outlets in psychology, such as The Counseling Psychologist and the Journal of Counseling Psychology.

In addition, COE alumna Sharon Horne was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Her sponsorship for Fellow is through the Society of Counseling Psychology.

Horne is an associate professor in counseling psychology in the Center for Research on Women at the University of Memphis. She specializes in research and training on prevention and treatment of violence against women in the U.S. and post-communist countries and has taught courses on domestic violence. She has published articles on faith and violence, same-sex domestic violence, and international consultation related to prevention of violence against women.

Horne is the daughter of the UGA College of Education dean. For more information on the College of Education, see


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