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(CHICAGO)(November 11, 2013) – Michelle Hoy-Watkins, Psy.D., and Tiffany Masson, Psy.D., both faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) – one of the leading nonprofit institutions devoted to psychology and the fields of behavioral and health sciences — have been named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Under 50 Diverse & Emerging Leaders. Diversity MBA Magazine is an online publication that supports business diversity by advancing understanding, validating best practices and rewarding leadership. TCSPP is committed to diversity by building an environment of mutual respect and inclusion, where all individuals will be valued for who they are and what they can contribute.
Since 2010, Dr. Hoy-Watkins has served as Chair of the Department of Forensic Psychology on TCSPP’s Chicago Campus. In 2002 she joined TCSPP as a faculty member, and in 2008 became Associate Chair of the Clinical Forensic Psy.D. Program. She obtained her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and completed her internship at the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles and has worked as a contractual forensic psychologist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In the community, Dr. Hoy-Watkins has provided consultative services to the Center for Applied Psychology and Forensic Studies, where she performed pre-employment screenings and fitness for duty evaluations for local law enforcement agencies. Currently, she is a member of the Medical Consultant Contractual Staff at the Harold Washington Regional Social Security Center. Dr. Hoy-Watkins is the 2006 recipient of The Chicago School’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence. Read her full biography here.
Dr. Tiffany Masson is the Executive Director of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Department Chair of the International Psychology Doctoral Programs on the Chicago Campus. She joined TCSPP in 2004 as an adjunct professor and, in 2010, became an associate professor, launching the first mental health clinic at TCSPP as Director of the school’s Forensic Center, as well as serving as Program lead for the M.A. Forensic Psychology Online Program. Dr. Masson obtained her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. She was employed by Cook County Juvenile Court and Northwestern School of Law as a staff psychologist. Among her community involvement, Dr. Masson is a task force member of the Illinois Child Trauma Coalition; an author in developing and expanding the Global HOPE Training Initiative; and is part of a team of TCSPP faculty and staff who voluntarily formed a Child and Adolescent Coalition committed to working with community organizations to address the issue of sexually trafficked youth. In 2008, Dr. Masson received The Chicago School’s Excellence in Public Service Teaching Award. Read her full biography here.
Dr. Hoy-Watkins and Dr. Masson were recognized for their commitment to excellence, education and community at Diversity MBA Magazine’s 7th Annual Business Leaders Conference & Awards Gala in Chicago, an industry event for diverse professionals in sales, technology, healthcare, marketing, government and entrepreneurs.
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About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. It serves more than 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Los Angeles and branches in Irvine and Westwood; and Washington D.C., as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology doctoral program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years, and the Los Angeles Campus gained its first award this year. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is a leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.