Mulick to present Williamson Prize Lecture Feb. 18

Patrick Mulick, recipient of the 2013-2014 Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching, will present “Social Justice: The Heart of the Science of Psychology” at 11 a.m. Feb. 18 in the Maxfield Room of Edwards Commons as the Williamson Prize Lecture.

Mulick, associate professor of psychology at Lyon College, will relate three different areas of his research to social justice, specifically research he has done with veterans, populations living in the slums of Mexico City, and the discrimination of sexual minorities.

Mulick is resident faculty mentor for Spragins House and a practicing clinical psychologist at White River Health Systems in Batesville. He joined the Lyon faculty in 2007 from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., where he was an assistant professor of psychology. He also worked as a psychologist for the Northwest Neurobehavioral Institute in Spokane. He earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University. He also holds an M.A. in school psychology from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University. Mulick served as chair of the Social Sciences Division from 2009 to 2011 and currently serves on the College’s Retention Committee. He previously served on the Faculty Personnel Committee, the Academic Affairs Committee, and the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee. He is the faculty advisor to Psi Chi, the psychology honor society, and faculty co-sponsor of Alpha Chi, the national honor society.

The Lamar Williamson Prize for Faculty Excellence was established by the Board of Trustees in 1979 in memory of Lamar Williamson (1887 1974) of Monticello, Arkansas, a distinguished lawyer, businessman, and civic and Presbyterian Church leader, who attended Lyon College from 1901 to 1903 and remained a friend of the College for the rest of his life.

The prize is awarded annually to a Lyon College faculty member who is deemed most outstanding in four areas: professional competence, scholarly ability, exemplification of humane and Christian values, and contribution to the community. Nominations are solicited from faculty and students in March, and the final selection is made in the spring by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of a Williamson Prize Selection Committee. The announcement of the award is made at commencement. The recipient of the prize is expected to deliver a lecture incorporating scholarship of publishable quality at a convocation in the following academic year.