Posted by Jean Gordon Cook
(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University Office of Research/Sponsored Programs compliance coordinator Vicki Prosser, Ph.D., has been named president elect of the Mississippi Psychological Association (MPA) for 2012. The MPA is the organized voice of psychology in Mississippi and works to advance psychology as a science and a profession. The association contributes to scientific knowledge in psychology, educates the public and MPA’s membership and promotes health and human welfare through professional practice. Membership is comprised of academic professors, private practitioners, consultants and students from Mississippi and other states.
Prosser joined the organization in 1992 as a student and upon graduation with her doctorate, has served as communications officer, continuing education chair and financial officer. She was elected from among the more than 200 members of the Mississippi Psychological Association. Her election was announced during the association’s 62nd annual convention, held Sept 21-23.
Prosser received a B.S. degree in psychology from the Honors College of the University of Southern Mississippi in 1994, a M.S. degree in psychology from Mississippi State University in 1997 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Jackson State University in 2004. She joined the JSU Office of Research/Sponsored Programs as the institutional Review Board Manager in 2004 and earned her certification as an IRB Manager in 2006. She teaches in the JSU Department of Psychology as an adjunct and serves on dissertation committees in the departments of Psychology, Educational Leadership, and Urban Higher Education. Prosser completed the requirements to be licensed to practice psychology in 2009 for the state of Mississippi.