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Dr. Mattingly retires as Associate Vice President for Research

Dr. Bruce A. Mattingly retired from his position as Associate Vice President for Research on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. Dr. Mattingly joined the faculty as Assistant professor of Psychology in August, 1980, and served as the Chair of Psychology Department from 1998 until 2006, at which time he assumed his current position as Associate Vice President for Research.

From 1993 to 1998, he served as the faculty representative to the MSU Board of Regents. From 1980 until 1994, he received numerous internal and external research grants including four from the Kentucky National Science Foundation -EPSCoR program. He received the University’s first research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1995, and has maintained continuous funding from NIH over the last 15 years.

His research on psychostimulant drugs resulted in over 60 publications in national and international journals and over 120 conference presentations. He mentored dozens of undergraduate students, many of whom were co-authors on his publications and papers, and successfully completed doctoral degree programs in psychology, neuroscience, medicine, and law.

During his 30 year tenure at MSU, he was awarded the Distinguished Researcher Award twice (1987, 1999), the Outstanding Faculty/Staff Fund Raiser Award (2002), and the Distinguished Faculty Service Award (2006). He was also named the Outstanding College/University Science Teacher in 1993 by the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS), and was the elected President of the KAS in 2005. He received the KAS Distinguished Academy Service Award in 2007.

He is a founding member of the Posters-at-the-Capitol Organizing Committee, and has served as Director of the MSU Undergraduate Research Program since its inception. Dr. Mattingly received a B.S. degree with majors in psychology and mathematics from MSU, and M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining the faculty at MSU, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University Kentucky Medical Center.

After retirement, Dr. Mattingly will continue to serve part-time as the Program Coordinator for the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (funded by NIH), Director of the MSU-Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center project, and as Director of the MSU Undergraduate Research Program.

A national search will be conducted for his successor.