CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Jason F. Sikorski

 

September 2008

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Work Address and Phone Number:                

Department of Psychology

217 Marcus White Hall

Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St.

New Britain, CT 06050

 

Email: sikorskijaf@ccsu.edu

 

EDUCATION

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital

            Baltimore, MD

            September 2005 –September 2007    

            Major Professors: Rick Ostrander, Ed. D. and Keith C. Herman, Ph. D.

           

APA Approved Clinical Internship, Medical University of Ohio

            Toledo, OH

            September 2004 – September 2005

            Major Professor: Michelle Knox, Ph. D.

 

PhD    Auburn University

            Auburn, AL

            Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology

Major Professor: Barry R. Burkhart, Ph. D.

September 2005

 

MA      East Tennessee State University

            Johnson City , TN

            Clinical Psychology

            Major Professors: Peggy J. Cantrell, Ph. D. and Jon B. Ellis, Ph. D.

May 1999

 

BS       LeMoyne College

            Syracuse, NY

            Major: Psychology

            May 1997

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

Wilbert J. McKeachie Early Career Award, 2004-2005

American Psychological Association Division 2: The Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

 

Most Devoted Graduate Student Award, 2003-2004

Auburn University Psychology Department

 

Appointed Chairman of Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA), 2002-2003

American Psychological Association Division 2: The Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA)

 

Graduate Student Research Achievement Award, 2002-2003

Auburn University Psychology Department

 

Appointed Co-chairman of Early Career Task Force, 2001-2002

American Psychological Association’s Division 2: The Society for the Teaching of Psychology

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, 1999-2000

Auburn University Psychology Department

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

 

·         American Psychological Association

o   Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology

o   Division 12: Society of Clinical Psychology

·         Eastern Psychological Association (EPA)

·         American Psychological Society (APS)

·         Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

·         Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

·         Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)

·         Psi Chi: Psychology National Honor Society

 

EMPLOYMENT AND CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

2005-present

 

Research

Mt. Meigs Juvenile Detention Facility, Mt. Meigs, AL

2000-present

 

Pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology

Northwest Ohio Consortium – Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH 2004-2005

 

Clinical Practicum

Auburn University Psychological Services Center (AUPSC), Auburn, AL

2003-2004

 

Clinical Practicum

Lee County Youth Development Center, Auburn, AL

2001-2003

 

Clinical Practicum

Auburn University Psychological Services Center, Auburn, AL

2000-2004

 

Clinical Practicum

Woodridge Psychiatric Hospital, Johnson City , TN

1998-1999

 

Clinical Practicum

Southwestern Virginia State Mental Health Institute, Marion, VA

1998

 

Clinical Internship

Central New York Ronald McDonald House, Syracuse, NY

1996-1997

 

Clinical Internship

SUNY Health Sciences Center – Hematology/Oncology Therapeutic Play Clinic, Syracuse, NY

1996-1997

 

Summer Employment

Lexington Center for the Developmentally Disabled, Gloversville, NY

Summer 1996

 

RESEARCH

 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

·         Assessment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders

·         Hypermasculinity

·         ADHD Symptom Clusters/Development of co-morbidity with ADHD

·         Risk Assessment/Prediction

·         Teaching of Psychology

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Shillingsburg, M. A., Shapiro, S. K., Ragsdale, K., & Sikorski, J. F. (in press). An            exploratory study of the influences on response stability/change of the Interactive     Dominic/Terry Questionnaire. Graduate Student Journal of Psychology. 

Ostrander, R., Herman, K. C., Sikorski, J., Lambert, S. F., & Mascendaro, P. (in press).    Patterns of psychopathology in children with ADHD: A Latent Profile Analysis.                      Journal of Child Clinical & Adolescent Psychology.  

Ostrander, R., Sikorski, J., & Mascendaro, P. (2007). ADHD and comorbid depression.

            Advances in ADHD, 2(2), 54-59.

                                            

Sikorski, J. F. (2007). Sexual Offending Behavior . In W. F. Buskist and S. F Davis

            (Eds.), 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook (pp. 366-373). New York, NY:

Sage Publications.

 

Sikorski, J.F. (2005). An evolution of emphasis: From learning to teach to

teaching to learn. In T. Benson, C. Burke, A. Amstadter, R. Siney, V. Hevern, B. Beins, & B. Buskist (Eds.). The teaching of psychology in autobiography: Perspectives from exemplary psychology teachers. http://teachpsych.lemoyne.edu/teachpsych/tia/: Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

 

Buskist, W., Benson, T., & Sikorski, J. F. (2005). The call to teach. Journal of

            Social and Clinical Psychology, 24, 110-121.

 

Burk, L., Burkhart, B. R., Sikorski, J. F. (2004). Construction and preliminary

validation of the Auburn Differential Hypermasculinity Inventory. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 5, 4-17.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2004). Teacher of teachers: An interview with James R. Korn.

            Teaching of Psychology, 31, 72-77.

 

Zinn, T., & Sikorski, J. F., & Buskist, W. (2003). McKeachie early career

awardees: Their training, work, and perspectives on academic life. Teaching of Psychology, 31, 263-265.

 

Sikorski, J. F., & Keeley, J. W. (2003). Teaching to influence. Psychology

Teacher Network, 13, 2-4.

 

Sikorski, J. F. Rich, K., Saville, B. K., Buskist, W., Davis, S. F., & Drogan, O.

(2002). Student use of their introductory textbooks. Teaching of Psychology, 29, 312-313.

 

Buskist, W., Sikorski, J. F., Buckley, T., & Saville, B. K. (2002). Elements of

master teaching. In S. F. Davis & W. Buskist (Eds.), The teaching of psychology: Essays in honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie & Charles Brewer. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

PRESENTATIONS AT SCHOLARLY MEETINGS

 

Sikorski, J. F., Burch, M., Siddall, K. J., Sellet, J. A., & MacLeod, R. A. (2008). Engaging

            students in a research program pertaining to juvenile sexual offenders. Invited colloquium

            at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2008). Implementing sound teaching practices in the context of chaos: The flexible

 application of concepts derived from the Scholarship on the Teaching of Pedagogy. Invited

 keynote address at the annual Auburn University Teaching Festival, Auburn, AL.

 

Siddall, K. J. & Sikorski, J. F. (May, 2008). Violence Exposure Across Life Settings in

            Sexually Abused and Non-Sexually Abused Juvenile Sexual Offenders and Non

Sexual Offenders. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society; Chicago, IL.

 

Sellet, J. A. & Sikorski, J. F. (March, 2008). Personality functioning of juvenile sexual

            offenders and non-sexually offending juvenile delinquents. Poster presented at the

            79th annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association; Boston, MA.

 

Jones, K. G. & Sikorski, J. F. (2008). Timed exposure to ultra thin models: Female

students’ self-esteem and body dissatisfaction.Poster presented at the annual Central Connecticut State University Undergraduate Research Festival; New Britain, CT.

 

MacLeod, R. A., Burch, M., & Sikorski, J. F. (2008). Callous-unemotional traits in

juvenile sexual offenders. Poster presented at the annual Central Connecticut State University Undergraduate Research Festival; New Britain, CT.

 

Sellet, J. A. & Sikorski, J. F. (2008). Personality functioning of varying types of juvenile

delinquents. Poster presented at the annual Central Connecticut State University Undergraduate Research Festival; New Britain, CT.

 

Siddall, K. J. & Sikorski, J. F. (2008). Violence exposure: Abused and non-abused

juvenile sex and non-sex offenders. Poster presented at the annual Central Connecticut State University Undergraduate Research Festival; New Britain, CT.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2008). The assessment and treatment of juvenile sexual offenders: A public health

            dilemma. Invited colloquium at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain,

            CT.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2005). Risk assessment of juvenile sexual offenders. In B. R.

Burkhart (Chair), The accountability based juvenile sexual offender assessment and treatment program. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville, TN.

 

Buskist, W., Benson, T. A., & Sikorski, J. F.  (2003, March). Developing your

teaching portfolio and style. Workshop presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2003, March). Conceptual foundations for juvenile sex offender

risk assessment: Back to the future: Meehl, Monahan, and more. In B. R. Burkhart (Chair), Risk Assessment for juvenile sex offenders: Conceptual and practical realities. Paper presented in a symposium meeting at the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2003, March). Correlates of risk status: Measuring the concept

of risk level. In B. R. Burkhart (Chair), Risk Assessment for juvenile sex offenders: Conceptual and practical realities. Paper presented in a symposium meeting at the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

Sikorski, J.F. (2003) (Chair). A more complete picture of the construct of

scholarship in psychology graduate programs: The consumers speak! Symposium presentation at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Clifton, J., Sikorski, J. F., & Buskist, W. (2003). Preparing for an academic

position: What search committees are seeking in the application packet. Poster presentation at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Sikorski, J. F., Bell, K., Saville, B. K., & Buskist, W. (2002). On the EDGE: An

effective model for involving students in research on teaching. Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Saville, B. K., Sikorski, J. F., & Buskist, W. (2002). On the distinction between

ordinary and master teachers.  Poster presented at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Sikorski, J. F., Zinn, T., & Buskist, W. (2002). The McKeachie Early Career

Award in teaching: Where are they now? Poster presented at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2001, September). An empirically based initial assessment

protocol for juvenile sex offenders. Paper presented at a workshop for child and adolescent graduate clinicians at Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2001, September). Conducting assessments of juvenile sex

offenders: Approaches and methods. State-wide teleconference – Therapeutic work with juvenile sex offenders: Core concepts, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.

 

Sikorski, J. F., Rich, K., Saville, B. K., Drogan, O., Buskist, W., & Davis, S.

(2001, August). Student use of their introductory textbooks: A comparative analysis. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2001, May). Rational construction of the Auburn Scale:

Convergent, concurrent, and discriminant validity. Poster presented at the Alabama Psychological Association Conference, Fort Walton Beach, FL.

 

Deskins, S., Olson, A., Torrealday, O., Shephard, H., Shillingsburg, A., Sikorski,

J. F., & Brestan, E. (2001, May). The implementation of a social skills treatment program for young children: A treatment outcome study. Poster presented at the Conference of the Alabama Psychological Association, Fort Walton Beach, FL.

 

Sikorski, J. F., Rich, K., Saville, B. K., Drogan, O., Buskist, W., & Davis, S. F.

(2001, April). Do students use their introductory textbooks across all college disciplines? Paper presented at the Auburn University Teaching Festival, Auburn, AL.

 

Sikorski, J. F., & Saville, B. K. (2001, April). On the distinction between master

teachers and ordinary teachers. Paper presented at the Auburn University Teaching Festival, Auburn, AL.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2001, August). The scoring procedure for the Juvenile Sex

Offender Assessment Protocol (J-SOAP). Paper presented at the National Teleconference for Corrections Professionals on the treatment of sexual offenders, Auburn, AL.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2001, August). The development of a comprehensive initial

assessment protocol for juvenile sex offenders. Paper presented at the National Teleconference for Corrections Professionals on the treatment of sexual offenders, Auburn, AL.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2001, March). Issues to consider in the development of an

initial assessment protocol for juvenile sex offenders. In B. R. Burkhart (Chair), The assessment and treatment of juvenile sex offenders. Paper presented in a symposium at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

 

Sikorski, J. F., Rich, K., Saville, B. K., Drogan, O., Buskist, W., & Davis, S. F.

(2001, March). Student use of their introductory textbooks. Poster presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Daniels, J. B., Bell, K., Sikorski, J. F., & Buskist, W. (2001, March). A portrait

of the introductory psychology teacher. Poster presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Sikorski, J. F. (2000, March). Reasons for living: Sex roles and parenting ideals. In J. Ellis

            (Chair), Reasons for living differences: Gender, age, academia, athletics, and sexual

            orientation. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological

            Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

Sikorski, J. F., & Cantrell, P. J. (2000, March). Gender differences in adhering

to sex role stereotypes across varying administrations of the Bem Sex Role Inventory. Poster presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

Sikorski, J. F., Smith, S., & Ellis, J. B. (1999, May). Is lying an adaptive trait?

Poster presented at the meeting of the American Association of Suicidiology, Houston, TX.

 

Sikorski, J. F., Benson, T. A., & Ellis, J. B. (1998, May). Sex roles: Reasons for

living and parenting ideals. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Association of Suicidiology, Washington, DC.

 

Sikorski, J. F. 1998, March). How to start, why start, how much to do?

In J. Ellis (Chair), Undergraduate and graduate perceptions: Entry into an established research program. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Mobile, AL.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Central Connecticut State University , Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

September 2007 to present

 

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Psychiatry Residents Training Program

·         Taught resident training seminars pertaining to normal child and adolescent sexual development and empirically supported parent training techniques

·         Led workshops for clinicians at outpatient mental health clinics focusing on: the assessment and treatment of juvenile sexual offenders and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

 

Auburn University, Psychology Department, Graduate Teaching Assistant – Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

2002-2003

 

Auburn University, Psychology Department, Graduate Teaching Assistant – The Individual and Society (Social Psychology)

1999-2000

 

Auburn University, Psychology Department – Specific additional training pertaining to the teaching of psychology

1999-2003

·         Enrolled in two advanced seminars pertaining to developing effective teaching practices, constructing a teaching portfolio, and developing critical thinking in students.

·         Met twice per week with a nationally renowned teacher of psychology and other graduate student teachers to discuss course logistics, problems encountered, and thoughts associated with our roles as educators

·         Took part in class designed to refine presentation skills in which all students were observed and rated on a number of micro- presentation skills, rapport-related practices, and learning principles implemented

·         Active member of student research team devoted to conducting research and writing articles pertaining to the teaching of psychology

·         Supervisor: William Buskist, Ph. D.

 

East Tennessee State University, Psychology Department, Teacher of Record –Introductory Psychology

1998-1999

 

East Tennessee State University, Psychology Department, Graduate Teaching Assistant – Experimental Psychology Laboratory Sections

1997-1998

 

East Tennessee State University, Psychology Department, Graduate Teaching Assistant – Abnormal Psychology Review Sessions

1997-1998

 

Tutor for Statistics, Employee at the College Learning Center

1994-1996

 

REFERENCES

 

William Buskist, Ph. D.

The Generalist’s Corner Section Editor, Teaching of Psychology

Faculty Fellow Associate Director, Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Distinguished Professor in the Teaching of Psychology

Auburn University

Psychology Department

Auburn University, AL 36839-5214

(334) 844-6491

Email: buskiwf@auburn.edu

 

Barry R. Burkhart, Ph. D.

Professor and Department Chair

Auburn University

Department of Psychology

226 Thach Hall

Auburn University, AL 36849-5214

(334) 844-6476

Email: burkhbr@auburn.edu

 

Rick Ostrander, Ed. D.

Chief of Neuropsychology

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

600 N. Wolfe St./CMSC 313

Baltimore, MD 21287-3325

(410) 614-6339

Email: rostran1@jhmi.edu

 

Keith Herman, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

600 N. Wolfe St./CMSC 341

Baltimore, MD 21287-3325

(410) 955-7675

Email: kherman@jhmi.edu