Department of Psychology

Awards and Honors


aba faculty

The Association for Behavior Analysis International commended the UNCW psychology program for the broad array of research opportunities available to students and for its “decades-long influence on graduate and undergraduate education in behavior analysis” at the 2017 annual conference in Denver, Colorado. Read more here.

Chancellor Sartarelli, Sally MacKain, Provost Sheerer


Dr. Sally MacKain is a UNCW professor of Psychology who has won the Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award, the most presigious award conferred at UNCW. Additionally, she received the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award. Read more here.

Dr.CarolPilgrim

Dr. Carol Pilgrim is a UNCW professor of psychology who has won numerous award for teaching, mentorship, and contributions to her field.

  • Read more about her recent award from the Association for Behavior Analysis International for distinguished service to the field of Behavior Analysis here.

  • Read more about Dr. Carol Pilgrim's contributions to the field of Behavior Analysis here

Neuropsychologist Antonio Puente (credit: Mark Courtney)

Dr. Antonio Puente is a UNCW professor of psychology who has won numerous awards related to his work on clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Puente is also a political immigrant born in Cuba and has done important work creating Spanish-language versions of critical neuropsychological test. He is also an avid surfer! Click on the links below to learn more about Dr. Puente and his research.