John E. Exner Scholar Award

The John E. Exner Scholar Award honors the memory of John E. Exner, Ph.D., a pioneer in personality assessment, by supporting the research of a young personality assessor. Dr. Exner was committed to advancing the science of personality assessment by empirical research in the development and application of assessment instruments. This award honors that commitment by recognizing and supporting a young investigator examining any method of personality assessment.

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Meet the 2021 John E. Exner Scholar Award Winner, Dr. Matthew Yalch!

Matthew Yalch is an assistant professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, where he teaches graduate courses in personality assessment and quantitative methods. His research and clinical interests are at the intersection of personality assessment and trauma, and specifically involve how we might use personality assessment therapeutically to help treat trauma survivors. Matt has been a member of SPA since his first year as a grad student and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Personality Assessment.

John E. Exner Scholar Award Winners

The JOHN E. EXNER SCHOLAR AWARD honors the memory of John E. Exner, Ph.D., a pioneer in personality assessment, by supporting the research of a young personality assessor. Dr. Exner was committed to advancing the science of personality assessment by empirical research in the development and application of assessment instruments. This award honors that commitment by recognizing and supporting a young investigator examining any method of personality assessment.
Ryan Joseph Marek

Ryan Joseph Marek

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

2020

Jason Michael Smith

Jason Michael Smith

Federal Bureau of Prisons

2019

Jaime Anderson

Jaime Anderson

Sam Houston State University

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(859)380-2841

2018

Danielle L. Burchett

Danielle L. Burchett

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, CSUMB, California State University, Monterey Bay

2017

Liat Appel

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972526261626

2016

Ruth Zeligman

2015

Justin Dean Smith

University of Utah

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(865)776-1186

2013

Jennifer L Tackett

Jennifer L Tackett

University of Houston

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(416)978-8810

2012

Christopher J. Hopwood

Christopher J. Hopwood

Professor of Personality Psychology, University of Zurich

2011

Dustin Boyd Wygant

Dustin Boyd Wygant

Professor of Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University

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(859)622-6796

2010