Dasha Carver, a fourth-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, has won the Lieber Memorial Associate Instructor Award from IU. This award recognizes young teachers who have not yet achieved faculty rank at IU.
“My advisor Dr. Zoë Peterson and I were in our weekly research meeting when we found out, and I have continued to be both speechless and humbled by this award,” Carver said. “I feel encouraged to continue doing the work that I am doing with my students, and while I was successful in winning this award, I want my students to know I could not have done this without them, their honesty and vulnerability as well as Drs. Peterson, Angela Pyle, Lynn Gilman, and Y. Joel Wong in the Counseling Psychology program.”
This year, Carver has worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES). In her role with CRRES, she works with the Undergraduate Research Program which pairs undergraduate students interested in research with faculty mentors by facilitating workshops on conducting qualitative and quantitative research, exploring graduate school options and helping them with writing and presenting their research findings for the CRRES Research Symposium.