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Psych prof honoured

February 5, 2009

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SFU forensic psychologist Ron Roesch has won the 2009 American Psychology-Law Society award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in the field of psychology and law. Current and former students cited his unflagging interest in nurturing and guiding students both during and after their university years and his efforts to expand educational opportunities for First Nations students.

"I’m very honoured to receive this award because it means I’ve had some impact on graduate students," says Roesch. "That’s a good feeling."

A prolific author on the topics of mental health law and juvenile justice, Roesch is the first SFU psychology faculty member to be appointed editor of Psychology, Public Policy and Law, a top-tier journal published by the American Psychological Association. He is also just beginning a two-year stint as elected president of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health.

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Grange Lady Haig Rutan - Published Author

As a published author who only reads non-fiction crime to "settle me down"I am thrilled Professor Roesch is someone I knew from the time he was a little boy.

This amazing forensic psychologist was an eager, bright eyed little sleuth right from the start as his dear father was highly thought of on the Montclair Police Department and Ron had an innate intelligence. I am very proud to hear this news.

Cheryl Schuh

I am so thrilled to witness this honorable award going to such a deserving person. I have know Professor Ronald Roesch since 1982 when he hired me as a Research Assistant. It's been decades and I have moved and changed careers multiple times but have always kept loosely in touch. Dr. Roesch was intstrumental in so many ways in forging my path towards what I can say is truly my passion in a new and pioneering field; through his deep insight, intuition and foundation he has been a pertinent influence in my life. Congratulations for a well deserved award!

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