Holland earns APA award for early career contributions

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January 8, 2024

Kathryn Holland, associate professor in the Department of Psychology and the Women's and Gender Studies program, has earned an Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest from the American Psychological Association. This award recognizes people who have advanced psychology as a science and/or profession by a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of outstanding contributions in the public interest.

On the organization's website: "Kathryn J. Holland has made distinctive and significant contributions to the psychological science of sexual violence...In all of this pioneering work, Holland advances science while promoting social justice for survivors of sexual harassment and assault. Her academic and activist records are, in a word, stunning."

In 2022 she earned a National Science Foundation grant to study how two institutions of higher education are implementing federal guidelines that address sexual violence on campus.

Read more about Holland on her webpage.