Dr. Southerly honored at Potomac State

Dr. Southerly Honored

Bill Southerly (second from right) recently had his name inscribed on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall at Potomac State College of West Virginia University where he once served as an assistant professor of psychology. Also present for the recognition were (l-r): Jennie Shaffer, who gave remarks on behalf of the Whitmore family; Connie (Whitmore) Kesecker; Southerly; and Campus Provost Kerry Odell.

Potomac State College of West Virginia University this spring recognized former faculty member Bill Southerly, Ph.D. with the inscription of his name on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall.

Dr. Southerly served as an assistant professor of psychology at Potomac State from 1985 to 1988. He was then hired by Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md. where he continues to serve as a professor in the Psychology Department.   Dr. Southerly earned two bachelor’s degrees from West Virginia University and both his master’s and doctorate degrees in child and family studies from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

Dr. Southerly has given numerous professional presentations and been published in the “Psychology Program Review, University of Maryland University College,” “The Psychology Place” web site, and in the “Journal of Marriage and the Family” to name a few. He has also served on various committees and councils. Professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Eastern Psychological Association, and The Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology.