Annie Kleykamp, a scientist with Pinney Associates Inc., has been named Graduate-in-Residence for the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Psychology. An expert on the effects of nicotine, alcohol and opiates on cognitive function in healthy and drug dependent adults, she also is an accomplished scientific writer who has taught at the University of Maryland and the United States Naval Academy.
Kleykamp will visit the Fredericksburg campus for three days, including Thursday, September 18, when she will present a public lecture, “And Now for Something Completely Different: Using a Psychology Degree in the 21st Century.” The talk will take place in Combs Hall, Room 139 at 7:30 p.m.
Kleykamp will talk to psychology classes about both her research on the effects of addictive drugs and her work as a technical writer in the field of health technology and pharmacology. She also will meet with students who are interested in pursuing careers in experimental psychology.
After graduating UMW in 2001, Kleykamp received a master’s degree from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The Graduate-in-Residence program began in 1995 as a part of career advising within the psychology department, helping expose psychology majors to UMW graduates working in their field. Each year, the psychology department faculty nominate alumni who participate in interesting work in the psychology field.
The Graduate-in-Residence program is partially funded by the Campus Academic Resources Committee. For more information about the Graduate-in-Residence program, contact the Department of Psychology at (540) 654-1054.