Newsmaker: Britney Brinkman
Noteworthy: Brinkman, assistant professor of psychology at Chatham University in Squirrel Hill, won a 2014-15 American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women to research bullying. She's using the $6,000 fellowship to complete her book, “Detection and Prevention of Identity-Based Bullying: Social Justice Perspectives,” which she expects to be published in late 2015.
Residence: East Liberty
Family: Husband, Sam Burns, 44
Background: Before joining Chatham's faculty, Brinkman interned for the counseling center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a licensed psychologist, co-director of Chatham's Psychology of Gender Research Team and editor for Empowertainme nt, a blog about how girls and women are portrayed in the media.
Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Utah; Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Colorado State University
Quote: “I am honored to receive this fellowship and to join an amazing group of women scholars who have benefited from this program. This fellowship will provide support to continue and expand my work in helping to address the critical issue of identity-based bullying that is facing children, adolescents, parents and educators today.”