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Virginia Wickline, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Statistics & Research Methods, Cross-Cultural Psychology
Clinical Psychology, Licensed Psychologist (Ohio)
Science Center 227 (Armstrong Campus)
vwickline@georgiasouthern.edu
(912) 344-2589
Curriculum Vita
ResearchGate Profile


Virginia (Ginger) Wickline earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from Anderson University (Anderson, IN) and her MA/PhD. in Clinical Psychology from Emory University (Atlanta, GA) after completing a residency at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Penn State University (State College, PA). Her teaching interests include Service-Learning in Psychology; Career, Ethics, and Professional Development; Study Abroad/Away Workshops; Special Topics in Diversity; Research Design & Analysis; Abnormal Psychology; Clinical Psychology; and Introduction to Psychology. Her recent research and service focuses on many aspects of relationships, including nonverbal communication, acculturative stress, and the benefits of interactions between majority and marginalized or minoritized groups (racial or ethnic minorities, international students, people with disabilities, people with mental illness). She also conducts research on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) – particularly service-learning, career development, and intercultural competence of domestic, international, and study abroad students, for which she was selected as a 2020-2021 Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow. She has received the 2021 Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) Outstanding Professional Paper Award (OPPA), the 2020 Georgia Southern Kathryn Grube Unsung Hero Award, the 2012 Society for Teaching of Psychology (STP) Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award Winner for 2-year colleges, and a 2006 Emory Humanitarian Award. She has also received myriad campus, local, regional, and national awards for service, service-learning, teaching, advising, and research. Her current service work includes being a member of the University System of Georgia’s High-Impact Practice (HIP) Implementation Team, a member of the College of Behavioral and Social Science High-Impact Practice Committee, and a member of the Wexford Faculty Development Program, through which she is planning to begin taking students abroad to Ireland beginning in 2023. When she is not at work, she enjoys cultural festivals, air hockey, and traveling to new places.

Last updated: 3/21/2022