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May 24, 2001
Contact: Tim Woodhull


California State University, Dominguez Hills names “Outstanding Professor”

Dr. Lisa Gray-Shellberg, professor of Psychology, is the 2000-2001 Outstanding Professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

At CSU Dominguez Hills since its founding, Gray-Shellberg calls teaching a learning process.  “I looked at myself first as a professor…then I began thinking of myself as a teacher. … then educator. And now, I look at myself as an intellectual coach….
“I became a college professor because it allowed me to continue learning; I love being a faculty member because so many opportunities to learn are available.”

Gray-Shellberg founded the university’s professional development program and advisement center and recently helped develop a CD-ROM that addresses issues of academic integrity.

Gray-Shellberg has served as president of Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology that is the largest psychological association nationally and internationally. 

Her election as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association was given  “in
recognition of outstanding and unusual contributions to the science and profession of psychology.”

Awards she has received include Lyle E. Gibson Distinguished Teacher at CSU Dominguez Hills, American College Testing (ACT) and National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Advising, and the Outstanding Service Award from the Western Psychological Association.

A resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, Gray-Shellberg is married to Gordon E. Shellberg, owner of a pension actuarial consulting firm.  They have a daughter, Kari, in real estate marketing and sales, and a son, Jeff, a student at the University of Washington.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Tim Woodhull, director, Media Relations, at (310) 243-3367.