CONGRATULATIONS: Dr. Krzysztof (Krys) Kaniasty, PCC member and supporter, has been selected as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 2014-15 Distinguished University Professor

A professor in the Psychology Department, Kaniasty is perhaps the foremost authority on post-disaster social support, having written or co-written numerous empirical and theoretical articles, chapters and reports on the topic.
Kaniasty has been an author or co-editor of several books and has written or co-written many highly cited social support and trauma chapters and articles in professional journals. He also has served as chief editor of Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal, and as associate editor of The Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma.
Though the Distinguished University Professor award is presented annually, recipients retain the title for life.
“This title reflects a very special honor given to truly exceptional faculty member who have have significant contributions in the classroom, in research and in scholarship- and who have been leaders in our university community,” Michael Driscoll, IUP president, said.