Professor Jane S. Halonen is Professor of Psychology at the University of West Florida where she recently completed a decade of service as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Her research agenda has focused on critical thinking, assessment, and faculty and program development. Her first book publication was The Critical Thinking Companion for Introductory Psychology published by Worth. Her most recent emphases have been on helping good departments become great ones. She coauthored Your Guide to College Success , which is in its 7th edition published by Cengage. She has been involved over the course of her career with helping the American Psychological Association develop guidelines or standards of academic performance from high school through graduate levels of education, including chairing the Task Force for Undergraduate Psychology Learning Goals and Outcomes. She was named the 2013 winner of the American Psychological Foundation's Award for Distinguished Applications in Education and Training. In 2000, she won the Foundation's Distinguished Teaching Award and the American Psychological Association named her an "Eminent Woman in Psychology" in 2003. She served as the Chief Reader for the Psychology Advanced Placement Reading from 2004-2009.