Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi

Award-Winning Graduate Student Anna Katherine Black (AK) 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Each year College departments present Graduate Student Achievement
Awards at Honors Day. These six represent scholars across the discipline
areas housed in the College.

PhD clinical psychology ’18

Doctoral winner of UM’s Three Minute Thesis Competition challenging graduate students to explain their research in three minutes and using only one slide, Anna Katherine’s dissertation is “An Experimental Manipulation of Fear of Pain in Migraine.” Recipient of the Research Achievement Award in Psychology, she has four publications in peer-reviewed journals and a book chapter in press with Scientific American–Neurology. Black, UM’s Psychological Services Center Assessment Services Coordinator, plans a clinical work career delivering therapy to clients who struggle with mental health difficulties.