- Senior Research Scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
- Nationally recognized researcher in the field of women’s health and cancer
- Served as an Adjunct Research Associate, Associate Professor for the Department of Psychology, and a Clinical Associate Professor for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kansas
- Recipient of the Center for Teaching Excellence Teacher Appreciation Award a W.T. Kemper Teaching Fellow for Teaching Excellence
- Received the Silver Anniversary Teaching Award
- 2002: Recipient of the John C. Wright Graduate Mentor Award from KU
Dr. Annette L. Stanton is described by her colleague Dr. Shane J. Lopez, Associate Professor, Psychology and Research in Education, KU, as “a touchstone of strength” who has impacted hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Stanton’s talent and dedication as a professor, administrator, researcher, and mentor cannot be emphasized enough and are a source of inspiration to all with whom she comes in contact.
Dr. Stanton graduated from the University of Kansas with her B.A. degree in 1977. She later received her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut and returned to KU to serve as a faculty member. During her tenure at KU, she served as an Adjunct Research Associate, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor for the Department of Psychology, and as a Clinical Associate Professor for the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Stanton touched the lives of many students through her teaching, support and individual attention. She has been commended for her role as mentor, receiving numerous awards, including the John C. Wright Graduate Mentor Award from KU in 2002. She has been described by Dr. Rick Snyder, Wright Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology, KU, as “one of the most coveted undergraduate advisors” within her department. Dr. Stanton has served on many academic committees impacting student success and has served many student groups and organizations, including student athletes. Currently, she is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Center for Psychoneuroimmunology. C. R. Synder reminds us “that the truly gifted academicians are rare, and that they are coveted by a variety of universities, and that, to some degree, their moving on is an almost inevitable event.” We must remember that even though Dr. Stanton has moved on to UCLA, she “was born and raised in Kansas, so she has an enduring commitment to our state and the University.”
Dr. Stanton is known by several colleagues and students for being a nurturing teacher who has provided her time and expertise to many students, lay persons, and organizations. One of her colleagues said the in his 30 years on the KU faculty, he has “known only one other individual whose teaching has been so widely and consistently recognized for excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.”
Dr. Stanton’s record as a scholar is incredible. Her research in the field of women’s health and cancer has had a significant impact on current practices and has been nationally recognized. She has written two books, published over 70 articles, authored over 70 chapters, and written more then 20 funded grants for her research.
Dr. Raymond Higgins, Professor of Psychology, KU, sums up Dr’s Stanton’s achievements best. “Her dedication to her science, profession and community has been energetic and unrelenting. Yet, at the same time, her multiple teaching awards tell us that she has been equally dedicated to, and successful in, helping to shape the lives and careers of literally thousands of undergraduate students and dozens of graduate students who have had the good fortune of falling in her ‘sphere of influence’.”
- Finalist for the KU HOPE award
- Center for Teaching Excellence Teacher Appreciation Award
- W.T. Kemper Teaching Fellow for Teaching Excellence
- Silver Anniversary Teaching Award
- Nominated for Mentor of the Year in the college