Frank Vattano

College of Natural Sciences
Department of Psychology
Appointed: 2000-2008
Email: [email protected]

  • B.S., Colorado State University, 1958
  • M.A., Ohio State University, 1960
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1962

Now retired from the University, Dr. Vattano has taught, conducted research, and held several administration positions throughout his career. He is a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is one of the pioneers in the development video teaching modules featuring the BRAIN, MIND, and The Social Connection used in psychology classrooms across the nation.

Teaching Awards and Recognitions

  • Honors Professor of the year Award, CSU, 1983
  • CSU Alumni Association, Honor Alum, 1984
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Teaching of Psychology Division, 1991
  • Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award for Teaching, 1992
  • Willard O. Eddy Teacher Award, CSU, 1994
  • U.S. WEST, Excellence in Education Award, 1996
  • CSU Governing Board Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1996-97
  • Honors Professor of the Year Award, CSU, 1999
  • Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching, Colorado Professor of the
  • Year, 1999
  • University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, CSU, 2000
  • American Psychological Foundation Distinguished Teacher of the Year, 2001
  • Best Teacher Award, CSU Alumni Association, 2004
  • Students As Leaders in Science, Outstanding Science Mentor Award, CSU, 2005

Teaching Activities

Dr. Vattano taught introductory psychology in the university honors program. His passion is in the area of college teaching where he co-taught an all-university graduate seminar on college teaching.