Dr. Roberta “Birdy” Paikoff-Holzmueller

Associate Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychiatry, UIC College of Medicine


Honors Faculty Fellows are individually assigned to provide personalized advising and mentoring to students. Each year, Honors College students nominate Fellows to be honored as “Fellow of the Year.” We are honored to present the 2013-14 title to Professor Roberta “Birdy” Paikoff-Holzmueller, Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry in the College of Medicine.

Dr. Holzmueller has been a fellow in the Honors College for three years in addition to teaching an Honors Core on her speciality of developmental psychology with a focus on life transitions for children. Her nominator Randy Boley summed up her contributions when he wrote, “Whether I needed help in navigating the IRB process, applying for grants, writing research proposals, finding opportunities to volunteer, or helping me deal with stress and personal problems, Birdy has always made me feel like a priority, never made me wait for assistance, and always helped me to find the tools and resources I needed to succeed….Birdy has worked tirelessly for me, often playing the roles of mentor, ally, and advocate to ensure my success.”

Congratulations to Professor Paikoff-Holzmueller, and thank you for your support and mentorship of Honors College students!

Former Fellows of the year