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Lives Transformed Through Psychology

Dr. Jeffrey Daniels, MSU Denver Class of '87

Professor and Department Chair in the WVU Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology

Dr. Daniels’ research program has covered three major areas – Averted School Shootings, Hostage-taking, and Police Ambushes. After completing his B.A. in Psychology at “Metro State” (‘87) as a first generation college student, Dr. Daniels earned his M.S. in Counseling Psychology at Central Washington University. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (’97). He is currently the Chair of the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University. He credits MSU Denver for giving him a solid research foundation and for transforming his life.


Dr. Laura Jean Wright Hahn

Dr. Laura Jean Wright Hahn, MSU Denver Class of '06

Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at University of Chicago Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Hahn's research focuses on early social, cognitive, and communicative development in infants and young children with neurogenetic disorders (e.g., Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Williams syndrome) and autism spectrum disorders. Her work examines syndrome-specific patterns of early development and developmental trajectories.  After completing her B.A. in Human Development at MSU Denver, Dr. Hahn earned her M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University.  Dr. Hahn continued at CSU as a Project Coordinator in the Developmental Disabilities Laboratory while completing her doctoral degree in Education and Human Development in 2012. 


Paul Larson

Dr. Paul Larson, MSU Denver Class of '72

Ph.D., J.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Inter-professional practice: An emerging competency in psychology

Health service psychologists (HSP), including clinical and counseling psychologists, are now reframing our training programs to reflect a set of emerging consensus competencies.  Among them is ‘inter-professional practice.’  As masters level practitioners form the front lines of mental health care, the role of doctoral practitioners is increasingly going to be in program development, evaluation, consultation and supervision.  Inter-professional practice arises out of the Affordable Care Act which puts us as primary care providers within the new health care field.  Our graduates increasingly need to ‘play well with others’ and adopt a systems perspective.


Dr. Franci Crepeau-Hobson web version

Dr. Franci Crepeau-Hobson, MSU Denver Class of '85

Ph.D. in School Psychology, University of Northern Colorado

Franci Crepeau-Hobson, Ph.D. is an associate professor and director of the Psy.D. program in school psychology at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Crepeau-Hobson earned a master's degree in counseling from the University of Colorado and completed her doctoral studies in school psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. She is a licensed psychologist, licensed school psychologist, and a member of the Colorado Society of School Psychologists Statewide Crisis Response Team. Dr. Crepeau-Hobson has authored and coauthored a number of journal articles in the areas of crisis response, youth suicide, and psychological assessment.


Loring Crepeau

Dr. Loring Crepeau, MSU Denver Class of '82

Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, Bowling Green State University

Navy Medical Research psychologist 20+ years

"Success in any military setting relies on the proficient performance of the operators charged with accomplishing the mission. Psychological research helps identify those factors that can enhance operator performance, establish safe environmental exposure limits, develop schedules that meet circadian demands, and ensure members' commitment to mission."



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