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Psychology/Mental Health


AnnJanette Alejano-Steele

Department: Women's Studies

Title: Associate Dean - College of Professional Studies

Expertise: Child psychology, Equity issues in the classroom, Multicultural service learning, Cross-cultural psychology, Gender and diversity, Psychology of gender, Psychology of women, Human trafficking (including sex and labor), Women's health

Pamela Ansburg

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Reliability of eyewitness memory, Memory and aging, Memory improvement, Creativity, Problem solving

Ansburg, Pamela

Brian Bagwell

Department: Human Services

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Workplace violence, critical incident stress management, trauma, treating claustrophobic firefighters, and perception of threat and deescalation of violence strategies for first responders, employers and mental health clinicians.

Bagwell, Brian

Annie Butler

Department: Human Services

Title: Chair and Associate Professor, Director of the Center for High Risk Youth Studies

Expertise: Ethics, LGBTQ issues, High-risk adolescents and youth, Gang issues, Gang culture, Gang indoctrination, Transition from gang life, Addictions and recovery, Drugs and school districts, Underage drinking, Addictions (Substance abuse and behavioral addictions such as gambling and sex), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (a trauma therapy), Grief, Domestic violence, Dating violence, Multicultural

Butler, Annie

Larry Curry

Department: Social Work

Title: Retired Faculty

Expertise: Child and family preservation, Addictive behaviors, Child welfare

Cynthia Erickson

Department: Psychology

Title: Assistant Professor

Expertise: Neuroscience/neurobiology, Science literacy, Statistics, Introductory/general psychology, Learning and memory, online learning

Erickson, Cynthia

Bethany Fleck Dillen

Department: Psychology

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Education, Memory, College teaching, Child development, Early childhood education, Developmental psychology, College teaching pedagogy

Fleck, Bethany

Lisa Kindleberger Hagan

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Child cognitive development, Infant attachment and temperament, Child emotional development, Use of psychological testing in child education, Child development of gender roles, Use of psychological theory to guide child education, Women's studies

Hagan, Lisa

Travis Heath

Department: Psychology

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Anything psychology: Addiction, Relationships, Therapeutic change, Psychopathology, Sex and gender, Sports psychology, Communication, etc.

Bill C. Henry

Department: Psychology

Title: Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

Expertise: Animal abuse, Maltreatment of animals, Relationship between violence toward animals and violence toward humans, Animal abuse within the context of domestic violence, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Antisocial behavior

Henry, Bill

Tricia Hudson-Matthew

Department: Human Services

Title: Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Addiction Studies

Expertise: Mental health, domestic violence, self-esteem, addiction and substance abuse, motivational interviewing techniques and grief and loss, couples counseling

Hudson, Tricia

Linda Lockwood

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Brain development, Drug effects on brain, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Brain disorders, Stress

Harvey Milkman

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor Emeritus

Expertise: Abnormal psychology, Broncomania, Cravings and addictions, Drug addiction, Sportsmania

Milkman, Harvey

Katherine Miller

Department: Women's Studies

Title: Affiliate Professor/Victim Services Coordinator

Expertise: Women’s rights, Interpersonal violence (relationship/domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking), Human trafficking, Violence against women, Victim blaming, Feminism, White privilege and white supremacy, Psychological trauma

Miller, Katherine

Nancy Moke

Department: Human Services

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Families, Group behavior, Gang culture, Gang economy, Gang indoctrination, Transition from gang life

Marina Pereira

Department: Social Work

Title: Associate Dean - College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Expertise: Acculturation and assimilation changes in the U.S., Mental health issues of children, adolescents and families, Child abuse, Sexual abuse, Domestic violence, Loss and grief issues, Immigration, First-generation students, Service learning, Bilingual, Bicultural

Todd C. Reimer

Department: Teacher Education

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Teacher education, Secondary education, Curriculum and instruction, Cognitive and motivational psychology, Education policy and reform, Learning design, Instructional technologies, Authentic learning and assessment, Project-based learning, Controversial issue discussions

Reimer, Todd

Nancy Rich

Department: Human Services

Title: Affiliate Professor

Expertise: Psychology and counseling for first responders, Trauma, Crisis intervention, Emotional ramifications of terrorism, First responder stress, Emergency mental health

Aaron Richmond

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Educational psychology, Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Teaching higher education, Memory, Mnemonics, Learning styles, Memory aids and memory development, Online education, Motivation, Science education, Adolescent education, At-risk youth education

Steven Rissman

Department: Health Professions

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Naturopathic medicine, Homeopathy, Botanical medicine, Mind and body medicine, Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Men's health issues

Anna Ropp

Department: Psychology

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Discrimination, Prejudice, Gender discrimination, LGBTQ discrimination

Ropp, Anna

Darlene Sampson

Department: Social Work

Title: Clinical Field Faculty

Expertise: Trauma, Issues related to children of color, Police and community interactions, Educational challenges, pedagogy and curriculum, Over suspension of children of color, School/community consultation-particularly with black/brown communities, Racial bullying, Diversity/equity/inclusivity, Mental Health, General social work

Sampson, Darlene

Dorothy Shapland

Department: Teacher Education

Title: Assistant Professor

Expertise: Early Childhood Teacher Education, Early Childhood STEM/STEAM & Social Emotional Learning

Randyl (Randi) Smith

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Mental disorders, Domestic violence, Professional ethics in mental health, Child abuse/neglect, Service-learning, Marital/couples communication, Psychological assessment, Homelessness and mental health, Ethics (especially for mental health professionals), Mental health treatment, Supervision of mental health providers, Whistleblowing, Colleague assistance

Mary Ann Watson

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor Emerita

Expertise: Human sexuality, Sex education, Roe v. Wade, Death and dying, Clinical psychology issues, Sexuality - child predators, Transgenderism, Sexual dysfunction, Diversity issues, Middle Eastern women's issues

Shawn Worthy

Department: Human Services

Title: Professor

Expertise: Gender differences in extreme sports, Psychology and performance of high-risk/extreme sports athletes, Sports training and fear, Youth adventure therapy, Crisis intervention, Family dynamics, Family systems, High-risk youth, Teen suicide, Parenting, Workplace stress, Job-family balance

Worthy, Shawn
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