News & Events Blog

Dr. Alberto Soto to join our department as Assistant Professor this Fall

We are excited that Dr. Alberto Soto has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Psychology in our department. Dr. Soto will begin this Fall semester and will be an integral member of our Counseling Psychology graduate programs.

Matt Pickard successfully defends his dissertation

Matthew Pickard – Diagnostic Overshadowing, Essentialism, and Intellectual Disability: Lay Persons’

Perceptions – Co-Chairs: Dr. Elson Bihm and Dr. Dong Xie

Nick Mitrani successfully defends his dissertation

Nick Mitrani – Examining the Relationship Between Victimization History, Resiliency Factors, and Trauma-Related Symptoms Using Structural Equation Modeling – Chair: Dr. Kevin Rowell

Russ House accepted into PhD program

Congratulations to Russell House (BS Psych 2006; MS Counseling Psych 2012) for being accepted into the Human Factors and Applied Cognition PhD program at North Carolina State University!

Drs. Lammers & Gillaspy publish article in Teaching of Psychology

Congrats to Dr. Bill Lammers, Dr. Art Gillaspy, and former undergraduate student Felicia Hancock for publishing an article in the journal Teaching of Psychology.

Lammers, W. J., Gillaspy Jr., J. A., & Hancock, F. (2017). Predicting academic success with early, middle, and late semester assessment of student-instructor rapport. Teaching of Psychology, 44, 145-149.


Jon Nolan, Sarah Lindeman, and Dr. Alex Maragakis to publish article

Counseling Psychology doctoral students, Jon Nolan and Sarah Lindeman, along with Dr. Alex Maragakis (now at Eastern Michigan University) had a manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. Citation below.
Congrats to all!
Maragakis, A., Nolan, J., & Lindeman, S. (in press) Adding a functional utility score to the evaluation of behavioral health screens in integrated care settings: What’s all the FUS about?. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

Faculty and graduate student publish bullying article

Congratulations to Drs. Simon, Nail, and Bihm and Keyoor Joshi (School Psychology Doctoral Student) on their recent publication!

Simon, J. B., Nail, P. R., Swindle, T., Bihm E. M. & Joshi, K. (2017). Defensive egotism and self-esteem: A cross-cultural examination of the dynamics of bullying in middle school. Self and Identity, 16, 270-297.

Finalists for Outstanding Psychology Student Award

Three of our senior psychology majors are finalists for the Richard A. Scott Outstanding Student Award for 2017:
Kirsten Young
Rachel Mayo
Savannah Cavender
The winner and runners-up will be announced at our Awards and Recognition Banquet on April 25. Each of them will receive a cash award.

Dr. Lora Adair to join department as Assistant Professor

We are excited that Dr. Lora Adair has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Psychology in our department. Dr. Adair will begin this Fall semester.

Abigail Strickland is College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Student for 2017

Congratulations to Abigail Strickland!

Abigail is a senior psychology major and selected as the most outstanding student in the College of Health & Behavioral Sciences for 2017.