Faculty Research Interests

DARSHON ANDERSON, Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology) Oklahoma State University

Self-regulation, Social Influence, Social Cognition, & Diversity

ELSON BIHM, Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) Texas Tech University

Counseling Psychology; Mental Retardation; Behavior Analysis

BRIAN BOLTER, Ph.D. (Higher Ed. Administration) Michigan State University

Sport Psychology; Cross-Cultural Issues in Personality, Education & School Relating to Identity Development

KURT BONIECKI, Ph.D. (Social Psychology) University of Florida

Stereotype formation and activation; racism

SUZANNE BOOHER, M.S. (Counseling Psychology) University of Central Arkansas

Juvenile Delinquency and Recidivism

RON BRAMLETT, Ph.D. (School Psychology) University of Cincinnati

Child/Family Interventions; Assessment of Children/Adolescents; Predictors of School Success

JENNIFER BRINEGAR, Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology) University of Montana

Self-control choice studies & induced-exercise anorexia in rats, behavioral economics, risk-sensitive foraging theory, comparative psychology, and theories of human learning

SHAWN CHARLTON, Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology) University of California-San Diego

Theories of Learning; Evolutionary Psychology; Human and Animal Behavior

JAMES “ART” GILLASPY, Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) Texas A&M University

Measurement Issues in Counseling Research; Addictions Counseling

NANCY HICKS, M.S. (Counseling Psychology) University of Central Arkansas

Creativity (the use of it in managing and expressing emotions, depression, anxiety, and cancer) and (transcending the self, living more fully in the moment); Positive psychology; Art therapy; Existential therapy with adolescents and adults; Psychoneuroimmunology; mindfulness based therapy

BILL LAMMERS, Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology) Bowling Green State University

Teaching Techniques; Technology & Teaching; Psychobiology; Brain Function During Sleep; Human Memory

HEATHER MARTENS, Ph.D. (School Psychology) University of Florida

Predicting student performance on state mandated assessment using universal screeners: Establishing predictive cutscores and cost benefit analysis of academic interventions;  determining cost-benefit ratio of empirically based interventions in schools

JOHN MURPHY, Ph.D. (School Psychology) University of Cincinnati

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Childhood Resilience; Behavioral Consultation/Intervention

PAUL R. NAIL, Ph.D. (Social Psychology) Texas Christian University

Social Influence; Social Response Models; Cognitive Dissonance Theory (individual differences); Prejudice

KEVIN ROWELL, Ph,D. (Counseling Psychology) Texas A&M University

Mental Health of Elderly In Long-Term Care; Alcohol Problems

MIKE SCOLES, Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology) Northern Illinois University

Drug Tolerance/Dependence/Reward; Aversive Control

MARC SESTIR, Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology) University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Cognitive, behavioral, and affective effects of media consumption; human aggression; consumer behavior

JOAN SIMON, Ph.D. (School Psychology) University of Kansas

Methodologies for SLD identification; Value affirmations and school aggression; Hospital-to-school transitions.

BILLY SMITH, Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology) University of Mississippi

Methods of Assessment

KEN SOBEL, Ph.D. (Cognitive Psychology) Vanderbilt University

Visual attention, perception, and memory

FEMINA VARGHESE, Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) Texas Tech University

Corrections, vocational development of offenders, and cultural diversity

DONG XIE, Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) Ohio State University

Multicultural issues in counseling