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Cashel, Mary Louise, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1997; 1997. Child and adolescent assessment; juvenile delinquency and preventative interventions; PTSD.

Chwalisz Rigney, Kathleen, Professor, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1992; 1992. Health psychology; neuropsychology; group process and intervention; personality.

Clancy Dollinger, Stephanie, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1989; 1989. Successful aging; lifespan identity development; caregiving.

DiLalla, David, Associate Professor, Associate Provost, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1989; 1990. Personality and psychopathology; personality assessment; computer-assisted assessment; behavioral genetics; sexual violence; social development.

DiLalla, Lisabeth, Professor, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1987; 1992. Behavioral genetics, social cognitive development.

Dillon, Ronna, Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 1978; 1978.

Dollinger, Stephen J., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1977; 1977.

Drake, Chad, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 2008. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Training; Relational Frame Theory; contextual behavioral science; behavioral measures of cognition; therapeutic change.

Fehr, Karla, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2013. Psychosocial outcomes for children with medical conditions, including risk and resiliency factors, coping, and intervention development and dissemination; the importance of pretend play for children’s socioemotional development; the development of play intervention protocols to improve pretend play skills.

Gannon, Linda, Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1975; 1975.

Gilbert, Brenda O., Associate Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., University of Florida, 1985; 1986.

Gilbert, David G., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Florida State University, 1978; 1985. Brain, genetic, personality, and stimulus/environmental factors promoting substance use, smoking, and marijuana; emotions; EEG; brain imaging; eyetracking and attention.

Greer-Medley, Tawanda M., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2003. Perceived racism in health care; the contribution of racism and chronic oppression to existing health disparities; the impact of minority stressors on African American college students; racial and ethnic concerns in mental health counseling, and neural correlates of stress and cardiovascular responses for African Americans diagnosed with hypertension.

Habib, Reza, Associate Professor and Director of University Core Curriculum, Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2000; 2003. Cognitive neuroscience; brain imaging; cognition and memory.

Hylin, Michael, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2010. Biochemical systems that underlie neurocognitive dysfunction following traumatic brain injury (specifically mild and repetitive injury); pathways associated with the extracellular matrix, inflammation and axonal injury; development of novel strategies for neurocognitive rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury.

Jacobs, Eric A., Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Florida, 1997; 1999. Experimental analysis of behavior; human operant behavior; verbal behavior; choice and selfcontrol; behavioral ecology; behavioral economics; behavioral pharmacology; contingency management; radical behaviorism; cultural materialism.

Jensen, Robert, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 1976; 1981.

Kertz, Sarah, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2011. Development and treatment of anxiety disorders; developmental psychopathology of worry in children; conceptual models of generalized anxiety and worry; treatment outcomes for anxiety disorders.

Kibby, Michelle Y., Associate Professor, Ph.D., The University of Memphis, 1998; 2004. Neuropsychology; brain-behavior relations; reading disorders; ADHD; child assessment.

Knutson, Douglas, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2008, 2012, 2017. Research interests include investigating health and resiliency among transgender, lesbian, bisexual, and gay identified populations.

Komarraju, Meera, Professor and Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Ph.D., Osmania University Hyderabad, India, 1983; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1987; 2006. Personality and cross-cultural differences in academic motivation and achievement; gender, ethnicity, and leadership in the workplace.

Lakshmanan, Usha, Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1989; 1990. Psycholinguistics; bilingualism; child first language acquisition (monolingual & bilingual); child and adult second language acquisition; language and cognition.

Lee, Yueh-Ting, Professor and Dean, Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1991. Categorical thinking and evolutionary psychology, stereotype accuracy/inaccuracy, and judgment/decision-making, intergroup and cultural relations and identity, human beliefs (religion and spirituality), and applied psychology (e.g., health, leadership).

McHose, James H., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1961; 1961.

McKillip, John A., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago, 1974; 1975.

O’Donnell, James P., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1965; 1965.

Peter-Hagene, Liana, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois Chicago, 2011; 2016. Research interests include applications of social psychological theories and methods to legal contexts. She studies extra-legal psychological factors (such as emotions, attitudes, and regulatory processes) that affect jurors’ decision making in criminal cases.

Pitz, Gordon F., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1963; 1963.

Ramanaiah, Nerella, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1971; 1971.

Schill, Thomas R., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1963; 1963.

Schmidt, Kathleen, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2011; 2014. Research interests include implicit social cognition, race attitudes, self-knowledge, social perception, reproducibility.

Snyder, John F., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Loyola University, 1965; 1968.

Swanson, Jane L., Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1986; 1986. Career choice and development; career assessment; adolescent career exploration.

Tinsley, Howard E.A., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1971; 1973.

Vaux, Alan, Professor and Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Emeritus, Ph.D., Trinity College Dublin, 1979; Ph.D., University of California/Irvine, 1981; 1980.

Yanico, Barbara, Associate Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1977; 1978.