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College of the Sciences

Faculty and Staff

1405 N Walnut St (Intersection of Dean Nicholson and Walnut)
Psychology Building, Departmental Office: Room 421
Mailstop 7575
Phone: (509) 963-2381
Fax: (509) 963-2307

Department Faculty

  • Christopher Beeman, Lecturer: Behavioral neuroscience, biology of long term memory, teaching in psychology, neuroscience outreach.
  • Sara Bender, Associate Professor, Director of Online Psychology Major, Director of Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program: Clinical expectations as related to the process of recovery, the efficacy of online learning, counseling, cybersupervision, disparities in the provision of mental health treatment, and social determinants of mental health.
  • Cristina Bistricean, Senior Lecturer: Applied behavioral analysis, experimental psychology, high-functioning autism, anxiety reduction, transitional periods, PTSD.
  • Joshua Buchanan, Lecturer: Self-conscious emotion, emotion expression, judgment & decision-making, coordination, psychology of video games.
  • Tonya Buchanan, Assistant Professor: Experimental psychology, social psychology, social perceptions, implicit/explicit attitudes, power, deception, affective forecasting.
  • Kara Gabriel, Professor: Experimental psychology, spatial skills, risk-taking, biopsychology.
  • Ralf Greenwald, Associate Professor, Director of the Experimental Psychology Program: Cognitive brain dynamics, event-related potentials, teaching pedagogy, general cognitive psychology, working memory, music cognition, psychology of video gaming.
  • Maribeth Jorgensen, Assistant Professor: Researcher identity development, professional identity development, gatekeeping and ethics, sport counseling, research mentorship, suicide prevention, grief and loss.
  • Jennifer Kassing, Lecturer: Couples counseling, family therapy, disorders of childhood, ecotherapy, integrative care, developmental psychology, health psychology
  • Susan Lonborg, Professor: Health psychology, substance abuse, clinical and research ethics, career development, gender, social networking.
  • Heath Marrs, Professor, Director of the School Psychology Program and Co-Director of the Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center (CCPAC): School psychology, educational psychology, RTI models in school psychology practice, gender issues in education.
  • Rich Marsicano, Assistant Professor: Academic and behavioral interventions, intervention adherence, performance feedback, and response to intervention.
  • Megan Matheson, Professor: Nonhuman primate social behavior, evolutionary psychology, self-injurious behavior, comparative psychology.
  • Meaghan Nolte, Assistant Professor: Mindfulness, addictions treatment, counselor training, identity, epistemological development.
  • Jeffrey Penick, Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center (CCPAC): Mental health counseling, group counseling, counseling supervision, adult aging and development, health psychology.
  • Liane Pereira, Associate Professor: Youth mental health, school-based mental health, human development, social determinants of health, educational psychology.
  • Heidi Perez (Bogue), Associate Professor: School psychology, response-to-intervention, efficacy of school-based interventions, social-emotional functioning and behavior in children.
  • Danielle Polage, Associate Professor: Memory research as it pertains to law, eye witness testimony, lying and jury deliberation.
  • Mary Radeke, Assistant Professor: Use of facial cues in emotion and personality assessment, conversation development in young children, personality traits, technology in the classroom, primate communication, eye tracking and Facial Action Unit Coding laboratory.
  • Stephen Schepman, Professor, Assistant Department Chair: Organization development, work motivation, personality theories.
  • Terrence J. Schwartz, Associate Professor: Educational psychology, counseling psychology, statistical analysis.
  • Anthony J. Stahelski, Lecturer: Social psychology (facial expressions/inferences, nonverbal behavior, small group interaction, cults, extremist groups, aggression and violence, terrorism); Industrial/organizational psychology (leadership, work teams, organization development, quality interventions).
  • Stephanie Stein, Professor, Department Chair: School psychology, curriculum-based measurement, consultation, behavior disorders in children, psychopathology, lifespan development.
  • Mark Soelling, Lecturer: Clinical, educational, developmental psychology.
  • Fred Washburn, Assistant Professor, Co-Director of the Mental Health Counseling Program: Counselor development, supervision readiness, assessing counselor competency, counselor pedagogy.
  • Wendy Williams, Associate Professor: General experimental psychology: human cognition, facial expression effects on memory and food rejection, human perception and the Stroop Effect, social psychology, eyewitness credibility, LGBT issues.

Departmental Staff

Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center

Phone: (509) 963-2501
On-campus Extension: 2501
Fax: (509) 963-2307

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