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Faculty and Staff

Psychology Building, Room 421
Mailstop 7575
Phone: (509) 963-2381
Fax: (509) 963-2307

Department Faculty


  • Dr. Terry L. DeVietti: Physiological and Experimental Psychology.
  • Dr. Kara I. Gabriel: Experimental Psychology, Spatial Skills, Risk-Taking, Biopsychology.
  • Dr. Susan D. Lonborg: Health Psychology, Substance Abuse, Clinical and Research Ethics, Career Development, Gender, Psychotherapy Research.
  • Dr. Megan Matheson: Experimental and Comparative Psychology, Nonhuman Primate Social Behavior, Stress and Coping, Post-Conflict Behavior.
  • Dr. Stephen B. Schepman: Organization Development, Work Motivation, Personality Theories.
  • Dr. Anthony J. Stahelski: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Small Group Interaction, Leadership, Cults and Extremist Groups, Aggression and Violence, Terrorism.
  • Dr. Stephanie Stein (Chair): School Psychology, Curriculum-Based Measurement, Behavior Disorders in Children, Psychopathology, Lifespan Development.

Associate Professors

  • Dr. Marte Fallshore: Environmental Decision-Making, Psychology of Law, Learning, Memory, Statistics, Cognition.
  • Dr. Ralf Greenwald: Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Brain Dynamics, Event-Related Potentials, Critical Thinking, Music Cognition, Working Memory.
  • Dr. Heath Marrs: School Psychology, Educational Psychology, Response to Intervention Gender Issues in Education.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Penick: Mental Health Counseling, Group Counseling, Counseling Supervision, Adult Aging and Development, Health Psychology.
  • Dr. Danielle Polage: Cognitive Psychology, Memory, Psychology and Law, Eye Witness Testimony, Lying and Jury Deliberation.
  • Dr. Terrence J. Schwartz: Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Statistical Analysis.
  • Dr. Wendy A. Williams: Applied Behavior Analysis, Animal Behavior, Experimental Psychology, Human Cognition and Decision-Making.

Assistant Professors:

  • Dr. Sara Bender: Impact of Clinical Expectations on Recovery, The Provision of Clinical Services to Members of Underserved Populations, Clinical Supervision, Cybersupervision, Online learning.
  • Dr. Tonya Buchanan: Experimental Psychology, Social Psychology, Attitudes, Power, Interpersonal Dynamics, Deception.
  • Dr. Sadie Lovett: Applied Behavior Analysis, Derived Stimulus Relations, Verbal Behavior, Instructional Design, Rehabilitation.
  • Dr. Rich Marsicano: Academic, Behavioral, and Early Intervention, Intervention Adherence, Response to Intervention, Performance Feedback
  • Dr. Meaghan Nolte:  Mindfulness, Buddhism, Queer Theory, Addictions, Counselor Training
  • Dr. Liane Pereira: Youth Mental Health, Human Development, Social Determinants of Health, Educational Psychology.
  • Dr. Heidi Perez: School Psychology, Efficacy of School-Based Interventions, Graduate Student Success, Social-Emotional Functioning and Behavior in Children.
  • Dr. Mary Radeke: Child-language Development, Neuropsychology, Experimental Psychology.
  • Dr. Fred Washburn: Counselor Development, Supervision Readiness, Assessing Counselor Competency.

Non Tenure Track Full-Time Faculty

  • Mr. Christopher Beeman: Biological Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biology of Long-Term Memory, Teaching in Psychology
  • Ms. Cristina Bistricean: Applied Behavioral Analysis, Experimental Psychology, High-Functioning Autism, Anxiety Reduction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Dr. Joshua Buchanan: Experimental Psychology, Social Psychology, Emotion Experience & Expression, Regret & Counterfactual Thinking
  • Dr. Elizabeth Haviland: Diversity, Multicultural Issues (especially White privilege), Counseling (Training and Supervision), Relational Cultural Theory
  • Ms. Jennifer Kassing: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Disorders of Childhood
  • Dr. Mark Soelling: Counseling Psychology, Psychology and the Law, and Psychopharmacology
  • Dr. Alena Yastchenko

Emeritus Faculty

Department Technical Staff

Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center (CCPAC)

Psychology Building, Room 118
Phone: (509) 963-2501

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