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Graduate students are paired with faculty advisors and, eventually, with their faculty thesis chairs based upon shared interests in specific research areas.

Our Fall 2014 Entering Graduate Students
Jonathan Clinkenbeard (Fall 2014)
Undergraduate Degree: CSU-San Bernardino
Graduate Thesis: To be determined
Advisor:  Dr. Susan Lonborg
Gina DeNoble (Fall 2014)
Undergraduate Degree: Northern Arizona University
Graduate Thesis: To be determined
Advisor:  Dr. Susan Lonborg
Karlie Hill (Fall 2014)
Undergraduate Degree: Trinity Lutheran College
Graduate Thesis: To be determined
Advisor: Dr. Sara Bender
Sydney Jensen (Fall 2014)
Undergraduate Degree: Central Washington University
Graduate Thesis: To be determined
Advisor: Dr. Danielle Polage
Jenna Shrewsbury (Fall 2014)
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle
Graduate Thesis: To be determined
Advisor: Dr. Kara I. Gabriel

 

Our 2013-2014 Entering Graduate Students
Laura Attaway (Fall 2013-Current)
Undergraduate Degree: Central Washington University
Graduate Thesis: Exercise Motivations of Older Adults
Thesis Chair:  Dr. Jeffrey Penick
Colleen Falconer (Fall 2013-Current)
Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Thesis Topic: Domestic Dog Play Pant and Its Relation to Play
Advisor: Dr. Susan Lonborg
Michael McDonald (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
Undergraduate Degree: University of Arkansas
Graduate Thesis:  Priming the Data: Examining Self-Potentiation in a Word Fragment Completion Task
Thesis Chair:  Dr. Susan Lonborg
Michael started in the PhD program in psychology at the University of Washington in Fall 2014.
Travis Pyle (Fall 2013 - Current)
Undergraduate Degree: Washington State University-Vancouver
Thesis Topic:  To be determined
Advisor: Dr. Kara Gabriel
Benjamin Richardson (Fall 2013 - Current)
Undergraduate Degree: Western Washington University
Thesis Topic:  Electrophysiological and Behavioral Working Memory Differences Between Musician and Non-Musicians
Advisor:  Dr. Ralf Greenwald
Dana Wierzbinski (Fall 2013 - Current)
Undergraduate Degree: Georgia Southern University
Thesis Topic:  To be determined
Advisor:  Dr. Kara Gabriel

 

Our 2012-2013 Entering Graduate Students
Megan McCulley (Winter 2013 to Summer 2014)
Undergraduate Degree: Central Washington University
Graduate Thesis: Behavioral Skills Training for Teaching Assertiveness in Condom Insistence.
Thesis Chair: Dr. Sadie Lovett
Anna Chester (Fall 2012 to Spring 2014)
Undergraduate Degree: Central Washington University
Graduate Thesis: Factors that Influence the Stigma Associated with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Thesis Chair: Dr. Kara Gabriel
Derek Ellis (Fall 2012 to Spring 2014)
Undergraduate Degree: Eastern Washington University
Graduate Thesis: Level P300: An ERP and Working Memory Evaluation of Gamers and Non-gamers.
Thesis Chair: Dr. Ralf Greenwald
Carolyn Petersen (Fall 2012 - Ongoing)
Undergraduate Degree: Central Washington University
Graduate Thesis:  The Effects of Victim Sex and Perpetrator Sex in Crime Severity Assessment.
Thesis Chair: Dr. Marte Fallshore
Kyle Williams (Fall 2012 to Spring 2014)
Undergraduate Degree: Trinity Lutheran
Graduate Thesis:  Continuity of Measures of Implicit Racism and Behavior in Real World Scenarios.
Thesis Chair: Dr. Kara Gabriel

 

Our 2011-2012 Entering Graduate Students
Rosalind Chaffee (Fall 2011 to Spring 2014)
Undergraduate Degree: Central Washington University
Graduate Thesis: The Effect of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid in a Mouse Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Thesis Chair: Dr. Kara Gabriel
Ginnie Hershbarger (Fall 2011 to Spring 2013)
Graduate Thesis:  The Efficacy of a Timeout Treatment for Aggressive Dogs.
Thesis Chair: Dr. Wendy Williams
Ginnie started in the PhD program in Psychology at Arizona State University in Fall 2013.
Alexander Kohorst (Fall 2011 to Spring 2013)
Graduate Thesis: Fading and Stimulus Transfer Across Receptive Modalities in Columbia livia.
Thesis Chair: Dr. Terry DeVietti
Alex started teaching at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA in Fall 2013.
Timothy Lyons (Fall 2011 to Spring 2012)
Graduate Thesis:  Perceptions of the Experiences of LGBT Individuals at a Northwest Rural State University.
Thesis Chair: Dr. Susan Lonborg
Tim started in the PhD program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Memphis in Fall 2012.
Katie Weigt Taylor (Fall 2011 to Spring 2013).
Undergraduate Degree: Central Washington University
Graduate Thesis: Human Development and the School Nutrition Environment.
Thesis Chair: Dr. Steve Schepman
Katie began a job with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services at Rainier School, a habilitation center for individuals with developmental disabilities, in Fall 2013.