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  • Pamela A. Cogdal
  • Gregory Hughes
  • Richard K. James
  • Chloe Lancaster
  • Daniel Lustig
  • Dewaine Rice
  • Eraina Schauss
  • Douglas C. Strohmer
  • Stephen Zanskas

Counseling Psychology

  • Rosie P. Bingham
  • Sara K. Bridges
  • Suzanne H. Lease
  • Richard Lightsey
  • Elin Ovrebo
  • Chrisann Schiro-Geist
  • Douglas C. Strohmer
  • Lu Tian

Educational Psychology
and Research

  • Alison A. Happel
  • Joe Blackbourn
  • Yeh Hsueh
  • Michael M. Mackay
  • Christian E. Mueller
  • Vicki Sallis Murrell
  • Susan N. Nordstrom
  • Ernest A. Rakow
  • Karen Weddle-West
  • Leigh Harrell-Williams
  • Denise L. Winsor
  • Yonghong Jade Xu
  • Chia-Chen Yang
Faculty and Staff

Joe M. Blackbourn, Ph.D., Mississippi State University (1985).  Behavior Analysis; Single Subject Research Designs; Learning and Metacognition; Psychology of Leadership; Descriptive Psychology; Philosophy of Science.

Sara K. Bridges, Ph.D. The University of Memphis (1999). Counselor training, couples and family therapy, human sexuality, and constructivist theory.

Pamela A. Cogdal, Ph.D. Southern IL. University-Carbondale (1989). Career and work-life balance, practice outcomes, assessment, suicide prevention and couples/relationship issues.

Alison A. Happel, Ph.D. Georgia State University (2011). Qualitative methodology; Post-structural, post-colonial, and feminist theories; Ecojustice and ecofeminist education.

Leigh M. Harrell-Williams, Ph.D. Virginia Tech (2009). Statistics and quantitative research methods; educational and psychological measurement; Rasch, IRT and SEM applications with educational and psychological data; K-12 mathematics teacher efficacy to teach statistics; assessment of behavioral and emotional risk in K-12 students.

Yeh Hsueh, Ed.D. Harvard University (1997). Development of young children; Cross-cultural early childhood education; Development of developmental psychology in the United States; Children and media.

Gregory Hughes, PhD (2007) South Florida Bible College. Trauma recovery, counselor supervision, professional ethics, couples/relationship issues.

Richard K. James, Professor. Ph.D. Indiana State University (1974). Crisis intervention, elementary school counseling, and anger management.

Chloe Lancaster , Ph.D. Texas A & M University (2009). Program Evaluation, career and college counseling, school counseling and creativity, efficacy of group interventions, foster care and adoption research.

Suzanne H. Lease, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (1989). Career counseling with racial and ethnic minorities, masculine ideologies and work/intimate relationships, multicultural counseling, spirituality in the LGBT population and their families.

Richard Lightsey, Ph.D, University of Maryland (1992). Resilience, the relationship between stress and depression, stress and coping strategies.

Daniel Lustig, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison (1995). Family adjustment and adjustment to disability.

Michael M. Mackay, Ph.D. The University of Memphis (2013). Statistical and methodological consultant for the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Research interests include employee engagement; student engagement; survey construction and psychometrics; meta-analysis.

Christian E. Mueller, Ph.D. University of Kentucky (2006). Developmental trajectories of intrapersonal, interpersonal and environmental factors influencing achievement motivation in at-risk students (e.g., adolescents, gifted, minority); Measurement issues (e.g., Rasch modeling) in education and psychology. Program Coordinator for Educational Psychology.

Vicki Sallis Murrell, Ph.D. University of Memphis (2005).  Community of Inquiry and impact on student self-efficacy; Use of constructivism and cognitive-learning theories in online-mediated teaching and learning; Impact of evolving technologies on cognitive processes; Training faculty for online teaching. EDPR Program website developer.

Susan Naomi Nordstrom, Ph.D. The University of Georgia (2011). Poststructural and post humanist theories, onto-epistemology, Deleuze, feminist new materialism, qualitative research methodology.

Elin Ovrebo, Ph.D. The University of Memphis (2009). Transition and adjustment of international students, GLBT counseling.

Ernest A. Rakow, Ph.D. University of Chicago (1974). Teacher evaluation; Innovative uses of statistics. Interim Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.

Dewaine Rice, Ed.D. Memphis State University (1980). Moral development of young adults, student affairs issues and clinical hypnosis.

Eraina Schauss, PhD, (2011) George Washington University. Child cognitive, behavioral, emotional and neurodevelopment, family systems therapy, career development and coaching.

Chrisann Schiro-Geist, Ph.D. Northwestern University (1974). Rehabilitation counseling and the development of international counseling programs.

Douglas Strohmer, Ph.D. (1979) Michigan State University. Clinical judgment and decision-making, medical decision-making and the Internet, personality assessment, counseling process, professional identity, men in counseling, and disability issues.

Lu Tian, Ph.D. (2014) University of Missouri-Columbia. Coping/Applied Problem-solving in cultural context and across cultures, international students’ coping and acculturation.

Karen Weddle-West, Ph.D. University of Tennessee (1982). Cultural diversity; Minority teachers; Child psychology; Infant development; Adolescent pregnancy; At-risk children. Interim Provost of the University of Memphis.

Denise L. Winsor, Ph.D. University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2008). Child development; Development in context; Early epistemological thinking; Technology in preschool-age children. Teacher beliefs and the use of strategies for high-order thinking. Liason for undergraduate programs.

Yonghong Jade Xu, Ph. D. University of Arizona (2003). Multivariate statistics and quantitative research methods; Gender disparities in STEM disciplines; Structural equation modeling; Big data analysis with statistical and data mining approaches.

Chia-chen Yang, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014). Adolescent development; use of social media, social relationships, and identity development among youth and adolescents.

Stephen Zanskas, Ph.D. Michigan State University (2007). Development of consultation skills in graduate rehabilitation counseling education programs, the psychosocial aspects of disability, professional issues and ethics

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