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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Faculty

FacultyContactResearch Interest
chris-barry-thumbChris Barry
Associate Professor
chris.barry@wsu.edu
(509) 335-4906
Johnson Tower 339, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Clinical Program
Research Interests:
- Adolescent Narcissism and Self-Esteem
- Psychopathy
- Social Media Behavior
- Assessment of Child Conduct Problems
- Risk/Protective Factors for Youth Behavioral Problems
tammy_barry_thumb_2Tammy Barry
Associate Professor
tammy.barry@wsu.edu
(509) 335-1583
Johnson Tower 233C, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Clinical Program
Research Interests:
- Child externalizing behaviors
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Aggression and disruptive behavior disorders in children and adolescents
stephanie_bauman-ThumbStephanie Bauman
Associate Professor
sbauman@wsu.edu
(509) 372-7363
CIC 202D, WSU Tri-Cities
In the area of health psychology, my research interests include the quality of life of cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers across the lifespan. In the area of multicultural psychology, my research interests include risk and resiliency of diverse students in educational and career contexts.
art%20blume-thumbArthur Blume
Professor
art.blume@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9414
208 L, Vancouver
Currently recruiting graduate students for Experimental Program
My current research is conducted in the context of multicultural psychology, examining how microaggressions, prejudice, and discrimination impact substance use and mental health.
leonard_burns-ThumbG. Leonard Burns
Professor
glburns@wsu.edu
(509) 335-8229
Johnson Tower 212, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Clinical Program
I am currently using latent variable modeling procedures (e.g., confirmatory factor analysis, structural regression analysis, latent growth analysis, item response theory) to study ADHD, Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, and ODD within and across countries.
rebecca_craft-ThumbRebecca M. Craft
Professor
craft@wsu.edu
(509) 335-5040
Johnson Tower 209, Pullman
Research Interests:
- Psychopharmacology
- Drug Abuse and Dependence
- Sex Differences in Drug Effects
- Hormonal Modulation of Pain, Analgesia and Mood
carrie-cuttlerCarrie Cuttler
Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
carrie.cuttler@wsu.edu
(509) 335-0681
Johnson Tower 310, Pullman
Research Interest:
My diverse research interests are united by a focus on the links between health-related behaviors (e.g., cannabis use, mental health, exercise), stress, and cognitive functioning (e.g., executive functioning, prospective memory, retrospective memory).
Lee-Daffin-ThumbLee William Daffin Jr.
Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
ldaffin@wsu.edu
(509) 335-2802
Johnson Tower 351, Pullman
As the director of the online psychology degree, I split my time between teaching and administrative duties for the Department of Psychology
Joyce Ehrlinger for Everything FSU.Joyce Ehrlinger
Assistant Professor
joyce.ehrlinger@wsu.edu
(509) 335-9127
Johnson Tower 211, Pullman
My research examines the processes that underlie judgments about the self. I examine how systems of belief shape our views about the self with a particular focus on beliefs regarding our competencies, the objectivity of our perceptions, and the malleability of our traits and abilities.
jessica_fales-ThumbJessica Fales
Assistant Professor
jessica.fales@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9717
208e, Vancouver
Currently recruiting graduate students for Experimental Program
Research Interests:
- psychosocial risk and protective factors for youth with chronic pain
- individual and family-based cognitive-behavioral interventions for pain
- the impact of persistent pain on social development and functioning in adolescence
lisa_fournier-ThumbLisa R. Fournier
Professor
lfournier@wsu.edu
(509) 335-4415
Johnson Tower 233D, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Experimental Program
Research Interests:
- Visual attention
- Memory
- Perception
- Action
masha_gartstein-ThumbMasha A. Gartstein
Professor
gartstma@wsu.edu
(509) 335-4651
Johnson Tower 348, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Clinical Program
Research Interests:
-Developmental Psychopathology
-Temperament
-Parenting
-Cross-Cultural Differences
john_hinson-ThumbJohn Hinson
Professor
hinson@wsu.edu
(509) 335-1089
Johnson Tower 350, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Experimental Program
Research Interests:
-Affective and non-affective factors in decision making
-Sleep deprivation effects on cognition
conny-kirchhoff-thumbCornelia Kirchhoff
Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
c.kirchhoff@wsu.edu
(509) 335-3935
Johnson Tower 367, Pullman
As the assistant director of the Psychology Clinic, I divide my time between teaching, supervision, and administrative duties.
paul_kwon-ThumbPaul Kwon
Professor
kwonp@wsu.edu
(509) 335-4633
Johnson Tower 214, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Clinical Program
Research Interests:
-Resilience to stress, particularly among gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons
-Diversity Issues
benjamin-ladd-thumbBenjamin Ladd
Assistant Professor
benjamin.ladd@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9723
VCLS 208P, Vancouver
Currently recruiting graduate students for Experimental Program
Research Interests:
-Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Prevention
-Mechanisms of Behavior Change
-Alcohol Use and Social Support/Context
stephan_lakatos-ThumbStephen Lakatos
Associate Professor
lakatos@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9743
208A, Vancouver
Research Interests:
-Problem-based learning applied to research methods and statistics in Psychology
-Perception of complex environmental sounds
renee_magnan-ThumbRenee E. Magnan
Assistant Professor
renee.magnan@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9403
VCLS 208R, Vancouver
Currently recruiting graduate students for Experimental Program
Research Interests:
-Affective benefits of physical activity
- Alcohol and Cigarette Use
-Motivating health behavior change, affect
david_marcus-ThumbDavid Marcus
Professor
david.marcus@wsu.edu
(509) 335-7750
Johnson Tower 233C, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Clinical Program
Research Interests:
- psychopathy and other externalizing disorders
- interpersonal factors in psychopathology and psychotherapy
-cognitive factors in health anxiety
allison_matthews-ThumbAllison Matthews
Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
almatthews@wsu.edu
(509) 372-7146
CIC 125B, Tri-Cities
Decision making and reasoning, including the role of working memory, the influence of affective information, impact of bias, and the use of heuristics.
Morgan-ThumbMichael M. Morgan
Professor
mmmorgan@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9726
208G, Vancouver
Research Interests:
-Neural Mechanisms of Pain Modulation
craig_parks-ThumbCraig D. Parks
Assistant Vice-Provost
parkscd@wsu.edu
(509) 335-5581
Research Interests:
-Individual Differences in Cooperative Choice
-Hostility Toward Cooperators and Collective Goods
-Psychological Influences on Energy and Resource Consumption
suzanna-penningrothSuzanna Penningroth
Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor
s.penningroth@wsu.edu
(509) 335-8946
Research Interests:
-Prospective memory (remembering to perform intentions): Lifespan development
-Prospective memory: Cognitive and motivational variables
-Aging and memory
-Automatic and controlled processing in real-world retrospective and prospective memory
-Memory improvement
Janet_Peters-ThumbJanet Peters
Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
janet.peters@wsu.edu
509-372-7431
CIC 125D, Tri-Cities
Research Interests:
-Student, Employee, and Faculty Engagement
-Innovative Instruction and High Engagement Pedagogy
-Student Leadership Development
-Student Attitudes Towards Statistics
Dee_Posey-thumbDonelle “Dee” C. Posey
Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor
deeposey@wsu.edu
(509) 335-8427
Johnson Tower 314, Pullman
As the director of the undergraduate program, I divide my time between teaching and administrative duties for the Department of Psychology.
Research Interests:
-Strategies for improved student performance in college-level coursework
tahira_probst-ThumbTahira M. Probst
Professor
probst@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9746
208K, Vancouver
Research Interests:
-Occupational Health, Well-Being and Safety
-Economic Stress and Job Insecurity
-Organizational Safety Climate
-Accident Under-reporting
raymond_quock-ThumbRaymond M. Quock
Professor
quockr@wsu.edu
(509) 335-5529
Johnson Tower 317, Pullman
Research Interests:
-Pharmacology of Medical Gases in Suppression of Chronic Pain
-Role of Nitric Oxide in Drug-Induced Analgesia and Anxiolysis
Bertha Rangel

bertha.rangel@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9788
Vancouver
karen-schmaling-thumbKaren Schmaling
Professor
karen.schmaling@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9412
VCLS 208D, Vancouver
Currently recruiting graduate students for Experimental Program
Research Interests:
-Psychosocial factors in chronic illness
-Descriptive and intervention work with depressive disorders
-Couples/relationship factors in chronic illness and depressive disorders
-Diversity and faculty in higher education
maureen_schmitter-edgecombe-ThumbMaureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Professor
schmitter-e@wsu.edu
(509) 335-0170
Johnson Tower 312, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Clinical Program
Research Interests:

Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology; Everyday Functioning; Memory and Executive Abilities; Rehabilitation; Smart and Assistive Technologies; Aging and Cognitively Impaired Populations (e.g., MCI, AD, PD and TBI).
walt-scott-thumbWalt Scott
Professor
walter.scott@wsu.edu
(509) 335-3588
Johnson Tower 364, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Clinical Program
Research Interests:
- Social Cognitive Approaches to Personality/Psychopathology
- Applications of Personality Science to Personality Assessment
- Cognitive Self-Regulation, Depression, Memory
- Cognitive Self-Regulation and Depression in American Indian Youth
laurie-nelson-ThumbLaurie J. Smith-Nelson
Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor
smithlj@wsu.edu
(509) 335-5547
Johnson Tower 354, Pullman
As a faculty member with a 100% teaching appointment, my time is primarily devoted to teaching and developing undergraduate courses. I also advise students in career paths in Psychology and occasionally act as an advisor for Honors College undergraduate thesis projects.
Alexander Spradlin
Instructor
a.spradlin@wsu.edu
(509) 335-1592
Johnson Tower 324, Pullman
Research interests
• Cannabis, stress, and coping
• Interpersonal relationships and technology
• Empathy and prosocial behavior
Strand_Paul-ThumbPaul S. Strand
Professor
pstrand@wsu.edu
(509) 372-7177
CIC 125S, Tri-Cities
My research is concerned with the social skills development and school readiness of children and youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Also of concern to me are verbal processes that emerge in cultural context and guide behavior, such as emotion knowledge and social values.
samantha_swindell-ThumbSamantha Swindell
Non-Tenure Track Professor
sswindell@wsu.edu
(509) 335-3715
Johnson Tower 213, Pullman
l have a 50% faculty appointment in the Psychology Department and a 50% appointment as the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences. I routinely teach Psych 312: Experimental Research Methods and Psych 491/591: Principles of Learning.
sarah_tragesser-ThumbSarah L. Tragesser
Associate Professor
sarah_tragesser@wsu.edu
(509) 372-7388
CIC 125Q, Tri-Cities
Currently recruiting graduate students for Experimental and Clinical Program
Research Interests:
-Personality
-Personality Disorders
-Substance Use
brendan_walker-ThumbBrendan M. Walker
Associate Professor
b_walker@wsu.edu
(509) 335-8526
Johnson Tower 210, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Experimental Program
Research Interests:
-Neurobiology of Motivational Systems
-Excessive Self-Administration resulting from Alcohol and Drug Dependence
-Chronic Alcohol and Drug-Induced Depression and Anxiety
-Alcohol and Drug-Induced Alterations in Impulsivity
-Plasticity Associated with Negative Reinforcement Mechanisms
-Molecular and Genetic Determinants of Chronic Alcohol and Drug-related Altered Behavioral Regulation
-Adolescent Exposure to Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse
paul_whitney-ThumbPaul Whitney
Professor
pwhitney@wsu.edu
(509) 335-4582
Thompson 309, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for Experimental Program
Research Interests:
-Memory, Affect, and Decision Making
-Sleep Deprivation Effects on Cognition
bruce_wright-ThumbBruce Wright
Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor
wrightbr@wsu.edu
(509) 335-3575
Washington 143, Pullman
Washington State University