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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Faculty

FacultyContactResearch Interest
chris-barry-thumbChris Barry
Professor
chris.barry@wsu.edu
(509) 335-4906
Johnson Tower 316, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for the Clinical Psychology PhD 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
Professor
tammy.barry@wsu.edu
(509) 335-1583
Johnson Tower 348, Pullman
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, 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
VCLS 208L, Vancouver
My current research is at the intersection of Indigenous psychology, strategies to diversify psychology and the academy, and health, particularly related to addictive behaviors.
leonard_burns-ThumbG. Leonard Burns
Professor
glburns@wsu.edu
(509) 335-8229
Johnson Tower 212, Pullman
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.
Elizabeth Canning
Assistant Professor
elizabeth.canning@wsu.edu
(509) 335-9127
Johnson Tower 210, Pullman
Currently considering graduate students for the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.
Research Interests:
• Achievement motivation
• Social inequality and diversity
• Social-psychological interventions in education and organizations
Susan E. Collins
Professor
susan.collins@wsu.edu
(206) 832-7885
Johnson Tower 353, Pullman
103 E. Spokane Falls Blvd, Office 414C, Spokane
Research Interests:
• Substance use assessment and treatment development and evaluation
• Community-based participatory research
• Methods in clinical psychology
• Harm reduction interventions for people who use substances
carrie-cuttlerCarrie Cuttler
Assistant Professor
carrie.cuttler@wsu.edu
(509) 335-0681
Johnson Tower 211, Pullman
Currently considering graduate students for the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.
Research Interests:
My research focuses on elucidating the potentially beneficial and detrimental effects of chronic cannabis use and acute cannabis intoxication on mental health, stress, and cognition.
Lee-Daffin-ThumbLee William Daffin Jr.
Associate Professor, Career Track
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
https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/514/2022/02/Duell.small_-e1644531700384.jpgBlythe Duell
Associate Professor, Career Track
blythe_duell@wsu.edu
(509) 335-5547
Johnson Tower 315, Pullman
Research Interests:
• Effective teaching and learning strategies
• Social dilemmas
• Environmental behavior
• Human Sexuality
jessica_fales-ThumbJessica Fales
Associate Professor
jessica.fales@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9717
VCLS 208E, Vancouver
Currently considering graduate students for the Experimental Psychology PhD 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 214, Pullman
Research Interests:
• Visual attention
• Memory
• Perception
• Action
masha_gartstein-ThumbMaria (Masha) Gartstein
Professor
Director of Clinical Training
gartstma@wsu.edu
(509) 335-4651
Johnson Tower 233C, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for the Clinical Psychology PhD Program.
Research Interests:
• Child temperament
• Developmental psychopathology
• Biological underpinnings of temperament
• Cross-cultural differences
HenricksAngela Henricks
Assistant Professor
angela.henricks@wsu.edu
(509) 335-8946
Johnson Tower 313, Pullman
Currently considering graduate students for the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.
Research Interests:
• Substance use disorder and co-occurring mental illness
• Impact of early life stressors on brain development
• Sex differences and hormonal influences
• Neural circuit dynamics and machine learning
john_hinson-ThumbJohn Hinson
Professor
hinson@wsu.edu
(509) 335-1089
Johnson Tower 350, Pullman
Research Interests:
• Affective and non-affective factors in decision making
• Sleep deprivation effects on cognition
Lucas Huckaby
Assistant Professor-Career Track
lucas.huckaby@wsu.edu
(509) 335-4906
Johnson Tower 339, Pullman
Research Interests:
• Prejudice against Atheists
• Sexual and Gender Minorities
• Religion and Spirituality
• Forgiveness/Self-forgiveness
• Romantic Relationships
• Multicultural Psychology
conny-kirchhoff-thumbCornelia Kirchhoff
Clinical Associate Professor
c.kirchhoff@wsu.edu
(509) 335-3935
Johnson Tower 367, Pullman
As associate director of the Psychology Clinic, I divide my time between teaching, supervision, and administrative duties.
Research interests:
• Temperament and Personality
• Cross-cultural differences
Courtney Kurinec
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
courtney.kurinec@wsu.edu
(509) 335-5956
Johnson Tower 324, Pullman
Research Interests:
• Memory
• Decision making
• Metacognition and learning
Benjamin Ladd
Associate Professor
benjamin.ladd@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9723
VCLS 208P, Vancouver
Currently considering graduate students for the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.
Research Interests:
• Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Prevention
• Mechanisms of Behavior Change
• Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Cannabis Use
Hsin-Ya Liao
Associate Professor
hsinya.liao@wsu.edu
(509) 335-0680
Johnson Tower 353, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for the Clinical Psychology PhD Program.
Research Interests:
• Culture, Diversity, and Intergroup Relations
• Cross-Cultural Assessment
• Stigma and Help-Seeking
• Vocational Interests
Chang Liu
Assistant Professor
c.liu@wsu.edu
(509) 335-TBA
Johnson Tower 233D, Pullman
Currently considering graduate students for the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.
Research interests:
• Maternal-Child Health Inequities
• Child Social-Emotional Development
• Developmental Psychopathology
• Childhood Obesity
• Research Methods (Dynamic System Approach; Behavioral Genetics Approach)

renee_magnan-ThumbRenee E. Magnan
Associate Professor
Director of Experimental Training
renee.magnan@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9403
VCLS 208R, Vancouver
Currently considering graduate students for the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.
Research Interests:
• Cognitive versus affective predictors of health behaviors (physical activity, tobacco use, cannabis use…)
• Perceptions of harms, benefits, and knowledge about ambiguous health behaviors such as e-cigs and cannabis use
• Communicating risk information (e.g., cigarette graphic warnings)
• Health decision-making
david_marcus-ThumbDavid Marcus
Professor
david.marcus@wsu.edu
(509) 335-7750
Johnson Tower 233C, Pullman
Research Interests:
• Psychopathy and other dark personality traits (e.g., Machiavellianism, sadism)
• Latent structure of psychological disorders and related constructs
• The psychology or spite and spitefulness
• Conceptual and methodological issues in psychotherapy and assessment research (e.g., allegiance effects, dodo bird hypothesis)
Allison Matthews
Associate Professor, Career Track
almatthews@wsu.edu
(509) 372-7146
CIC 125B, Tri-Cities
Research Interests:
• Decision making and reasoning, including the role of working memory, the influence of affective information, impact of bias, and the use of heuristics
• Alternatives to suspension for substance-use violations in schools
• Student and faculty engagement and retention
• Curriculum-embedded undergraduate research experiences
• Misconceptions in academic settings about psychology
Kim Meidenbauer
Assistant Professor
k.meidenbauer@wsu.edu
(509) 335-TBA
Johnson Tower, Pullman
Currently considering graduate students for the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.
Research interests:
• Effects of heat stress on cognitive function, affective states, and aggression
• The role of environmental racism in creating and perpetuating physical and mental health inequities
• Effects of environmental factors (greenspace access, park qualities, heat exposure, air quality) on violent crime and mental health outcomes in urban areas
• Developing methods to bridge lab-based experiments with computational models of large-scale environmental effects
• Using mobile neuroimaging (functional NIRS) to measure neural activity in naturalistic settings
Morgan-ThumbMichael M. Morgan
Professor
mmmorgan@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9726
VCLS 208G, Vancouver
Research Interests:
• Neural Mechanisms of Pain Modulation
• Animal models of opioid withdrawal
Janet_Peters-ThumbJanet Peters
Assistant Professor, Career Track
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
Clinical Professor
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
deeposey@wsu.edu
(509) 335-8427
Johnson Tower 233H, Pullman
As the director of the undergraduate program, I divide my time between teaching and administrative duties for the Department of Psychology.
Research Interests:
• Self-Regulated Learning
• Rubric Development
• Guided Notes Design and Implementation
• Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Training
• Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
tahira_probst-ThumbTahira M. Probst
Professor
probst@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9746
VCLS 208K, Vancouver
Currently considering graduate students for the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.
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 Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO2) in Suppression of Chronic Pain and Opiate Withdrawal
karen-schmaling-thumbKaren Schmaling
Professor
karen.schmaling@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9412
VCLS 208D, Vancouver
Research Interests:
• Clinical research on depressive disorders and other chronic conditions; health disparities
• Peer review
• Diversity in higher education
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Regents Professor
schmitter-e@wsu.edu
(509) 335-0170
Johnson Tower 312, Pullman
Currently recruiting graduate students for the Clinical Psychology PhD 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
Research Interests:
• Social Cognitive Approaches to Personality/Psychopathology
• Applications of Personality Science to Personality Assessment
Alexander Spradlin
Assistant Professor, Career Track
a.spradlin@wsu.edu
(360) 546-9354
VCLS 208 B, Vancouver
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
Research Interests:
• Emotional and social development in cultural context
• Truancy assessment and intervention
• Attachment and culture
samantha_swindell-ThumbSamantha Swindell
Professor, Career Track
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. College of Arts and Sciences
sswindell@wsu.edu
(509) 335-3715
Johnson Tower 213, Pullman
I have a 20% faculty appointment in the Department of Psychology and an 80% administrative appointment as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. College of Arts and Sciences. As a faculty member, I coordinate Psych 105: Introductory Psychology on the Pullman campus and routinely teach Psych 505: Teaching introductory Psychology, which psychology graduate students take prior to their appointments as primary instructors in Psych 105.
sarah_tragesser-ThumbSarah L. Tragesser
Associate Professor
sarah_tragesser@wsu.edu
(509) 372-7388
CIC 125Q, Tri-Cities
Research Interests:
• Personality
• Personality Disorders
• Substance Use
paul_whitney-ThumbPaul Whitney
Professor
pwhitney@wsu.edu
(509) 335-2541
Bryan Hall 301, Pullman
Currently considering graduate students for the Experimental Psychology PhD Program.
Research Interests:
• Memory, Affect, and Decision Making
• Sleep Deprivation Effects on Cognition