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Kinney, Lori Jean
Administrative Assistant III

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 213
Phone: 337/482-6597
E-Mail: psycdept@louisiana.edu

Patrick Bowman Bowman, Patrick, M.S., LPC – S, BCP CC
Instructor

B.S. Psychology, Cum Laude, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA
M.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1984

  • License Professional Counselor – Supervisor (LPC – S)
  • Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC)
  • Individual, Marriage and Family Therapist at the Acadiana Family Tree Counseling and Education Center
  • Nurturing Fathers/ Best Dads Facilitator at the Acadiana Family Tree Counseling and Education Center

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P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 207
Phone: 337/482-6598
E-Mail: plb3240@louisiana.edu

Brooke Breaux Breaux, Brooke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Honors B.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2005
Ph.D., Cognitive Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2013

  • Language and Cognition
  • Death-related Language
  • Lexical Semantics
  • Metaphor
  • Psycholinguistics

Read about Dr. Breaux's Research Lab:
The Cognition and Psycholinguistics (CaP) Research Lab

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 222B
Phone: 337/482-6584
E-Mail: brookebreaux@louisiana.edu

Amy Brown Brown, Amy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana, 1999
Ph.D., Social Psychology, Miami University, 2006
Postdoctoral training at the Research Institute on Addictions, University of Buffalo, 2006-2009

  • Social Perceptions of Sexual Violence
  • Bystander Intervention against Sexual Violence
  • Alcohol and Sexual Violence
  • Stigma

Read Dr. Brown's CV

Read about Dr. Brown's Research Lab:
The Sexual Violence Research Laboratory

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 222C
Phone: 337/482-6594
E-Mail: amy.brown@louisiana.edu

Christie Charles

Charles, Christie, Ph.D.
Instructor

B.S., Psychology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1999
Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, Walden University, 2017


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P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 313A
Phone: 337/482-5725
E-Mail: christie.charles@louisiana.edu

Li, Manyu, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor

B.S.Sc (Hons) in Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008
M.S. in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
Ph.D in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 2014

  • Community psychology, place attachment
  • Cross-cultural psychology, immigration
  • Education and teaching strategies
  • Sexuality and gender studies

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P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 210
Phone: 337/482-6601
E-Mail: manyu.li@louisiana.edu

Hung-Chu Lin

Lin, Hung-Chu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

D.D.S., School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University, 1988
Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry, Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Taiwan, 1990
M.A., Developmental Psychology, University of Connecticut, 2002
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Connecticut, 2006

  • Development of Social Cognition, Self-conscious Emotions, and Self-Regulation
  • Affective Organization of Parenting
  • Attachment Relationships
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and Long-term Outcomes
  • Developmental Disabilities

Read about Dr. Lin's Research Lab:
The Developmental Science Laboratory (DSL)

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 211
Phone: 337/482-6586
E-Mail: hung-chu.lin@louisiana.edu

Lynch, Cheryl, Ph.D.
Professor & Department Head

B.A., Nicholls State University, 1985
M.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1987
Ph.D., Psychobiology, Tulane University, 1991
Post-doctoral Fellowship at Tulane Medical School, Anatomy, 1991-1994

  • Hormonal regulation of behavior
  • Pheromonic regulation of sexual attraction
  • Hormonal and pheromonic determinants of sexual orientation
  • Human factors influencing attitudes towards homosexuals

Read about Dr. Lynch's Research Lab:
The Psychophysiology Laboratory

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 214
Phone: 337/482-6596
E-Mail: clynch@louisiana.edu

Valanne MacGyvers

MacGyvers, Valanne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

B.S., Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1986
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 1993
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at UCLA, Educational Psychology, 1992-1994

  • The interface between social and emotional development and cognitive development, or social cognition.
  • Achievement Motivation, especially the role of mindset in the prediction of academic excellence. Current research focuses on College and Graduate Achievement.
  • The role of mindset in understanding of psychological problems in adolescents, including depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
  • Secondary Research interest is in adverse childhood experiences, particularly child sexual abuse.
  • Adolescence
  • Identity formation
  • Parental influences on development.
  • Measurement development

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P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 202C
Phone: 337/482-6588
E-Mail: macgyvers@louisiana.edu

McDermott, Mike, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


B.A., Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2007
M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Mississippi, 2011
Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2015
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Mississippi, 2015

  • Mechanisms by which psychological disorders contribute to medical problems and health risk behaviors (e.g., substance use)
  • Roles of stress, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders on physical health, particularly migraine and other chronic pain conditions
  • Cognitive-emotional mechanisms (e.g., emotion dysregulation, attentional processing, and anxiety sensitivity) that may underlie psychological factors and physical health

Read Dr. McDermott's CV

Read about Dr. McDermott's Research Lab:
The Health, Emotion, Anxiety, and Trauma Lab

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 313D
Phone: 337/482-6590
E-Mail: michael.mcdermott@louisiana.edu

Michael, Robert, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

BSc Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2009
BSc Hons (1st class) Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2010
PhD Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2016

  • Cognitive biases
  • Psychology and the law
  • Expectancy effects
  • Statistical cognition

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P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 202B
Phone: 337/482-6585
E-Mail: robert.michael@louisiana.edu
 

Rick Perkins

Perkins, Rick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of New Mexico, 2001

 

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 209
Phone: 337/482-6593
E-Mail: rick.perkins@louisiana.edu

Lori Romero

Romero, Lori, M.S.
Senior Instructor

B.S., McNeese State University, 1996
M.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2002

  • Identifying Potentially Contentious Litigants in Child Custody Cases
  • Forensic Psychological Assessment
  • Chronic Pain and Mood Disorders

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P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 313E
Phone: 337/482-6592
E-Mail: lrk8425@louisiana.edu

Emily Sandoz

Sandoz, Emily, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Emma Louise LeBlanc Burguieres/BORSF Endowed Professor of Social Sciences


Honors Baccalaureate, Psychology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2002
M.S., General/Experimental Psychology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2003
Clinical Internship, Southeast Louisiana Veterans' Healthcare System, New Orleans, LA
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Mississippi, 2010

  • Psychological Flexibility as a Model for Psychological Health and Well Being
  • Behavior Analysis of Complex Human Behavior

Read about Dr. Sandoz's Research Lab:
The Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 202A
Phone: 337/482-1479
E-Mail: emilysandoz@louisiana.edu

Scott Smith

Smith, Scott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


B.S. Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Psychology, 1989
M.A. University of Alabama, Rehabilitation Counseling, 1992
M. S. Texas A & M University Commerce, Educational Psychology, 2004
Ph.D. Texas A & M University Commerce, Educational Psychology, 2012

Read Dr. Smith's Bio

Read about Dr. Smith's Research Lab: The Louisiana Applied and Developmental Psychological Sciences Laboratory (LaADPL)

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 320B
Phone: 337/482-6591
E-Mail: tss1065@louisiana.edu

Mary Ellen Stegall

Mary Ellen Stegall, M.S.
Instructor

B.A., Psychology and Social Studies Education,
         Loyola University of the South (New Orleans), 1980
M.S., Psychology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1986

  •     Educational psychology (teaching and learning)
  •     Stress
  •     Social psychology

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Judice Rickels Hall, Room 201
Phone: 337/482-1016
E-Mail: maryellen@louisiana.edu   


 

Whitney Storey

Storey, Whitney, M.S.
Instructor

B.S.E., Theatre Education, East Texas Baptist University, 2008
M.S., Psychology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2012

  • Women’s issues
  • Parenting / Incarceration
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, particularly in relation to Parenting / Anxiety
  • Student success

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P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 212
Phone: 337/482-6838
E-Mail: wstorey@louisiana.edu

Monica Tauzin

Tauzin, Monica, M.S.
Senior Instructor

B.S., Cooperative Business Education, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1987
M.S., General Experimental Psychology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2006
M.S., Counselor Education, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2006

  • Cognitive, emotional and social development of the human being
  • Application of psychology through counseling and therapy
  • Emotional intelligence, humor and personality traits

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 313F
Phone: 337/482-1587
E-Mail: monica.tauzin@louisiana.edu

Wozencraft, Theresa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

B.A., Nicholl’s State University
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1991

  • Clinical research and treatment of eating disorders and eating-disordered behavior
  • Stress and coping
  • Treatment of disorders in children and adolescents

Read about Dr. Wozencraft's Research Lab: The Stress, Coping, and Wellness Lab

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
222A Girard Hall
Phone: 337/482-6589
E-Mail: wozencraft@louisiana.edu

Yang Yang

Yang, Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

B.S., Psychology, East China Normal University, China, 2007
M.Ed., Developmental Psychology, East China Normal University, China, 2010
M.S., Experimental Psychology, Texas Christian University, 2012
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Texas Christian University, 2014

  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Recidivism
  • Advanced analytical modeling
  • Implementation science
  • Mixed-method research

Read Dr. Yang's CV

Read about Dr. Yang's Research Lab:
The Process of Rehabilitation Outcome Laboratory

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 313B
Phone: 337/482-6072
E-Mail: yang.yang@louisiana.edu

 

Higginbotham, David
Regular Adjunct Faculty

d_higginbotham@bellsouth.net

Salinas, Claire
Regular Adjunct Faculty

cms2688@louisiana.edu