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

License Professional Counselor – Supervisor (LPC – S)
Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC)

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

  • 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: patrick.bowman@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

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

Amy Brown Brown, Amy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Head

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

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P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 214
Phone: 337/482-6594
E-Mail: amy.brown@louisiana.edu

Caramillo-Hatch, Erika, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

B.S. in Psychology, University of Mary Washington, 2010
M.S. in Psychology, University of Louisiana - Monroe, 2013
Ph.D in Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 2017

  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Learning and memory
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Comparative animal models

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P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 320A
Phone: 337/482-6596
E-Mail: erika.caramillo-hatch@louisiana.edu

 

Christie Charles

Charles, Christie, Ph.D.
Senior 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

Gibson, 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: lori.gibson@louisiana.edu

Li, Manyu, Ph.D.
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 222C
Phone: 337/482-6601
E-Mail: man.li@louisiana.edu

Lin, Hung-Chu, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor
Chair, Institutional Review Board
SLEMCO/BORSF Regents Professor in Liberal Arts
Sponsored Collaborator, Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School


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

  • Development of Emotions
  • Parenting
  • Attachment Relationships
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Developmental Disabilities

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

McDermott, Mike, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Louisiana Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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

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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
 

 

Rivera, Cristian, M.S.
Temporary Instructor

P.O. Box 43644
Lafayette LA 70504
Girard Hall, Room 313B
Phone: 337/482-6072
E-Mail: cristian.rivera1@louisiana.edu

Rick Perkins

Perkins, Rick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Louisiana Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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: david.perkins@louisiana.edu

Emily Sandoz

Sandoz, Emily, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

Emma Louise LeBlanc Burguieres/BORSF Endowed Professor of Social Sciences
Graduate Coordinator, Psychology M.S. Program


Louisiana Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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

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

Whitney Storey

Storey, Whitney, M.S.
Senior 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: whitney.storey@louisiana.edu

Monica Tauzin

Tauzin, Monica, M.S.
Master 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

Louisiana Licensed Counseling Psychologist
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

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

 

Higginbotham, David
Adjunct Instructor

david.higginbotham@louisiana.edu

 

Green, Eric, PhD
Adjunct Instructor for FA2020

eric.green@louisiana.edu

 

Simon, Michelle
Adjunct Instructor for FA 2020

michelle.simon1@louisiana.edu