Faculty research


Psychology Sub-Discipline 

Faculty Member 

Research Interests
Lab Group/Space

Clinical / Clinical Health Psychology

Ann Collier

Suzanne Daiss

Sumner Sydeman

  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) devices 
  • Novel Substances of Abuse 
  •  Depression and Anxiety in Cardiac Patients

Larry Stevens

  • Psychophysiological Correlates of Compassion
  • EEG Lab

Cognitive Psychology

Michael Alban

  • Memory and Cognitive Processes
  • Cognition Lab

Michelle Miller

  • Memory for Course Material
  • Attention and Learning

Viktoria Tidikis

Developmental Psychology

Melikşah Demir

Dana Donohue

  • Academic Achievement in Impoverished Children

Nora Dunbar


Health Psychology 



Steve Barger

Natasha Dmitrieva

  • Daily Stressors and HPA-axis Regulation
  • Distinct Profiles/Trajectories of Health and Health Behaviors
  • Obesity and Overweight

Heidi Wayment

  • Stress & Coping
  • Health & Well-Being

Industrial/ Organizational Psychology


Greg Busath

  • Sexual Harassment in Workplace

Ann Huffman

Neuroscience/ Perception

Melissa Birkett

Kathleen Knights

  • Visual Perception
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Attention 

Larry Stevens 

  • Psychophysiological Correlates of Compassion
  • EEG Lab

Chad Woodruff

 Research/Statistical Methods

Greg Busath

  • Meta-Analysis

Meliksah Demir

  • Volunteer bias in research and solutions

Natasha Dmitrieva

  • Ecological Momentary Assessment
  • Longitudinal Analysis (e.g., Multilevel Modeling)
  • Analysis of Latent Subgroups (e.g., Latent Class Analysis, Growth Mixture Modeling)
  •  Psychometrics (e.g., Scale Development, Measurement Equivalence)


Andy Walters

  • Human Sexuality
  • Masculinity Research  

Suzanne Daiss

  • Sexuality and Overweight/Obesity

Social Psychology


Anjali Mishra

  • Positive Psychology
  • Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Gratitude Research

Daniel Weidler     

  • Impact of Close Relationship on Self-Concept
  • Self and Identity

Heidi Wayment     

  • Self-Identity
  • Quiet Ego
  • Positive Psychology

Social Neuroscience

Chad Woodruff

Robert J. Goodman