Center for Psychological Studies

Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Amarilis Acevedo, Ph.D.
University of California, associate professor. Geriatric psychology; neuropsychological assessment .
Carolyn Berger, Ph.D.
University of Florida, associate professor. Student underachievement; school counselor accountability practices; counseling gifted students.
Ryan Black, Ph.D.
Nova Southeastern University, assistant professor. Psychometrics, including Classical Test Theory and Modern Test Theories (e.g., Item Response Theory); linear and nonlinear mixed effects regression models; research design and methodology; assessment and treatment of serious and persistent mental illness; post-marketing surveillance of prescription opioid abuse.
Paula Brochu, Ph.D.
University of Western Ontario, Canada, assistant professor. Prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, and stigma from the perspectives of both the perceiver and the target, including the processes underlying the expression of prejudice, as well as the consequences of stigma on human functioning.
Gordon Broderick, Ph.D.
University of Montreal, professor. Physiological, behavioral and cognitive ramifications of immune dysfunction and autoimmunity from an integrated systems perspective.
Stephen N. Campbell, Ph.D.
Howard University, associate professor. Generalclinical/community psychology of social change; dual diagnosed; program designand consultation; conduct disorder.
Peter Caproni, Ph.D.
Adelphi University, assistant professor. Therapeutic/collaborative assessment; school-based consultation; psychological services within schools; emotional/behavioral issues with children and adolescents.
Ralph E. (Gene) Cash, Ph.D., NCSP
New York University, professor. School psychology; psychoeducational assessment, diagnosis, and treatment;depression; anxiety disorders; suicide prevention; forensics, including childcustody, wrongful death effects, and disabilities; stress management; andpsychology and public policy.
Travis Craddock, Ph.D.
University of Alberta, assistant professor. Cellular information processes: Molecular Neuroscience; biophysics of neurological/neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Traumatic Brain Injury; network theory in systems biology.
Alexandru F. Cuc, Ph.D.
New School University, associate professor. Cognitive psychology; conversational remembering; group dynamics; collective amnesia of traumatic events; autobiographical memories.
Jennifer Davidtz, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Amherst, assistant professor. Community mental health; treatment of long-term mental illness, borderline personality disorder, and complex trauma; countertransference and other intersubjective psychotherapy process phenomena; psychotherapy integration.
Christian DeLucia , Ph.D.
Arizona State University, associate professor. Primary research investigates processes and outcomes of 12-step recovery for substance use disorders. Other interests include fixed and random effects regression models for cross-sectional and longitudinal data and methodological issues relevant to the design and analysis of psychosocial interventions.
Frank A. De Piano, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, professor. University-wide faculty appointments. Professional interests include hypnosis (past president of Division 30, Psychological Hypnosis), community psychology, health and medicine, and the development of models for professional training of psychologists.
William Dorfman, Ph.D., ABPP
Ohio State University, professor. Community mental health; short-term approaches to psychotherapy; eclectic approaches to individual and marital psychotherapy; psycho-diagnosis; objective personality measurement with the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A; role of families and primary caretakers in the treatment and rehabilitation of the chronically and severely mentally ill.
Jan Faust, Ph.D.
University of Georgia, professor. Child-clinical and pediatric psychology: child abuse (sexual and physical) and neglect; child treatment outcome research; PTSD in children and adolescents; child adjustment to acute and chronic medical conditions; lifespan psychosis.
Diana Formoso, Ph.D.
Arizona State University, assistant professor. Risk and protective factors that shape youth development within low-income, ethnic minority families; family conflict, parenting, and child outcome and how they are
impacted by families' ecological and cultural context (e.g., economic hardship, neighborhood risk, immigration and acculturation); intervention development for ethnic minority children and families experiencing adversity; the family lives and school experiences of immigrant youth.
Steven N. Gold, Ph.D.
Michigan State University, professor. Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse; dissociative disorders; psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder; sexual addiction; doctoral level clinical training; hypnotherapy; interpersonal, family, and systems theory and intervention; psychotherapy case conceptualization and treatment planning.
Charles Golden, Ph.D., ABPP/ABCN
University of Hawaii, professor. Neuropsychology of head injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis; neuropsychological and personality assessment; rehabilitation and community reintegration following brain injury; neuropsychology in childhood and in school settings; learning disabilities; hyperactivity; general assessment.
Tara S. Jungersen Ph.D., NCC, ACS
University of Tennessee, associate professor. Counseling preparation; vicarious trauma; adults in transition; women’s issues.
Shannon Karl, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida, associate professor. Community mental health, chronic pain, eating disorders, domestic violence, child and adolescent treatment and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Alan D. Katell, Ph.D.
West Virginia University, professor. Assessment and treatment of eating disorders; psychological factors in cardiac rehabilitation; exercise promotion and maintenance; health psychology; coping with chronic illnesses and other physical challenges.
Jeffrey L. Kibler, Ph.D.
University of Miami, professor. Cognitive-behavioral regulation of emotion/mood disorders. Behavioral medicine: biobehavioral aspects of posttraumatic stress, psychosocial stress, and pain; psychosocial risks for illness (e.g., heart disease); health risk reduction; psychophysiology; minority health: predictors of biobehavioral research participation for individuals of racial minority.
John E. Lewis, Ph.D.
Syracuse University, professor. Intercultural psychotherapy and assessment; counseling and psychotherapy with prison populations; educational and vocational assessment and counseling; school psychology; international perspectives.
F. Charles Mace, PhD, BCBA-D, ABAI International Fellow
University of Arizona, professor. Applied behavior analysis, autism and developmental disabilities, the experimental analysis of behavior, translational research, severe behavior disorders.
Stephen C. Messer, MA, Ph.D.
University of Mississippi, Oxford, associate professor. Research methods; multivariable statistics, latent variable models, longitudinal design and analysis; diagnostic validity and measurement; developmental epidemiology and psychopathology; military psychology and combat-related PTSD.
Wiley Mittenberg, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chicago Medical School, professor. Neuropsychology of head injury in adults and children, the neuropsychology of age related dementias, neuropsychological and psychological test construction, interpretation, and validation, and professional issues in clinical neuropsychology.
Timothy R. Moragne, Psy.D.
Wright State University, professor. Minority issues; health psychology; community psychology; human sexuality; psychological aspects of AIDS; AIDS and minorities.
Barry Nierenberg, Ph.D., ABPP
University of Tennessee, associate professor. Rehabilitation and Health Psychology: psychological factors in chronic illness, biopsychosocial aspects of wellness and disease, healthcare disparities, pediatric psychology, child and family adaptations to acute and chronic medical conditions. The business of psychology and professional credentialing.
Jennifer Paul, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University, assistant professor. The relationship between burnout and holistic wellness among novice counselors; therapist development; therapist wellness; personality disorders; supervision as a moderator to counselor burnout.
Scott Poland, Ed.D.
Ball State University, professor. Professional experience has included leading national crisis teams and primary interests are suicide intervention, crisis intervention, youth violence, self-injury, school safety and delivery of psychological and counseling services in schools.
Bady Quintar, Ph.D., ABPP
University of Kentucky, professor. Projective techniques; psychoanalytic psychotherapy; ego psychology; postdoctoral training.
David Reitman, Ph.D.
University of Mississippi, professor. Cross-setting (home and school) problems involving children and adolescents. Emphasis on disruptive behavior (i.e., attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder). Interventions are behaviorally-based, empirical, and focus on parent disciplinary practices, problem-solving, and skills building.
Stephen A. Russo, Ph.D.
Nova Southeastern University, associate professor. Sport psychology; sports medicine, physical rehabilitation, and recovery from injury; performance enhancement and coaching consultation; anxiety, anger, and emotional regulation; counseling college student-athletes, performance artists, and athletes of all ability levels.
Barry A. Schneider, Ph.D.
Columbia University, professor. Psychodiagnosis and personality evaluation; integrated psychotherapy; medical psychotherapy; rare neurological disorders.
David Shapiro, Ph.D., ABPP
University of Michigan, professor. Forensic psychology; mental health law; forensic and clinical assessment; expert witness testimony; malingering; legal and ethical issues.
Jedidiah Siev, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, assistant professor. OCD and related disorders; scrupulosity; judgment and decision making, cognitions, and information processing in OCD and related disorders; anxiety disorders; psychotherapy outcome research; empirically-supported treatments.
Edward R. Simco, Ph.D.
Nova University, professor. Applied and computational statistics; research design and evaluation; cluster and analysis; psychometrics.
Linda C. Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP
University of California, Irvine, professor. Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use disorders; cognitive-behavior therapy; research dissemination; assessment and treatment evaluation; natural recovery; motivational interventions; professional issues.
Mark B. Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP
University of California at Riverside, professor. Substance use disorders, especially alcohol use disorders; behavior therapy; motivational interventions; treatment outcome evaluation; public health approach; processes of persuasion and behavior change; philosophy of science.
Ashley Stripling, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Gainesville, assistant professor. Geropsychology, clinical training, research and advocacy, promotion of successful, healthy aging through advocacy and clinical interventions; understanding ageism, subjective aging, and the intersection of aging language and perceptions; combating ageist stereotypes.
Lourdes Suarez-Morales, Ph.D.
University of Missouri-Columbia, assistant professor. Cultural factors in clinical research. Cognitive, environment, and cultural factors and their relationship to anxiety in youth.
Mercedes B. ter Maat, Ph.D., LPC, ATR-BC
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, associate professor. School counseling, mental health counseling, supervision; multicultural counseling; art therapy.
Isabel A. Thompson, Ph.D.
University of Florida. assistant professor. Counselor well-being and burnout prevention, wellness and stress management, integrating creativity and mindfulness in group counseling, the application of contemplative approaches in counseling, and school-based interventions for students at risk.
Jessica Valenzuela, Ph.D.
University of Miami, assistant professor. Pediatric psychology; Disparities in child health outcomes and health care quality; Chronic illness prevention and disease management; Psychologists in medical settings; Community-based participatory research approaches and academic-community partnerships for health.
Sarah Valley-Gray, Psy.D.
Nova University, professor. Neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational assessment; pediatric neuropsychological disorders; psychological services within the schools; infancy and child development (interaction with caregiver); issues of professional development including training and supervision.
Vincent B. Van Hasselt, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh, professor. Family and interpersonal violence; police psychology; criminal investigative analysis (psychological profiling) and apprehension; interviewing and interrogation
techniques; cognitive behavioral interventions with juvenile offenders; behavioral criminology.
Angela Waguespack, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University, associate professor. Psychological, psychoeducational and functional behavior assessment; school-based consultation; psychological services within schools; behavioral interventions with children and adolescents.
Lenore Walker, Ed.D., ABPP
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, professor. Forensic psychology; expert witness testimony; battered women syndrome; violence against women; family and interpersonal violence; sexual harassment; impact of trauma; post-traumatic stress disorder; feminist theory.
Updated. 10.25.12