Faculty research

Psychology Sub-Discipline 

Faculty Member 

Research Interests
Lab Group/Space

Clinical / Clinical Health Psychology

Ann Collier

Suzanne Daiss

Sumner Sydeman

  • Depression and Anxiety Research

Larry Stevens

  • Psychophysiological Correlates of Compassion
  • EEG Lab

Cognitive Psychology

Michael Alban

Nicole Bies-Hernandez

Michelle Miller

  • Memory for Course Material
  • Attention and Learning

Viktoria Tidikis

Robert Till

Developmental Psychology

Melikşah Demir

  • Close Relationships 
  • Happiness 
  • Cross-Cultural

Natasha Dmitrieva

  • Development in middle and older adulthood

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

Heidi Wayment

  • Stress & Coping
  • Health & Well-Being

Industrial/ Organizational Psychology


Greg Busath

  • Sexual Harassment in Workplace
  • Anxiety and PTSD

Ann Huffman

Neuroscience/ Perception

Melissa Birkett

Kathleen Knights

CJ Smith

  • Psychophysiological Correlates of Depression and Obesity.

Larry Stevens 

  • Psychophysiological Correlates of Compassion
  • EEG Lab

Chad Woodruff

  • EEG Correlates of Empathy & Perspective Taking
  • EEG Lab

 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)


Andrew Walters

  • Human Sexuality
  • Masculinity Research  

Social Psychology


Anjali Mishra

  • Positive Psychology
  • Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Gratitude Research

Dan Weidler     

  • Impact of Close Relationship on Self-Concept

Heidi Wayment     

  • Self-Identity
  • Quiet Ego
  • Positive Psychology

Social Neuroscience

Chad Woodruff

  • EGG Correlated of Empathy & Perspective Taking
  • EGG Lab

Robert J. Goodman