Faculty

Core Clinical Faculty

Jaime L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
jla068@shsu.edu

Research interests include the conceptualization, assessment, and diagnosis of personality disorders, with particular focus on the use of dimensional trait models in understanding personality psychopathology. Dr. Anderson is the director of the Assessment of Personality Lab.

Curriculum Vita

Accepting prospective doctoral student applications for Fall 2019: YES

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Marcus Boccaccini, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Associate Director of Clinical Training

Boccaccini@shsu.edu

Research interests include adversarial allegiance in expert witness opinions, agreement among forensic evaluators, field reliability and validity of procedures used in forensic assessment.

Curriculum Vita

Accepting prospective doctoral student applications for Fall 2019: YES

Clinical Psych

Mary Alice Conroy, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Clinic Director

MAConroy@shsu.edu

Research interests include forensic clinical psychology, risk assessment, civil commitment evaluations.

Curriculum Vita

Accepting prospective doctoral student applications for Fall 2019: NO

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Craig Henderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
CEH003@shsu.edu

Research interests include family psychology, juvenile substance abuse treatment, college student alcohol use, exercise-based interventions, advanced data analytic methodology.

Curriculum Vita

Accepting prospective doctoral student applications for Fall 2019: YES

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David Nelson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
DVN001@shsu.edu

Research interests include clinical psychology, health psychology, and neurobehavioral functioning.

Curriculum Vita

Accepting prospective doctoral student applications for Fall 2019: YES

Clinical Psych

Chelsea Ratcliff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

chelsea.ratcliff@shsu.edu

Dr. Ratcliff is Director of the Integrative Health Lab.

Research interests include health psychology; behavioral-and-mindfulness-based interventions; and understanding the relations among stress, physical health, psychosocial adjustment, and quality of life.

Curriculum Vita

Accepting prospective doctoral student applications for Fall 2019: YES

Chelsea Ratcliff
Temilola Salami, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
txs047@shsu.edu

Research interests include a focus on health disparities, and understanding how sociocultural, cognitive and interpersonal factors interact in the onset and maintenance of PTSD, depression, anxiety and suicidality.

Curriculum Vita

Accepting prospective doctoral student applications for Fall 2019: YES

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Jorge G. Varela, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of Clinical Training

jgv002@shsu.edu

Research interests include cultural and linguistic (Spanish) diversity issues in forensic psychology, particularly forensic assessment.  I also maintain professional interests in law enforcement psychology as well as military psychology.

Curriculum Vita

Accepting prospective doctoral student applications for Fall 2019NO

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Associated Faculty Research Mentors

Amanda Venta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
aventa@shsu.edu

Research interests include adolescent mental health; the protective effects of adolescent-parent attachment security; and the psychological functioning of recently immigrated adolescents. Dr. Venta is the Director of the Youth and Family Studies Lab.

Curriculum Vita

Accepting prospective doctoral student applications for Fall 2019YES

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Hillary Langley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
hxl022@shsu.edu

Research interests include developmental psychology and children’s mental health; children’s eyewitness testimony and the impact of stress and anxiety on children’s memory for traumatic experiences; the protective effects of prosocial behaviors and emotions (e.g., empathy, gratitude) on children’s psychological well-being; and, the implementation of parental training programs focused on teaching parents how to effectively talk with their children about past stressful or traumatic experiences as well as children’s past behavioral transgressions.

Curriculum Vita

Accepting prospective doctoral student applications for Fall 2019: YES

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Additional Associated Faculty

Justin P. Allen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

justin.allen@shsu.edu

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Jeff Anastasi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

JSA001@shsu.edu

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James Crosby, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, Associate Professor of Psychology

jwc014@shsu.edu

Curriculum Vita

Donna Desforges, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

DESFORGES@shsu.edu

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Phillip Lyons, Ph.D., J.D.

Dean
College of Criminal Justice

Icc_pml@shsu.edu

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Holly Miller, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
College of Criminal Justice

hmiller@shsu.edu

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Ramona Noland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

School Psychology Program

Noland@shsu.edu

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