Faculty

Justin Allen

Justin Allen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research Interests include: implementation science and using single case design methods to empirically examine the effectiveness of academic and behavioral interventions.

CHSS 323

(936)294-1177

jpa019@shsu.edu

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Dr. Jeff Anastasi

Jeff Anastasi, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Research interests include: a focus on cognitive psychology with an emphasis on memory and includes various topics such as eyewitness memory, face recognition biases, illusory/false memories, effects of photographs on acceptance of information, and the testing effect.

CHSS 375

(936) 294-3049

jeff.anastasi@shsu.edu

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Jaime L. Anderson, Ph.D.

Jaime L. Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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.

CHSS 378

(936)294-4745

jla068@shsu.edu

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Courtney Banks, Ph.D.

Courtney Banks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research interests include identifying ways to increase home and school collaboration in order to develop social and emotional programs.

CHSS 324

(936)294-2435

csb028@shsu.edu

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Boccacino

Marcus Boccaccini, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Associate Director of Clinical Training

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

CHSS 386

(936) 294-1179

boccaccini@shsu.edu

Cash

Daniella Cash, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research interests include how social and cognitive principles are at play within the legal system. This includes eyewitness identification, jury decision-making, and deception detection.

CHSS 311

(936)294-3874

dkc025@shsu.edu

Conroy

Mary Alice Conroy, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Clinic Director

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

PSC

(936) 294-3806

maconroy@shsu.edu

Crosby

James Crosby, Ph.D.

Interim Chair/Professor of Psychology

Research interests include: psychometrics, peer victimization, and the psychology of religion and spirituality

CHSS 290

(936) 294-2202

crosby@shsu.edu

Desforges

Donna Desforges, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Research interests include: social psychology, social cognition, group dynamics, cross-cultural psychology

Online Only

(936)294-1174

desforges@shsu.edu

Drislane

Dr. Laura Drislane, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research interests include psychopathy, impulse control (“externalizing”) disorders, dimensional models of psychopathology, psychophysiology, quantitative methods, scale development and psychometrics.

CHSS 308

(936)294-1507

led042@shsu.edu

Henderson

Craig Henderson, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

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

CHSS 379

(936)294-3601

ceh003@shsu.edu

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Hillary Langley, Ph.D.

Hillary Langley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research interests include: developmental psychology; the development of children's social, emotional, and cognitive skills during the preschool and elementary school years; examining the impact of parent-child conversations on children's autobiographical memory and prosocial behaviors/emotions, particularly gratitude.

CHSS 336

(936)294-3260

hxl022@shsu.edu

R. Miller

Rowland Miller, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Research interests include: social psychology, social emotions (i.e. embarrassment and shame), and close relationships

Online Only

 Miller@shsu.edu

Natoli

Adam P. Natoli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research interests include: 1) The psychological and physiological processes evoked by different methods of measurement and their involvement in multimethod assessment; 2) The dynamics underlying personality’s context-specific variability; and 3) Psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches to conceptualizing and treating personality and psychopathology.

CHSS 318

(936)294-1176

apn017@shsu.edu

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Nelson

David Nelson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

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

CHSS 317

(936)294-4709

dvn001@shsu.edu

Noland

Ramona Noland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, School Psychology Program

Research interests include: school psychology, autism spectrum disorders, and English language learners

CHSS 385

(936)294-4310

psy_rmn@shsu.edu

Ratcliff

Chelsea Ratcliff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research interests include health psychology, mindfulness meditation, behavioral interventions to improve health and quality of life for medically ill patients.

CHSS 310

(936)294-4662

cgr024@shsu.edu

Faculty Webpage

Riggs

Shelley A. Riggs, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Master's Program Coordinator

Research interests include: Family systems, Attachment relationships throughout the lifespan, Trauma and Loss, Couple and Family Therapy

CHSS 380

(936)294-1178

sxr142@shsu.edu

Ruchensky

Jared R. Ruchensky, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research interests include personality disorders (particularly psychopathy), the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders, forensic psychology, psychological assessment of constructs relevant to forensic/correctional settings.

(936)294-2434

jrr107@shsu.edu

Russell

Tiffany D. Russell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research Interests include: predicting the perpetration of general and sexual violence in males and females. I explore issues such as childhood maltreatment, juvenile delinquency, hostile masculinity/femininity, evolutionary drives, and substance use in the perpetration of violence. Additionally, I have lines of study focused on scale development, as well as applying the dimensional model of personality disorders in clinical settings, under-served populations (e.g., LGBTQ+ patients), and forensic populations.

CHSS 309

(936)294-3614

tiffdrussell@shsu.edu

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Salami

Temilola Salami, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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

CHSS 307

(936)294-1180

txs047@shsu.edu

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Stoebner-May

Diane Stoebner-May, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research interests include anxiety disorders, depression, trichotillomania and logotherapy.

CHSS 316

(936)294-1720

dxs011@shsu.edu

Varela

Jorge G. Varela, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Director of Clinical Training

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

CHSS 377

(936)294-4161

jgv002@SHSU.EDU

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Stephen White, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research interests include: the development, validation, and utilization of animal models of psychiatric syndromes for research, translational validity of animal models, pre-clinical drug discovery focusing on identifying novel antidepressants.

CHSS 306

(936) 294-1173

sww012@shsu.edu