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Ronna Dillon

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside


Stephen Dollinger

Email:

dollngr@siu.edu 

Professor Emeritus
Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., University of Missouri

Stephen Dollinger (B.A. Notre Dame; Ph.D. Missouri) is Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Teacher in Psychology, and the former Director of the Clinical Psychology Program at SIU.  Author of over 100 journal articles and chapters in professional books, he conducted research on individuality, openness, and creativity, as well as internalizing disorders of children.  He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  Since 2012, he has been Principal of Saint Andrew School, Murphysboro IL.


Linda Gannon

Professor Emeritus
Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison

Dr. Linda Gannon is the author of Menstrual Disorders and Menopause and Women and Aging: Transcending the Myths.  She is Associate Editor of Psychology of Women Quarterly and Psychology, Evolution, and Gender.


Brenda Gilbert

Professor Emeritus
Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., University of Florida 

Brenda Gilbert is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at SIU. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, she earned her B.A. at the University of Central Florida and Ph.D. at the University of Florida. Trained as both a psychologist and social worker (MSW, Florida State), she completed her predoctoral internship at Broughton Hospital in North Carolina. Dr. Gilbert's research interests include child sexual abuse, personality and coping, and pediatric psychology. A licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois, she is also a practicum supervisor. 


David Gilbert

Professor Emeritus
Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., Florida State University

David Gilbert received his B.S. from the University of Washington in 1970 and earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1978. He completed his internship at Linwood V.A. Hospital in Augusta, GA. The recipient of numerous research grants, including seven from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Gilbert has attained international recognition for ground-breaking research in the study of psychological and biological basis of substance use/abuse (nicotine, antidepressants, alcohol, marijuana (THC), and caffeine). His research is broad and integrative, including environmental, genetic, and biological factors contributing to individual differences in cognition, affect, motivation, coping, and substance abuse. His laboratory utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including computerized eye-tracking, fMRI, EEG, ERP brain imaging, and emotional stimulus-presentation systems (including three 128-channel EEG systems). He is the author of Smoking: Individual Differences, Psychopathology and Emotion, edited Personality, Social Skills, and Psychopathology and has published over 75 articles in these areas.


Robert Jensen

Professor Emeritus
Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Robert A. Jensen (Ph.D. Northern Illinois University, 1976), completed a 3-year U.S. Public Health Service postdoctoral fellowship in James L. McGaugh's laboratory at the University of California, Irvine. There he began studies of the modulation of memory storage processes by pituitary hormones and catecholamines. He remained at Irvine for three additional years as a staff researcher before coming to SIU. His current work is directed at gaining a better understanding of how neural events associated with arousal act to modulate learning and memory. This research focuses on aspects of vagus nerve afferent activity as they relate to facilitation of memory, enhancement of recovery of function after brain damage, and the attenuation of anxiety. Dr. Jensen retired from the University in 2005.

Interests: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Psychopharmacology, Recovery of Function


James H. McHose

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Iowa


John A. McKillip

Professor Emeritus
Applied Psychology
Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago

John A. McKillip is an Emeritus Professor of Applied Psychology. His disciplinary specialties are program evaluation, need assessment, professional certification, and secondary data analysis. He has published 2 books and more than 50 articles and has had several large corporate research contracts. He was the founding director of Applied Research Consultants (ARC) in the Department of Psychology, and returned to direct ARC in 2006-07.


James O'Donnell

Professor Emeritus
Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh


Gordon F. Pitz

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Mellon University


Robert Radtke

Professor Emeritus
Applied Experimental Psychology
Ph.D., State University of Iowa

Interests: Memory, Cognitive Processes


Nerella Ramanaiah

Email:

rama@siu.edu

Professor Emeritus
Applied Experimental Psychology
Ph.D., University of Oregon


Thomas Schill

Email:

toms@siu.edu

Professor Emeritus
Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University


Ronald Schmeck

Email:

rae50@siu.edu

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Professor Emeritus
Applied Psychology
Ph.D., Ohio University

Ron Schmeck (Ph.D. 1969, Ohio University) is an Emeritus Professor of Applied Psychology at SIU Carbondale where he was on the faculty for more than 30 years. His disciplinary specialties are learning styles, individual differences in cognition, and teaching styles. He published 6 books, 9 book chapters, and more than 50 articles and had corporate consulting experience.  

For a recent example of his work, read: Schmeck, R. R. (1999). Thoughtful learners: Students who engage in deep and elaborative information processing. In Riding, R. J. & Rayner, S. G. International Perspectives on Individual Differences. Stamford: Ablex Publishing.


John Snyder

Professor Emeritus
Counseling Psychology
Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago

Dr. Snyder is an Emeritus Professor of Counseling Psychology. During his nearly 40 years at SIU, he was appointed 50% in the Psychology Department and 50% in the University Counseling Center. He regularly taught a course in Psychology of Disaster Intervention. Dr. Snyder retired in 2007.


Jane Swanson

Professor Emeritus
Counseling Psychology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Dr. Swanson is an Emeritus Professor of Counseling Psychology. Dr. Swanson’s research interests involve career development and vocational psychology, including adolescent career exploration, perceived career barriers, career counseling, measurement of vocational interests, and career psychology of women. She has authored a book and numerous book chapters regarding vocational psychology, and published research articles in Journal of Vocational Behavior, Career Development Quarterly, Journal of Career Assessment, and Journal of Counseling Psychology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the American Psychological Association, and was formerly chair of the Society for Vocational Psychology and treasurer of the Society of Counseling Psychology. Dr. Swanson retired in 2015.


Howard E. A. (Tony) Tinsley

Professor Emeritus
Counseling Psychology and Applied Psychology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Dr. Tinsley's areas of expertise include the psychology of leisure, vocational psychology, psychological measurement, expectations about counseling, and psychological assessment. He is the former editor of the Journal of Vocational Behavior and the senior editor of the Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling, and Volume 2: Personal Counseling and Mental Health Problems of the Encyclopedia of Counseling . He is the author of more than 150 professional publications and the developer of the Expectations About Counseling-Brief Form, a widely used measure in counseling process research.


Alan Vaux

Professor Emeritus
Clinical Psychology and Applied Psychology
Ph.D., Trinity College, Ireland
Ph.D., University of California-Irvine

Alan Vaux is Emeritus Professor of Psychology. Born, raised, and educated in Dublin, Ireland, he earned Ph.D. degrees at Trinity College (Ph.D. 1979, Dublin University, Ireland) and in Social Ecology from University of California at Irvine (Ph.D. 1981). His research has addressed social and personal resources and liabilities involved in well-being, particularly social support and stress, but also social roles and depression; attachment; social network features, relationship inhibiting factors, and loneliness. Interest in the five-factor model of personality (and the NEO-PI) has led to a series of studies relating personality to diverse variables including movie preference, vocational interests, possible selves, and noxious relationship behavior. He is the author of Social support: Theory, research and intervention (Praeger, 1985), a Fellow of APA (Community Psychology and Psychological Study of Social Issues divisions) and APS, and has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships and on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Community Psychology . He served as the Psychology Department Chairperson from 1996-2004.


Barbara Yanico

Professor Emeritus
Counseling Psychology
Ph.D., The Ohio State University