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Mary Louise Cashel

Associate Professor & Program Director, Clinical Psychology

Mary Louise Cashel

office: Life Science II 271D
phone: (618) 453-3553
email: mcashel@siu.edu

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Dr. Cashel specializes in assessment and interventions for youth and adolescents, with a focus on youth violence prevention.  She is currently directing a project funded by the National Institute of Justice designed to prevent bullying and enhance school climate in schools throughout much ...read full profile >>

Kathleen Chwalisz

Professor & Program Director, Counseling Psychology

Kathleen Chwalisz

office: Life Science II 208E
phone: (618) 453-3541
email: chwalisz@siu.edu

CV (PDF)

Dr. Chwalisz’s research interests fall in two main tracks: (a) health psychology and integrated health care, including rehabilitation psychology and family caregiving, and (b) teaching and training, including training of psychologists, faculty multicultural competence, and multicultural ...read full profile >>

Stephanie Clancy Dollinger

Associate Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Stephanie Clancy Dollinger

office: Life Science II 275D
phone: (618) 453-3557
email: smcd@siu.edu

CV (PDF)

Dr. Clancy Dollinger earned her Ph.D. in Lifespan Developmental Psychology from Syracuse University and a M.A. from Marist College in Clinical/Community Psychology. She is cross appointed to SIU School of Medicine and an affiliate of the Center for Integrated Research in Cognitive and ...read full profile >>

David DiLalla

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology; Associate Provost

David DiLalla

office: Anthony 310
phone: (618) 536-5535
email: ddilalla@siu.edu

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Dr. DiLalla earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.  He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a postdoc at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at Colorado.  He joined the SIU faculty in Fall, 1990. Dr. ...read full profile >>

Lisabeth DiLalla

Professor, School of Medicine; Brain & Cognitive Sciences; Clinical Psychology

Lisabeth DiLalla

office: Lindegren 210A
phone: (618) 453-1855
email: ldilalla@siu.edu

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SI Twins & Siblings Study

Lisabeth DiLalla (Ph.D., 1987, Developmental Psychology, University of Virginia) completed a post-doctoral fellowship in behavior genetics at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado. Since then she has been at SIU, currently as a Professor in the School of Medicine. Her ...read full profile >>

Chad Drake

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Chad Drake

office: Life Science II 271E
phone: (618) 453-8331
email: chad.drake@siu.edu

CV (PDF)

Dr. Drake received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mississippi. He did an internship at the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta, Maine, and a postdoctoral residency at the Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, and Training Center in Portland, Oregon. Throughout his training and ...read full profile >>

Karla Fehr

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Karla Fehr

office: Life Science II, Room 271F

phone: (618) 453-3554

email: kfehr@siu.edu

CV (PDF)

Dr. Fehr received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, with specialized training in both pediatric psychology and child clinical psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship in child clinical and pediatric psychology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont ...read full profile >>

Tawanda Greer-Medley

Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology

Tawanda Greer-Medley

office: Life Science II 222C

phone: (618) 453-3573

email: tmgreer@siu.edu

Dr. Greer-Medley’s research program is designed to enhance our understanding of chronic sociocultural stressors that contribute to adverse health consequences for African American adult populations. She emphasizes coping efforts as mediators and moderators of the relation between ...read full profile >>

Reza Habib

Associate Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Reza Habib

office: Life Science II 271B
phone: (618) 453-3535
email: rhabib@siu.edu

CV (PDF)

Dr. Reza Habib received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2000 working with Dr. Endel Tulving. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto. He joined SIU as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2003. Dr. Habib 's research interests include brain ...read full profile >>

Michael Hoane

Department Chair; Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Michael Hoane

office: Life Science II, Room 281
phone: (618) 536-2301
email: mhoane@siu.edu

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Dr. Michael Hoane received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Texas Christian University in 1996. His post-doctoral training in neuroscience was conducted at Emory University School of Medicine, CytoTherapeutics, and the Northwestern University School of Medicine. The mission of his Restorative ...read full profile >>

Michael Hylin

Assistant Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Michael Hylin

office: LifeScience II 77B
phone: (618) 453-3516
email: mhylin@siu.edu

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Dr. Michael Hylin received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Northern Illinois University in 2010. After which he was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Pramod Dash at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Dr. Hylin’s research focuses on the biochemical ...read full profile >>

Eric Jacobs

Associate Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences & Applied Psychology; Program Director, Brain & Cognitive Sciences; ACTING PROGRAM DIRECTOR, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

Eric Jacobs

office: Life Science II 275A
phone: (618) 453-3555
email: eajacobs@siu.edu

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Eric A. Jacobs (Ph.D, 1997, Experimental Psychology, University of Florida) completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Vermont and is now an Associate professor in the Applied Psychology and Brain and Cognitive Sciences programs. His research interests include human operant behavior, ...read full profile >>

Jeffrey Kellogg

Lecturer

Dr. Jeffrey Kellogg, a clinical child psychologist, received his Psy.D degree from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, in 1982.  He interned in clinical child psychology at the University of Alabama College of Medicine department of Psychiatry. After ...read full profile >>

Sarah Kertz

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Sarah Kertz

office: Life Science II 271F
phone: (618) 453-3551
email: skertz@siu.edu

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Anxiety Research Lab

Dr. Sarah Kertz received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Louisville and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Kertz directs the Anxiety, Behavior, and Cognition lab, which is dedicated to ...read full profile >>

Michelle Kibby

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology; Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Michelle Kibby

office: Life Science II 222E
phone: (618) 453-2872
email: mkibby@siu.edu

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Dr. Kibby received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis with specialized training in clinical neuropsychology and clinical child psychology. She interned at Brown University, specializing in both areas. She completed a clinical post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric ...read full profile >>

Douglas Knutson

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

Douglas Knutson

office: Life Science II 275B

phone: (618) 453-3559

email: douglas.knutson@siu.edu

CV (PDF)

Dr. Knutson (he/him) conducts research investigating health and resiliency among transgender, lesbian, bisexual, and gay identified populations. He is also involved in microaffirmation and gender diversity research in partnership a counseling psychology lab at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, ...read full profile >>

Meera Komarraju

Dean of Liberal Arts; Professor, Applied Psychology

Meera Komarraju

office: Faner 2427
phone: (618) 453-2466
email: meerak@siu.edu

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Dr. Komarraju holds doctorates in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1983, Osmania University, India) and Applied Social Psychology (1987, University of Cincinnati, Ohio). She has taught in the Departments of Psychology and Management at SIU since 1986, at the graduate and undergraduate levels. ...read full profile >>

Usha Lakshmanan

Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences; Linguistics

Usha Lakshmanan

office: Life Science II 216
phone: (618) 453-3574
email: usha@siu.edu

CV (PDF)

Dr. Lakshmanan received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1989. She joined SIU in 1990 and is currently Professor of Psychology, with a cross-appointment in the department of Linguistics. Her research interests encompass the interrelated areas of ...read full profile >>

Yueh-Ting Lee

Professor, Dean of Graduate School

Yueh-Ting Lee

office: Student Services Building 335A
phone: (618) 453-4527
email: leey@siu.edu

Yueh-Ting Lee (aka “Li Yue-Ting”) is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale, where he has also served as the Dean of the Graduate School since 2015. Before he came to SIU, Dr. Lee had served as an administrator in various ...read full profile >>

Liana Peter-Hagene

Assistant Professor

Liana Peter-Hagene

office: Life Science II, Room 221

phone: (618) 453-3524

email: claudia.peter-hagene@siu.edu

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Website: http://www.socialpsychologyandlaw.com/

Dr. Liana Peter-Hagene has received her M.A. in Criminology, Law, and Justice (2011) and her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology (2016) from University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Peter-Hagene is broadly interested in applications of social psychological theories and methods to legal contexts. ...read full profile >>

Benjamin Rodriguez

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

Benjamin Rodriguez

office: Life Science II 222
phone: (618) 453-3538
email: benrodii@siu.edu

CV (PDF)

Benjamin F. Rodriguez was born and raised in West Virginia, and earned his B.A. at Yale University and Ph.D. at Catholic University of America. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont and a post-doctoral fellowship ...read full profile >>

Kathleen Schmidt

Assistant Professor, Applied Psychology & Brain & Cognitive Sciences; Program Director, Undergraduate Psychology

Kathleen Schmidt

office: Life Science II 229D
phone: (618) 453-3544
email: kathleen.schmidt@siu.edu

Before joining the faculty at SIU, Dr. Schmidt was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.  She currently serves as Undergraduate Program Director and coordinates the Introduction to ...read full profile >>