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Faculty contact information is listed below (in alphabetic order by last name).  Please click on a faculty member's name for more detailed information.

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
SIU Youth Violence Prevention Lab

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

YouJung Choi

Assistant Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

YouJung Choi

Office: Life Science II 212

Phone: (618) 536-2302

Email: youjung.choi1@siu.edu

CV (PDF)

Center for Social Cognitive Development

YouJung Choi received her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri under the supervision of Dr. Yuyan Luo. She previously was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Yale University collaborating with Drs. Yarrow Dunham, Laurie Santos, and Karen ...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 >>

David DiLalla

Associate Provost; Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

David DiLalla

Office: Anthony 310
Phone: (618) 536-5535
Email: ddilalla@siu.edu

CV (PDF)

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
CV (PDF)
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

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

Chad Drake

Office: Life Science II 271E
Phone: (618) 453-8331
Email: chad.drake@siu.edu
CV (PDF)
Contextual Behavioral Science Lab

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

Associate 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 >>

Reza Habib

Director, School of Psychological & Behavioral Sciences; Associate Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Reza Habib

Office: Life Science II 279
Phone: (618) 453-3529
Email: rhabib@siu.edu
CV (PDF)
Memory & Cognition Lab

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 Hylin

Associate Professor & Program Director, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Michael Hylin

Office: LifeScience II 77B
Phone: (618) 453-3516
Email: mhylin@siu.edu
CV (PDF)
Neurotrauma and Rehabilitation Lab

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

Eric Jacobs

Office: Life Science II 275A
Phone: (618) 453-3555
Email: eajacobs@siu.edu
CV (PDF)

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 >>

Tamara Kang

Assistant Professor, Applied Psychology

Tamara Kang

Office: Life Science II 281
Phone: 618-536-2301
Email: tamara.kang@siu.edu
CV (PDF)
Barriers to Reducing Crime Lab

Dr. Tamara Kang received her Ph.D. in Legal Psychology, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, and Quantitative Certificate from the University of Texas at El Paso. Prior to coming to SIUC, Dr. Kang completed her postdoctoral fellowship developing and implementing a Youth Needs and Progress Scale (YNPS) on Dr. ...read full profile >>

Jeffrey Kellogg

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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 >>

Michelle Kibby

Professor, Clinical Psychology; Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Michelle Kibby

Office: Life Science II 222E
Phone: (618) 453-2872
Email: mkibby@siu.edu
CV (PDF)
Child Assessment in Neuropsychology
and Neuroscience Lab

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 >>

Meera Komarraju

Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Professor, Applied Psychology

Meera Komarraju

Office: Faner 2427
Phone: (618) 453-2466
Email: meerak@siu.edu

CV (PDF)

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, Room 275C
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 >>

Eric B. Lee

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Eric B. Lee

Office: Life Science II 268
Phone: 618 453-3551
Email: eric.lee@siu.edu
CV (PDF)

In 2019 Eric received his Ph.D. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at Utah State University. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Anxiety Disorders Center, Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital before joining SIUC as an Assistant Professor. His research interests include Acceptance & Commitment ...read full profile >>

Yueh-Ting Lee

Professor and Program Director, Applied Psychology

Yueh-Ting Lee

Office: Life Science II—275F
Phone: (618) 453-4180 or 3564
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 ...read full profile >>

Benjamin Rodriguez

Former Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

We honor the contributions and accomplishments of Dr. Benjamin Rodriguez, a core member of the Clinical faculty since 2003.  A graduate of Yale University, where he obtained his B.A. in Psychology, he completed his doctoral degree at The Catholic University of America, with an internship ...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
Social Cognition and Bias Lab

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 >>