Our distinguished and award-winning faculty boast notable research publications and a diverse range of research interests.

John Colombo
Professor, Director, Life Span Institute
Dole Human Development Center, Room 1053
Assistant Professor
Fraser Hall, Room 454

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Research Areas: Clinical Psychology.  I study how emotions are expressed through verbal and nonverbal behavior, as well as how interpersonal communication is infuluenced by individual differences (e.g., personality and mental health) and social factors (e.g., culture and context).  This work is deeply interdisciplinary and draws insights and tools from various areas of social science, computer science, statistics, and medicine.  Current research projects focus on identifying patterns of expressive behavior related to depression, PTSD, and psychosis.  

**Accepting graduate student(s) for Fall 2021 admission**
Andrea Follmer Greenhoot
Professor, Gautt Teaching Scholar, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Budig Hall, Room 135
Jiin Jung
Visiting Professor
Tim Pleskac
Accepting Students for Fall 2020 Admission
Michael Vitevitch
Professor, Chair
Fraser Hall, 423
Associate Professor
Fraser Hall, Room 426

Ph.D., 2009, University of Southern California
Research Areas: Clinical Health Psychology, Aging & Alzheimer's disease

Richard Yi
Professor, Director, Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment
Dole Human Development Center, Room 3068
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Vermont and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
M.A., Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Stony Brook University
B.A., Psychology & English, Lafayette College

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