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Our Community is Growing! This fall the Department of Psychology is excited to welcome new faculty members

Dr. Lira Yoon – Associate Professor; Affiliation – HSP, Clinical track. Dr. Yoon joins us from Notre Dame. (Expertise: The interplay between cognition and emotion in the context of psychological disorders, especially depression and anxiety disorders

Dr. Karrie Goodwin – Assistant Professor; Affiliation – ADP.  Dr. Goodwin joins us after 3 years as an Assistant Prof at Kent State. (Expertise: Cognitive Development: Attention, Executive Functioning, Categorization, Inductive Reasoning)

Dr. Molly Franz – Assistant Professor; Affiliation – HSP, Clinical track. Dr Franz will join us in January from her postdoc at the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and BU University Medical School (Expertise:  posttraumatic stress disorder and family functioning)

Dr. Aubrey Etopio – Lecturer; Affiliation – Undergraduate Program, Main Campus. Dr. Etopio joins us as a newly minted Ph.D. from University of Reno. (Expertise: fear of crime, gender and race, bystander intervention, program evaluation, qualitative methods, survey methodology)

Dr. Tomas Yufik – Lecturer; Affiliation – Undergraduate Program, USG.  Dr. Yufik is coming to us from St. Edward’s University in Austin Tx, a nationally ranked Hispanic Serving Institution.  (Expertise: posttraumatic stress disorder and personality assessment)

We will also welcome a new Adjunct Instructor in Prevention (PSYC 636)
Dr. Jennifer Jeffrey-Pearsal, a school psychologist with Shephard Pratt’s Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support program.  She has extensive experience in State Departments of Education, public school systems, and youth-serving agencies