Psychology Faculty

T. Botts

Dr. Theresa Botts, Assistant Professor

Education: B.S. Eastern Kentucky University, M.S. Eastern Kentucky University Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Counseling Psychology

Email: Theresa.Botts@eku.edu

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Individual and group trauma work
  • Gender related issues affecting mental health
  • Diversity and cultural sensitivity training
  • Treatment of mood disorders
  • Treatment of anxiety disorders

R. BrubakerDr. Robert Brubaker, Foundation Professor and Department Chair

Education: B.A. Oklahoma City University, M.A. Indiana State University, Ph.D. University of South Florida, Clinical Child Psychology

Email: Robert.Brubaker@eku.edu                                                                                       

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Treatment of disruptive behavior disorders in children
  • Behavior therapy
  • Parenting children with special needs
  • How psychology can inform our understanding of the visual arts

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • Editor of the Journal of Psychological Practice
  • Instructor abroad through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)

M. B. Bundy

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy, Professor and Licensed Psychologist

Education: 

B.S.                       Transylvania University
Ph.D.                     University of South Carolina, Clinical-Community Psychology
Post-Doctorial
Fellowship             University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

 

EmailMyra.Bundy@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-1105 

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Families Built Through Adoption
  • Clinical Psychology

Publications:

Dr. Bundy's work can be found in several journals including:

  • Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities
  • International Journal on Disability and Human Development
  • Exceptionality

She has also co-authored books and book chapters including:

  • Bundy, M.B. & Ellison, K. (2018). Theory of mind. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. E. Braaten (Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Healthcare Needs Autism Diagnostic Clinics

Awards/Accolades:

  • The Arc of Kentucky Ronald J. Cutter Professional Service Award, 2018
  • EKU Ecaps Advocate for Student Success Award Nominee, 2016
  • EKU Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Award, 2014
  • EKU Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Award, 2013

 


D. Florell

Dr. Dan Florell, Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. Illinois State University, School Psychology

Email: Dan.Florell@eku.edu

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Bullying intervention in schools at all age levels
  • Cyberbullying
  • Adolescent population and their use of technology
  • Affecting learning, executive functioning, and training in school psychology

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • Licensed psychologist
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
  • Associate editor of the journal School Psychology Forum
  • Served as president of the Kentucky Association of Psychology in the Schools

Awards/Accolades:

  • National Association of School Psychologists Presidential Award

J. Gore

Dr. Jonathan Gore, Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D. Iowa State University, Psychology

Email: Jonathan.Gore@eku.edu

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Goal motivation
  • Self-concept 
  • Culture

J. Henning

Dr. Jaime Henning, Assistant Professor

Education: M.S. Missouri State University, Ph.D. Texas A&M University, Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Email: Jaime.Henning@eku.edu

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Organizational and occupational health psychology
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Focusing on employee volunteerism
  • Environmental sustainability

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • Serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Business and Psychology

A. Lawson

Dr. Adam L. Lawson, Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. OklahomaState University, Psychology

EmailAdam.Lawson@eku.edu

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Higher-order cognitive processes and their underlying brain sources
  • Cognitive mechanisms involved in memory, inhibition, and intentional deception using EEG (i.e., electrical activity produced by neurons in the brain)
  • Adult aging
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Drug abuse vulnerability

Dr. Yoshie Nakai, Assistant Professor

Education: B.A. Truman State University, M.A. University of Akron, Ph.D. University of Akron, Industrial/Gerontological Psychology

Email: Yoshie.Nakai@eku.edu

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Aging workforceSocial movements and resistance
  • Job search behaviors and unemployment among older adults
  • How organizations can effectively and efficiently recruit and retain older workers

T. Norwak

Dr. Theresa (Teri) Nowak, Assistant Professor

Education: B.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M.A. Nicholls State University, Ph.D. University of Kentucky, School Psychology

Email: Teri.Nowak@eku.edu

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Early childhood population
  • Transition of young children to preschool
  • The temperament of preschool children and their teachers
  • Pre- and peri-natal variables that affect behavior
  • Streamlining the early intervention and preschool systems

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • Licensed psychologist
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
  • Serves as a member of the Bluegrass Early Childhood Mental Health advisory board 

R. Osbaldiston

Dr. Richard Osbaldiston, Associate Professor

Education: 
B.CH.E.  Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S.       University of Missouri
Ph.D.     University of Missouri, Social/Personality Psychology

 

Email: Richard.Osbaldiston@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-3055

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Motivation
  • Personality
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics

Publications:

Dr. Osbaldiston's work can be found in several journals including:

  • Journal of Sustainable Development
  • Journal of College Student Development
  • Psychological Reports

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • Kentucky Academy of Sciences
  • Kentucky Psychological Association

Awards/Accolades:

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor, KPA, 2015
  • Dorothy Mercer Outstanding Advisor Award, 2015