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Faculty & Staff

Denise Baeten

Denise Baeten

Academic Department Associate
MAC C310


 

Kathleen Burns

Kathleen Burns

Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
CL 835F

Dr. Burns conducts research on stereotypes, emotion, and self-regulation. She is very interested in working with students on research.

Education

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, M.S. University of Massachusetts, B.A. Grinnell College

Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu

Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu

Assistant Professor
Chair of the Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Program
MAC C309

Dr. Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu’s primary areas of expertise are psychosocial aspects of sport, exercise, and health. Specifically, he conducts both quantitative and qualitative research on the roles of social agents (e.g., coaches, parents, peers) in motivation for youth sport and physical activity. Dr. Chu is also a sport psychology... Read more »

Jason Cowell

Jason Cowell

Associate Professor
Vice-Chair of Psychology
MAC C308

Dr. Cowell studies the neural development of moral judgment, moral action, theory of mind, empathy, self-control, and prosocial behavior in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. He uses electroencephalography, functional neuroimaging, psychophysiological measures, eye-tracking, and behavioral paradigms to investigate the complexities of developing morality and self-control in the U.S. and... Read more »

Illene Cupit

Illene Cupit

Professor
MAC C325

Dr. Cupit's work is in death, dying and bereavement. Her current research interests are on college student grief, the uses of the Internet in the study of death and dying, and the effects of bereavement camps as a form of grief intervention for children who have experienced the death of a loved one. In addition, she is the founder and director of Camp Lloyd, a summer day camp for grieving... Read more »

Todd Hillhouse

Todd Hillhouse

Assistant Professor
MAC C317

Addiction and pain are two devastating disorders that are not well understood and have limited treatment options. My laboratory is currently working on three projects. Project 1 evaluates the abuse-related and health risk effects of electronic-cigarettes. Project 2 evaluates the interaction between MDD and substance use disorder using preclinical models. The aim of project 3 is to Identify... Read more »

Jenell Holstead

Jenell Holstead

Associate Professor of Psychology
MAC C314

Dr. Holstead’s research interests focus on the effectiveness of after school programs. Specifically, she examines the extent to which such programs improve academic performance

Education

Ph.D. in School Psychology from Indiana University; M.S. in Educational Psychology from Indiana University; B.A. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Elif Ikizer

Elif Ikizer

Assistant Professor
MAC C327

Website: https://elifgikizer.wordpress.com

Dr. Ikizer’s research focuses on the link between stigma and culture. Dr. Ikizer investigates stigma from a cross-cultural lens. In her first line of research, she focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of stigma across cultures. In her second line of research, she focuses... Read more »

Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin

Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
TH 335

Dr. Ryan Martin was chairperson of the Psychology Department for eight years before becoming the Associate Dean for CAHSS. His responsibilities include outreach and enrollment activities, including both recruitment and retention, and working with academic programs on curricular initiatives. He teaches courses on mental health and emotion and is a nationally known anger researcher. His website,... Read more »

Joanna Morrissey

Joanna Morrissey

Associate Professor
MAC C323

Teaching Areas: Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, Health Promotion, Research Methods, Statistics

Research Areas: Motivation, Self-Efficacy, Mental Skills Training, Health Promotion and Health Education, Mixed-Methods Research

Dr. Jo Morrissey’s primary areas of expertise are psychosocial aspects of sport, exercise,... Read more »

Sawa Senzaki

Sawa Senzaki

Associate Professor
MAC C324

Website

Culture Lab

Dr. Senzaki’s research interests lie at the crossroads of cultural, developmental, and social psychology. Her recent project examines the process of cultural transmission from parents to their children in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. She enjoys working with students in research... Read more »

Christine Smith

Christine Smith

Associate Professor
MAC C313

Dr. Christine Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Human Development, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is also chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UWGB. Dr. Smith teaches courses on women and gender, social psychology, and research methods. She has done research examining the partner preferences of lesbian and bisexual women, the impact of fat stigma,... Read more »

Kristin Vespia

Kristin Vespia

Associate Professor
MAC C318

Dr. Vespia has published journal articles and a book chapter on topics such as career development, clinical supervision/counselor development, and mental health services on college campuses. She is particularly interested in multicultural and gender issues, particularly as these relate to vocational development, education, and mental health. She is also the Director of the UWGB Teaching... Read more »

Dean Vondras

Dean Vondras

Professor
MAC C319

Website

http://www.uwgb.edu/vondrasd/

Dean D. VonDras is Professor of Human Development and the founding Director the UW-Green Bay Gerontology Center.  He has published articles focusing on a variety of adult development and aging topics. Dr. VonDras also offers students opportunities to become involved in research, as well as... Read more »

Aaron Weinschenk

Aaron Weinschenk

Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Political Science
MAC B303

Aaron Weinschenk is the Ben J. And Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Political Science and Chair of Political Science at UW-Green Bay. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science in 2013. His research focuses on political participation, elections, and campaigns. Over the past several years, he has published about 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and a book on elections.

Fields of... Read more »

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

Professor
Chair of Psychology
MAC C320

Dr. Wilson-Doenges' field is Environmental Psychology which explores the transactions between people and the physical environment in many contexts. Her research interests involve individual's interpretation of sense of community and how neighborhood design can foster or break down that sense of community in residential life. Specifically she has looked at the effect of physical... Read more »