Faculty & Staff

Albert Bugaj

Albert Bugaj

Professor
MARINETTE

Dr. Bugaj  has been at the UW Green Bay-Marinette campus since 1990, and with the UW System since 1984. His current research interest is the effectiveness of student evaluations of teaching. He is also a frequent contributor of reviews of psychological tests for the Mental Measurements Yearbook.

Education: Ph.D., Purdue University, M.S. Purdue University, B.A.... Read more »

Kathleen Burns

Kathleen Burns

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for the College of Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
MAC C321

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
MAC C317

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

Assistant Professor
Vice-Chair of Psychology
MAC C332

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 »

Jana Fogaca

Jana Fogaca

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Chair of the Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Program
MAC C323

Dr. Fogaca conducts research in sport psychology. Her main areas of focus are professional development and applied sport psychology. She is also interested in the effects of physical activity on mental health and on the mental health of athletes.

Jenell Holstead

Jenell Holstead

Associate Professor
Chair of Psychology
MAC C309

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

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

Website

http://alltheragescience.com/

Dr. Ryan Martin teaches courses on mental illness and emotion, including a course on angerHe researches and writes on healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger. His website covers recent research on anger and provides anger... Read more »

Sawa Senzaki

Sawa Senzaki

Associate Professor
MAC C315

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

Associate Professor
MAC B303

Aaron Weinschenk is Associate Professor 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 30 peer-reviewed journal articles. He also published a book on elections in 2016.

Fields of Interest

Political... Read more »

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

Professor
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 »