Experts List

Experts for: Counseling & Psychology

Arthur D. Anastopoulos

Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
Director, ADHD Clinic at UNCG
PhD Purdue University
(336) 346-3196, x303,

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Across the Lifespan
  • Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment ​of Mental Health Disorders in Childhood
  • Parenting Interventions for Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • ​Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment of ADHD Among College Students

Beth Barba

Professor, Community Practice Nursing
Director of PhD Program, School of Nursing
PhD New York University
(336) 334-4785,

  • Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes
  • Geriatric Health Care Workforce
  • Non-pharmacological strategies to prevent or treat anxiety, agitation, apathy and depression in people with dementia

Leandra Bedini

Professor, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
PhD University of Maryland at College Park
(336) 334-3260,

  • Leisure and Family Caregiving

James M. Benshoff

Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD American University
(336) 334-3423,

  • Groups & Group Work
  • College Student Development
  • Nontraditional (Adult) College Students
  • Adolescent & Adult Development
  • Career Counseling, Planning, & Management
  • Counseling Adolescents, Adults, & Couples

Janet Boseovski

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD Queen's University
(336) 256-0015,

  • Social and Cognitive Development in Early to Middle Childhood (peer relations; social judgments; biases in reasoning about people)
  • Learning in Informal Settings in Early to Middle Childhood: Science Centers and Museums

Cherry Callahan

Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5099,

  • Responding to Campus Crises
  • Parent-Adolescent Separation

Craig Cashwell

Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3427,

  • Couple Counseling
  • Spirituality & Mental Health
  • Sexual Addiction

Denise Cote-Arsenault

Professor & Department Chair, Parent-Child Nursing
PhD University of Rochester
(336) 334-3628,

  • Pregnancy Loss: parental responses to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death
  • Qualitative Research: being a nurse researcher; skills needed; what I have learned
  • Difficult Pregnancy: particularly with a poor baby diagnosis

Sarah Daynes

Assistant Professor, Sociology
PhD Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
(336) 334-3688,

  • Memory and Commemoration
  • Wine and the wine industry (in N.C. and around the world)

Lisa Eads

Lecturer, Human Development & Family Studies
MAT Salem College
(336) 602-9262,

  • Supporting Children - Building Futures
  • Brain Scans to Lesson Plans - Developmentally Appropriate Higher Education
  • Socially Responsible Education
  • Any topic relating to Early Intervention for Children and Child Poverty

Kari Eddington

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Director, Depression Treatment and Research Program
PhD Indiana University
(336) 256-0569,

  • Depression (including postpartum depression)
  • Suicidality

Jennifer Etnier

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-3037,

  • Physical Activity and Cognitive Performance in ADHD
  • Physical Activity and the Prevention of Dementia

Melissa Floyd-Pickard

Professor & Department Chair, Social Work
PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
(336) 334-4073,

  • Mental Illness
  • Mental Health Policy
  • Involuntary Mental Health Treatment
  • Human Services Values and Ethics

Diane L. Gill

Professor, Kinesiology
Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(336) 334-4683,

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Physical Activity and Quality of Life/Psychological Well-Being
  • Physical Activity and Health Promotion

Ericka Gonzalez

Assistant Director for Leadership, Office of Leadership and Service-Learning
MEd Brock University (Canada)
(336) 256-1484,

  • Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Personality Type
  • Resilience and Emotional Intelligence

Robert Guttentag

Professor, Psychology
PhD University of Denver
(336) 256-0005,

  • Odd beliefs

Heather M. Helms

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, HDFS
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-0129,

  • Marriage
  • Close Relationships
  • Teens and Sex
  • Work and Family Issues

Glenn Hudak

Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-0156,

  • Psychoanalytical Thought & Education
  • Liberation Theology
  • Critical Pedagogy

Julia Jackson-Newsom

Director of Research and Foundation Engagement, Office of Research and Economic Development
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-8560,

  • The Value of Research
  • Parent-adolescent Relationships
  • Adolescent Development

Michael J. Kane

Professor, Psychology
PhD Duke University
(336) 256-1022,

  • Memory
  • Attention, Distraction & Mind Wandering
  • Paranormal Belief
  • Intelligence; Individual Differences in Cognition

Alicia B. Kaplan

Lecturer, Social work
MSW N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University & The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 255-3587,

  • Child Welfare topics
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Child Sexual Abuse/Sexually Reactive Youth

Donald D. Kautz

Associate Professor, Adult Health Nursing
PhD The University of Kentucky
(336) 334-5264,

  • Overcoming Sexual Intimacy Problems Due to Chronic Illnesses and Aging
  • Inspiring Hope in Those with Chronic Illness
  • Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Nursing

Peter Kellett

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(336) 334-5297,

  • Conflict and Conflict Management in Relationships, Families, Workplaces and Communities

Etsuko Kinefuchi

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-5297,

  • Intercultural Communication, Diversity, and Social Justice
  • Cultural Identity and Identity Negotiation
  • Media representations of cultural groups
  • Diaspora and transnational migration
  • Communicative Strategies in the Anti-nuclear Movement in Japan

Steve Kroll-Smith

Professor, Sociology
Katrina Task Force Coordinator, Social Science Research Center
PhD University of Pennsylvania
(336) 334-5295,

  • Disasters and Communities
  • Coping with Disaster
  • Hurricane Katrina and the Remaking of New Orleans

Thomas Kwapil

Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor, Psychology
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-0003,

  • Schizophrenia
  • Research in the College Arts & Sciences

Esther M. Leerkes

Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD The University of Vermont

  • infant development
  • temperament
  • attachment
  • parent-child relationships

Stuart Marcovitch

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD University of Toronto
(336) 256-0020,

  • Cognitive Development
  • Habits and Reflection in Childhood

George F. Michel

Professor, Psychology
PhD Rutgers University
(336) 256-0021,

  • Mind-brain development
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • left-brain, right-brain functions
  • Infant sensory-motor development

W. Roger Mills-Koonce

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4672,

  • Parenting and parent-child relationships
  • Child conduct disorder
  • Family diversity
  • LGBT health and wellness

Jeni Pathman

Assistant Professor, Psychology
PhD Emory University
(336) 256-0019,

  • Memory development
  • Cognitive development
  • Brain development

Daniel Perlman

Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD Claremont Graduate University
(336) 256-0134,

  • Loneliness

Susan Phillips

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 256-2000,

  • Prevention of Hearing Loss in Musicians
  • Genetics of Hearing Loss
  • Mentoring

Christopher Poulos

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD University of Denver
(336) 686-2514,

  • Communication Ethics
  • Understanding and Working through Conflict
  • Communicating Common Ground - Diversity and Dialogue
  • Family Communication and Family Secrets
  • Communication and Relationships

Marcia L. Rock

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD University of Pittsburgh
(336) 256-8640,

  • Technology in Teacher Preparation - General and Special Education
  • Positive Behavior Support - Schoolwide, Classwide, Individual Student Systems
  • Strategic Self Monitoring for Students With ADHD
  • Effective Instruction for Students with Emotional and/or Behavior Disorders

Dale Schunk

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD Stanford University
(336) 334-3404,

  • Motivation
  • Observational Learning
  • Self-Regulation

Jill Shaw

Nutrition Counselor/Educator, Student Health Services
MEd The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5129,

  • Nutrition
  • Disordered Eating/ Eating Disorders
  • Body Image

Terri L. Shelton

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
Carol Jenkins Mattocks Distinguished Professor, Psychology
PhD Purdue University
(336) 256-0426,

  • Community and Economic Engagement Efforts at UNCG
  • The role of research in universities
  • Engaging in partnerships that bridge research, policy, and evidence-based practice
  • Capacity building of communities, youth, families, service providers, researchers, and policymakers to ensure the health and well-being of youth, families, and communities
  • Social emotional development of young children
  • Focused deterrence efforts to reduce violence

Paul Silvia

Assistant Professor, Psychology
PhD The University of Kansas
(336) 256-0007,

  • Interest & Curiosity
  • Attitudes
  • Group Conflict

Christopher Stanley

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
PhD Loyola University - Chicago
(336) 334-5308,

  • Human development across the lifespan
  • Family influences on development
  • Psychosocial aspects of sport
  • Identity

Gabriela Livas Stein

Assistant Professor, Psychology
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 256-0023,

  • Latino Mental Health
  • Latino Child and Adolescent Development

Andrew Supple

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-0221,

  • Family Dynamics and Child Development, Immigrant and Refugee Families
  • Adolescent Developlment
  • Parenting Adolescents

Deborah J. Taub

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Maryland, College Park
(336) 334-3437,

  • College Student Development
  • College Student Transitions
  • College Suicide Prevention
  • College Student Mental Health

Laura K. Taylor

Assistant Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies
PhD University of Notre Dame
(336) 334-3864,

  • Adolescents and War
  • Social Identity and Intergroup Conflict
  • Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation
  • Countries of interest: Croatia, Colombia, Guatemala, Nepal, Northern Ireland

Dayna R. Touron

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD Syracuse University
(336) 256-0410,

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Aging and Learning
  • Aging and Metacognition

Kelly Wester

Assistant Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD Kent State University
(336) 334-3430,

  • Self-Injurious Behaviors
  • Research Integrity

Scott Young

Professor & Department Chair, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3464,

  • Interface of Spirituality, Religion and Counseling/Mental Health
  • Anxiety, Depression and Other Mental Health Concerns