Stephen F. Austin State University

Faculty Members

Frankie Clark, Ph.D
Frankie Clark, Ph.D Office: HSTC 231 Phone: 936.468.1072
Dr. Frankie J. Clark, Clinical Instructor and Program Director in School Psychology, received her Ph.D. (School Psychology) from Texas Woman's University, her M.Ed. in Counseling and B.S. in psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. She received a post doctoral master's in clinical psychopharmacology from Alliant University. She has been in private practice as a Psychologist in the East Texas area working with children, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse in children and women, family violence, families, marriage counseling, school systems, probation and parole. She was a licensed sex offender therapist for many years. She is a member of the Texas Psychological Association.
Luis Aguerrevere, Ph.D.
Luis Aguerrevere, Ph.D. Research/Areas of Interest: Director of Human Neuroscience Laboratory / Assistant Professor Office: HSTC 105 Phone: 936.468.1153
Dr. Luis E Aguerrevere is the Director of the Human Neuroscience Laboratory in the Human Services Department at Stephen F. Austin State University. He is from Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He has a B.S. in psychology from Tennessee Technological University and M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Biopsychology from the University of New Orleans. His general interest is the examination of the biopsychological factors that contribute to chronic pain, post-concussion syndrome and sports performance. In specific, Dr. Aguerrevere's areas of research are pain assessment, neuropsychological and neurophysiological assessment, somatization v. malingering differentiation, and the experimental validation of neurotherapy. Dr. Aguerrevere current projects examine the relationship between central and peripheral nervous systems activity with report of disproportionate pain, self-efficacy in sports and poor recovery after an injury.
Jillian Dawes, Ph.D.
Jillian Dawes, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Office: HSTC 233 Phone: 936.468.1686
Dr. Jillian Dawes is an Assistant Professor in School Psychology program. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an option in School Psychology at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Dawes specialized in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and research evaluation methods during her completion of her doctoral degree, which was enhanced by a variety of research and clinical experiences. Dr. Dawes completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship in clinical psychology at May Institute in Randolph, MA, providing behavior consultation and other clinical services in private, residential schools for students with a variety of disorders, experimental design research, comparative mathematics intervention research, severe disabilities, and academic and behavioral consultation.
Nina Ellis-Hervey, Ph.D.
Nina Ellis-Hervey, Ph.D. Office: HSTC 232 Phone: 936.468.1306
Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey is an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology/School Psychology at Oklahoma State University. While there, she also completed a specialty in Applied Behavioral Analysis through extended work with child and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Ellis-Hervey worked on various studies with faculty, peers and research teams and presented much of this work at national conferences. Some of these studies included topics such as various math interventions, peer and sibling victimization, PTSD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. During her pre-doctoral internship, Dr. Ellis-Hervey worked tirelessly between three sites including The Autism Program, The Hope Institute for Children and Families and Springfield School District 186. During her time there she worked with staff in group homes, creating and modeling intervention plans, provided group and individual therapy, implemented and created various social skills groups and completed weekly diagnostic assessments for children suspected of having Autism. She also worked served on multi-disciplinary teams along with clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, program coordinators and medical residents to review and present behavioral data of students and monitor behavioral changes between psychotropic medication changes. Within the school system, she also served as an integral part of Student Assistance Teams, IEP teams and worked with students and teachers on various behavioral and academic interventions. Dr. Ellis-Hervey's dissertation study, The Comparison of Sensory Integrative Therapy (Specifically Weighted Vests) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (Specifically a Differential Schedule of Reinforcement) in the Treatment of Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorder, proved to be quite beneficial and she is currently working to publish the results of the study while furthering her research in the area.
Daniel McCleary, Ph.D.
Daniel McCleary, Ph.D. Office: HSTC 228 Phone: 936.468.3940
Dr. Daniel F. McCleary is an assistant professor in the M.A. and Ph.D. School Psychology programs. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Drury University, M.S. in Applied Educational Psychology from the University of Tennessee, and Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Upon graduation, Dr. McCleary began working as a school psychologist in a public school system, serving students in middle, high, and alternative schools. In addition, he worked in Tennessee as a licensed psychologist in a private clinic providing assessment and intervention services to individuals with identified disabilities.