Stephen F. Austin State University

Faculty & Staff

The Faculty

Ron Anderson, PhD.
Ron Anderson, PhD. - Interim Chair
Jeremy Heider, Ph.D.
Jeremy Heider, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator Educational Background: Social Psychology Research/Areas of Interest: Implicit and explicit racial attitudes and interracial interaction behavior; implicit and explicit sexuality attitudes; the influence of stereotypes on social memory; gender differences in reactions to infidelity Office: ED 215-H Phone: 936.468.1584
Mark Ludorf, Ph.D. - Professor Educational Background: Cognitive/Quantitative Research/Areas of Interest: Cognitive Psychology research interests include selective and divided attention, assessment of meaning representation, word recognition, humor and memory, and age-related changes in attention and memory. Recent teaching developments include a study abroad Office: ED215G
Beth Bontempo-Anson, Ph.D.
Beth Bontempo-Anson, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Developmental
Luis E Aguerrevere, Ph.D.
Luis E Aguerrevere, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Applied Biopsychology Research/Areas of Interest: General interests are neuropsychological assessment, malingering detection, and examination of the contributory factors related to outcome in traumatic brain injury and chronic pain patients. Office: ED 215P Phone: 936.468.1458
Sarah Savoy, Ph.D.
Sarah Savoy, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Social Development Research/Areas of Interest: Current research interests include weight stigma, cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of disordered eating behavior, and developmental-ecological models of the impact of victimization on psychosocial adjustment. Office: ED 215F
Rhiannon Fante-Konwinski, Ph.D.
Rhiannon Fante-Konwinski, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Industrial/Organization and Behavior Analysis Research/Areas of Interest: Current research interests include performance management, systems analysis, computer-based training, behavioral safety, and instructional design. Office: ED 215B Phone: 936.468.1502
Patricia Foster, M.A.
Patricia Foster, M.A. - Instructor Educational Background: Learning Research/Areas of Interest: Research interest is focused on academic success of at-risk students. Also social and psychological factors affecting help-seeking behaviors of faculty and students. Office: ED 215E
Lora Jacobi, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: I/O and Clinical Psychology Research/Areas of Interest: The effects of appearance, obesity, & other extraneous variables on the perception of performance and personnel decisions, including hiring & promotion; understanding the effects of body image & appearance satisfaction on the perception of self & others. Office: ED 215D Phone: 936.468.1407
Dusty Jenkins, Ph.D.
Dusty Jenkins, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Developmental Research/Areas of Interest: General interests include adolescent and adult development, romantic relationships, human sexuality, issues pertinent to sexual minorities.
Andrew Terranova, Ph.D.
Andrew Terranova, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Applied Developmental Psychology Research/Areas of Interest: Teaching interests include general psychology, scientific literacy, human sexuality, lifespan development, abnormal psychology, and the psychology of aggression courses.
Lisa Topp, Ph.D.
Lisa Topp, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Research/Areas of Interest: Legal Psychology Office: ED 215C Phone: 936.468.1478
Current research interests include eyewitness memory and composite construction; more specifically, how the composite construction process can influence a witness' memory for the culprit. Research interests also include eyewitness decision making, focusing on an examination of lineup identification methods and their influence on eyewitness decisions.
Michael Walker, Ph.D.
Michael Walker, Ph.D. - Associate Professor Educational Background: Clinical/Behavior Analysis Research/Areas of Interest: General interests include behavioral assessment of individuals and systems; clinical interests include attention and memory across the lifespan, learning disabilities and response to trauma.

Visiting Assistant Professors

Steven Estrada, Ph.D.
Steven Estrada, Ph.D. - Visiting Assistant Professor Research/Areas of Interest: Cognitive Neuroscience; Biological Psychology Office: 215S

Adjunct Faculty

Julie Brotzen, M.A.
Julie Brotzen, M.A. Research/Areas of Interest: Clinical
Jana Tiefenwerth, M.S.
Jana Tiefenwerth, M.S. - Online Instructor Research/Areas of Interest: Human Sexuality

Staff

Rose Hayter
Rose Hayter - Departmental Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth “Bit” Johnson
Elizabeth "Bit" Johnson - Departmental Secretary & Research Coordinator