Stephen F. Austin State University

Faculty & Staff

The Faculty

Scott Hutchens, Ph.D.
Scott Hutchens, Ph.D. - Chair and Professor Educational Background: Experimental Psychology (Cognition), Texas Tech University Research/Areas of Interest: Primary research areas include eye-witness identification, text comprehension, distinctive memories (bizarreness), social cognition, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Office: ED 215A
Sharon Eaves, Ph.D.
Sharon Eaves, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Cognitive Developmental Psychology, Louisiana State University Research/Areas of Interest: My primary area of interest is the interaction of attention and memory, specifically working memory. Other interests include the development of cognitive abilities, how irrelevant sounds impact attention and memory, and the stroop effect. Office: ED 215R
Steven Estrada, Ph.D.
Steven Estrada, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor - Undergraduate Coordinator Educational Background: Developmental Psychology (Cognition), Cornell University Research/Areas of Interest: Current research interests include emotion-cognition interactions, decision making, embodied cognition, animal cognition, and the neurobiology of attention. Office: ED 215S
Dr. Estrada's laboratory website






Lora Jacobi, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor - Undergraduate Coordinator 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: Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University Research/Areas of Interest: General interests include adolescent and adult development, romantic relationships, human sexuality, issues pertinent to sexual minorities.
Mark Ludorf, Ph.D. - Professor Educational Background: Experimental Psychology (Cognitive), University of Kansas Research/Areas of Interest: Cognitive psychology research areas include attention, selective attention, divided attention, and memory. Other areas of research include leadership, applied statistics/methodology and computer and information technology applications in higher education. Office: ED215G
Sylvia Middlebrook, Ph.D., BCBA-D - Visiting Assistant Professor Educational Background: School Psychology/Dev. Psych., Texas Woman's University; Applied Behavior Analysis, UNT Research/Areas of Interest: Psychological/behavior analytic services; ethical issues in psychological services provision, psychopathology, interface of legal/mental health systems, and causal attribution. Office: ED 215R
Robert Polewan, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Neuroscience & Behavior, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Research/Areas of Interest: Research interests are Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience, Associative Learning, Memory, Animal Cognition, and Psychopharmacology. Office: ED 215E
Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab website
Sarah Savoy, Ph.D.
Sarah Savoy, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor - Graduate Coordinator Educational Background: Social Psychology, Rutgers University-Newark 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 215H

Dr. Savoy's Laboratory Website

LaToya Wesley, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Personality Psychology (Concentration in Social Psychology), Howard University Research/Areas of Interest: General interests are aggression, personal and group identity, interpersonal relationships, and the intersection of psychology and criminal justice. Office: ED 215D

Adjunct Faculty

Julie Brotzen, MA
Julie Brotzen, MA - Lecturer Educational Background: Stephen F. Austin State University Research/Areas of Interest: Clinical
Candice M Kowalski, MA
Candice M Kowalski, MA - Lecturer Educational Background: General Psychology and Criminal Behavior, Stephen F. Austin State University Research/Areas of Interest: Media Violence, Sexual Violence, and Hostile Learning Environments. Office: ED 215Q
David McKemy, MA
David McKemy, MA - Adjunct Professor Educational Background: Professional Counseling Research/Areas of Interest: Grief and aspects of forgiveness, teaching, and investing in the next generation. Office: ED 215P Phone: 936.468.1502
Hollie Gammel Smith, Ed.D. - Adjunct Faculty Educational Background: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Research and Assessment in Student Affairs Research/Areas of Interest: Employee motivation, leadership and training, assessment and evaluation, first-year experience and transition programs. Office: Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.302
Michael Walker, Ph.D.
Michael Walker, Ph.D. - Adjunct Faculty 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.

Staff

Elizabeth “Bit” Johnson
Elizabeth "Bit" Johnson - Administrative Assistant & Research Coordinator