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
Lauren Brewer, Ph.D.
Lauren Brewer, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Social Psychology, Florida State University Research/Areas of Interest: The self, philosophical psychology, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Office: ED 215R
Dr. Brewer's website
Kyle Conlon, Ph.D.
Kyle Conlon, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Social Psychology, Florida State University Research/Areas of Interest: Social cognition, motivation, goals, scholarship of teaching and learning. Office: ED 215Q
Dr. Conlon's website
Scott Drury, Ph.D. - Associate Professor - Psychology Club Faculty Advisor Educational Background: Experimental Psychology (Cognition), University of Alabama Research/Areas of Interest: Research areas include unconscious priming, implicit memory, impression formation, text comprehension, and the history of psychology. Office: ED 215D
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 215F
Dr. Estrada's laboratory website
Lora Jacobi, Ph.D. - Associate 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 215M Phone: 936.468.1407
Dusty Jenkins, Ph.D.
Dusty Jenkins, Ph.D. - Associate Professor - Graduate Coordinator 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. Office: ED 215C
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 - 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 215E
Catherine Pearte, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida
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 215K
Sarah Savoy, Ph.D.
Sarah Savoy, Ph.D. - Associate Professor 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
Nathan Sparkman, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor - Psi Chi Faculty Advisor Educational Background: Experimental Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience), Texas Christian University Research/Areas of Interest: Primary areas of interest include neuroinflammation, aging and learning and memory processes. Office: ED 215P

Adjunct Faculty

Julie Brotzen, MA
Julie Brotzen, MA - Lecturer Educational Background: Stephen F. Austin State University Research/Areas of Interest: Clinical Office: ED 215S
Hollie Gammel Smith, Ed.D.
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: BPSC 3.105
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