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    R. Eric Landrum

    Professor and Department Chair

    R. Eric Landrum is a professor of psychology and department chair at Boise State University, receiving his PhD in cognitive psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His research interests center on the educational conditions that best facilitate student success as well as the use of SoTL strategies to advance the efforts of scientist-educators. He has over 425 professional presentations at conferences and published 3 edited texts, 23 books/textbooks, 29 book chapters, and has published over 85 professional articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. He has worked with over 300 undergraduate research assistants and taught over 13,000 students in 27 years at Boise State. During the October 2014 Educational Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, Eric was presented with a Presidential Citation from then APA President Nadine Kaslow for his outstanding contributions to the teaching of psychology. With the launch of a new APA journal in 2015—Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology—he serves as one of its inaugural co-editors. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, a fellow in APA’s Division Two (Society for the Teaching of Psychology or STP), served as STP Secretary (2009-2011) and STP President (2014); he is also a Fellow of Division One (General Psychology). He was a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science and was named a Fellow in 2018. During 2016-2017 Eric served as President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) and during 2017-2018 served as President of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. In August 2019, he received the American Psychological Foundation’s Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award, the highest award given to teachers of psychology in America.

    Department of Psychological Science

    R. Eric Landrum is a professor of psychology and department chair at Boise State University, receiving his PhD in cognitive psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His research interests center on the educational conditions that best facilitate student success as well as the use of SoTL strategies to advance the efforts of scientist-educators. He has over 425 professional presentations at conferences and published 3 edited texts, 23 books/textbooks, 29 book chapters, and has published over 85 professional articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. He has worked with over 300 undergraduate research assistants and taught over 13,000 students in 27 years at Boise State. During the October 2014 Educational Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, Eric was presented with a Presidential Citation from then APA President Nadine Kaslow for his outstanding contributions to the teaching of psychology. With the launch of a new APA journal in 2015—Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology—he serves as one of its inaugural co-editors. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, a fellow in APA’s Division Two (Society for the Teaching of Psychology or STP), served as STP Secretary (2009-2011) and STP President (2014); he is also a Fellow of Division One (General Psychology). He was a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science and was named a Fellow in 2018. During 2016-2017 Eric served as President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) and during 2017-2018 served as President of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. In August 2019, he received the American Psychological Foundation’s Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award, the highest award given to teachers of psychology in America.

  • Cynthia G. Campbell

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair

    Dr. Campbell is a first-generation college graduate who started a family and worked in several industries before returning to school to complete her degrees. She earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2010, her Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, a BS in psychology, and a BS in business administration, As an undergraduate, Dr. Campbell participated in teaching and research opportunities and found her passion studying human relationships — how they influence the way we view ourselves, others, and the world around us. Since earning her Ph.D., Dr. Campbell has taught for three different universities, published in the family science and in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and consulted on community grant projects. Dr. Campbell is dedicated to thinking carefully about and planning for the future needs of her students and the university. She uses evidence-based collaborative learning methods in her classes and seeks out opportunities to mentor undergraduate students

    Dr. Campbell is a first-generation college graduate who started a family and worked in several industries before returning to school to complete her degrees. She earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2010, her Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, a BS in psychology, and a BS in business administration, As an undergraduate, Dr. Campbell participated in teaching and research opportunities and found her passion studying human relationships — how they influence the way we view ourselves, others, and the world around us. Since earning her Ph.D., Dr. Campbell has taught for three different universities, published in the family science and in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and consulted on community grant projects. Dr. Campbell is dedicated to thinking carefully about and planning for the future needs of her students and the university. She uses evidence-based collaborative learning methods in her classes and seeks out opportunities to mentor undergraduate students

  • Iryna Babik

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Iryna Babik is a developmental psychologist with extensive expertise in developmental research methodology and statistical data analysis. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2014, conducted post-doctoral research in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, and joined the Boise State University in 2019. Her research focuses on cognitive development in infancy/childhood; the role of sensorimotor exploration in problem-solving and cognitive development; development of visuospatial skills, drawing, and early writing; development of executive functioning and mathematical ability; cultural aspects of information processing and cognitive development; early intervention and rehabilitation of sensorimotor and cognitive skills.

    Dr. Iryna Babik is a developmental psychologist with extensive expertise in developmental research methodology and statistical data analysis. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2014, conducted post-doctoral research in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, and joined the Boise State University in 2019. Her research focuses on cognitive development in infancy/childhood; the role of sensorimotor exploration in problem-solving and cognitive development; development of visuospatial skills, drawing, and early writing; development of executive functioning and mathematical ability; cultural aspects of information processing and cognitive development; early intervention and rehabilitation of sensorimotor and cognitive skills.

  • Matthew Genuchi

    Associate Professor of Psychological Science

    Dr. Genuchi has been with the department of psychological science since 2011. Since his formative time as an undergraduate, working with Dr. Gary Brooks at Baylor University, Dr. Genuchi has been intrigued by questions and issues surrounding the psychology of men and masculinities. His research interests have primarily focused on understanding how conformity to masculine norms impacts men’s experiences of depression and negative affect. Additionally, Dr. Genuchi is concerned about the high rates of suicide death in men worldwide, and he is conducting research to further examine the ability of gendered symptoms of depression to predict suicide risk in various populations of men. He completed his doctoral training in the APA-accredited counseling psychology program at the University of Denver, as well as his APA-accredited doctoral internship at the University of Idaho Counseling and Testing Center. Dr. Genuchi is a licensed psychologist in the state of Idaho (PSY-202648). While Dr. Genuchi loves to work with students, teach, and think about his research, he also enjoys some down time. For fun, you’ll find him spending time with his family, reading, gardening, traveling, taking evening runs, and enjoying afternoon naps.

    Dr. Genuchi has been with the department of psychological science since 2011. Since his formative time as an undergraduate, working with Dr. Gary Brooks at Baylor University, Dr. Genuchi has been intrigued by questions and issues surrounding the psychology of men and masculinities. His research interests have primarily focused on understanding how conformity to masculine norms impacts men’s experiences of depression and negative affect. Additionally, Dr. Genuchi is concerned about the high rates of suicide death in men worldwide, and he is conducting research to further examine the ability of gendered symptoms of depression to predict suicide risk in various populations of men. He completed his doctoral training in the APA-accredited counseling psychology program at the University of Denver, as well as his APA-accredited doctoral internship at the University of Idaho Counseling and Testing Center. Dr. Genuchi is a licensed psychologist in the state of Idaho (PSY-202648). While Dr. Genuchi loves to work with students, teach, and think about his research, he also enjoys some down time. For fun, you’ll find him spending time with his family, reading, gardening, traveling, taking evening runs, and enjoying afternoon naps.

  • Kimberly Henderson

    Lecturer

    When most people see that I am a Developmental Psychologist that say “oh she must study children”. Nope, I don’t. I am currently working on looking at the chaos that comes through the changes associated with significant transitions in life. One such transitions is the one that the majority of the students I am working with are making right now, the transition to adulthood. While I do not have an active research lab, the majority of my resources (creativity, interest, passion, and curiosity) are dedicated to teaching and providing opportunities to students that help them navigate the “chaos” through personal empowerment and teaching content that contributes to their quality of life (i.e., Art of Happiness, Human Relationships, Social Psychology, General Psychology, Design Your Life Workshops).

    The teaching aspect of my career is both varied and delightful. I have been fortunate enough to teach on many psychology related topics as well teaching in many different environments. I find the classroom “setting” invigorating and I am constantly seeking new ways to do things better and source new teaching methodologies to try in the classroom.

    If you are out looking for me off campus, you are most likely going to find me: hanging with my homies (Husband and kiddos: fur and non-fur), taking and teaching yoga classes, on some travel/road trip adventure, knitting something that no one will ever use/wear, volunteering at YMCA Summer Camp, and/or hanging at a coffee shop – pretending to be intellectual by reading random books (recent sampling: Human Relationships: Lifespan Development, 7 habits of highly effective people, Siddartha, Mutant Massage, Drive 2.0), chatting with my neighbor, and crafting my random musings.

    Did you get what you came for? If you have a follow-up question or are looking for some clarification please feel free to email me: kimberlyhenderson@boisestate.edu

    When most people see that I am a Developmental Psychologist that say “oh she must study children”. Nope, I don’t. I am currently working on looking at the chaos that comes through the changes associated with significant transitions in life. One such transitions is the one that the majority of the students I am working with are making right now, the transition to adulthood. While I do not have an active research lab, the majority of my resources (creativity, interest, passion, and curiosity) are dedicated to teaching and providing opportunities to students that help them navigate the “chaos” through personal empowerment and teaching content that contributes to their quality of life (i.e., Art of Happiness, Human Relationships, Social Psychology, General Psychology, Design Your Life Workshops).

    The teaching aspect of my career is both varied and delightful. I have been fortunate enough to teach on many psychology related topics as well teaching in many different environments. I find the classroom “setting” invigorating and I am constantly seeking new ways to do things better and source new teaching methodologies to try in the classroom.

    If you are out looking for me off campus, you are most likely going to find me: hanging with my homies (Husband and kiddos: fur and non-fur), taking and teaching yoga classes, on some travel/road trip adventure, knitting something that no one will ever use/wear, volunteering at YMCA Summer Camp, and/or hanging at a coffee shop – pretending to be intellectual by reading random books (recent sampling: Human Relationships: Lifespan Development, 7 habits of highly effective people, Siddartha, Mutant Massage, Drive 2.0), chatting with my neighbor, and crafting my random musings.

    Did you get what you came for? If you have a follow-up question or are looking for some clarification please feel free to email me: kimberlyhenderson@boisestate.edu

  • Charles R. Honts

    Professor of Psychological Science

    Professor Honts continues a 40-yearlong research program that focuses on applying psychological science to real world problems. He is internationally recognized as one of the world’s top experts on credibility assessment have received The Harry Detwiler Award for contributions to the polygraph profession in Latin America and The John E. Reid Memorial Award for distinguished achievements in polygraph research, teaching or writing. Professor Honts has published and/or presented more than 400 scientific papers on deception detection. Professor Honts has also published and given expert testimony in the areas of interrogation and false confession, eyewitness memory/identification, and the forensic interviewing of children. Professor Honts is a frequently invited to lecture in a number of domestic and international venues. Besides the United States, Professor Honts has given lectures and continuing education in Canada, China, Columbia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Sweden, and The Netherlands. Professor Honts has appeared in courts around the world as an expert witness 130 times. Professor Honts’ current research is focusing on two areas, 1) providing accurate methods for assessing the credibility of witnesses and suspects, and 2) interrogation, confession, and false confession phenomena in real world contexts. Professor Honts was the President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association for the 2005-2006 term.

    Professor Honts continues a 40-yearlong research program that focuses on applying psychological science to real world problems. He is internationally recognized as one of the world’s top experts on credibility assessment have received The Harry Detwiler Award for contributions to the polygraph profession in Latin America and The John E. Reid Memorial Award for distinguished achievements in polygraph research, teaching or writing. Professor Honts has published and/or presented more than 400 scientific papers on deception detection. Professor Honts has also published and given expert testimony in the areas of interrogation and false confession, eyewitness memory/identification, and the forensic interviewing of children. Professor Honts is a frequently invited to lecture in a number of domestic and international venues. Besides the United States, Professor Honts has given lectures and continuing education in Canada, China, Columbia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Sweden, and The Netherlands. Professor Honts has appeared in courts around the world as an expert witness 130 times. Professor Honts’ current research is focusing on two areas, 1) providing accurate methods for assessing the credibility of witnesses and suspects, and 2) interrogation, confession, and false confession phenomena in real world contexts. Professor Honts was the President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association for the 2005-2006 term.

  • April Masarik

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. April Masarik joined the Department of Psychological Science as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in 2015. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and a M.S. in Child Development from the University of California, Davis. Her research centers on stress and resilience, dynamics in close relationships, intergenerational transmission, and the social, cultural, and biological influences on development. Dr. Masarik directs the Human Development and Ecology Lab, conducting research with an interdisciplinary team of faculty, students, and community stakeholders to investigate the factors that influence health and well-being among refugee youth and families.

    She regularly teaches courses in Child Development, Multicultural Perspectives on Children and Families, and Research Methods. Since her arrival to Boise State University, Dr. Masarik has taught over 1,000 students in her courses and has mentored nearly 100 students in research and teaching. In 2019, she was a Top Ten Scholar Honored Faculty Member.

    Dr. Masarik serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Youth and Adolescence and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Society for Research in Child Development to name a few. She also works in the community as a Board Member for Tidwell Social Work and Consulting Services, a non-profit organization that provides trauma-informed and culturally sensitive mental health care and community healing programs.

    Dr. April Masarik joined the Department of Psychological Science as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in 2015. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and a M.S. in Child Development from the University of California, Davis. Her research centers on stress and resilience, dynamics in close relationships, intergenerational transmission, and the social, cultural, and biological influences on development. Dr. Masarik directs the Human Development and Ecology Lab, conducting research with an interdisciplinary team of faculty, students, and community stakeholders to investigate the factors that influence health and well-being among refugee youth and families.

    She regularly teaches courses in Child Development, Multicultural Perspectives on Children and Families, and Research Methods. Since her arrival to Boise State University, Dr. Masarik has taught over 1,000 students in her courses and has mentored nearly 100 students in research and teaching. In 2019, she was a Top Ten Scholar Honored Faculty Member.

    Dr. Masarik serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Youth and Adolescence and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Society for Research in Child Development to name a few. She also works in the community as a Board Member for Tidwell Social Work and Consulting Services, a non-profit organization that provides trauma-informed and culturally sensitive mental health care and community healing programs.

  • Cindy McCrea

    Assistant Professor

    I am an experimental health psychologist by training, I am intrigued by the impact psychological patterns, emotions and attitudes have on the body and how those contribute to or detract from wellness. I have focused my undergraduate intensive research agenda on the following two lines of research: Do feelings of social rejection prevent people from making healthy choices? If so, what sorts of interventions may ameliorate this effect? And, the impact of metacognitive training on college student critical thinking skills. I very much enjoy my teaching and advising roles in the department as well. My favorite courses to teach are PSYC 101, 295, 321 and 331.

    I am an experimental health psychologist by training, I am intrigued by the impact psychological patterns, emotions and attitudes have on the body and how those contribute to or detract from wellness. I have focused my undergraduate intensive research agenda on the following two lines of research: Do feelings of social rejection prevent people from making healthy choices? If so, what sorts of interventions may ameliorate this effect? And, the impact of metacognitive training on college student critical thinking skills. I very much enjoy my teaching and advising roles in the department as well. My favorite courses to teach are PSYC 101, 295, 321 and 331.

  • Tedd McDonald

    Professor

    Dr. Tedd McDonald is a community psychologist with broad interests in the mental health and well-being of people in a variety of contexts, including families, neighborhoods, and societies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1998, and joined Boise State in 2001. A self-described utility-infielder (or a “Jack of all trades and master of none”), Dr. McDonald has taught many courses in the department, including Capstone Perspectives, Community Mental Health, Community Psychology, Intro to Counseling Skills, Learning, Personality, Research Methods, and Statistical Methods. His research is broadly related to community mental health, particularly as it relates to vulnerable populations including high risk children and families, youth involved in the juvenile justice system, members of resettlement communities (i.e., refugees), isolated rural residents, and Native Americans. He contracts with numerous agencies on externally-funded research, and employs both undergraduate and graduate students for either course credit or pay.

    Dr. Tedd McDonald is a community psychologist with broad interests in the mental health and well-being of people in a variety of contexts, including families, neighborhoods, and societies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1998, and joined Boise State in 2001. A self-described utility-infielder (or a “Jack of all trades and master of none”), Dr. McDonald has taught many courses in the department, including Capstone Perspectives, Community Mental Health, Community Psychology, Intro to Counseling Skills, Learning, Personality, Research Methods, and Statistical Methods. His research is broadly related to community mental health, particularly as it relates to vulnerable populations including high risk children and families, youth involved in the juvenile justice system, members of resettlement communities (i.e., refugees), isolated rural residents, and Native Americans. He contracts with numerous agencies on externally-funded research, and employs both undergraduate and graduate students for either course credit or pay.

  • Mary Pritchard

    Professor

    Dr. Mary Pritchard received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Denver. She regularly teaches Psychology of Eating, Psychology of Health, Social Psychology and special topics seminars. She specializes in body image and eating disorders and has authored over 50 publications on those topics. To learn more about Dr. Pritchard’s research and openings for Teaching Assistants in her classes or Research Assistants in her lab, please visit the Body Image Lab at Boise State.

    Dr. Mary Pritchard received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Denver. She regularly teaches Psychology of Eating, Psychology of Health, Social Psychology and special topics seminars. She specializes in body image and eating disorders and has authored over 50 publications on those topics. To learn more about Dr. Pritchard’s research and openings for Teaching Assistants in her classes or Research Assistants in her lab, please visit the Body Image Lab at Boise State.

  • Brian W. Stone

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Stone is a Cognitive Psychologist with a focus on perception and action, as well as a background in Philosophy of Mind. He teaches classes in the experimental cluster such as Perception, Cognitive Psychology, and Learning, as well as larger courses such as PSYC 101. His research has spanned topics such as: tool use in human and non-human primates; visual, haptic, and multisensory mechanisms in the use and tracking of objects or limbs; congenital aphantasia (lack of mental imagery); and scholarship of teaching and learning, especially in relation to visual impairment and accessibility in the college classroom.

    Dr. Stone is a Cognitive Psychologist with a focus on perception and action, as well as a background in Philosophy of Mind. He teaches classes in the experimental cluster such as Perception, Cognitive Psychology, and Learning, as well as larger courses such as PSYC 101. His research has spanned topics such as: tool use in human and non-human primates; visual, haptic, and multisensory mechanisms in the use and tracking of objects or limbs; congenital aphantasia (lack of mental imagery); and scholarship of teaching and learning, especially in relation to visual impairment and accessibility in the college classroom.

  • Jennifer Weaver

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Weaver earned her doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of California, Irvine in 2009. She joined the faculty at Boise State in January, 2012 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her research interests are in infant and early child development, particularly parenting and the family’s role in children’s social development. In recent work she has been exploring infant feeding practices, such as bottle and breastfeeding, and how this relates to parents’ behavior and well being. Dr. Weaver has also been extensively involved with the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a national study looking at the effects of child care and parenting on children’s development from birth to age 15. At Boise State, Dr. Weaver frequently teaches Psyc 309 (Child Development), Psyc 419 (Multicultural Children and Families), and PSYC 321 (Research Methods). In her free time, Dr. Weaver enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.

    Dr. Weaver earned her doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of California, Irvine in 2009. She joined the faculty at Boise State in January, 2012 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her research interests are in infant and early child development, particularly parenting and the family’s role in children’s social development. In recent work she has been exploring infant feeding practices, such as bottle and breastfeeding, and how this relates to parents’ behavior and well being. Dr. Weaver has also been extensively involved with the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a national study looking at the effects of child care and parenting on children’s development from birth to age 15. At Boise State, Dr. Weaver frequently teaches Psyc 309 (Child Development), Psyc 419 (Multicultural Children and Families), and PSYC 321 (Research Methods). In her free time, Dr. Weaver enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.

  • Eva Kanneberger

    Business Operations Supervisor

    Eva earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University. She then joined her alma mater psychology department as business operations supervisor, where she is devoted to making a difference within her academic community. She is concurrently working towards her MS in Social/Personality Psychology, with an emphasis on cognition and decision-making, at The University of Oregon.

    Reach out to Eva with any questions related to budget, scheduling, travel, hiring, purchasing, and all other administrative support, as it pertains to the department.

    Psychological Science

    Eva earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University. She then joined her alma mater psychology department as business operations supervisor, where she is devoted to making a difference within her academic community. She is concurrently working towards her MS in Social/Personality Psychology, with an emphasis on cognition and decision-making, at The University of Oregon.

    Reach out to Eva with any questions related to budget, scheduling, travel, hiring, purchasing, and all other administrative support, as it pertains to the department.

Our Adjunct Faculty

  • Scott Armentrout

    Adjunct Professor

    I’ve been with BSU so long that when I came aboard, online courses were relatively rare and Blackboard was a puzzle to most! Since then I’ve helped develop online courses from face-to-face models (PSYC 301) working with Distance Learning folks, and created 5 week courses from 15 week courses. My 2 courses in FA19 are both online courses. I teach General Psych (101), Abnormal Psych (301), and I just finished the first 5-week session of the Psychology of Health (331). Earlier in my time at BSU I taught a Child Development course as well.

    I’m a licensed clinical psychologist and have worked as Clinical Director for a couple of non-profits in town. I’ve also had a private practice in Boise for the last 20 years, though I closed my practice last December. Clinically, I specialize in psychoeducational assessment and psychological assessment. I enjoy treating anxiety disorders (OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder), and depressive disorders. I thoroughly enjoy marriage/couples counseling as well. Lately I’ve been interested in integrative behavioral health, with psychologists imbedded in physician’s practices. The biopsychosocial model with regard to mental health and wellness has always more intuitive sense to me than the traditional medical model.

    Psychological Science

    I’ve been with BSU so long that when I came aboard, online courses were relatively rare and Blackboard was a puzzle to most! Since then I’ve helped develop online courses from face-to-face models (PSYC 301) working with Distance Learning folks, and created 5 week courses from 15 week courses. My 2 courses in FA19 are both online courses. I teach General Psych (101), Abnormal Psych (301), and I just finished the first 5-week session of the Psychology of Health (331). Earlier in my time at BSU I taught a Child Development course as well.

    I’m a licensed clinical psychologist and have worked as Clinical Director for a couple of non-profits in town. I’ve also had a private practice in Boise for the last 20 years, though I closed my practice last December. Clinically, I specialize in psychoeducational assessment and psychological assessment. I enjoy treating anxiety disorders (OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder), and depressive disorders. I thoroughly enjoy marriage/couples counseling as well. Lately I’ve been interested in integrative behavioral health, with psychologists imbedded in physician’s practices. The biopsychosocial model with regard to mental health and wellness has always more intuitive sense to me than the traditional medical model.

  • Gerald Bell

    Adjunct Faculty

    Psychological Science
  • Eric Everson

    Adjunct Professor

    Eric Everson is a licensed psychologist in his fifth year as an adjunct in the Psychology department at Boise State. He is a staff psychologist at the Boise VA Medical Center,
    where he is also the Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Coordinator and lead supervisor in outpatient mental health for the Boise VA’s APA-accredited predoctoral internship program.
    Eric’s clinical work with the veteran population includes individual, couples, and group therapies addressing a range of mental health and psychosocial concerns. Eric earned
    his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Marquette University, having previously earned an MA in Community Counseling and BA in Criminal Justice at Gonzaga University.
    He has taught Intro to Counseling Skills, Abnormal Psychology, and Personality at Boise State.

    Psychological Science

    Eric Everson is a licensed psychologist in his fifth year as an adjunct in the Psychology department at Boise State. He is a staff psychologist at the Boise VA Medical Center,
    where he is also the Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Coordinator and lead supervisor in outpatient mental health for the Boise VA’s APA-accredited predoctoral internship program.
    Eric’s clinical work with the veteran population includes individual, couples, and group therapies addressing a range of mental health and psychosocial concerns. Eric earned
    his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Marquette University, having previously earned an MA in Community Counseling and BA in Criminal Justice at Gonzaga University.
    He has taught Intro to Counseling Skills, Abnormal Psychology, and Personality at Boise State.

  • Carolyn Golden

    Adjunct Professor/Licensed Psychologist

    Carolyn Golden is a licensed psychologist who, in addition to teaching as an adjunct professor at BSU, sees clients for therapy and testing at Northwest Neurobehavioral Health, LLC in Meridian, Idaho. She earned her PsyD from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and came to Idaho for her predoctoral internship in 2004. At NNH, Dr. Golden works with children, families, and adults, particularly those with autism, OCD, and anxiety. She enjoys teaching and training, supervising interns and post-doctoral clinicians. Her joys in teaching include increasing critical thinking skills and encouraging curiosity.

    Psychological Science

    Carolyn Golden is a licensed psychologist who, in addition to teaching as an adjunct professor at BSU, sees clients for therapy and testing at Northwest Neurobehavioral Health, LLC in Meridian, Idaho. She earned her PsyD from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and came to Idaho for her predoctoral internship in 2004. At NNH, Dr. Golden works with children, families, and adults, particularly those with autism, OCD, and anxiety. She enjoys teaching and training, supervising interns and post-doctoral clinicians. Her joys in teaching include increasing critical thinking skills and encouraging curiosity.

  • Ryan J Hulbert

    Ryan J Hulbert, Ph.D., graduated from Brigham Young University, and received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with sub-specialties in alcoholism treatment and rural community mental health. Dr. Hulbert served as a staff psychologist and Director of Research at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa from 1988 and 1993. He was the Chief Psychologist of BPA Behavioral Health for 8 years, and was the Clinical Services Administrator for the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections from 2001-2009. In 2010, he assisted in the initial program development for the Management & Training Corporation’s Correctional Alternative Placement Program (CAPP), in Idaho. Beginning in 2015 he has taught psychology courses as an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University. He conducts psychological evaluations for a variety of agencies in Idaho and the Shoshone-PaiuteTribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. He views his strengths as compassion, creativity, and enthusiasm, in working with others to enhance health and reduce human suffering through increasingly effective, accessible, and cost effective methods. He and his wife, Theresa, have 5 sons, 2 daughters, 5 daughters-in-law, 2 sons-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren. They live in the country near Parma, Idaho. Dr. Hulbert very much enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, helping others, and doing family history research.  He is the author of the book Drivers’ Ed for the Brain: Finding Greater Peace and Joy (available for free by clicking on the link).

    Psychological Science

    Ryan J Hulbert, Ph.D., graduated from Brigham Young University, and received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with sub-specialties in alcoholism treatment and rural community mental health. Dr. Hulbert served as a staff psychologist and Director of Research at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa from 1988 and 1993. He was the Chief Psychologist of BPA Behavioral Health for 8 years, and was the Clinical Services Administrator for the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections from 2001-2009. In 2010, he assisted in the initial program development for the Management & Training Corporation’s Correctional Alternative Placement Program (CAPP), in Idaho. Beginning in 2015 he has taught psychology courses as an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University. He conducts psychological evaluations for a variety of agencies in Idaho and the Shoshone-PaiuteTribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. He views his strengths as compassion, creativity, and enthusiasm, in working with others to enhance health and reduce human suffering through increasingly effective, accessible, and cost effective methods. He and his wife, Theresa, have 5 sons, 2 daughters, 5 daughters-in-law, 2 sons-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren. They live in the country near Parma, Idaho. Dr. Hulbert very much enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, helping others, and doing family history research.  He is the author of the book Drivers’ Ed for the Brain: Finding Greater Peace and Joy (available for free by clicking on the link).

  • Craig Laudicina

    Craig is a Boise State Alumni, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Supervisor) in the State of Idaho. He received a BS in Psychology from Boise State University, and an MS in Counseling from the University of Wyoming. He has been teaching for Boise State since 2014, and is a member of the Mobile Crisis Unit with the Department of Health and Welfare. Craig is passionate about teaching and counseling. He loves working with students seeking to further their knowledge in the fields of psychology and finds it equally rewarding helping people living with Mental Illness. “My job is to watch people grow and embark upon self-discovery, aiding in their learning not only about themselves, but world around them as well. Counseling and teaching are a way of life, not just a job!”

    Psychological Science

    Craig is a Boise State Alumni, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Supervisor) in the State of Idaho. He received a BS in Psychology from Boise State University, and an MS in Counseling from the University of Wyoming. He has been teaching for Boise State since 2014, and is a member of the Mobile Crisis Unit with the Department of Health and Welfare. Craig is passionate about teaching and counseling. He loves working with students seeking to further their knowledge in the fields of psychology and finds it equally rewarding helping people living with Mental Illness. “My job is to watch people grow and embark upon self-discovery, aiding in their learning not only about themselves, but world around them as well. Counseling and teaching are a way of life, not just a job!”

  • Crista Murray

    Adjunct Professor

    Crista has taught for undergraduate psychology classes for 15 years and enjoys helping students feel successful at learning. Her primary teaching goal is to engage students in unique ways so they may increase their understanding of the field of psychology. Outside of teaching, Crista maintains a private practice where her expertise include anxiety reduction and whole person wellness.

    Psychological Science

    Crista has taught for undergraduate psychology classes for 15 years and enjoys helping students feel successful at learning. Her primary teaching goal is to engage students in unique ways so they may increase their understanding of the field of psychology. Outside of teaching, Crista maintains a private practice where her expertise include anxiety reduction and whole person wellness.

  • Carol Passman

    Adjunct Professor

    Education:

    University of Akron, Akron, OH
    PhD Counseling Psychology, 1998
    Doctoral Dissertation: Attitudes toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help

    University of Akron, Akron, OH
    MA Counseling Psychology, 1992
    Master’s Thesis: Perceived Social Support in Acute and Chronic Pain Sufferers

    Washburn University, Topeka, KS
    BA Psychology, 1990
    Honor Thesis: The Relationship between Goal Setting and Acute Pain Tolerance
    BA English, 1990

    Professional interests and expertise include human growth and development; career development; personality development and disorders; adjustment and stress-related disorders; substance abuse and addiction; online education.

    Psychological Science

    Education:

    University of Akron, Akron, OH
    PhD Counseling Psychology, 1998
    Doctoral Dissertation: Attitudes toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help

    University of Akron, Akron, OH
    MA Counseling Psychology, 1992
    Master’s Thesis: Perceived Social Support in Acute and Chronic Pain Sufferers

    Washburn University, Topeka, KS
    BA Psychology, 1990
    Honor Thesis: The Relationship between Goal Setting and Acute Pain Tolerance
    BA English, 1990

    Professional interests and expertise include human growth and development; career development; personality development and disorders; adjustment and stress-related disorders; substance abuse and addiction; online education.

  • Sandina Begic

    Adjunct Professor

    I am an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Health Policy at Boise State University, where I have been working on issues related to disadvantaged populations in Idaho for nearly a decade. I earned my PhD in socio-cultural psychology from Clark University in Massachusetts, with a dissertation focused on the lived experience of cultural homelessness following a major “rupture” (war in my native Yugoslavia). My interests revolve around studying how people, particularly those who are marginalized or disadvantaged, draw on past experiences to construct meaning and make decisions in everyday life. Recent projects include multiyear evaluation of the Idaho Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) and the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections’ Detention Clinician programs and research studies on the experience of first-time fathers and burnout and secondary traumatic stress among professionals working with at-risk populations. In addition, I volunteer for Pride Foundation as a scholarship applications reviewer and serve on the Idaho MIECHV Program Steering Committee, a group dedicated to working toward improving the lives of young children and families in Idaho. At Boise State University, I currently teach PSYC 295 (Statistical Methods) and have taught MHLTHSCI/KINES 552 (Applied Statistical Methods), MHLTHSCI 505 (Research Methods), MHLTHSCI 555 (Progam Evaluation in the Health Sciences) in the past. At Clark University, I co-taught PSYC 105 (Statistical Methods), PSYC 108 (Experimental Methods in Psychology), PSYC 109 (Qualitative Methods in Psychology), and PSYC 176 (Introduction to Peace Studies and Peace Psychology).

    Traveling and meeting people from diverse backgrounds are my two biggest passions. I also like to be outside hiking, running, or mounting biking and passing time conversing with friends and family members.

    Psychological Science

    I am an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Health Policy at Boise State University, where I have been working on issues related to disadvantaged populations in Idaho for nearly a decade. I earned my PhD in socio-cultural psychology from Clark University in Massachusetts, with a dissertation focused on the lived experience of cultural homelessness following a major “rupture” (war in my native Yugoslavia). My interests revolve around studying how people, particularly those who are marginalized or disadvantaged, draw on past experiences to construct meaning and make decisions in everyday life. Recent projects include multiyear evaluation of the Idaho Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) and the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections’ Detention Clinician programs and research studies on the experience of first-time fathers and burnout and secondary traumatic stress among professionals working with at-risk populations. In addition, I volunteer for Pride Foundation as a scholarship applications reviewer and serve on the Idaho MIECHV Program Steering Committee, a group dedicated to working toward improving the lives of young children and families in Idaho. At Boise State University, I currently teach PSYC 295 (Statistical Methods) and have taught MHLTHSCI/KINES 552 (Applied Statistical Methods), MHLTHSCI 505 (Research Methods), MHLTHSCI 555 (Progam Evaluation in the Health Sciences) in the past. At Clark University, I co-taught PSYC 105 (Statistical Methods), PSYC 108 (Experimental Methods in Psychology), PSYC 109 (Qualitative Methods in Psychology), and PSYC 176 (Introduction to Peace Studies and Peace Psychology).

    Traveling and meeting people from diverse backgrounds are my two biggest passions. I also like to be outside hiking, running, or mounting biking and passing time conversing with friends and family members.

  • Tyrin Stevenson

    Adjunct Professor

    Tyrin is currently the Human Services Program Specialist for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Program at the Department of Health and Welfare.  He holds a master’s degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Health Service Leadership, a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Psychology from Boise State University (BSU) where he was also a member of the wrestling team. 

    He comes with three years’ experience in program evaluation, data analysis and data management that he acquired during his time as a Graduate Research Assistant and a Research Association at the Center for Health Policy (CHP) – BSU. During his time at CHP, he worked on several state and federal programs including the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV), Disproportionate Minority Contact, Clinical Services (mental health screening of juvenile entering the correctional system), Maternal Child Health (MCH), as well as the Tobacco Cessation Program. 

    His greatest passions in life are around mental health, destigmatizing mental health in society, suicide prevention, and essentially all fields of psychology. The biggest motivator is simply doing what you can to have a genuine impact on others in any manner possible. 

    As an adjunct professor at Boise State, Tyrin teaches PSYC101 – Intro to Psychology, PSYC331 – Psychology of Health, and PSYC497 – Psychology of Aging. He has also been a co-instructor for PSYC357 – Intro to Counseling Skills and PSYC487 – Capstone: History & Systems.

    Psychological Science

    Tyrin is currently the Human Services Program Specialist for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Program at the Department of Health and Welfare.  He holds a master’s degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Health Service Leadership, a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Psychology from Boise State University (BSU) where he was also a member of the wrestling team. 

    He comes with three years’ experience in program evaluation, data analysis and data management that he acquired during his time as a Graduate Research Assistant and a Research Association at the Center for Health Policy (CHP) – BSU. During his time at CHP, he worked on several state and federal programs including the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV), Disproportionate Minority Contact, Clinical Services (mental health screening of juvenile entering the correctional system), Maternal Child Health (MCH), as well as the Tobacco Cessation Program. 

    His greatest passions in life are around mental health, destigmatizing mental health in society, suicide prevention, and essentially all fields of psychology. The biggest motivator is simply doing what you can to have a genuine impact on others in any manner possible. 

    As an adjunct professor at Boise State, Tyrin teaches PSYC101 – Intro to Psychology, PSYC331 – Psychology of Health, and PSYC497 – Psychology of Aging. He has also been a co-instructor for PSYC357 – Intro to Counseling Skills and PSYC487 – Capstone: History & Systems.

  • Ellen Burke

    Adjunct Professor

    Professor Ellen Burke is a behaviorist who has primarily focused on children with autism and development disabilities. Ellen earned her Bachelor Degree of Applied Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and a Masters of Science in Educational Counseling from the University of La Verne. Burke’s 20-year professional experience as a school counselor and a behavioral intervention supervisor gave her the background to share her knowledge as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Special Education at Cal State University, Fullerton from 2011 to 2020.
    Ellen’s areas of expertise are: Practical application of behavioral psychology (behavioral intervention strategies, positive behavioral supports), social psychology (related to communication, social skills development, and relationships) and developmental psychology (focusing on birth through early adulthood). Professor Burke loves teaching, working with students, and strives to create a supportive environment where students are free to ask questions and think freely as they explore new ideas.
    Professor Ellen Burke is a behaviorist who has primarily focused on children with autism and development disabilities. Ellen earned her Bachelor Degree of Applied Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and a Masters of Science in Educational Counseling from the University of La Verne. Burke’s 20-year professional experience as a school counselor and a behavioral intervention supervisor gave her the background to share her knowledge as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Special Education at Cal State University, Fullerton from 2011 to 2020.
    Ellen’s areas of expertise are: Practical application of behavioral psychology (behavioral intervention strategies, positive behavioral supports), social psychology (related to communication, social skills development, and relationships) and developmental psychology (focusing on birth through early adulthood). Professor Burke loves teaching, working with students, and strives to create a supportive environment where students are free to ask questions and think freely as they explore new ideas.
  • Leigh Smithkors

    Adjunct Professor

    Psychological Science
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