Graduate Students

  • Drew Bassett

    Entered the program in 2014

    Hometown: Staunton, Virginia

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    Education

    B.S. James Madison University

    Research interests

    Addiction and Exercise

  • Natasha Benfer

    Entered the program in 2015

    Hometown: Toronto, ON

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    Education

    B.S. Indiana University

    Research interests

    The impact of higher order cognitive processes on the development, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders and PTSD.

  • Ian Cero

    Entered the program in 2012

    Hometown: Minneapolis. Minnesota

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    Education

    M.A. Minnesota State University
    B.A.Concordia College

    Research interests

    Research interests focus on chaotic/nonlinear-dynamical models of suicide risk, resilience and suicide prevention, and moral components (e.g., guilt, moral injury) of psychopathology in combat veterans. I am also broadly interested in developments in the mathematical modeling of abnormal behavior.

  • Ayanda Chakawa

    Entered the program in 2012

    Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia

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    Education

    M.S. University of Alberta
    B.S. Oakwood University

    Research interests

    The influence of sociocultural factors (e.g., parents, teachers, peers) and processes (e.g., stigma, biases, help-seeking) on child and adolescent psychological, social, and academic functioning, and ethnic and gender group differences in these experiences.

  • Allison Cotter

    Entered the program in 2014

    Hometown: Winston Salem, North Carolina

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    Education

    B.A. Wake Forest University

    Research interests

    Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), parenting and parent-child relationships, parental self-efficacy (PSE)

  • Melissa Cyperski

    Entered the program in 2010

    Hometown: North Canton, Ohio

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    Education

    M.S. Auburn University
    B.S. Denison University

    Research interests

    evidence based practice for children and adolescents; therapeutic process; treatment outcome; program evaluation; predictors of problematic sexual behaviors or other externalizing behaviors including but not limited to trauma history, attachment, callous-unemotional traits, and executive functioning

  • Margaret Taylor Davis

    Entered the program in 2010

    Hometown: Falls Church, VA

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    Education

    B.A., University of Virginia, M.S., Auburn University

    Research interests

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and its sequelae, suicidal behavior, treatment needs and preferences unique to the Veteran population.

  • Nicole Dutta

    Entered the program in 2010

    Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

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    Education

    M.S. Auburn University
    B.S. University of Tennessee

    Research interests

    Communication in marital and romantic relationships, psychopathology and relationship satisfaction, psychometrics

  • John Falligant

    Entered the program in 2013

    Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

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    Education

    B.S. Birmingham-Southern College

    Research interests

    Communication in marital and romantic relationships, psychopathology and relationship satisfaction, psychometrics

  • Kevin Feiszli

    Entered the program in 2012

    Hometown: University Place, Washington

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    Education

    B.A. Washington State University

    Research interests

    Treatment/Assessment of PTSD, effects of early-onset, interpersonal trauma on symptom expression, complex PTSD

  • Tonya Filz

    Entered the program in 2012

    Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin

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    Education

    M.S. Auburn University
    B.A. University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

    Research interests

    Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Teaching of Psychology

  • Rebecca Fix

    Entered the program in 2012

    Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Education

    M.S. West Virginia University
    B.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Research interests

    Treatment of aggressive behavior and sexual offending behavior in adolescents and children, the relationship between interpersonal violence and perpetration, and discrimination in the justice system.

  • William Frye

    Entered the program in 2010

    Hometown: Johnson City, TN

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    Education

    B.S. Milligan College, M.S. Auburn University

    Research interests

    Pediatric Psychology; adherence to health behavior and treatment compliance

  • Jami M. Gauthier

    Entered the program in 2011

    Hometown: Papillion, Nebraska

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    Education

    M.S. Auburn University
    B.A. Ohio State University

    Research interests

    Suicidal behavior, substance use, and the relationship between these two phenomena; brief interventions

  • Megan Harrelson

    Entered the program in 2014

    Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

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    Education

    B.A. Wake Forest University

    Research interests

    I am mostly interested in the psychological and behavioral repercussions of early childhood trauma in children and adolescents. Recently, I have narrowed my focus to sexually reactive behavior in children and adolescents.

  • Claire Kirk

    Entered the program in 2013

    Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

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    Education

    M.S. Mississippi State University
    B.A. Texas Christian University

    Research interests

    Child psychopathology and intervention, Treatment of college students with ADHD, Barriers to treatment, Teaching at the university level

  • Lindsay Kramer

    Entered the program in 2014

    Hometown: Winter Haven, FL

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    Education

    B.A. Vanderbilt University

    Research interests

    Comparing emotional processing in resilient and non-resilient individuals after a trauma; examining how guilt and negative beliefs affect the severity of PTSD

  • Danny Lee

    Entered the program in 2011

    Hometown: Scituate, Massachusetts

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    Education

    M.S. Auburn University
    B.A. University of Massachusetts, Boston

    Research interests

    Emotion regulation and posttraumatic outcomes

  • Della Loflin

    Entered the program in 2015

    Hometown: Vicksburg, MS

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    Education

    B.S., University of Southern Mississippi

    Research interests

    Social intelligence and other contextual and behavioral factors influencing relational aggression in children and adolescents; prevention and intervention

  • Bryan G. Messina

    Entered the program in 2012

    Hometown: Greenlawn, New York

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    Education

    B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton, M.S. University of North Carolina - Wilmington

    Research interests

    Substance use, non-medical use of prescription drugs, brief interventions, psychometrics, and behavioral economics.

  • Ashley Norwood-Strickland

    Entered the program in 2012

    Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama

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    Education

    M.S. Mississippi State University
    B.A. Auburn University

    Research interests

    My broad research interests include working with children and adolescents with behavior and conduct disorders. More specifically, I am interested in the assessment and treatment of juvenile sex offenders. Current research is related to parenting and adolescent development with respect to attachment styles and their correlation with victim choice and treatment outcome.

  • Nadi Nuhu

    Entered the program in 2013

    Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama

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    Education

    B.A. Agnes Scott College

    Research interests

    Autism Spectrum Disorder; Behavioral Intervention; Parent-Child Interactions

  • Jess Petri

    Entered the program in 2015

    Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

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    Education

    B.A. Xavier University

    Research interests

    Assessment and treatment of PTSD; experiences of trauma in the military and veteran population; stigma of mental health and other barriers to help-seeking

  • Kaitlin Baker Proctor

    Entered the program in 2011

    Hometown: Birmingham, AL

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    Education

    M.S. Auburn University
    B.A. Auburn University

    Research interests

    Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); parenting and child development; medication/treatment adherence among youth; treatment implementation and dissemination; program development

  • Alana Resmini

    Entered the program in 2010

    Hometown: Sunrise, Florida

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    Education

    M.S. Auburn University
    B.A. Florida State University

    Research interests

    Pediatric Psychology: quality of life in children with food allergies, medication/treatment adherence; pediatric obesity and diabetes

  • Travis A. Rogers

    Entered the program in 2015

    Hometown: Anna, Illinois

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    Education

    B.A. Southern Illinois University

    Research interests

    Broadly, attention biases and transdiagnostic vulnerabilities in mood and anxiety disorders; executive attention and attention modification paradigms

  • Megan Schaefer

    Entered the program in 2014

    Hometown: Maria Stein, Ohio

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    Education

    B.A. Miami University of Ohio

    Research interests

    Pediatric psychology; treatment adherence, quality of life, coping mechanisms, & psychosocial functioning in youth and adolescents with chronic illnesses

  • Nicole Schultz

    Entered the program in 2015

    Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA

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    Education

    B.A. California State University, Dominguez Hills, M.A. University of the Pacific

    Research interests

    College student drinking, measurement of substance use, social norms about substance use

  • Madison Silverstein

    Entered the program in 2013

    Hometown: Dallas, Texas

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    Education

    B.A. Vassar College

    Research interests

    PTSD and suicide in military populations, post-traumatic growth, resilience

  • Elizabeth Spitzer

    Entered the program in 2015

    Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Florida

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    Education

    B.A. Vanderbilt University, M.A. Vanderbilt University

    Research interests

    suicide prevention; post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Scott Wagoner

    Entered the program in 2014

    Hometown: Mishawaka, Indiana

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    Education

    M.A. University of Dayton
    B.A. and B.S. Purdue University

    Research interests

    Pediatric Psychology more generally. I am especially interested in how interpersonal attitudes and behaviors impact illness management and treatment adherence.

  • Caitlin Williams

    Entered the program in 2013

    Hometown: Clarksville, Maryland

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    Education

    B.A. The Catholic University of America

    Research interests

    Suicide Prevention

  • Kelly Zuromski

    Entered the program in 2011

    Hometown: Orlando, Florida

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    Education

    M.S. Auburn University
    B.S. and B.A. University of Florida

    Research interests

    Causes, correlates, and prevention of suicidal behavior

Last Updated: August 18, 2015