Marianna Footo-Linz
Department Chair

Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Office: HH 330
Phone: (304) 696-2774
Teaching Interests: Child Development, Child Assessment, Integrated Assessment II, Advanced Development, Clinic Supervision.
Research Interests: Attention Deficit Learning Disorders and Issues Relevant to Appalachian Children and their Families.

George Adkins
Adjunct Faculty
MA, Marshall University
Office: HH 343-B
Phone: (304) 696-3381

Melissa Atkins
Assistant Professor
Ph.D, West Virginia University
Office: HH 343A
Phone: (304) 696-2779
Teaching Interests: Human Sexuality, Experimental, Statistics, Developmental, Social

Marty Amerikaner
Ph.D., University of Florida
Office: HH 331-B
Phone: (304) 696-2783
Teaching Interests: Therapy Interviewing, Clinical Supervision, Ethics, and Practicum Supervision.
Research Interests: Psychotherapy Processes

Keith W. Beard
Psy.D. Program Director
Psy.D., Wright State University
Office: HH 311
Phone: (304) 696-2781
Teaching Interests: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Group Therapy, Supervision of Clinical Practicum, Psychotherapy Sequence I and II, Abnormal, Personality, and Paranormal Phenomena.
Research Interests: Psychotherapy with Adult, Adolescent, and Children, Assessment (personality and vocational career), specialty in sexuality issues, religion and psychology, and maladaptive use of technology

April Fugett-Fuller
Undergraduate Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Kansas
Office: HH 312
Phone: (304) 696-2776
Teaching Interests: Psychology of Learning, Psychometrics, Elementary Behavioral Statistics, Intermediate Statistics, Advanced Qualitative Analysis, Pop culture, Sensation and Perception, Clinical Research, Behavioral Methods, and Capstone.
Research Interests: Reading, Spelling, Semantic Memory, Learning, Implicit Memory, Psycholinguistics, Language Processing, Sentence Processing, Neighborhood Density, Influence of Culture on Lexicality.

Tony Goudy
Clinic Director, Dunbar Clinic
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Penn State University
Office: MUGC 201-E
Phone: (304) 746-1926
Teaching Interests: Adult Assessment, Diagnostic and Treatment Planning, Ethics, Psychometrics, Practicum Supervision, Internship Supervision.

Keelon L. Hinton
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Howard University
Office: HH 213
Phone: (304) 696-3379
Teaching Interests: Child Development, Adult Development, Advanced Development, Research in Psychology, Love-Intimacy-and Attachment, Race and Culture in the Developmental Process, Racism-Sexism-and Homophobia in the Media.
Research Interests: Racial Identity, Multicultural Competency, Family Functioning, Black Families. 

Dawn Howerton
Assistant Professor
Ph.D, University of Tennessee
Office: HH 305
Phone: (304) 696-2914
Teaching Interests: Social psychology and exerimental psychology
Research Interests: Social justice, health care disparities, attitudes, prejudice, and gender roles.

Penny Koontz
Clinic Director, Campus Clinic

Assistant Professor
Psy.D., Marshall University
Office: HH 314
Phone: (304) 696-2768
Teaching Interests: Health Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology. 
Research Interests:Behavioral Health Psychology, Obesity, Disordred Eating, Addictions.

Chris LeGrow
Ph.D., Ohio University
Office: HH 313
Phone: (304) 696-2780
Teaching Interests: Statistics, Experimental Psychology, Paranormal Phenomena, Personnel Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Capstone Seminar, I/O Practicum/Internship
Research Interests: Teaching of I/O Psychology, Research Ethics, Program Evaluation, Evaluation of Paranormal Evidence, Focus Groups, Service Learning.

Marc Lindberg
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Office: HH 226
Phone: (304) 696-2769
Teaching Interests: Developmental, Research in Psychology, History and Systems
Research Interests: Eyewitness Testimony, Suggestibility, Developmental Psychopathology, Attachment and Family relations, Alcoholism, Eating disorders, Criminology, Depression

Tom Linz
Clinical MA Program Coordinator
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Office: MUGC 107 and HH 223
Phone: (304) 696-2774
Teaching Interests: Child Assessment, Current Models of Psychotherapy, Biologic Basis of Behavior, Research Seminar, MA Internship, and MA Practicum
Research Interests: Attention and Organization

Steven Mewaldt
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Office: HH 331-A
Phone: (304) 696-2777
Teaching Interests: Psychology of Learning, Cognition, Statistics, and Experimental Psychology
Research Interests: Organization and Memory, Testing Effect, Memory for Location, Stress and Coping.

Pamela Mulder
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology
Office: HH 315
Phone: (304) 696-2770
Teaching Interests: Adult Assessment, Cross Cultural, Abnormal Personality.
Research Interests: Rural Populations, Behavioral Health.

Paige Muellerleile
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University
Office: HH 331-C
Phone: (304) 696-2771
Teaching Interests: General Psychology, Health Psychology, Elementary Behavioral Statistics, Intermediate Behavioral Statistics, Clinical Research Methods, Psychometrics, Psychology of Women and Gender, Social Psychology, Advanced Social Psychology, Human Sexual Behavior, Clinical Behavioral Health
Research Interests: Violence against women, judgment and risk behavior, meta-analysis, and community health.

David Pittenger
Interim Associate Vice President
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Office: OM 200
Phone: (304) 696-2350

Sandra Stroebel
Program Coordinator, School Psychology
Office: Graduate College Building 110
Phone: 304-746-2032

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Jennifer Tiano
Associate Professor
Ph.D., West Virginia University
Office: HH 331-D
Phone: (304) 696-2786
Teaching Interests: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Child and Family Diagnosis and Therapy, Psychotherapy Sequence I and II, Abnormal Psychology, Clinic Supervision, Capstone.
Research Interests: Parent and Teacher Training, Behavior Management with Young Children, Impact of Appalachian Culture on Parent Training.


Administrative Staff

Office: MUGC 109
Phone: (304) 746-1932

Program Support

Office: Dunbar Clinic
Phone: (304) 746-2674

Nancy Tresch-Reneau
Program Support
Administrative Secretary, Sr.
Office: HH 326
Phone: (304) 696-6446

Connie Zirkle
Program Support 
Program Assistant II
Office: HH 328
Phone: (304) 696-2785
Teaching Interests: Introduction to Sociology, Deviance and Social Control, Social Problems.
Research Interests: Stereotypes of Appalachian Women in the Media