Faculty Research Interests

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Pamela G. Banks, Ph.D., Full Professor, Department Chair

Clinical Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1985
Areas of Interest:
1)       Diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders
2)       Violence Prevention and Anger Management
3)       Stigma Reduction and mental illness
4)       Multicultural competencies
5)       Stress Management and health status

Keith Hudson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Counselor Education, Mississippi State University, 2004
Areas of Interest:
1)      Treatment modalities
2)      Marriage and family issues
3)      Adolescent delinquency
4)      Multidimensional influences

Theresa Kearns-Cooper, Psy.D., Visiting Assistant Professor

Clinical Psychology, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, 2003.

Areas of Interest:

  1. Multicultural issues
  2. Suicide assessment among African Americans
  3. Seriously mental ill populations

Dawn McLin, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Education Counseling, Mississippi State University, 2001
Areas of Interest:
1)      Unintentional injury and seatbelt use among minority populations
2)      Multiculturalism
3)      Culturally Competent Mental Health Professional
4)      Eating disorders/Obesity among minority populations
5)      Program Evaluation

Cheryl Moreland, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Counseling Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1999
Areas of Interest:
1)      Racial identity development
2)      HIV and risky sexual behaviors
3)      Multicultural counseling and therapy
4)      Group therapy
5)      Clinical supervision

Debra Sue Pate, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Cognitive Psychology, University of California at San Diego, 1982
Areas of Interest:
1)      Human cognition
2)      Neuropsychology
3)      Psycholinguistics
4)      History of psychology
5)      Caregiver issues
6)      Teaching of psychology

Juliette Schweitzer, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor

Clinical Psychology, Jackson State University, 2005

Areas of Interest:

  1. Biofeedback
  2. Children and adolescent psychopathology
  3. Mindfulness therapy

Kaye Sly, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1995.
Areas of Interest:
1)      HIV/STD prevention service and research
2)      Women’s health disparities
3)      Substance abuse treatment and prevention
4)      Dual diagnosis

Bryman Williams, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Training

Clinical Psychology, Jackson State University, 2003
Areas of Interest:
1)      HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care
2)      Violence among children
3)      Adult psychopathology
4)      Program evaluation and assessment
5)      Multicultural issues