Faculty Members


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Christine Adams
Adjunct

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Christine Adams attended University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and she completed her master’s and doctoral degrees in experimental/social psychology at University of Wyoming. She worked for nine years as a statistical analyst for the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice, where she evaluated programs that offenders went through outside of prison (sometimes instead of prison and sometimes after prison). She was also active staff for the Colorado Commission for Criminal and Juvenile Justice and a member of the Prescription Drug Task Force, representing the Department of Public Safety/Division of Criminal Justice. Dr. Adams’ academic research background is primarily in group decision making. Her thesis and dissertation research were both on jury decision making, specifically in death penalty cases. She has taught psychology and criminal justice classes online and on campus since 2003.


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Kenneth Barideaux
Assistant Professor

864-503-5777

Dr. Barideaux received his PhD in Experimental Psychology from The University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. His research program focuses on applying principles of cognition to human learning. More specifically, this work involves investigating the cognitive processes (e.g., memory, attention, and elaborative processing strategies) that interact and influence learning in educational contexts. Dr. Barideaux teaches Research Methods, Intro to Psychology, Learning and Memory, and Educational Psychology.


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Andrew Beer
Professor, Psychology

864-503-5762

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Dr. Beer earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. His research interests lie in Personality and Social Psychology, specifically impression formation, person perception, and assessment of individual differences in humans and animals. He teaches classes in personality psychology, human/animal interaction, psychology and film, person perception, personality assessment, and behavioral assessment.


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James Bunde
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Bunde received a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. His scholarly interests involve health behavior, experiential avoidance, values-based action, and altruism. He teaches classes in health psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, and statistics.


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Christa Christ
Assistant Professor

864-503-5172

Dr. Christ received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She regularly teaches Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Physiological Psychology, and Evolutionary Psychology. Her scholarly interests include stress reactivity, genetic susceptibility to adverse experiences, interpersonal reactive behaviors, and maladaptive coping.


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Janice Disla
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Disla first received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, later obtaining both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences from the University of California- Merced. She specialized in developmental psychology and family development. Her scholarly interests include adolescent disclosure, parent-child communication, resiliency, positive child adjustment, family conflict, and cultural differences. Her work has been published in several high-impact journals and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. She teaches courses in Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Immigrant youth and families, and Adolescent Development.


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Jeff Edwards
Instructor, Child Advocacy Studies

864-503-5908

Dr. Edwards received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the School of Social Work and he is a licensed social worker in South Carolina. He is an instructor in the Child Advocacy Studies curriculum. His research interests include adolescent mental health and maltreatment prevention and intervention.


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Jennifer Gray
Assistant Professor

864-503-7339

Dr. Gray received her Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in Psychology & Law from the University of Wyoming. Her scholarly interests include jury decision-making, biases in legal decisions, and maladaptive parenting behavior. She teaches Introduction to Psychology, Psychological Statistics, Developmental Psychology, and Psychology and Law.


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Jason Hannay
Assistant Professor

864-503-5799

Dr. Hannay earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently teaches Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Social Psychology, and Stereotyping/Prejudice. His research explores the ways systemic inequality (both economic and racial) affect people in everyday life.


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Ann Hoover
Associate Professor

864-503-5686

Dr. Hoover received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Purdue University. Her primary research interests include prejudice, power and gender roles. She teaches Statistics, Social Psychology, Psychology of Women, and Senior Seminar.

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George Jones
Adjunct

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Dr. Jones earned his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. He teaches classes in Diversity, Abnormal Psychology and Psychology of Adjustment. He enjoys conducting Psychological Evaluations and has extensive experience in conducting Forensic Evaluations and Learning Disability Evaluations on children and adults.


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Stefanie Keen
Professor, Psychology

864-503-5784

Dr. Keen earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She teaches classes in child advocacy, research methods, trauma and posttraumatic stress, human development, and abnormal psychology. She is engaged in an active research program related to the psychological effects of traumatic stress including child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and military-related trauma.


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Scott Meek
Associate Professor, Psychology

864-503-5862

Dr. Meek received a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in Experimental Psychology, with a focus on Cognitive Neuroscience. He currently teaches courses in the areas of research methods, sensation and perception, cognitive neuroscience, deception, and the neurological consequences of childhood trauma. His scholarly interests include memory, trust, deception, and the impact of trauma on neurological and cognitive development.


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Lynn McMillan
Senior Instructor CCAS and Interim Executive Director of CPTC
Department of Psychology
864-503-5428

Dr. McMillan received her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work and is a licensed social worker in both South Carolina and North Carolina. She is the Director of the Center for Child Advocacy Studies and Interim Executive Director of the Child Protection Training Center. Her research interests include mothers of sexually abused children and intergenerational transmission of risk for abuse.


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Susan Ruppel
Professor

864-503-5786

Dr. Ruppel received a Ph.D. from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Her research interests include representational momentum, boundary extension, and the effects of auditory or moving objects on the spatial perception of stationary targets. She teaches classes in Cognitive Psychology, Research Methodology, and Forensic Psychology.


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Justin Travis 
Assistant Professor

864-503-5763

Dr. Travis first received his B.S. in Experimental Psychology from USC Upstate, later obtaining his M.A. from the University of Missouri St. Louis and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational psychology from NC State University. He teaches courses in psychological testing, personality, I/O, social, and personnel psychology. His research broadly involves motivation, counterproductivity, and social cognition, and his work has been published in outlets like the Journal of Educational Psychology, Microbiology Spectrum, Psychological Reports, and Current Psychology.


Department of Psychology
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864-503-5706