Faculty Members


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Kenneth Barideaux
Assistant Professor

864-503-5777


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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

864-503-7304

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


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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


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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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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


Department of Psychology
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 136 

Arts and Sciences Building 
385 Hodge Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303 Map Location
864-503-5706