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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor, Psychology
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.
Senior Instructor CCAS and Interim Executive Director of CPTC
Department of Psychology
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.
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.
Department of Psychology
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