Faculty & Staff



Roberto Abreu


Roberto Abreu, Ph.D.                                                                        Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Research Interests: LGBTQ people of Color well-being; Latinx LGBTQ people and family relations; Culturally appropriate interventions to increase acceptance of LGBTQ people in communities of Color. 


Office: 305D Clay Hall

Phone: (615) 963-5149

Email: rabreu@tnstate.edu

 Dr. James Brooks

James Brooks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign     B.S.,    Illinois State University

Research Interests: Romantic Relationships; Topics of Diversity and Multiculturalism; Interracial Relationships and Multiracial Families


Office: 317A Clay Hall

Phone: (615) 963-5141

Email: jbrook42@tnstate.edu

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James Campbell

James Campbell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
M.S., Oklahoma State University
B.A., Central State University

Research Interests: Male gender role socialization; marriage and couple issues; children and adolescents.

Office: 305B Clay Hall

Phone: (615) 963-5144

Email: jcampbell21@tnstate.edu

Faculty CV



Lisa de la Mothe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Vanderbilt University
B.S., University of Tennessee at Martin

Research Interests: Neuroanatomical and neurochemical organization of the auditory system. What happens in the brain when we do something?

Office:      305D Clay Hall

Phone:      (615)963-1390

Email:       ldelamot@tnstate.edu

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John Dossett, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S., Ball State University
B.S., Ball State University

Research Interests: Sexual behavior and decision making; statistics and critical thinking; instruction and assessment.

Office:      304C Clay Hall

Phone:     (615) 963-1559

Email:      jdossett@tnstate.edu


Eva Gibson, Ed.D.                                                                                Assistant Professor

 Ed.D., Argosy University                                                                   M.S.,  Austin Peay State University                                             B.S., Austin Peay State University

Office:      308 Clay Hall

Phone:      (615) 963-5141

Email:       egibson4@tnstate.edu

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Linda Guthrie, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Service Learning &
Civic Engagement

Ph.D.,Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Office:      306 Holland Hall

Phone:      (615) 963-2920

Email:       lguthrie@tnstate.edu



Marie Hammond, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of Missouri
M.Ed., University of Missouri
B.M.E., Olivet College

Research Interests: Career development of African Americans and STEM students; validation of career measures for African American students; mid-life career changes; personality and diagnosis/treatment of psychological disorders.

Office:      308D Clay Hall

Phone:     (615) 963-5191

Email:       mhammond1@tnstate.edu

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Kiesa Kelly, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
M.S., Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
B.A., Bowdoin College

Research Interests: Electrophysiology; event-related potentials (ERPs); scholarship of teaching and learning, culturally-relevant instruction.

Office:      303 Clay Hall

Phone:     (615) 963-5157

Email:       kkelly5@tnstate.edu


Megan Morrison

Megan Morrison, Ph.D.                                                                  Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Research Interests: Perception and treatment of intercultural relationships and multiracial individuals, relationship dynamics in intracultural versus intercultural relationships, stereotypes and prejudice, cultural diversity, application of statistical techniques and methodologies

Office:     311 Clay Hall

Phone:    (615) 963-1553

Email:      mmorri33@tnstate.edu

Robin Oatis-Ballew

Robin Oatis-Ballew, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Howard University
M.S., Howard University
B.A., Fisk University

Research Interests: Work-life balance; professional development of women; coping and career of African American women supervisors.

Office:     305A Clay Hall

Phone:    (615) 963-1558

Email:      roatisballew@tnstate.edu


Joan Popkin, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of Tennessee
M.S., University of Tennessee
B. S., University of Tennessee

Research Interests: Women's issues; diversity and multicultural issues; development of children and adolescents.

Office:     105A Clay Hall

Phone:    (615) 963-1385

Email:      jpopkin@tnstate.edu


Mary Shelton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Ph.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
M.S., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
B.S., University of the South

Research Interests: Development and diversity related to ethnic identity.

Office:     304D Clay Hall

Phone:    (615) 963-7984

Email:      mshelton@tnstate.edu


Joshua Shive, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Research Interests: Statistics education; visual perception; human computer interaction.

Office:     317A Clay Hall

Phone:    (615) 963-5160

Email:      jshive@tnstate.edu

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Amy Sibulkin, Ph.D.

Amy Sibulkin, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Cornell University
M.S.,  Cornell University
B.A.,  Clark University

Research Interests: Predictors of college graduation; college student mediation services.

Office:     305C Clay Hall

Phone:    (615) 963 - 5088

Email:      asibulkin@tnstate.edu 

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Thurman Webb, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

Ed.D., Walden University
M.S., Tennessee State University
B.S., Tennessee State University


Office:      308A Clay Hall

Phone:     (615) 963-1593

Email:      twebb8@tnstate.edu



 Support Staff


Mrs. Diane Coakley
Administrative Assistant III

Office:      303 Clay Hall

Phone:     (615) 963-2175

Email:       dcoakley@tnstate.edu


Mrs. Charlotte Phillips
Administrative Assistant IV


Office:      303 Clay Hall

Phone:     (615) 963-5141

Email:      cphillips@tnstate.edu



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