Staff & Faculty

   

Support Staff

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For graduate student & program assistance:

Ms. Nazan Tem
Administrative Assistant IIIGraduate Student Support

Office:      303 Clay Hall
Email:       ntem@tnstate.edu

 C Phillips

For undergraduate student & Psychology Department assistance:

Mrs. Charlotte Phillips
Administrative Assistant IVUndergraduate Student & Main Office Support

Office:      303 Clay Hall
Phone:     (615) 963-5141
Email:      cphillips@tnstate.edu

 

 

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Faculty

 

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: 317 Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone: (615) 963-5149
Email: rabreu@tnstate.edu  
Faculty CV

Faculty Webpage

 



     
 Dr. James Brooks

James Brooks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    

B.S., Illinois State University

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

Schedule an appointment

Phone: (615) 963-5345
Email: jbrook42@tnstate.edu 
Faculty Webpage

 



     
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; Schedule an appointment
Phone: (615) 963-5144
Email: jcampbell21@tnstate.edu 
Faculty CV



     
delamothe

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:      317 Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:      (615)963-1390
Email:       ldelamot@tnstate.edu 
Faculty CV



     
dossett

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; Schedule an appointment
Phone:     (615) 963-1559
Email:      jdossett@tnstate.edu



     
Hammond

Marie Hammond, Ph.D.

Professor

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

Research Interests: Career and identity development in African Americans and STEM students; culturally appropriate career interventions and measures for African American students; contextual influences on career and professional development; mid-life career change.

Office:      317 Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:     (615) 963-5191
Email:       mhammond1@tnstate.edu                                                                                      

Faculty CV

Faculty Web Page



Olivia Holmes

Olivia Holmes, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago
M.A., University of Illinois, Chicago
B.A., Guilford College

Research Interests: Perceptions of Multiracials, Multiracial Experiences, Racial Categorization, Social Category Ambiguity, Stereotyping

Office:      308CC Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:     (615) 963-1569
Email:       oholmes2@tnstate.edu 
Faculty CV

 



     
 kkelly

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; Schedule an appointment
Phone:     (615) 963-5157
Email:       kkelly5@tnstate.edu



      
 KKim

Kayoung Kim, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Texas A & M University 
MS.Ed., Harvard University 
B.A., Yonsei University

Research InterestsScholarship of teaching and learning; High Impact Practices (HIP); Effective teaching practices; Curriculum development and instructional technology; Strategies to promote student learning

Office:      308AA Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:     (615) 963-5150
Email:       kkim@tnstate.edu 
Faculty CV

   
 MLee

Marvin Lee, Ph.D.                                                                                                                   

Professor

Office:      308BB Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:     (615) 963-5087
Email:       mlee5 @tnstate.edu

Research Interests: Phonological awareness and early literacy; and Understanding how African American STEM students think about their career development and the effectiveness of career management intervention.

   
 Esther Lynch

Esther M. Lynch, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Tennessee State University
M.S., Tennessee State University
B.S., Utica College of Syracuse University

Research Interests: Relationship issues, integrated behavioral Health, and trauma in marginalized populations

Office:      305D Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:     (615) 963-5152
Email:       emendez@tnstate.edu 
Faculty CV

   

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:     308D Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:    (615) 963-5153
Email:      mmorri33@tnstate.edu                                                                                           

Faculty Website



     
Robin Oatis-Ballew

Robin Oatis-Ballew, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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

Research Interests: Service Learning in Graduate Education, Culturally Inclusive Classrooms, Women’s Issues

Office:     305A Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:    (615) 963-1558
Email:      roatisballew@tnstate.edu

Faculty Website & CV



     
Popkin

Joan Popkin, Ph.D.
Professor

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:     AWC; Schedule an appointment
Phone:    (615) 963-1385
Email:      jpopkin@tnstate.edu



     
Shelton

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; Schedule an appointment
Phone:    (615) 963-7984
Email:      mshelton@tnstate.edu



     
Shive

Joshua Shive, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Research Interests: human factors, visual perception

Office:     317A Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:    (615) 963-5160
Email:      jshive@tnstate.edu 
Faculty Web Page



     
Amy Sibulkin, Ph.D.

Amy Sibulkin, Ph.D.
Professor

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

Research Interests: Vegan research and activism; scholarship of teaching.

Office:     305C Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:    (615) 963 - 5088
Email:      asibulkin@tnstate.edu  
Faculty CV 



     
 Webb

Thurman Webb, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

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

Research and Professional Interests: Rebrand the Black Man

Office:      308A Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:     (615) 963-1593
Email:      twebb8@ tnstate.edu

 



   
 TWilliams

Tiffany Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Cleveland State University
M.S.,  Cleveland State University
B.A.,  Cleveland State University

Research Interests: training, supervision, wellness, and vocational psychology among diverse and marginalized populations (e.g., Black women, Black/African Americans, Women of Color, etc.), and experiences of systemic oppression, racism, discrimination, and other social injustices

Office:     311 Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:    (615) 963-2175
Email:      twill278@tnstate.edu  
Faculty CV