Staff & Faculty

Support Staff

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For graduate student & program assistance:

Ms. Nazan Tem
Administrative Assistant IIIGraduate Student Support

Office:      305D Clay Hall
Phone:     (615) 963-4951
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

 

Please click "Schedule an appointment" below for phone call/Zoom meetings. We are here.

Faculty

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

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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?

Phone:      (615)963-1390
Email:       ldelamot@tnstate.edu 
Faculty CV

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

Richard Garvin

Richard P. Garvin, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Trevecca Nazarene University
M.A., Fisk University
B.B.A., Philander Smith College

Research Interests: Mental Health diagnoses, Individual therapy, Alcohol, and Drug Addiction, and Group therapy.

Office:      311 Clay Hall; 
Phone:     (615) 963-7799
Email:     rgarvin@tnstate.edu

Marie Hammond

Marie Hammond, Ph.D. 
Assistant 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:      313 Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:     (615) 963-5191
Email:       mhammond1@tnstate.edu                                                                                

Faculty CV

Faculty Web Page

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Kiesa Kelly, Ph.D.
Department Chair
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:      303C 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:      317CC Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:     (615) 963-5150
Email:       kkim@tnstate.edu 
Faculty CV

MLee

Marvin Lee, Ph.D. 
Professor

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.

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

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:      308AA 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:     317AA Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:    (615) 963-5153
Email:      mmorri33@tnstate.edu

Faculty Website

Robin Oatis-Ballew

Robin Oatis-Ballew, Ph.D.
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

Joan 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 146; Schedule an appointment
Phone:    (615) 963-1385
Email:      jpopkin@tnstate.edu

Brooke Rappaport

Brooke Rappaport, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Georgia
M.S., Tulane University
B.S., Tulane University

Research Interests: Ally/accomplice/co-conspirator development; 
intersectional feminism; multicultural and relational 
supervision and training

Office:    308DD Clay Hall
Phone:    (615) 963-1569
Email:      brappapo@tnstate.edu

CV

Lauren Rocha

Lauren Rocha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
M.Ed., Texas A&M University
B.S., The University of Texas at Brownsville

Research Interests: Legislative Advocacy Model for Counseling Students.

Office:    303A Clay Hall
Phone:    (615) 963-5345
Email:      lrocha2@tnstate.edu

Mary 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

Joshua Shive

Joshua Shive, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Research Interests: human factors, visual perception

Office:     317DD 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

Thurman Webb

Thurman Webb, Ed.D.
Associate 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:      twebb@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: Interface of work-life for racial or ethnic minorities; Impacts of systemic oppression, racial injustice, sociopolitical and sociocultural barriers, and mental health and health disparities

Office:     308C Clay Hall; Schedule an appointment
Phone:    (615) 963-2175
Email:      twill278@tnstate.edu  
Faculty CV