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Faculty and Staff


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Christine J. Hatchard, Psy.D.

Department Chair
Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Psychology Research Center

Full-time Faculty

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Natalie J. Ciarocco, Ph.D.

Department Advising Coordinator (DAC)
Member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

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Jack Demarest, Ph.D.

Tenure/Promotion Committee Chair

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Lisa M. Dinella, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator of the Gender Development Laboratory
Director of Program in Gender and Intersectionality Studies (PGIS)

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Jamie L. Goodwin-Uhler, Ph.D.

Specialist Instructor
Field Placement Developer & Coordinator

Emma Greenspon

Emma B. Greenspon

Assistant Professor

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Robyn M. Holmes, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Coordinator of the Childhood Studies Minor

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Lindsay R. Mehrkam, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Assistant Professor
Advisor: Psychology Club and Psi Chi
Principal Investigator of the Human-Animal Wellness Collaboratory (HAWC) and Aquatic Animal Learning Lab
Program Coordinator for the MU-Six Flags Affiliation
Scholarship Week Committee Member
Member of Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

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Judith L. Nye, Ph.D.

Faculty Director, First Year Seminar
Associate Vice Provost, Academic Foundations - General Education
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Janice C. Stapley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Principal Investigator of the Applied Developmental Psychology Laboratory
Mentor for MU Student Chapter of Association for Human Resources

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Michele Van Volkom, Ph.D.

Departmental Advising Coordinator (DAC)
SONA Alternative Assignment Coordinator

Part-time Faculty


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Lynette G. Ming

Office Coordinator


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David E. Payne, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus