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Psychology Faculty

Gire, James

Col. James T. Gire

Department Head & Professor

Ph.D. - McMaster University

Specialty: Psychology of Aging Substance Abuse with Emphasis in Alcohol & Tobacco Cross-Cultural / International Psychology

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Cotting, David

Lt. Col. Dave Cotting

Associate Professor

Ph.D. - City University of New York

Specialty: Leadership Stress & coping (with emphasis on combat & psychological well-being) Social-personality psychology (with emphasis on social identification, emotion, & prejudice)
Sports Psychology

Frein, Scott

Lt. Col. Scott Frein

Associate Professor

Ph.D. - University of California Davis

Specialty: Cognitive Psychology (with emphasis on the interaction of memory and attention with emotion) & Positive Psychology

Kline, Keith

Lt. Col. Keith Kline

Associate Professor

Ph.D. - University of Tennessee

Specialty: Biopsychology & Psychophysiology

Meriwether, Thomas

Col. Thomas Meriwether


Ph.D. - University of Tennessee

Specialty: Industrial & Organizational Psychology & Human Resource Management

Rost, Kristen

Maj. Kristen Rost

Assistant Professor

P.h.D. - City University of New York

Specialty:  Behavior Analysis with emphasis on organizational behavior management and the experimental analysis of human behavior.

Whipple, Sara

Maj. Sara Whipple

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - Cornell University

Specialty:  The effects of poverty and associated risk factors on children's development with a specific focus on educational outcomes.

Sullivan, Gerald

Lt. Col. Glenn Sullivan

Associate Professor

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D. - Pacific Graduate School of Psychology

Specialty: Abnormal Psychology & Psychological Assessment


Dr. Herbert Barber

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. - Southern Illinois University