Faculty and Staff

Colonel Dave I. Cotting, Ph.D.

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
416 Carroll Hall
540-464-7091
cottingdi@vmi.edu

Lieutenant Colonel Scott T. Frein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - University of California Davis
Specialty: Cognitive Psychology (with emphasis on the interaction of memory and attention with emotion), Positive Psychology
412 Carroll Hall
540-464-7097
freinst@vmi.edu

Colonel James T. Gire, Ph.D.

Department Head
Professor
Ph.D. - McMaster University
Specialty: Psychology of Aging, Substance Abuse with Emphasis in Alcohol and Tobacco, Cross-Cultural / International Psychology
406 Carroll Hall
540-464-7194
girejt@vmi.edu

Major Matthew S. Jarman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - Claremont Graduate University
Specialty: Positive psychology (with emphasis on meditation/mindfulness and problem solving), social psychology (with emphasis on entrepreneurship and group change in complex social systems), and organizational behavior (with emphasis on leadership in complex social systems).
306 Carroll Hall
540-464-7233
jarmanms@vmi.edu

Lieutenant Colonel Keith A. Kline, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - University of Tennessee
Specialty: Biopsychology and Psychophysiology
404 Carroll Hall
540-464-7464
klineka@vmi.edu

Major 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.
417 Carroll Hall
540-464-7860
rostka@vmi.edu

Lieutenant Colonel Glenn R. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Ph.D. - Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
Specialty: Abnormal Psychology and Psychological Assessment
405 Carroll Hall
540-464-7474
sullivangr@vmi.edu

Mitzi K. Waters

Executive Secretary
403 Carroll Hall
540-464-7194
watersmk@vmi.edu

Major Sara S. Whipple, Ph.D.

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.
413 Carroll Hall
540-464-7239
whippless@vmi.edu