Faculty and Staff

Col. Scott T. Frein, Ph.D.

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

Col. 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

Maj. L. Janelle Gornick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - University of Montana
Specialty: Political Psychology (with emphasis on leadership, rhetoric, cognitive complexity and conflict)
416 Carroll Hall
540-464-7078
gornicklj@vmi.edu

Col. Keith A. Kline, Ph.D.

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

Maj. Michael A. LaRocca, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Ph.D. – The University of Alabama
Specialty: Socio-behavioral influences on well-being; the psychology of aging
302 Carroll Hall
540-464-7860
laroccama@vmi.edu

Maj. Jillian Stuart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - University of Iowa
Specialty: Social Psychology with an emphasis on judgment and decision making
302-C Carroll Hall
540-464-7091
stuartjl@vmi.edu

Col. 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

Maj. 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