Counseling Psychology Faculty

Core Faculty

Jean Corcoran
Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University.
Processes of therapeutic interventions, linguistic analysis, substance abuse, couples and group therapy.

Natalie D. Dautovich
Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Florida. 
Daily processes that anchor well-being across adulthood; specific emphasis on sleep, affect, health behaviors, routines, and the role of family, social, cultural, and political contexts on daily behaviors.

Mary Beth Heller
Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Psychological Services and Development; Ph.D., University of Virginia.
Psychological and psychoeducational assessment across the lifespan; clinical supervision and training of supervisors.

Kathleen M. Ingram 

Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies; Ph.D., The Ohio State University.
Interpersonal factors in adjustment to negative life events, particularly health stressors; psychology of women; training issues in professional psychology.

Suzanne E. Mazzeo
Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois.
Eating disorders and obesity; health behavior change, especially changing eating and exercise behaviors; ethnic differences in eating and exercising behaviors, and developing culturally competent interventions to promote healthy eating and exercising behaviors.

Paul Perrin
Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Florida.
Social justice in health; cultural, familial and international approaches to disability rehabilitation and adjustment, particularly in underserved and minority communities; oppression’s (racism, heterosexism, stigma, etc.) influence on mental and physical health; social justice approaches to understand and dismantle oppression.

Victoria A. Shivy
Associate Professor; Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York.
The role that work plays in peoples' lives; interventions fostering career decision-making, career development, and workplace adjustment; career transitions across populations (with a focus on people returning to the workplace; offenders' reentry); the impact of previous trauma on career; individual counseling and psychotherapy.

Shawn O. Utsey
Professor and Interim Chair, African American Studies; Ph.D., Fordham University.  
Racism, racial identity, culture-specific coping mechanisms, and quality of life, particularly how these constructs relate to the African American experience. 

Everett L. Worthington Jr.
Commonwealth Professor and Former Chair, Department of Psychology; Ph.D., University of Missouri. 
Forgiveness; positive psychology; marriage and marital interventions; religious values.

Emeritus Faculty

Steven J. Danish
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Michigan State University. 
Developing, implementing and evaluating life skills programs for youth, adults and families, especially returning veterans and their families; using sport to teach life skills internationally; community psychology; health and nutrition.

Stanley R. Strong
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Interpersonal behavior; social psychological processes in counseling and psychotherapy.

Robert M. Tipton
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., University of Missouri
Ethical and training issues; psychological assessment.