“My professors at Valpo inspired a real love of learning — and they never failed to clear their schedules to meet with me when I needed guidance.”

Sarah Braun ’14

The psychology faculty and staff work hard to offer Valpo students every opportunity to succeed. Valpo strives to maintain an appropriate balance of experimental and clinical faculty who teach from a strong science and research orientation. The diverse academic backgrounds of the faculty expose students to a broad view of the discipline, offering an array of choices in both coursework and research experiences.

Among the specialties of the faculty:

  • Social psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Animal behavior
  • Industrial/organizational psychology
  • Forensic and legal psychology
  • Child, adolescent and adult clinical psychology
  • Counseling
  • Counseling psychology
  • Cross-cultural psychology

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Angela Vernon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department Chair

Terri Hendle

Terri Hendle
Administrative Assistant

Patricia Jarosz
Academic Advisor

Andrew Butler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Kieth Carlson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Stewart Cooper, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Director of Counseling Services

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Mandy Morrill, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling


James Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Anthony Suarez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Graduate Clinical Training Coordinator

Abbie Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Geoffrey Wetherell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Jennifer Winquist, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Suzanna Wise, Ed.S.
Instructor of Psychology

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Amanda Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Graduate Admissions Coordinator



Daniel Arkkelin, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Stanley Hughes

Stanley Hughes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Psychology

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David Rowland, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Senior Research Professor

Jeanne Brown, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology


Kelli Gariglietti Farha, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor


Wendi Tai, M.A.
Adjunct Instructor