“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

20141105 JLH Angie Vernon-007

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

Dean Rowland 018

David Rowland, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

20141105 JLH Jim Nelson-003

James Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Jennifer Winquist

Jennifer Winquist, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology


Kelli Gariglietti Farha, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Kieth Carlson

Kieth Carlson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

20141105 JLH David Simpson-009

David Simpson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling and Psychology

20140908 JLH Mandy Morrill Richards-001

Mandy Morrill-Richards, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Clinical Training Coordinator

20141105 JLH Amanda Zelechoski-004

Amanda Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Jeanne Brown

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

20141105 JLH Stewart Cooper-003

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

Terri Hendle

Terri Hendle
Administrative Assistant


Wendi Tai, M.A.
Adjunct Instructor



Daniel Arkkelin, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Stanley Hughes

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


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