Dr. Linda Talley ’17 , a PhD in Psychology graduate and contributing faculty member in the School of Psychology, recently published “Silent Hands: A Leader’s Ability to Create Nonverbal Immediacy” in the Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.
Michelle Shreeve ’12 , a BS in Psychology graduate, recently published Parental Death: The Ultimate Teen Guide, book No. 56 in the teen help series from academic publisher Rowman & Littlefield. The book is a guide to help children, teens, young adults, and grieving families navigate life after the death of a parent.
Dr. Patsy McKenzie ’16, a PhD in Psychology graduate, was honored as adjunct faculty member of the year at Allegany College of Maryland, an award given to acknowledge teaching excellence, dedication to students, and service to the college. Dr. McKenzie has recently been offered a position as a tenure-track associate professor at the college.
Minerva Spurlock ’16, an MS in Psychology graduate and PhD in Clinical Psychology student, was recently profiled in her local newspaper for her work in the Will County (Illinois) Health Department Behavioral Health Division, where she has been interning and helping to create a conflict resolution program for children in the county.
Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson ’15 ’11, a PhD in Human Services and MS in Forensic Psychology graduate, published African American Women With Incarcerated Mates: The Psychological and Social Impacts of Mass Imprisonment.
Dr. Galen Duncan ’07, a PhD in Psychology graduate, was named vice president of the Kings Academy and Professional Development for the Sacramento Kings. Dr. Duncan spent the previous 10 years working with the Detroit Lions.
Dr. John C. Mohl ’14, a PhD in Psychology graduate, is president-elect of Division 30 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Mohl is a faculty member in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Nuriel Mor ’16, a PhD in Psychology graduate, and Dr. Kathryn Dardeck, a core faculty member in the School of Psychology, recently published “Mitigation of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms From Chronic Terror Attacks on Southern Israel” in the Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.
Dr. Joshua M. Garrin ’14 , a PhD in Psychology graduate, recently published The I-Way to Well: Mapping the Seven Selves of Health Motivation.
Dr. Terry R. Tinsley ’10 , a PhD in Psychology graduate, has been promoted to assistant vice president of programs at Youth for Tomorrow in Bristow, Virginia. He has served the organization delivering a broad spectrum of mental health services for children and adults for nearly 20 years.
Dr. Warren S. Cook ’15, ’14, ’10, ’08, an MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, PhD in Psychology, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and BS in Business Administration graduate and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology student, has published Applicant Interview Preparation: Practical Coaching for Today.
Dr. Susan L. Ruiz ’14 ’07, a PhD in Psychology and MS in Psychology graduate, published “Social Media as Support for Partners of Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” in the Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.
Dan Stallard ’14, a PhD in Psychology graduate, was recently named a captain in the U.S. Navy. Capt. Stallard has served as command chaplain of USS Vicksburg (CG 69) and USS Nassau (LHA 4); various instructor and staff positions; and is currently the director of CREDO Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Heather J. Macdonald ’13, a PhD in Psychology graduate, has opened the TriOptimal Learning Community in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Linda Erlich ’10, a PhD in Psychology graduate, has recently been hired as a consultant to the medical and support staff at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Her background in health psychology will help the staff improve their patient relationships.
Courtney Fisher ’14, an MS in Psychology graduate, has joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, South Carolina, as a case manager.
Dr. Joshua M. Garrin ’14, a PhD in Psychology graduate, was recently featured in the American Council on Exercise’s IDEA Fitness Journal’s “Spotlight a Pro” column.
Tomorrow L. Allen-Collins ’10, an MS in Psychology graduate, has been appointed general manager for the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building.
Dr. Gail V. Baker ’14, a PhD in Psychology graduate, has been selected as a VIP member of the Covington Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry. Dr. Baker is a clinical therapist with Mefford, Vuagniaux and Associates and adjunct professor at Central Methodist University.
Dr. Bill Burrichter ’06, a PhD in Psychology graduate, is the new director of counseling services at Houghton College in Houghton, New York. Burrichter earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology 23 years ago.
Dr. Ann Marie Kappel ’12, a PhD in Psychology graduate, recently published Empower “U”: Build Your Self-Worth and Know Your Net-Worth. Dr. Kappel is the CEO of Alpha Consulting & Empowerment in Frisco, Texas.
Dr. Susan Zukowski ’15, a PhD in Psychology graduate, was promoted to director of corporate health services at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Dr. Carole Stephens ’14, a PhD in Psychology graduate, presented her dissertation research, Mean Girls in the Legal Workplace, at The European Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences in Brighton, U.K. this summer.
Brandi Spaulding ’08, an MS in Psychology graduate and PhD in Psychology student, developed a mobile app called Squirrel Recovery for people in addiction recovery. The app checks in with patients several times a day and then sends information on their mood, urges, and stress levels to members of their recovery support team. It also has a panic button for an instance when they feel like a relapse is imminent.
Dr. Ann Marie Kappel ’12, a PhD in Psychology graduate, was recently named a VIP member of Worldwide Branding. The distinction honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving personal and professional success. Dr. Kappel is an organizational psychologist at Alpha Consulting & Empowerment.
Dr. Engin Ozertugrul ’15, a PhD in Psychology graduate, recently published Interview with OCD: Forty-five Days to End of a New Beginning. Based on his dissertation, Heuristic Self-Search Inquiry into One Experience of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, the book reveals his struggle with OCD through a series of sessions, with him acting as both researcher asking questions and participant answering them.
Dr. Lisa R. Smith ’13, a PhD in Psychology graduate, is the founder of CRE8TVE Solutions, LLC, in Florida. She has developed two iPhone apps to assist students with learning, writing, and using APA format correctly. She says the APA style was one of her biggest challenges while attending Walden, and that inspired her to create APAGuide and MLA Guide.
Susan (Joy) Draper ’10, an MS in Psychology graduate, was recently named Offutt Air Force Base Military Spouse of the Year.
Joshua L. Cohen ’07, an MS in Psychology graduate, recently published Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice through Routledge’s “Advances in Mental Health Research” series. Dr. Cohen has worked in hospitals, clinics, and private practice using video and creativity as an intervention. He currently works in Beverly Hills, California.
Dr. Veronica Semenova ’12, ’13, an MS in Psychology and PhD in Psychology graduate, recently published Learn How to Cope with Death, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement—Helpful Tips from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: 5 Most Common Grief Cognitions Therapy and Counseling Can Address, Restructure, and Resolve. Dr. Semenova is a private practice psychologist with expertise in depression, anxiety, grief, bereavement, coping with chronic and critical illness, fear of death, caregiver issues, aging issues, and interpersonal and relationship issues.
Dr. Linda Vogel Talley ’12, a PhD in Psychology graduate, was recently published in the peer-reviewed Leadership & Organization Development Journal. “How leaders influence followers through the use of nonverbal communication” was published in Volume 36, Issue 1. Dr. Talley is a behavioral theorist and president of Linda Talley & Associates, Inc.
Dr. Lisa Lamb ’10, a PhD in Psychology graduate, is now a licensed psychologist in the state of Nevada. She is also a certified life coach and a certified hypnotherapist, and looking to start her own practice.