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Psychology Faculty

Gire, James

Col. James T. Gire

Department Head & Professor

Ph.D. - McMaster University

Specialty: Psychology of Aging Substance Abuse with Emphasis in Alcohol & Tobacco Cross-Cultural / International Psychology

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Cotting, David

Lt. Col. Dave Cotting

Associate Professor

Ph.D. - City University of New York

Specialty: Leadership Stress & coping (with emphasis on combat & psychological well-being) Social-personality psychology (with emphasis on social identification, emotion, & prejudice)
Sports Psychology

Frein, Scott

Lt. Col. Scott Frein

Associate Professor

Ph.D. - University of California Davis

Specialty: Cognitive Psychology (with emphasis on the interaction of memory and attention with emotion) & Positive Psychology

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Maj. Matthew S. Jarman

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - Claremont Graduate University
Specialty:  Positive psychology (with emphasis on meditation/mindfulness and problem solving), social psychology (with emphasis on entrepreneurship and group change in complex social systems), and organizational behavior (with emphasis on leadership in complex social systems).  

Kline, Keith

Lt. Col. Keith Kline

Associate Professor

Ph.D. - University of Tennessee

Specialty: Biopsychology & Psychophysiology

Rost, Kristen

Maj. Kristen Rost

Assistant Professor

P.h.D. - City University of New York

Specialty:  Behavior Analysis with emphasis on organizational behavior management and the experimental analysis of human behavior.

Whipple, Sara

Maj. Sara Whipple

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.

Sullivan, Gerald

Lt. Col. Glenn Sullivan

Associate Professor

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D. - Pacific Graduate School of Psychology

Specialty: Abnormal Psychology & Psychological Assessment