Speakers Bureau

Speakers for: Counseling & Psychology

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Arthur D. Anastopoulos

Professor, Psychology
Director, AD/HD Clinic at UNCG
PhD Purdue University
(336) 346-3196, x303, ada@uncg.edu

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Across the Lifespan
  • Diagnostic Assessment of Mental Health Disorders in Childhood
  • Parenting Interventions for Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • AD/HD Among College Students

Beth Barba

Professor, Community Practice Nursing
Director of PhD Program, School of Nursing
Ph.D. New York University
(336) 334-4785, beth_barba@uncg.edu

  • Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes
  • Geriatric Health Care Workforce
  • Non-pharmacological strategies to prevent or treat anxiety, agitation, apathy and depression in people with dementia

Leandra Bedini

Professor, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
PhD University of Maryland at College Park
(336) 334-3260, bedini@uncg.edu

  • Leisure and Family Caregiving

James M. Benshoff

Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD American University
(336) 334-3423, benshoff@uncg.edu

  • Groups & Group Work
  • College Student Development
  • Nontraditional (Adult) College Students
  • Adolescent & Adult Development
  • Career Counseling, Planning, & Management
  • Counseling Adolescents, Adults, & Couples

Janet Boseovski

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD Queen's University
(336) 256-0015, jjboseov@uncg.edu

  • Social and Cognitive Development in Early to Middle Childhood (peer relations; social judgments; biases in reasoning about people)

Anna Brady

Lecturer, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
Executive Director, Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy
MS North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
(336) 334-3460, acbrady@uncg.edu

  • The Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy - Developing Aspiring School Leadership
  • Inspiring Leadership
  • Principal Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Motivational speeches on topics related to the Civic Group or Organization's needs

Hazel N. Brown

Professor Emeritus, Parent-Child Nursing
EdD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 335-5182, hazel_brown@uncg.edu

  • Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
  • Leadership

Craig Cashwell

Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3427, cscashwe@uncg.edu

  • Couple Counseling
  • Spirituality & Mental Health
  • Sexual Addiction

Stephanie Irby Coard

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD Columbia University
(336) 334-4666, sicoard@uncg.edu

  • Prevention of Conduct Disorder, Aggression and Violence
  • Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Influences on Youth and Families
  • Racial Socialization Processes, Racial Identity Development
  • Intervention Development and Community Dissemination in Diverse Cultural Contexts

Dorothy Davis

Lecturer, Anthropology
MA The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-5132, ddbruner@uncg.edu

  • Acting the Part - Politics & Performance of Twinship
  • Twins Talk - Narratives About Being the Same & Different
  • I-We, Me-You, Us-Them - Navigating the Hyphens of Intersubjectivity Among Sets of Identical Twins

Peter F. Delaney

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD Florida State University
(336) 256-0010, p_delane@uncg.edu

  • Experts and Excellence
  • Psychology of Learning

Susan Dennison

Associate Professor, Social work
MSW Barry University
(336) 334-5147, stdennis@uncg.edu

  • Setting up Groups for At Risk Children and Adolescents
  • Stress Management for Helping Professionals
  • Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Community Within an Organization
  • Setting up Groups For Adults

Lisa Eads

Lecturer, Human Development & Family Studies
MAT Salem College
(336) 602-9262, lmeads@uncg.edu

  • Supporting Children - Building Futures
  • Brain Scans to Lesson Plans - Developmentally Appropriate Higher Education
  • Socially Responsible Education
  • Any topic relating to Early Intervention for Children and Child Poverty

Kari Eddington

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Director, Depression Treatment and Research Program
PhD Indiana University
(336) 256-0569, kmedding@uncg.edu

  • Depression (including postpartum depression)
  • Suicidality
  • Cognitive therapy

Jennifer Etnier

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-3037, jletnier@uncg.edu

  • Physical Activity and Cognitive Performance in ADHD
  • Physical Activity and the Prevention of Dementia

Melissa Floyd-Pickard

Professor & Department Chair, Social Work
PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
(336) 334-4073, mftaylo2@uncg.edu

  • Mental Illness
  • Social Work and Psychiatric Medications
  • Social Work Education
  • Values and Ethics

Dianne Garrett

Lecturer, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
MA Seton Hall University
(336) 334-4473, drgarret@uncg.edu

  • Advancing in Leadership Skills
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Communication Intelligence for Work and Life
  • Neuroscience of Leadership
  • What Makes Change So Hard and What To Do About It.
  • Procrastination

Diane L. Gill

Professor, Kinesiology
Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(336) 334-4683, dlgill@uncg.edu

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Physical Activity and Quality of Life/Psychological Well-Being
  • Promoting Physical Activity - Especially With Women and Girls

Nancy Gladwell

Associate Professor, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
ReD Indiana University
(336) 334-3261, nancy_gladwell@uncg.edu

  • Customer Service
  • How to Effectively Handle Change
  • Family Caregiving
  • Benefits of Parks and Recreation

Ericka Gonzalez

Assistant Director for Leadership, Office of Leadership and Service-Learning
MEd Brock University (Canada)
(336) 256-1484, ejgonzal@uncg.edu

  • Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Personality Type
  • Resilience and Emotional Intelligence

Ronnie S. Grabon

Professor of Practice, Management
MBA Rutgers University
(336) 334-3065, rsgrabon@uncg.edu

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Being a Strategic Human Resources Partner
  • Coaching - What is it and Why Do I Want It?
  • Life (and Career) Transitions

Robert Guttentag

Professor, Psychology
PhD University of Denver
(336) 256-0005, regutten@uncg.edu

  • Why People Believe Weird Things

Glenn Hudak

Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-0156, gmhudak@uncg.edu

  • Psychoanalytical Thought & Education
  • Liberation Theology
  • Philosophy & Education
  • Moral & Spiritual Dimensions of Education
  • Critical Pedagogy

Alicia B. Kaplan

Lecturer, Social work
MSW N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University & The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 255-3587, abkaplan@uncg.edu

  • Child Welfare topics
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Child Sexual Abuse/Sexually Reactive Youth

Donald D. Kautz

Associate Professor, Adult Health Nursing
PhD The University of Kentucky
(336) 334-5264, ddkautz@uncg.edu

  • Overcoming Sexual Intimacy Problems Due to Chronic Illnesses and Aging
  • Inspiring Hope in Those with Chronic Illness
  • Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Nursing

Peter Kellett

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(336) 334-5297, pmkellet@uncg.edu

  • Conflict and Conflict Management in Relationships, Families, Workplaces and Communities

Etsuko Kinefuchi

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-5297, e_kinefu@uncg.edu

  • Intercultural Communication, Diversity, and Social Justice
  • Cultural Identity and Identity Negotiation
  • Media representations of cultural groups
  • Diaspora and transnational migration
  • Communicative Strategies in the Anti-nuclear Movement in Japan

Bruce Kirchoff

Associate Professor, Biology
PhD Duke University
(336) 334-4953, kirchoff@uncg.edu

  • Evolution and Belief
  • Visual Teaching and Learning Based on Insights from Cognitive Psychology
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Flowers, But Were Afraid to Ask

Steve Kroll-Smith

Professor, Sociology
Katrina Task Force Coordinator, Social Science Research Center
PhD University of Pennsylvania
(336) 334-5295, s_krolls@uncg.edu

  • Disasters and Communities
  • Coping with Disaster
  • Hurricane Katrina and the Remaking of New Orleans

Esther M. Leerkes

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD The University of Vermont
(336) 256-0094, emleerke@uncg.edu

  • Becoming a Parent: Changes in Self, Relationships, and Daily Routines
  • Temperament and Parenting: Understanding My Child
  • Help! What should I do when my baby cries?

Todd Lewis

Associate Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD Kent State University
(336) 334-3422, tflewis@uncg.edu

  • Substance Use Issues Among College Students
  • Theoretical Models of Behavior
  • Adlerian Theory
  • Research Design & Methodology
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Diagnosis using the DSM-V and Treatment Planning

Patrick Madsen

Director, Career Services Center
EdD Nova Southeastern University
(336) 334-4174, pomadsen@uncg.edu

  • Career Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching and Performance Management
  • Organizational Communication

Stuart Marcovitch

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD University of Toronto
(336) 256-0020, s_marcov@uncg.edu

  • What preschoolers are supposed to know: Science based evidence on young children's social and cognitive abilities
  • Working Memory in Childhood

George F. Michel

Professor, Psychology
PhD Rutgers University
(336) 256-0021, gfmichel@uncg.edu

  • Your first nine months set the stage for your next ninety years
  • How socioeconomic factors can influence someone's development
  • How infants educate themselves
  • How the hand teaches the brain to talk

W. Roger Mills-Koonce

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4672, mills-koonce@uncg.edu

  • Parenting and parent-child relationships
  • Child conduct disorder
  • Family diversity
  • LGBT health and wellness

Steve Nugent

Women's Soccer Head Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics
BS Florida Atlantic University
(336) 676-3939, smnugent@uncg.edu

  • Parent pressure....the role athletics plays in the family.
  • Making the grade....preparing to succeed at the college level in academics and athletics.
  • Credible Coaching....creating a credible environment for young athletes to succeed.
  • Self Discipline...Are you really "all in".

Daniel Perlman

Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD Claremont Graduate University
(336) 256-0134, D_perlma@uncg.edu

  • Loneliness

Susan Phillips

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 256-2000, slphilli@uncg.edu

  • Prevention of Hearing Loss in Musicians
  • Genetics of Hearing Loss
  • Mentoring

Jay Poole

Visiting Assistant Professor, Social work
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4097, kjpoole@uncg.edu

  • Social Work with Older Adults
  • Sexual and Gender Identities
  • Mental Health and Social Work

Christopher Poulos

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD University of Denver
(336) 686-2514, cnpoulos@uncg.edu

  • Communication Ethics
  • Understanding and Working through Conflict
  • Communicating Common Ground - Diversity and Dialogue
  • Communication and Relationships

Marcia L. Rock

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD University of Pittsburgh
(336) 256-8640, mlrock@uncg.edu

  • Special Education - Best Practices for Effective Instruction & Positive Behavior Support
  • Technology in Teacher Preparation & Professional Development
  • Online Coaching
  • The Real vs. the Ideal - ADHD in the Classroom & in the Home

Stuart J. Schleien

Professor & Department Chair, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 334-3119, sjs@uncg.edu

  • Community Inclusion
  • Inclusive Volunteering
  • Serving People With Disabilities in Community Recreation & Sports
  • Working with Parents who Have Children with Disabilities
  • InFocus: Advocacy-Photography Program

Dale Schunk

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
Dean, School of Education
PhD Stanford University
(336) 334-3404, dhschunk@uncg.edu

  • Motivation
  • Observational Learning
  • Self-Regulation

Christopher Stanley

Associate Professor, N/A
Winston-Salem State University Psychological Sciences (full-time faculty)
Ph.D. Loyola University - Chicago
(773) 787-6737, ctstanley@hotmail.com

  • Human development across the lifespan
  • Family influences on development
  • Psychosocial aspects of sport
  • Identity

Gabriela Livas Stein

Assistant Professor, Psychology
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 256-0023, glstein@uncg.edu

  • Latino Mental Health
  • Culture and Mental Health Treatment
  • Latino Child and Adolescent Development

Andrew Supple

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-0221, ajsupple@uncg.edu

  • Parent-Adolescent Relationships
  • Family Dynamics and Child Development, Immigrant and Refugee Families
  • Adolescent Developlment

Deborah J. Taub

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Maryland, College Park
(336) 334-3437, djtaub@uncg.edu

  • College Student Development
  • College Student Transitions
  • College Suicide Prevention
  • College Student Mental Health

Laura K. Taylor

Assistant Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies
PhD University of Notre Dame
(336) 334-3864, lktaylo2@uncg.edu

  • Risk and Resilience Processes: Youth and Political Violence
  • Reconciliation, Transitional Justice and Truth Commissions
  • Conflict Transformation and Mental Health
  • Countries of interest: Croatia, Colombia, Guatemala, Nepal, Northern Ireland

Dayna R. Touron

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD Syracuse University
(336) 256-0410, d_touron@uncg.edu

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Aging and Learning
  • Aging and Metacognition

Janice I Wassel

Director, Gerontology
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-1020, jiwassel@uncg.edu

  • The Senior Sandwich: The Increasing Complexity in Later-Life Families
  • Women and Entrepreneurs: A Silver Advantage?
  • Mixing Business and Aging: The UNCG Gerontology Program
  • Demographics: Aging Trends in the Geriatric and Mental Health Population
  • Entrepreneurs: The Boomer Boom
  • Marketing for the Boomer Generation
  • Silver Industries