Kira Bailey, Assistant Professor

Courses: Cognitive Neuroscience, Affective Neuroscience, and Introduction to Neuroscience

Phillips Hall 52-K | 740-368-3808 | kmbailey@owu.edu

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Andrew E. Brandt, Associate Professor

Courses: Behavioral Decision Making, Learning, Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, and Gambling Seminar

Phillips Hall 52-A | 740-368-3904 | aebrandt@owu.edu

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Sarah L. Bunnell, Associate Professor

Courses: Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, Child Clinical Psychology, Applied Atypical Child Development, and Senior Capstone

Phillips Hall 52-B | 740-368-3809 | slbunnel@owu.edu

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Vicki DiLillo, Professor

Courses. Health Psychology, Behavior Modification, Psychological, Behavioral, & Social Issues in Public Health, and Counseling & Psychotherapy

Phillips Hall 52-C | 740-368-3816 | vgdilill@owu.edu

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Lynda K. Hall, Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Performance

Courses. Cognitive Psychology, Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, and Advanced Quantitative Methods

Phillips Hall 52-E | 740-368-3810 | lkhall@owu.edu

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Melanie M. Henderson, Assistant Professor

Courses. Organizational Behavior, Psychology of Women & Gender, Personality & Assessment, and Psychological Adjustment

Phillips Hall 52-L | 740-368-3804 | mmhender@owu.edu

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Kyle Smith, Associate Professor, Chair

Courses.  Social Psychology, Psychology & the Law, Research Methods, and Social Cognition

Phillips Hall 52-D | 740-368-3818 | nksmith@owu.edu

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Jennifer R. Yates, Associate Professor

Courses. Clinical Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, Psychopharmacology, and Topics in Neuroscience 

Phillips Hall 52-F | 740-368-3814 | jryates@owu.edu

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Kandi Akers, Academic Secretary

Phillips Hall 52 | 740-368-3802 | kjakers@owu.edu

Professor Emeritus and OWU Administrators

Harry P. Bahrick, Professor Emeritus

A leading expert on human memory, Harry Bahrick has been a member of the OWU Psychology Department since 1949. He has published more than 70 articles on learning and memory, he was awarded numerous research grants from NSF and NIH, and he was the 1994 recipient of the American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2013, he co-authored a book (with Lynda Hall and Melinda Baker) that summarizes more than 50 years of research on maintenance of knowledge. He continues to work regularly in our department and to give public lectures.

Kim Dolgin, Professor Emeritus

Professor Dolgin joined the Psychology Department after earning her A.B., two master’s degrees, and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She was the department’s developmental psychologist until she moved to New Zealand in 2010. She currently resides in Olympia, Washington, and she continues to update her textbook, The Adolescent: Development, Relationships, and Culture.

Harvey R. Freeman, Professor Emeritus

Professor Freeman earned his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. Although he was originally hired in 1970 to teach Social Psychology, he was best known for his classes in Personality, Psychological Adjustment, and Counseling and Psychotherapy. Dr. Freeman retired in 2012, and he created an endowed fund for the department that allowed us to create a student art gallery in our main classroom.

Alex Heingartner, Professor Emeritus

Professor Heingartner joined the Psychology Department in 1970 after earning his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan. He retired from full time teaching in 1999. He has a long standing interest in psychosocial factors that impact health, and he continues to be engaged in political issues.

Dale E. Swartzentruber, Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Academic Budget Management, Professor of Psychology

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Roy Wittlinger, Professor Emeritus

Professor Wittlinger earned his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the Ohio State University. He joined the department in 1969 and served as the department’s cognitive psychologist and expert in behavioral statistics. In 1988, Dr. Wittlinger became OWU’s first Director of Information Systems, and he remained in that position until his retirement in 2000.