Dr. Elizabeth Babcock

Dr. Elizabeth Babcock (Department Chair)
Associate Professor, Cognitive Psychology
605.274.5419
elizabeth.babcock@augie.edu
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Dr. Babcock received her doctoral degree from Michigan State University. She is interested in how cognitive abilities (memory, attention and learning) are affected by real-world task demands, and how normal cognitive aging changes memory and attention abilities. In particular, she has investigated the effects of technology on creativity, how Internet ads impact attention, and how people can improve their abilities to learn names. Her courses include Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Human Lifespan Development, and Senior Seminar. Dr. Babcock is the 2020-2022 recipient of the Frederick C. Kohlmeyer Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Beyond Augie, she enjoys gardening, knitting, curling, camping and boating.


Lindsay Howard Dr. Lindsay Howard
 Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology 
 605.274.5440
 lindsay.howard@augie.edu
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Dr. Howard received her doctoral degree from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology (a joint program between Old Dominion University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Norfolk State University). Her research interests are in exploring sociocultural models of disordered eating using ecological momentary assessment (EMA). She believes it is imperative to apply wisdom of variables, such as body-ideal internalization, media exposure, and pressures for thinness to our rapidly changing social environment. Her current projects also aim to examine facets of interpersonal interactions within social contexts that contribute to disordered eating, such as the impact of denial of disordered eating behaviors (i.e., the tendency to lie about or conceal disordered eating behavior). Her courses include Abnormal Psychology, Human LifeSpan Development, and Behavior Modification and Assessment. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer and tennis as well as going for bike rides, spending time with friends, and going to Josiah’s Coffehouse with her husband.

 

Dr. Benjamin JeppsenDr. Benjamin Jeppsen
Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology
605.274.5479
benjamin.jeppsen@augie.edu
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Dr. Jeppsen received his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville. He teaches introductory courses in counseling and psychotherapy, Sport Psychology, Psychology and Religion, as well as General Psychology and Lifespan Development. Ben's research area is the relationship between private prayer and mental health. He is also a huge Batman nerd and loves using superheroes to teach mental health skills at comic conventions. When he's not teaching, he's probably making pizza with his awesome wife, watching sports, or playing a board game with his three amazing kids.

 

Anne Zell

Dr. Anne Zell
Associate Professor, Social Psychology
605.274.5333
anne.zell@augie.edu
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Dr. Zell received her doctoral degree in Social Psychology from Florida State University. She teaches courses in Social Psychology, Positive Psychology, General Psychology, and Diversity and Prejudice. She has wide ranging research interests that include social comparison, moral judgments about deception in politics and reactions to political fact-checking, humility, and narcissism and psychopathy. Outside of Augie, Anne loves playing games, reading, watching movies, and camping with her husband and four kids.


Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Casey Trainor

Dr. Casey Trainor
Professor Emeritus, In Memoriam (2020), Clinical Psychology

 

Dr. Christina DeVita

Dr. Christina DeVita
Professor Emerita (2014), Counseling Psychology

 

Dr. Michael Nedelsky

Dr. Nedelsky/Fr. Michael
Professor Emeritus (2011), Clinical Psychology

 

Dr. Dennis Larson
Professor Emeritus (2007), Psychology