Georgia Southern University

Affiliated Faculty

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Dr. Rebecca Ryan

Dr. Rebecca Ryan

Department: Psychology
Research Interests: Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Dr. Jeff Klibert

Dr. Jeff Klibert

Department: Psychology
Research Interests: Suicide Prevention, Adolescent Development, and Vulnerability Factors for Psychopathology

Dr. Karen Z. Naufel

Dr. Karen Z. Naufel

Department: Psychology
Research Interests: Health Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Measurement

Dr. Adam Bossler

Dr. Adam Bossler

Department: Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Research Interests: Victimization, Innovative Practices in Policing and Corrections

Dr. Bryan Miller

Dr. Bryan Miller

Department: Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Research Interests: Drug Use, Abuse, and Policy

Dr. Peggy Hargis

Dr. Peggy Hargis

Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Research Interests: Persistent Racial Inequalities

Dr. Heidi Altman

Dr. Heidi Altman

Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Research Interests: Intersections Between Language, Worldview, and Health

Dr. April Schueths

Dr. April Schueths

Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Research Interests: Education Inequality and Health Disparities

Dr. Pam Bourland-Davis

Dr. Pam Bourland-Davis

Department: Communication Arts
Research Interests: Health Communication and Alcohol Use

Dr. Beverly Graham

Dr. Beverly Graham

Department: Communication Arts
Research Interests: Gender and Health Communication

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Dr. Joanne Chopak-Foss

Dr. Joanee Chopak-Foss

Department: Community Health
Research Interests: Health Literacy in College-Age Students, Health Literacy and Adolescent Health Issues, and Health Literacy and Women’s Health Issues

Dr. John Luque

Dr. John Luque

Department: Community Health
Research Interests: Migrant Health, Community-Based Participatory Research, Cancer Prevention, Health Disparities, and Social Marketing

Dr. Marina Eremeeva

Dr. Marina Eremeeva

Department: Environmental Health
Research Interests: Vector-Bone Diseases

College of Health & Human Sciences

Dr. Deborah Allen

Dr. Deborah Allen

Department: School of Nursing
Research Interests: Chronic Illness and Disparities in Children and Adults, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Kathryn Hoehn Anderson

Dr. Kathryn Hoehn Anderson

Department: School of Nursing
Research Interests: Health Disparities, Family Interventions, Mental Health Interventions, Physical Health of Mental Health Patients, and Motivational Interviewing

Dr. Melissa Garno

Dr. Melissa Garno

Department: School of Nursing
Research Interests: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Healthy Lifestyles, Stress and Coping

Marie Graf

Marie Graf

Department: School of Nursing
Research Interests: Improving Patient Outcomes in the Critical Care Area

Dr. Amy Jo Riggs-Deckard

Dr. Amy Jo Riggs-Deckard

Department: Health and Kinesiology
Research Interests: Children’s Health and Nutrition

College of Education

Dr. Fayth Parks

Dr. Fayth Parks

Department: Leadership, Technology, and Human Development
Research Interests: Mental Health, Ethnopsychology, Positive Psychology, Health and Spirituality, Cultural Competency in Counselor Education and Psychology, and Student Services in Higher Education

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