Social Sciences Department faculty

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Anthropology   Psychology   Sociology

Social Sciences Department Leaders

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Michael M. Chi
Administrative Department Head
Southern Wake Campus  - SB 275
Northern Wake Campus - NH 231
919-866-5176
[email protected]

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Tory Roti
Associate Department Head
Southern Wake Campus - SB 273
Northern Wake Campus - NH 241
919-866-5838
[email protected]

Anthropology Faculty

NAME EDUCATION
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Beaman, Thomas E., Jr.
Associate Professor
919-532-5639
[email protected]
NH 255
  • BA, History
    Appalachian State University
  • BA, Anthropology
    Appalachian State University
  • MA, Anthropology
    East Carolina University
Interests: Archaeology of Colonial Towns, History of Archaeology, 17th and 18th Century British, Dutch, and German Ceramics, Mid-Atlantic Archaeology, Mayan Archaeology
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Chew, Kristen R.
Instructor 
919-866-5879
[email protected]
SB 287
  • AS, Medical Laboratory Technology
    Indian River Community College
  • BA, Anthropology
    University of Central Florida
  • MA, Anthropology
    North Carolina State University
Interests: Forensic Anthropology, Human Evolution, Human Variation, Faculty Professional Development

Psychology Faculty

NAME EDUCATION
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Arnette, Robyn
Instructor
919-866-5778
[email protected]
SB 279
  • BA, Psychology
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • MA, Psychology
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
Interests: Positives in Marriage, Communication in Romantic Relationships, Personal Growth
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Breivogel, Kimberly
Associate Professor
919-866-5203
[email protected]
SB 283
  • BA, Psychology
    Appalachian State University
  • MA, School Psychology
    Appalachian State University
  • MS, Student Development and Higher Education
    University of North Carolina Greensboro
Interests: Child and Adult Development, Scholarship of Teaching, Human Sexuality, Positive Psychology
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Chi, Michael M.
Associate Professor
Administrative Department Head
919-866-5176
[email protected]
SB 275/NH 231
  • BA, Psychology
    University of Pennsylvania
  • MS, Educational Psychology
    Penn State University
  • MS, Biological Psychology
    Purdue University
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience/Psychology
    Purdue University
Interests: Role of Macronutrients on Ingestive Behavior, Mouse Models of Genetic Mutations of Vagal Sensory and Mechanoreceptors, Role of Enteric Bacteria and High-Fat Diet in Promoting Proinflammatory Changes in the Intestine
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Davis, Liza
Assistant Professor
919-866-5216
[email protected]
SB 265
  • BS, Psychology,
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • MS, Counseling Psychology
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology
    Virginia Commonwealth University
Interests: Psychological Disorders, First Generation College Student Retention, Preparing Students for College Transfer, Classroom Engagement, Fostering Brighter Futures
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Eaton, Kimberly
Associate Professor
919-532-5592
[email protected]
NH 241
  • BA, Government
    Eastern Washington University
  • MS, Psychology
    North Carolina State University
  • Ph.D., Psychology
    North Carolina State University
Interests: Developmental Psychology, Memory and Emotion, Narrative Discourse Analysis, Personality Development, Positive Psychology
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Foster, Patricia
Associate Professor
919-866-5200
[email protected]
SB 283
  • BA, Anthropology
    Brigham Young University
  • MEd, Counselor Education
    North Carolina State University
Interests: Developmental Psychology
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Grieb, Sue
Assistant Professor
919-866-5877
[email protected]
SB 277/MP 109C
  • BS, Psychology
    Towson University
  • MA, Clinical Psychology
    Towson University
Interests: Clinical Psychology, Personality, Therapy,  Psychological Assessment
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Grovenstein, Tiffany
Instructor
919-866-5573
[email protected]
SB 271
  • BA, Psychology
    North Carolina State University
  • MS, Psychology
    North Carolina State University
Interests: Children's Cognitive Development: Autobiographical Memory, Narrative Development
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Jones, Brenda
Instructor
919-866-5206
[email protected]
SB 271
  • BS, Psychology
    University of Massachusetts- Amherst
  • MS, Psychology
    University of Nebraska- Omaha
Interests: Psychobiology, Hormones and Behavior, Primatology
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Lewis, Nick
Instructor
919-532-5937
[email protected]
NH 225
  • BA, Psychology
    North Carolina Central University
  • MA, Psychology
    North Carolina Central University 
Interests: The Biopsychosocial Model, Substance Use, Health Disparities, Self-Regulation
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Lora, Michael J.
Associate Professor
919-532-5540
[email protected]
NH 233
  • BS, Psychology
    Louisiana State University
  • MA, Clinical Psychology
    Louisiana State University
Interests: Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Crisis Intervention
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McElvaney, Claire
Assistant Professor
919-532-5542
[email protected]
NH 235
  • BA, Psychology
    Meredith College
  • MS, Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Interests: Developmental Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, Behavior Modification, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault, Law and Psychology
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Minor, Amy
Instructor
919-532-5709
[email protected]
NH 235
  • BS, Psychology/Biology
    Appalachian State University
  • MA, Psychology
    East Carolina University
Interests: Development, Biology-based Information, Substance Abuse, Identity
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Norton, Gillian
Assistant Professor
919-532-5731
[email protected]
NH 227
  • BS, Psychology
    North Carolina State University
  • MS, Psychology
    North Carolina State University
Interests: Social Psychological Influences on Perceptions of Fairness and Intergroup Tension, Prejudice and Discrimination Prevention and Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
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Perry, Courtney
Assistant Professor
919-532-5789
[email protected]
NH 223
  • BA, Psychology
    State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
  • MS, Educational Psychology
    State University of New York Albany
Interests: Learning and Motivation, Research Methods, Memory
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Roddenberry, Chris
Associate Professor
919-866-5184
[email protected]
SB 285
  • BA, Psychology
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • MA, Social Psychology
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., Social Psychology
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Interests: Online Education
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Roseman, Paige L.
Instructor
919-532-5816
[email protected]
NH 243
  • BS, Neuroscience
    College of William & Mary
  • MA, Experimental Psychology
    Wake Forest University
Interests: Neuropsychology, Interventions in Education, Mindfulness
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Roti, Tory
Associate Department Head
919-866-5838
[email protected]
SB 273/NH 241
  • BS, Psychology
    Western Michigan University
  • MA, I/OBM Psychology
    Western Michigan University 
Interests: Performance Improvement, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Disabilities, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management 
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Shallcross, Judy L.
Instructor
919-866-5228
[email protected]
SB 277
  • BA, Psychology
    Point Park University
  • MA, Psychology
    Duquesne University
Interests: Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology
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Smith, Elizabeth B.
Assistant Professor
919-532-5868
[email protected]
NH 251
  • BS, Psychology
    East Tennessee State University
  • MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    Radford University
Interests: Organizational Culture, Structure, and Leadership Styles, Employee Motivation and Performance, Positive Psychology
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Sutton, Kelly
919-532-5881
[email protected]
NH 245
  • BA, Psychology
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • MA, Clinical Psychology
    Appalachian State University
  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Interests: Emotional Regulation and Emotional Development, Applied Behavioral Analysis (Operant Conditioning), The Brain
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Thompson, D. David
Associate Professor
919-866-5186
[email protected]
SB 279
  • BA, Psychology
    Randolph-Macon College
  • MA, Psychology
    Hollins College
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology
    Newport University
Interests: Abnormal Psychology, Neurosciences, Forensic Psychology
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Evans, Raven
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]
NH 249
  • BA, Psychology
    North Carolina State University
  • MS, Psychology
    North Carolina State University
  • Ph.D., Psychology
    North Carolina State University
Interests:
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Garbutt, Bayley K.
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]
NH 249
  • BA, Psychology
    University of the Virgin Islands
  • MA, Psychology
    North Carolina Central University
Interests: Language Variation, Race and Ethnicity, Teacher Education, Motivation
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Hyde, Jennie
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]
NH 249
  • BA, Psychology and English
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • MS, School Psychology
    Appalachian State University,
  • Ph.D., Psychology
    North Carolina State University
Interests: Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions for At-Risk Students, School-Based Mental Health
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Melberg, Valerie
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]
NH  249
  • BA, Psychology
    Lehman College
    City University of New York
  • Ph.D., Social Psychology
    State University of New York at Albany
Interests: Mental Health Public Policy, Disability Policy

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Narin, Sheri
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]

 
Interests:
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Proffit, Virgina
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]
 
Interests:
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Rea, Carolyn S.
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]
NH  249
  • BA, Psychology
    Edinboro University
  • MA, Clinical Psychology
    Edinboro University
Interests: PTSD, NCD's, Human Trafficking, Student Success/Retention
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Tolin, Dell
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]
  • BA, Psychology
    University of Texas
  • MS, Experimental Psychology
    University of Texas
Interests: Critical thinking, Psychometrics, Classroom Assessment
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Wilkins, Jeffrey
Instructor
[email protected]
NH 249
  • BA, Psychology 
    North Carolina State University
  • MA, General Experimental Psychology
    North Carolina Central University
Interests:
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Wilson, Rebecca
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]
NH 249
  • BS, Psychology
    Radford University
  • MS, Psychology/Education
    Longwood University
  • PsyD, Psychology
    California Southern University
Interests: Positive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Wynn, Tammi
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]

 
Interests:
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Ziznewski, Laura
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]
 
Interests:

Sociology Faculty

NAME EDUCATION
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Clayton, Jo Anne
Associate Professor
919-866-5185
[email protected]
SB 265
  • BA, Sociology/Criminal Justice
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • MA, Sociology
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Interests: Crime/Deviance, Medical Sociology, Inequality, Domestic Violence

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Flockhart, Tyler
Instructor
[email protected]
NH 243

  • BA, Criminology
    University of Northern Iowa
  • MA, Sociology
    Illinois State University
Interests:  
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Fryar, Mara
Instructor
919-866-5882
[email protected]
SB 281
  • BA, Sociology
    East Carolina University
  • MA, Sociology
    East Carolina University
Interests: Culture, Rural Sociology

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Niles, Beau
Instructor
919-866-5183
[email protected]
SB 281

 
Interests:
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Popp, Jacqueline
Associate Professor
919-866-5220
[email protected]
SB 263
  • BS, Psychology
    University of Georgia
  • AB, Sociology
    University of Georgia
  • MA, Sociology
    University of Georgia
Interests: Inequality, Work, Organizations, and Occupations, Diversity
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Reiter, Abby
Instructor
919-532-5882
[email protected]
NH 245
  • BA, Psychology
    University of Virginia
  • MA, Public Sociology
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Ph.D., Sociology
    George Mason University
Interests: Race and Racism, White Privilege, Internalized Oppression, Sociology of Education, Social Stratification
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Samieva, Aziza
Instructor
919-866-6582
[email protected]
SB 281
  • BA, Foreign Languages
    Samarkand State University
  • MA, Sociology
    City University of New York
Interests: International Communication, Globalization, Demographic Transition and world population, Social Inequality
Shurtleff, Emily
Instructor
919-532-5918
[email protected]
NH 227
  • BA, Sociology
    Fayetteville State University
  • MA, Sociology
    Fayetteville State University
Interests: Crime, Positive Deviance, Social Inequality, Social Psychology
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Teander, Paula Armstrong
Associate Professor
919-866-6153
[email protected]
SB 287/NH 225
  • BA, Sociology
    Midwestern State University
  • MA, Sociology
    Baylor University
  • Ph.D., Sociology
    North Carolina State University  
Interests: Social Psychology, Medical Sociology, Social Inequality
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Wallingford, Kristen
Assistant Professor
919-866-5221
[email protected]
SB 263
  • BA, Sociology
    University of Albany, State University of New York
  • Ph.D., Sociology
    University of Albany, State University of New York
Interests: Economic Sociology, Sociology of Work, Macrosociology
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Brown, Lori
Adjunct Instructor
Northern Wake campus - NH  249
[email protected]
  • BS, Sociology
    University of Louisville
  • MA, Sociology
    Temple University
  • Ph.D., Sociology
    Indiana University
Interests: 

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Helton, Melissa
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]

 
Interests: 

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Johnson, Dawn
Adjunct Instructor 
[email protected]

 
Interests:
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MacDonald, Jess
Adjunct Instructor
[email protected]
NE 357
  • BA, Public Sociology
    University of North Carolina  Wilmington
  • MA, Public Sociology
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
Interests: Social Justice