Educational Psychology Faculty

Name &Title




Sarah Bickel, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

(University of Northern Colorado 1980)

College-student affairs administration


NAU 1991  


Kathy Bohan, Ed.D., Associate Professor and Chair

(B.S., Illinois State University; M.A., Arizona State University;  Ph.D., Northern Arizona University 1996)

Behavioral assessment, inclusion strategies, consultation and collaboration and evidence-based interventions, school-wide positive behavioral support


NAU 2001  


Lakota Lynn Kleppin, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.C., Ph.D., Arizona State University 1990)

Counseling psychology, gifted students, accountability in school counseling, rural school counseling, spirituality and counseling


NAU 1997


Richard W. Carroll, Ph.D., Associate Professor,

Director of Institute for Human Development

(B.S., University of San Francisco; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona 1975)


Development, consultation


NAU 1980  


Rebecca P. Campbell, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S., B.A., New Mexico State University; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University 1996)

Educational psychology, epistemological beliefs, in developmental and underprepared learners, freshman seminar, freshman retention


NAU 1996  


Gypsy M. Denzine, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for the College of Education

(B.S., Saint Cloud State University; M.A., University of Texas-El Paso; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado 1996)

Implicit learning, university classroom environments, college student achievement motivation, adolescent development, teacher self-efficacy


NAU 1996


Thomas J. DeStefano, Ed.D., Professor

(B.A., Northeastern Illinois; Ed.S., M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado 1981)

Counseling psychology, human resource and mental health, rural mental health


NAU 1991  


Joyce A. DeVoss, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S., University of Illinois; M.A., Chapman University; Ph.D., University of Arizona 1987)

Leadership training for school counselors, transformation of school counseling initiative, counselor advocacy


NAU 1998  


Thomas G. Fetsco, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., M.S., M.A., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Texas A&M University 1987)

Educational psychology, application of cognitive psychology, models of assessment and teaching

NAU 1989  


Lena R. Gaddis, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S., North Georgia College; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Georgia 1987)

School psychology, social-emotional assessment, preschool assessment and development, evidence-based interventions


NAU 1991  


Yolanda E. Garcia, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Graduate College Dean

(B.A., M.C., Ph.D., Arizona State University 1996)

Counseling psychology, neuropsychology, multicultural counseling, counselor education, health psychology

NAU 1999  


Melvin E. Hall, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., University of Illinois; M.A., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Illinois 1979)

Program evaluation, higher education and community engagement, minority student recruitment and retention, academic outreach with pre-college students

NAU 1998  


Robert Horn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.A., University of Central Oklahoma; M.S.; Ph.D., University of Memphis 2004)

Hollandís theory, career decision-making, college student development

NAU 2004

William Kolodinsky, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.A., University of Delaware; M.A., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., Mississippi State University 1994)

Counselor education, self-efficacy, family adaptability and eating disorders, stress reduction, multifamily group therapy, spiritual practices research, neurotherapy, Ken Wilber: integral psychology

NAU 2000  


Susan Longerbeam, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., Antioch University)

Campus climate, openness to diversity, living-learning programs, and student learning outcomes.

NAU 2005

William E. Martin Jr., Ed.D., Professor

(B.S., Iowa State University; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado 1979)

Counseling psychology, person-environment psychology, ethnocultural assessment, rehabilitation, career development, substance-abuse prevention and intervention

NAU 1986  


Susanna Maxwell, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Provost

(B.A., Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin 1978)


Relationships between attributions, anxiety, and academic performance, including gender differences; issues related to women in administration, mentoring, factors predicting success, stress

NAU 1978  


Sherri N. McCarthy, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.Ed., B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University 1995)

Human lifespan developmental psychology, educational psychology

NAU 1996  


John McClure, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University 1994)

Educational psychology, learning and instruction, concept group analysis, assessment issues in education, skill learning

NAU 1995  


Mary McLellan, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University 1982)

School psychology, best practices in assessment, the development of anxiety in children, assessment of multi-handicapped children


NAU 1993  


Ramona Netto Mellott, Ph.D., Professor and Graduate College Dean

(B.A., M.A., University of Bombay, India; M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi 1991)

Counseling psychology, family functioning in abusing families, psychological adjustment of sexually abused girls, familial alcoholism, five-factor personality model, psychological assessment

NAU 1991  


Eugene R. Moan, Ed.D., Professor

(B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., Ed.D., Northern Arizona University 1979)

Counseling psychology, wellness, spiritual values in counseling, development and evaluation of new interventions, factors in effective on-line learning

NAU 1981


Adelaida Santana Pellicier, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.A., B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D., Kent State University 1986)


Counseling, multicultural issues, multicultural students, secondary and higher education

NAU 1988  


Phillip Tanner, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(B.A., Northern Arizona University; M.Ed. University of Phoenix; Ph.D. Northern Arizona University 2006)

School psychology, psychoeducational assessment, curriculum-based measurement

NAU 2008

Timothy C. Thomason, Ed.D., Professor

(M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University 1977)

Brief psychotherapy, counseling Native Americans

NAU 1977-82, 1989

Jennifer Walker, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(B.A., M.A., University of Missouri-K.C.; Ph.D. University of Arkansas 1996)

Counseling, multicultural counseling, counseling and LGTB individuals


NAU 2008


Faculty Emeriti

James R. Fredrick, Ed.D., Professor

(A.B., Westminster College; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Missouri 1961)

Educational psychology, counseling


NAU 1961 (retired 1991)  


Nick L. Lund, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., Austin College; M.S. Ph.D., Tulane University 1968)

Psychology, management


NAU 1994  

(retired 2005)

Jettie M. McWilliams, Ed.D., Professor

(B.A., Berea College; M.A., Ed.D., University of Kentucky 1966)

Counseling and personality, role conflicts in professional women


NAU 1981 (retired 1995)  


Craig W. Sidles, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., Cornell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa 1968)

Professional and ethical development, nonbiased assessment

NAU 1968 (retired 1999)  

Thomas J. Vanderhoof, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.Ed., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado 1969)

Educational psychology, counseling


NAU 1972 (retired 2000)