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    Nick Jackson, Ph.D.

    Department Chair, Professor
    Martin 228
    Phone: 509.359.4302
    Fax: 509.359.4302

    Degrees Earned

    Research Interests

    About me

    Maria Szep

    Program Support Supervisor
    135N Martin Hall Cheney, WA 99004
    Phone: 509.359.6886
    Fax: 509.359.6886

    Lynn Burks-Herres

    Secretary Senior
    135M Martin Hall Cheney, WA 99004
    Phone: 509.359.2478
    Fax: 509.359.2478

    Melody Marlow

    Program Coordinator-Psychology EWU at Bellevue College and School Psychology Respecialization
    151D Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.7439
    Fax: 509.359.7439

    Dennis Anderson, M. S.

    M.S. in Psychology Director, Senior Lecturer
    151J Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2087
    Fax: 509.359.2087
    MS - 1982, Psychology, Eastern Washington University 
    BA - 1975, Psychology, Gonzaga University

    Areas of Professional Focus:
    Cognitive & Behavior Therapy; Individual and Couples Counseling; Stress and Coping; Behavioral Medicine

    Areas of Academic Focus:
    Abnormal Psychology; Theories of Personality; Stress and Coping; Psychology of Intimate Relationships

    Work Experiences:
    9 years - Mental health therapist in private practice
    1 year - Behavioral Health Consultant - Spokane Falls Family Clinic
    3 years - Clinical Specialist - Deaconess Medical Center
    6 years - Behavior Therapist - St. Luke's Rehabilitation Center
    5 years - Behavioral Therapist - Sacred Heart Medical Center
    3 years - Behavioral Therapist - Medical Psychology Associates
    5 years - Specialist in Behavioral Medicine - Group Health Northwest 

    Jonathan W. Anderson, Ph.D.

    Associate ProfessorAssociate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Social Work
    135 Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2856
    Fax: 509.359.2856
    Curriculum Vitae


    Licensures and Certifications

    Research Interests

    Cognitive Psychology, Time Estimation

    About me

    Family first, everything else second.

    Alan Basham

    Senior Lecturer
    Marin 135
    Phone: 509.359.7879
    Fax: 509.359.7879

    Degrees Earned

    Research Interests


    Jamie Chaffin, Ed.D.

    Assistant Professor - Director, School Psychology Respecialization Program (EdS)
    151J Martin Hall Cheney, WA 99004
    Phone: 509-359-4736
    Fax: 509-359-4736

    Degrees Earned:

    Research Interests:

     Licensures and Certifications:

    About Me:

    I am the Director of Eastern Washington University’s Ed.S. in School Psychology Respecialization Program. The program is a cohort-based hybrid model that is delivered through Eastern Online’s Canvas System and is NASP aligned.  I continue to work with local school districts as a school psychologist while directing the School Psychology Respecialization Program. Please review the program website at:


    Charalambos C. Cleanthous, Ph.D.

    Martin 114B
    Phone: 509.359.2816
    Fax: 509.359.2816

    Degrees Earned

    Research Interests

    F. Yvonne Daley

    Phone: 509.359.6820
    Fax: 509.359.6820

    MS from EWU 2009.

    Shanna Davis, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    135G Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.4630
    Fax: 509.359.4630


    Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2002

    B.A., University of Colorado at Denver, 1995

    Areas of Specialization:

    Early Childhood Assessment and Intervention, Assessment of Functional Academic and Behavioral Skills, Instructional Coaching and Consultation

    Research Areas:

    Development of academic and social-emotional skills in early childhood environments, Assessment, Instructional coaching, Supervision

    Dr. Amani El-Alayli

    151G Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.7088
    Fax: 509.359.7088


    PhD, Michigan State University, 2002

    MA, Michigan State University, 2000

    BA, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1996

    Areas of Specialization:

    Social and Personality Psychology

    Areas of Research:
    Self-perception biases, stereotyping and discrimination

    Raphael Guillory, Ph.D.

    Martin 135F
    Phone: 509.359.2274
    Fax: 509.359.2274
    Curriculum Vitae


    2002 Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

     Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Education

     Dissertation Topic:  Factors Related To Native American Students' Persistence In Higher Education:  A Comparative Analysis of Student and State and University Officials' Perceptions.

     Dissertation Chair:  Dr. Mimi Wolverton, Retired Professor of Higher Education

    1999 Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

     Master's Degree in Education: emphasis in Counseling Psychology

    1994 Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington.

     Bachelor's Degree in Sociology.

    1991 Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla, Washington.

     Associate of Art's Degree.


    Heidi Hillman

    Assistant Professor
    141E Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6864
    Fax: 509.359.6864

    Keely Hope, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor - Director, Counselor Education (Mental Health Counseling MS and School Counseling MS)
    Martin 141A
    Phone: 509.359.2439
    Fax: 509.359.2439
    Curriculum Vitae


    Licensures and Certifications

    Research Interests

    About me

    Since coming to EWU and Spokane, I have become a runner.  I have always loved to travel and listen to music, so now... if there is a race I can travel to and hear a band on the same trip  - that's pretty much something I will do.  I enjoy trying new things and will always be open to hearing about new music.

    Dr. Kayleen Islam-Zwart

    151E Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2380
    Fax: 509.359.2380


    PhD, Idaho State University, 2001

    MS, Idaho State University, 1998 

    BS, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1996

    Areas of Specialization:
    Clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and cognitive and neuropsychological evaluation

    Research Areas:
    Women in prison, adjustment to incarceration, forensic populations, cognitive and neuropsychological evaluation, alcohol expectancy and trauma history

    Dr. Russell L. Kolts

    249 Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6663
    Fax: 509.359.6663

    Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1999 

    M.S., University of Mississippi, 1996

    B.S., Oklahoma State University

    Areas of Interest:

    Dr. Kolts current research and professional work is focused upon Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and the application of CFT in working with emotional difficulties, particularly anger and attachment disturbances.

    Dr. Theresa J. Martin

    141G Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2431
    Fax: 509.359.2431

    Ph.D. Psychology, Iowa State University 1993 

    M.S., Psychology, Iowa State University, 1988 

    B.A., Psychology, Iowa State University, 1983 

    Research Areas:

    Social Psychology-Classic theory areas; specific focus on social comparison
    Health Psychology-attitudes, perceptions
    Cross-Cultural Psychology-basic theory areas
    Human Sexuality- basic theory areas; specific focus on sexual orientation and gender

    Recent Studies:
    Friends with Benefits
    Digit Span Differential Study
    Baby Momma, Baby Daddy
    Coming Out models
    Fooling Ourselves About Fooling Around

    Dorie Munson, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    Martin 135J
    Phone: 509.359.2530
    Fax: 509.359.2530

    Degrees Earned

    Research Interests

    Dr. Susan Ruby

    Associate Professor - Director of School Psychology Program
    135L Martin HallCheney, WA 99004
    Phone: 509.359.6050
    Fax: 509.359.6050
    Curriculum Vitae

    Hello!  I am the Director of Eastern Washington University's specialist level School Psychology Program.  The program has been approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (see and involves three years of full time study and field experiences.  I received my B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1990 and M.S. and Ed.S. degrees from the College of William and Mary in 1993/1994.  I worked as a school psychologist in Virginia, Texas, Hawaii, and California before returning to school to obtain my Ph.D. in Education with specialization in School Psychology in 2005 at the University of California, Riverside. My family relocated to the northwest to enjoy being close to family in Montana, and I initially worked as a school psychologist in Coeur d'Alene, ID, before coming to Eastern Washington University.

    My research interests involve practices associated with Multi-tiered Systems of Support and development and delivery of academic and social-behavioral interventions for students at-risk in PreK-12 settings. 

    I am currently serving as half-time Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Letters & Education

    I teach in both the Residential (on campus) Ed.S. School Psychology Program and in the Respecialization Ed.S. School Psychology Online Program.  I teach:

     PSYC 533 Single Case Design and Program Evaluation,

    PSYC 526 Academic Assessment for School Psychologists,

    PSYC 560 School Psychology Consultation, and

    PSYC 523 Multi-tiered Systems of Support

    I also teach Continuing Education Courses:

    I am also active in the Washington State Association of School Psychologists:

    For more information about becoming certified as a school psychologist in the state of Washington, see the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's website at: 



    Rebecca Rudd, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    141C Martin HallCheney, WA 99004
    Phone: 509.359.2070
    Fax: 509.359.2070
    Curriculum Vitae

    Degrees Earned:

    Licenses & Professional Certifications:     

    Research Interests:  

    About Me:

    I have over nine years of clinical experience working in a variety of mental health settings: private practice, schools, college campus, for-profit agencies and community mental health settings. My clinical area of interest includes play therapy and mental health counseling. I have been a long-time advocate for play therapy and has served as a board member and President for both the Washington and Nevada Association for Play Therapy.  I maintains a strong line of research on parental bereavement due to a sudden and unexpected death. I have presented on parental bereavement and play therapy at universities, agencies, regional and national conferences. I am a native Washingtonian and has lived in several cities across the state. In my spare time I enjoy playing with my two beautiful children, gardening and engaging in creative activities such as painting, scrap booking or writing.

    Jillene Seiver, Ph.D.

    Visiting Assistant Professor-Bellevue
    House 1 Bellevue Campus
    Phone: 425-564-5100
    Curriculum Vitae


    Ph.D., Cogntive Psychology, Empahsis in memory and language, University of New Mexico, 1995

    M.A.,Psychology, California State University, Sacramento, 1990

    B.A., Psychology, University of California, 1988

    Research Interests

    About me

    I am at the Bellevue campus.  Students are the main focus of my work, and I enjoy advising and leading students in directed studies and as research assistants (after they've completed all of the required core courses). I'm very enthusiastic about student success, and am always happy to chat with students about their goals and how to achieve them. 

    Danielle Sitzman, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    151H Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2000
    Fax: 509.359.2000

    Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Colorado State University, 2013
    M.S., Cognitive Psychology, Colorado State University, 2011
    B.A., Psychology, Alfred University, 2007

    Areas of Specialization:
    Cognitive Psychology, Human Memory

    Areas of Research:
    Metamemory, Enhancing Memory, Feedback & Memory, Classroom application of memory research

    Kurt Stellwagen, Ph.D.

    153E Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.7038
    Fax: 509.359.7038
    Curriculum Vitae


    Areas of Research Specialization:

    About Me:

    As a developmental psychopathologist, I focus on the many cascading risk factors (e.g., biogenetic, cognitive, familial, social) that contribute to the development of psychopathology.  On the other hand, I place equal importance of the examination of resiliency: that is, why do some individuals manage to thrive in life despite being exposed to a multitude of serious risk factors?

    I have scheduled office hours but I also leave my office door open over 50% of the time I am at EWU.  Any and all students are free to drop in and chat-about any topic-anytime my door is open.  

    Outside of work I enjoy fencing (my #1 passion), any type of skiing, hiking, biking, and walking my two blue heelers. 

    Karrie Swan Ph.D

    Assistant Professor
    Martin Hall 141D
    Phone: 509.359.6880
    Fax: 509.359.6880

    Degrees Earned:

    Licenses & Professional Certifications:     

    Research Interests:  

    About Me:

    I have over 10 years of experience in schools, treatment centers, and private practice. My primary passion and research interest is play therapy and how play therapy can be utilized in school settings. In my spare time, I enjoy running, antiquing, and spending time with my family. 

    Philip Watkins, Ph.D.

    255C Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6174
    Fax: 509.359.6174
    Curriculum Vitae

    Degrees Earned:

    Professional Associations:

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    About Me:

    I love being outside, I love a good wine, and I love my Ducks!

    Dr. William (Bill) Williams

    237 Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.7946
    Fax: 509.359.7946

    PhD - 1973, Experimental Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    MS - 1966, Psychology, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Wash.
    BA - 1965, Psychology, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Wash.

    Awards & Honors:
    National Re-Design Scholar, NCAT, 2007 - 2008
    Century Tel Teaching Award, 2005
    Jeffers Chertok Dean's Honor Award, 2005
    Edmund J. Yarwood Dean's Honor Faculty, 2006
    Edmund J. Yarwood Dean's Honor Faculty, 2002
    Edmund J. Yarwood  Dean's Honor Faculty, 2000

    Areas of Interest:
    Human psychophysiology with and emphasis on emotion, attention and the psychophysiology of personality and personality disorders

    Professional Organizations:
    The Society for Psychophysiological Research


    Elizabeth Willis, M.S., Ed.S, NCSP

    Visiting Assistant Professor
    135 Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6227
    Fax: 509.359.6227

    -Bachelors in Psychology from Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
    -M.S. in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology from University College London, UK
    -Ed.S in School Psychology from Seattle University  

    -I have been a practicing school psychology for 11 years, 3 years in Coeur d'alene, Idaho and the rest in Spokane, WA (Central Valley School District). I did my internship in Spokane Public Schools based primarily in alternative schools and programs for students with behavioral disorders.
    -I am a member of WSASP (Wa state assoc of school psychology) and NASP (national association)
    -I am a member of the EWU PEAB  

    -Interests include: developmental psychology, social-behavioral disorders and assessment, and supervision of graduate students.  

    I grew up in Spokane and am happy to live here near my family with my husband. I am so excited to be part of EWU and School Psychology program!

    Contact Information

    Nick Jackson, PhD
    Department Chair
    135 Martin Hall, Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.6227
    fax: 509.359.4366

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