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Cheryl Blackman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Psychology
M.S., Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Howard University
B.A. Psychology, New York University

Professional Interests & Campus Involvement:
The psychology of Stress and Coping; ADHD in chil-dren; psychopathology from a cultural perspective.

Courses Taught:
Cross-Cultural Psychology, Personality Psychology, Independent Research

Contact Information:
Room 370 Center for Learning and Technology Bldg.
301-860-3257
cblackman@bowiestate.edu

Cornelia Brooks, M.S.

Lecturer
M.S. Engineering Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. Psychology, Bowie State University

Professional Interests & Campus Involvement:
Human Factors & Ergonomics, Women of Color in Information Technology. President's Climate Commitment Committee (C4), University Council on Information Technology, Department Retention Committee

Courses Taught:
Statistics I & II, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Contact Information:
Room 378 Center for Learning and Technology Bldg.
301-860-3266
cbrooks@bowiestate.edu

John Bryant, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Post-doctoral Fellow, Behavioral Medicine, Psycho-physiology, Duke University Medical Center
M.S., Ph.D. Biological Psychology, Howard University
B.S. Psychology, Norfolk State University

Professional Interests & Campus Involvement:
Biofeedback, Stress, Biomedical Ethics, Wisdom Studies, Psychological Society Faculty Advisor

Courses Taught:
Experimental Methodology, Biological Psychology, Health Psychology, History of Psychology, Aging, death & dying, Seminar in Psychology

Contact Information:
Room 379 Center for Learning and Technology Bldg.
301-860-3190
jbryant@bowiestate.edu

Katrina Kardiasmenos, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Applied Experimental Psychology, The Catholic University of America
B.S., M.S. Psychology, St. Joseph's University

Professional Interests & Campus Involvement:
Effective course redesign to improve retention; ADHD in college students, Psi Chi (Psychology National Honor Society) Faculty Co-advisor, Department Course Redesign Team

Courses Taught:
General Psychology, Learning, Cognition, Sensation and Perception

Contact Information:
Room 376 Center for Learning and Technology Bldg.
301-860-3263
kkardiasmenos@bowiestate.edu

Ometha Lewis-Jack, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
M.S., Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Howard University
B.S. Psychology, Howard University

Professional Interests & Campus Involvement:
Neuropsychological Assessment of African Americans, Diagnosis/Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, Spirituality in Diagnosis/Treatment of Mental Disorders, Department Course Redesign Team

Courses Taught:
General Psychology, Introduction to Psychopathology, Seminar in Psychology, Group Dynamics, Drug Use & Abuse

Contact Information:
Room 377 Center for Learning and Technology Bldg.
301-860-3265

olewis-jack@bowiestate.edu

Ayanna M. Lynch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Howard University
B.S. Psychology, Howard University

Professional Interests & Campus Involvement:
Child & Adolescent Psychology, HIV/AIDS Research, Student Development and Retention

Courses Taught:
General Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Contact Information:
Room 374 Center for Learning and Technology Bldg.
301-860-3261
alynch@bowiestate.edu

Patricia Westerman, Ph.D.

Professor
M.A., Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, The Catholic University of America
B.A. Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park

Professional Interests & Campus Involvement:
Therapeutic Horseback Riding for Persons with Special Needs, Student Engagement via Progressive Pedagogical Approaches, Self-Efficacy Enhancement
Chair, University Student Learning Assessment Committee

Courses Taught:
General Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Social Psychology, Sport Psychology

Contact Information:
Room 375 Center for Learning and Technology Bldg.
301-860-3264
pwesterman@bowiestate.edu

Maria Hunt

Administrative Assistant

Contact Information:
Room 367 Center for Learning and Technology Bldg.
301-860-3259
mhunt@bowiestate.edu