Alicia Ito Ford, a licensed psychologist, earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas and a B.S. in Psychology from Truman State University. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Michigan Health System. After working as a clinical faculty member in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, she taught in the undergraduate and Master’s level psychology programs at another Louisiana university. This is her first year at Louisiana Tech University and she is on the core faculty for the Counseling Psychology doctoral program. Her research interests focus on assessment of cognitive changes in medical disorders, dementia screening and treatment, and multicultural issues in clinical practice and graduate training.
Lou’uan Gollop-Brown, a native of Barbados, West Indies and a licensed clinical psychologist, received a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Regent University, a M.S in Counseling Psychology from Assemblies of God University, and a B.S. in nursing from Purdue University. She has worked in clinical practice for over 7 years and has served as a mental health nurse for 3 years. She has over 5 years of teaching experience and this is her fifth year at Louisiana Tech University. She teaches general courses in the counseling psychology program including courses in the undergraduate program, School of Education graduate and undergraduate programs, the Counseling Psychology doctoral program, and the School Counseling and General Counseling programs (e.g., Cross-cultural Counseling, Theories, Human Life-Span Development).
Walter Buboltz, is an Associate Professor and a licensed counseling psychologist. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Kent State University, a M.S in Counseling and Community Psychology from Marist College, and a B.S. in Psychology from Union College. Dr. Buboltz has over 15 years of teaching and research experience at the graduate level in the Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology and the Master’s Program in General and School Counseling. Dr. Buboltz is a consummate researcher who has publications in the areas of sleep quality/deprivation and human performance, career development, message framing, emotional labor in occupations and psychological reactance. Dr. Buboltz actively engages students in his research, and several students over the years have been able to present and publish with him. Dr. Buboltz teaches classes in Career Development and Counseling, School Counseling, and Assessment.
Jerome John Tobacyk, a native of Auburn, New York, was conferred the Ph.D. in Personality Psychology from the University of Florida, the M.A. in Psychology from the University of Florida, and the BA in Psychology from SUNY at Oswego. He has also completed an additional 21 graduate hours in Marketing and Management at the University of Florida and Louisiana Tech University. He is a Professor of Psychology (and former Interim Department Head) at Louisiana Tech University where he has been employed since 1977. He has been awarded two Fulbright Professorships to Poland (at Catholic University of Lublin and at Adam Mickiewicz University). He is a Quest for Quality Fellow and a three time Researcher of the Year at Louisiana Tech University. He teaches courses in the baccalaureate Psychology program, the master’s program in Counseling and Guidance, and in the doctoral programs in Counseling Psychology and I/O Psychology. Courses he has frequently taught in the School Counseling and General Counseling programs include: Principles of Human Development, Statistical Methods in Behavioral Sciences. He has over 100 publications in refereed journals and his research interests include: cross-cultural study of dispositions, consumer behavior, and psychological type theory. For the past seven years, he has been involved in a series of GEAR UP grants that focus on interventions to increase enrollment in postsecondary education for students from high risk Louisiana schools.
Donna Thomas received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Louisiana Tech University, a M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Northeast Louisiana University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Northeast Louisiana University. Dr. Thomas is in her seventh year as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Louisiana Tech University. She is tenured and has maintained graduate faculty status throughout her employment. Dr. Thomas is the Director of Training for the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology. She primarily teaches courses in the doctoral program, including Professional Issues and Ethics, Theories of Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Research, and Practicum in Counseling Psychology. She supervises the clinical work of doctoral students at the Psychological Services Clinic, the University Counseling Center, and other practicum sites located in the region. She also teaches Ethics and Professional Practice in the M.A. in School Counseling and Counseling and Guidance programs. Her research interests are professional psychology training environment issues, social networking, and body image. Dr. Thomas is an elected member of the Executive Board for the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs.
Mary Margaret Livingston, received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a MA in General Psychology from University of Alabama Birmingham, a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Livingston completed an APA approved internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock which included work in a children’s clinic, in-patient and out-patient adult clinic, and consulting in the North Little Rock school system. She also completed a psychology traineeship at McGuire VA in Richmond Virginia which involved general medical patients, psychological/neurological assessment, counseling with quadriplegics and in an inpatient addiction treatment center. She performed psychological assessment and treatment planning in the psychology department of the Children and Youth project (CUCY) at the Children’s Hospital University of Alabama Medical Center Birmingham, and in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the Vocational Rehabilitation Center, and at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center for Partlow State School. In the past, Dr. Livingston has served on the Governor’s Task Force for Mental Health , the Region Eight Mental Health Advisory Board and chaired the local Ruston Mental Health Advisory Board. This is her thirty fourth year at Louisiana Tech University and in involvement with the Counseling Master’s program. Dr. Livingston is a full professor, serves as undergraduate psychology coordinator and as chair of the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board. She teaches two courses a quarter in the Counseling Masters program currently Advanced Abnormal Psychology (Psychology 512), Developmental Psychology (Psychology 510), and Theories of Counseling (Counseling 508). Dr. Livingston has co-authored grants and been active for the past ten years in the Louisiana Board of Regents/Louisiana Tech GEAR –Up program and in the associated school counselor workshops to increase high school graduation rates and encourage student transition from high school to post-secondary education. Earlier, she wrote and worked on grants involving the use of technology in schools and involving workshops for nonsexist vocational counseling across the state. Dr. Livingston’s research interest include ethics and human subjects issues in research, gender roles, personality and assessment, and most recently focuses on research on academic advising and teaching.
Jeffrey John Walczyk, a native of Syracuse, NY, is a professor of psychology at Louisiana Tech University. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. degree in Educational Psychology from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Psychology from Le Moyne College. Following receiving his doctorate in 1988, he did a one year postdoc in cognitive development at the University of Massachusetts—Amherst before teaching in the Department of Psychology at Illinois State University. In 1996, he joined the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Tech. Dr. Walczyk is a former associate editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology, the recipient of two NSF research grants, serves currently on two editorial boards of journals, and conducts and publishes research in literacy and on the psychology of deception. He is also serving as the president of the board of directors of DART (domestic abuse resistance team), which helps survivors of domestic abuse in north, central Louisiana. Dr. Walczyk teaches classes primarily in Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Research, Statistics, and Learning, many taken by masters and doctoral students of the department. Janelle R. McDaniel received a B.A. in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University, an M.S. in General Psychology and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Memphis. She also completed postdoctoral training in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of South Carolina. She has research experience and publications in the fields of learning and memory, prenatal and adolescent drug exposure, and disease-induced dementia. She joined the faculty of Louisiana Tech University in Fall, 2008. Her primary teaching interests are Research Methodology and Physiological Psychology.