Dr. Sabina Widner
Chair of the Psychology Department
Dr. Widner received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky, a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology from Wake Forest University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. She has been teaching at Augusta State University since 1995.
- Courses: Research Methods II, Ethical Foundations in Psychology, Clinical Internship
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Dr. Georgina Hammock
Director of Graduate Studies
Southwest Georgia is the region where Dr. Hammock was born and raised. She attended the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees (with a specialization in Social Psychology). She taught at Clarkson University and Kennesaw State University before coming to Augusta State University in 2004. She has two research programs: one deals with conflict and aggression in intimate relationships, and the other focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning.
- Courses: Professional Foundations in Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods Lab, Research Practicum, Research Internship
- (706) 667-4614
Dr. Hartmann grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and received her B.A. in Psychology at Maryville College. She earned her M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington and her Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno. In her graduate studies she worked with the cross-fostered chimpanzees Washoe, Moja, Tatu, Dar, and Loulis studying sign modulations, pretend play, phrase development and turn taking. She currently studies turn taking in children and the benefits of undergraduate research. Dr. Hartmann joined the faculty of ASU in 2003.
- Courses: Developmental Psychology, Learning Principles and Applications
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Ms. Johnson received her B.A. (2000) and M.S. (2003) degrees in Psychology from Augusta State University. She is in the process of completing requirements for a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Georgia. Ms. Johnson's dissertation will examine the effects of caregiving stress. She has been teaching part-time at Augusta State University since 2004.
- Courses: Introduction to General Psychology, Introduction to Human Development, Introduction of Human Diversity, Health Psychology, ASU 1000
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Dr. Patton received a Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience from the University of South Florida. His research focus lies in comparative cognition and neuroanatomy, with particular interest in the visuo-cognitive abilities of birds and the underlying neural mechanisms associated with these processes. As highly intelligent social animals, birds are an ideal model that can be compared to the brains of other social animals, including humans. Ultimately, this research will add to the growing knowledge of how brains evolve.
- Courses: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical/Addictive Psychopharmacology
- (706) 737-1420
Dr. Reeves received his B.A. in Psychology from Augusta State University. He received his M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Appalachian State University and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Georgia. His research interests include social influence processes and various aspects of consumer culture, such as materialism, compulsive buying, and the psychology of fame and celebrity.
- Courses: Social Psychology
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Dr. Richardson received her Bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, her M.A. from the College of William and Mary, and her PhD from Kent State University. She taught at a variety of institutions, including the University of Georgia, University of Maryland University College Overseas Program, the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and Florida Atlantic University, before coming to Augusta State University in 2001. Her research addresses determinants of interpersonal aggression, with particular focus on nondirect forms of aggression. In collaboration with colleagues at ASU and at Georgia Health Sciences University, Dr. Richardson also participates in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
- Courses: Research Methods, Research Practicum, Social Psychology, Research Internship, History and Systems
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Dr. Slavin-Mulford received her Bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and her Master's and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She then completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at The Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Her research interests include personality assessment, training/supervision, and psychotherapy process and outcome. Her work in these areas has led to her appointment to the editorial board of the journal Psychotherapy.
- Courses: Personality Assessment, Therapy I, Clinical Internship
Dr. Ric Topolski
Being born and raised in Buffalo, Dr. Topolski decided to attend the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) at Buffalo for his undergraduate education and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1989. He then went on to receive a Ph.D. from Binghamton University in New York State where the primary focus of his education was Cognitive Psychology. Since coming to ASU he has expanded his research interests to include human sexuality and human factors research with the military. He is an active researcher with approximately 30 publications, and has brought in over $100,000 of external funding to the university.
- Courses: Cognitive Psychology, Research Practicum, Research Internship
- (706) 667-4616
Dr. Lindsey West graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in Psychology and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston in Boston, MA. Dr. West completed her pre-doctoral internship training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Her research focuses primarily on enhancing the mental health and quality of life of individuals from diverse backgrounds. In particular, she has focused on the experiences of racism among Black Americans with projects that have aimed to understand potential factors that may contribute to optimal functioning in the face of discriminatory events.
- Courses: Cognitive Assessment, Therapy II, Clinical Internship
Graduate Degree Program Specialist
& Office Coordinator
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- (706) 737- 1694