Alumni of the Social Psychology program

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Each year, we honor the contribution and memory of our founders through two annual Social Psychology Founders Awards. The first award is for the best research paper by a student in the Social Psychology Program, and the second supports student research by funding the best research proposal submitted by a student in the program.

Check out our program alumni by year of graduation and learn about their professional affiliations. If you would like to add or update your information? Please email our webmaster.

* denotes deceased.

  • 2019
    • Alicia Devault — Outcomes and Evaluation Consultant, CNM, Dallas, TX
    • Ryan Erhart — Post-doc, Counseling Services, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Lisa Maletsky — Coordinator, Student Persistence Research, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Marcella Rosie Shrout — Post-doc, Institute of Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    • Emily Wood — User Experience Researcher, Facebook
  • 2018
    • Mauricio Alvarez — Research Associate, Measures for Justice
    • Randal Brown — Assistant Professor of Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University
    • Julie Chomos — Manager, Coupa Software
    • Marisa Crowder — McRel International, Honolulu, HI
    • Aaron McVean — Vice Chancellor at San Mateo County Community College District, San Mateo, CA
  • 2017
    • Michael Doane — Manager, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) at Alkermes
    • Kimberly Greenman — CEO / Founder Financially Fit Employees, Inc.
    • Peter Martini — Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Manchester University, Indiana
  • 2016
    • Bret Davis — Research and Evaluation Specialist HDFS, Part-time faculty Communication Studies, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Zebbedia Gibb — Data and Research Analyst, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Michael Kwiatkowski — Business Analyst, Medline Industries
    • Valerie Lykes — Senior Marketing Scientist, Analytical Center for Excellence, JD Power
    • Dara Naphan  — Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, Western New Mexico University
    • Lindsay Perez — Research Analyst, Maricopa County, AZ
    • Janice Russell  — Research Specialist for the California Highway Patrol
    • Logan Yelderman — Assistant Professor, College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology, Prairie View A&M University
  • 2015
    • Megan Armstrong — Planning and Research Analyst for the Glendale, Arizona Police Department
    • Laura Davidson — Director of Research and Evaluation, Washoe County School District
    • Joshua Padilla — Program Evaluator, Washoe County School District
    • Lorie Sicafuse — Research Associate at Courtroom Sciences Inc., TX
  • 2014
    • Jenny Lowman — Director, Student Persistence Research, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Jenny Reichert — Assistant Professor, Psychology and Criminal Justice, Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT
    • Victoria Springer — Product Manager, User Research and Innovation, Adobe, San Jose, CA
    • Jose H. Vargas — Student Equity Coordinator, Pierce College, Los Angeles, CA
    • Michael Williams — Assistant Professor, The American University in the Emirates
    • Steve Wood — Research Associate at Courtroom Sciences Inc., TX
  • 2013
    • Camille Brown Lalasz — Research Analyst and Consultant, Denver, CO
    • Samuel Lindsey — Product Manager and Research Scientist, Adobe, San Jose, CA
    • Ada Diaconu Muresan — Administrative Faculty, Disability Resource Center, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Shane Moulton — Research Psychologist, Federal Government, Washington D.C.
  • 2012
    • Angela Broadus — Training Specialist, Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center, College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology, Prairie View A & M University
    • H. Lyssette Chavez — User Experience Research and Customer Insights, Square
    • Carlene Gonzalez — Product Manager, Adobe, San Jose, CA
    • Robyn Maitoza — Assistant Professor, York College of Pennsylvania
    • Dana Weiser — Assistant Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, Texas Tech University
  • 2011
    • Susan Harris — Instructor, Social Work, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Alexandra Sigillo — Research Project Manager at EdSurge
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    • Kristy Cahoon — Data Quality Manager at Renown Health, Reno, NV
  • 2010
    • Joanne Brosh — Program Evaluator at North Carolina General Assembly, Raleigh-Durham, NC
    • David Flores — Trial consultant, Trial Behavior Consulting, Inc., California
    • Kerry Kleyman — Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN
    • Clare Pettis — Health Policy Services Specialist, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • 2009
    • Jaime Anstee — Lead Senior Strategist, Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco
    • Jared Chamberlain — Program Director, Clinical Psychology Department, Midwestern University
    • Edina Rutland (nee Jambor) — DSPS Supervisor, San Jose City College, San Jose, CA
    • Alicia Summers — Director, Data Savvy Consulting, LLC, Reno, NV
    • Marat Zagidullin — Lecturer, University of Reading Malaysia, Puterir Johor, Malaysia
  • 2008
    • Christine Aramburu Alegria — Associate Professor, Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno
    • R. David Hayward — Senior Medical Researcher, Surgery Department, St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
    • Julie Singer — Director, North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Center, Governor's Crime Commission
    • Katalin Toth — Research Officer, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2007
    • Samantha Smith Clinkinbeard — Associate Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska-Omaha
    • Alayna Lutz Jehle — Trial Consultant, R&D Strategic Solutions
    • Joyce Hartje — Evaluation Research Manager, Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)
    • Shawn Marsh — Director of Judicial Studies, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Social Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2006
    • Cynthia Freeman — Non-profit Executive Consultant
    • Danya Peters – Reno, NV
  • 2005
    • Patrick Bennett — Senior UX Researcher, Zipcar
    • Roni Dahir — Director, Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies; Director, Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA), University of Nevada, Reno
    • Ricardo Marte — Associate Teaching Professor, Sociology, University of Missouri, Kansas City
    • Mara Merlino — Associate Professor of Psychology, Kentucky State University
    • Yvonne Bermudez — Independent Brand Partner, Nerium International
    • Andre Walton — Instructor of Business and Social Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, and Truckee Meadows Community College
  • 2004
    • David Lott — Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Human Behavior, College of Southern Nevada
    • Sergei Rodkin — Vice President, GfK
    • Steve Son — Senior Jury Consultant, DecisionQuest
  • 2003
    • Sally Dittloff — Psychology Instructor, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
    • Bryan Edelman — Trial Consultant, Jury Research Institute
    • Dionne Maxwell — Research Program Specialist III, California Department of Health Care Services
    • Todd Ostler
    • Roselyn Polk — Assistant Dean, Grand Canyon University
  • 2002
    • Kymberly Bennett — Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Missouri, Kansas City
    • Cath Byrne — Life Coach
    • Elizabeth Christiansen — Director, Center for Program Evaluation, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Jan Fertig — Assistant Professor, General Studies, Milwaukee School of Engineering
    • Craig New — Director of Research, Tsongas Litigation Consulting Inc., Seattle, WA
  • 2001
    • Paula Barry — Research Associate, Browne DecisionQuest, FL
    • Stephan Desrochers — Associate Professor of Psychology, Georgia Gwinnett College
    • Gary Giewat — Director of Research, American Jury Centers. Owner, Delta Litigation Consulting, New Orleans, LA
    • Kathi Heffner — Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Director of Stress and Health Laboratory, Rochester Center for Mind-Body Research
  • 2000
    • Deborah Bechtold — Research Analysis Specialist, St. Cloud University
    • Susan Trentham — Executive Director, Pima County Bar Association, Tucson, Arizona
  • 1976
    • Shirley Dobbin*
    • Sophia Gatowski — Director, Systems Change Solutions, Inc.
    • Kim MacLin — Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Northern Iowa
  • 1998
    • Paul Devereux — Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Alex Mason — Director of Research, National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Boys Town. Formerly Research Associate Professor, Social Development Research Group, University of Washington
    • Heather J. Clawson- Executive Vice President, Research, Learning, and Accreditation Communities In Schools National Office
  • 1996
    • Herman Foushee — Director of the Survey Research Unit, School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham Eric Weldon Lewis
    • Eric Lewis
  • 1995
    • Paul LaMarca — Chief School Performance Officer and Social Psychologist, Washoe County School District
  • 1994
    • Annette Carney
    • Terry Rich Hartley — Popular Author
    • Paula Rippens*
  • 1993
    • Richard Robbins — Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Bucknell University
  • 1991
    • John Dewitt — DeWitt Research, San Diego, CA
  • 1990
    • Max Kaplan*
  • 1989
    • Ross Crosby — Director of Biomedical Statistics & Methodology, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of North Dakota School of Medicine Professor (Adjunct), Department of Psychology, North Dakota State University
    • Gary Naseth — Chair, Human and Social Sciences Department, Oregon Institute of Technology
  • 1988
    • Cheryl Pawluk — Professor, Western Nevada Community College
  • 1987
    • David Lawson Smith — Evaluation Consultant, Career, Technical,& Adult Education , Nevada Department of Education
  • 1985
    • Thomas Fusso — Senior Vice President, Market Probe, Inc.
  • 1984
    • David Droll
    • Karl Kosloski* — Professor, Department of Gerontology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 1983
    • Thomas Holtgraves — Professor of Psychological Science, Ball State University
    • Brock Kilbourne — Licensed Psychologist (PSY10467) in Private Practice, Director, El Camino Psychology Services, PC., Oceanside, CA
  • 1981
    • Richard I. Wark — University of Maryland University College Europe
  • 1979
    • Kenneth Holger Nordin
  • 1978
    • Henry Ettman
  • 1977
    • Robert B. Simmonds
  • 1976
    • Linda Globig
    • Philip Lee Knowles -- Group Health Cooperative, Department of Public Health, Seattle, Washington
    • Diana Beil Warner
    • Linda Zimmerman
  • 1975
    • Robert Foss — Senior Research Scientist & Manager of Alcohol Studies, Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • Susan Shodahl — Vice President of Instruction and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Crafton Hills College
  • 1974
    • James Richard Hall
    • Charles McGehee — Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, Central Washington University
    • Robert Throckmorton
  • 1973
    • John Touhey — Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University
  • 1972
    • Jim Blascovich - Research Professor, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Kim Blau — Retired, Las Vegas
    • Tun-Jen Chou
    • Mary (Harder) Stewart — Emerita Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Peter Heller
  • 1971
    • Coke Brown* — Professor, Department of Psychology, Idaho State University
    • Donald Mixon — Retired, Australia
  • 1970
    • Marvin Bohnstedt — Retired
    • Barbara Peevers*
  • 1969
    • Beverly Charley
    • David Loberg
  • 1968
    • Edmund Doherty
    • Ralph Hood — Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
    • Joseph F. Raney — Retired, Colorado
  • 1967
    • Robert Manfred Arvidson*
    • Richard Kelley
    • John Pavlos
    • Don Schweitzer* — Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, California State University, Fullerton
    • Santo Tarantino — Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University