A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Faculty Research Interests

Adam L. Aréchiga

PsyD, DrPH, Loma Linda University, 2006

  • Clinical Health Psychology
  • Obesity Management
  • Lifestyle Change
  • Health Promotion/Preventive Care

Hector M. Betancourt

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1983

  • Attribution Theory, Social Cognition, and Emotion
  • Cultural/Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Peace, Conflict, Pro-Social Behavior, and Violence
  • Culture and Social-Psychological Processes in Health and Social Issues

Kendal C. Boyd

PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology, 1999

  • Psychology of Religion
    • Incorporation of Spirituality in Psychotherapy
    • Spiritual Basis of the Therapeutic Relationship
    • Attitudes Toward Religious Apostasy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Military Veterans

Colleen A. Brenner

PhD, University of Indiana, Bloomington, 2006

  • Serious Mental Illness, with a Focus on Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Resiliency, Self-Efficacy, and Overal Health and Well-Being in Serious Mental Illness

Paul E. Haerich

PhD, University of Florida, 1989

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Attention and Affect
  • Information Processing and Emotion
  • Ionizing Radiation Effects on CNS Function

Richard E. Hartman

PhD, Washington University, 2001

  • Behavioral Neuroscience/ Biopsychology
  • Development of Learning and Memory Abilities
  • Transgenic Animal Models of Neurodegenerative Disease

Sylvia M. Herbozo

PhD, University of South Florida, 2008

  • Body Image Disturbance, Disordered Eating, and Obesity
  • Binge Eating Disorder Treatments

Grace J. Lee

PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology, 2009

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Brain Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Neurobiological Bases of Behavior
  • Neuroimaging Methods

Holly E. R. Morrell

PhD, Texas Tech University, 2007

  • Health Psychology
  • Advanced Statistics and Methodology
  • Theoretical Underpinnings of Adolescent Smoking Initiation
  • Negative Affect and Cigarette Smoking

Kelly R. Morton

PhD, Bowling Green State University, 1992 (Joint Appointment with LLU School of Medicine)

  • The Relationship Between Early Life Stress, Negative Emotions and Physical Health Outcomes
  • Stress and Health
  • Social Support and Health
  • Religion and Health
  • Care Quality in Primary Care
  • Primary Care Psychology

Cameron L. Neece

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011

  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Childhood Disorder (emphasis in intellectual disabilities, autism, and disruptive behavior disorders)
  • Parenting and Family Processes
  • Treatment Outcome Research (specific focus on mindfulness approaches)

David A. Vermeersch

PhD, Brigham Young University, 1998

  • Psychotherapy Outcome
  • Psychotherapy Quality Management
  • Therapist Effects on Outcome
  • Effects of Therapist/Patient Feedback on Outcome
  • Reducing Deterioration in Psychotherapy
  • Effectiveness and Patient-Focused Research
  • Outcome Test Construction