The St. Charles faculty in Psychology consist of 7 full-time members with terminal degrees in their area of expertise. Since the field of psychology is quite expansive, a wide array of courses offerings are included in the curriculum from these faculty members and a few adjunct instructors.
Your full-time professors also serve as academic advisors. They are here to guide you throughout your studies. Your faculty advisor will help you select classes, develop your research interests, find practicum experiences that will be a good fit for your career goals, and provide guidance concerning co-curricular and study abroad opportunities. The psychology faculty view advising as a shared responsibility that ultimately leads to your success. They are also available to answer your questions and provide referrals for helpful academic or personal support services if needed.
Dr. Stephanie Afful
Dr. Afful is a social psychologist who studies race, specifically racial identity, racism, and interracial relationships. She received her BA in Psychology and Sociology from Drury University and PhD in Social Psychology from Saint Louis University. Dr. Afful teaches courses on Social Psychology, Motivation & Emotion, Human Sexuality, and Health Psychology. She also serves as a co-advisor for the Lindenwood chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology.
Dr. Sara Bagley
Dr. Bagley is an experimental psychologist who emphasizes behavioral/cognitive neuroscience. Her research interests involve the connections between stress (as measured by physiological changes in the body) and cognition (memory and time perception). She earned her BA in Psychology and Mathematics from Westminster College and her MSR and PhD from Saint Louis University. She teaches courses on Behavioral Science Statistics, Behavioral Neuroscience, Learning & Memory, and Sensation & Perception.
Dr. Colleen Biri
Dr. Biri is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the assessment and treatment of children. She received her BA in Psychology from Missouri State University, and her MA degree in Clinical Psychology and PsyD degree from The Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Biri’s courses include Child Development, Parenting, Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Testing, Careers in Psychology, and Senior Seminar. She also serves as a co-advisor for the Lindenwood chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology.
Dr. Rebecca Foushée
Dr. Foushée is a developmental psychologist who studies how environmental influences shape perceptual development during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. She received her BS degree in Psychology and English, and MS and PhD degrees in Developmental and Biological Psychology from Virginia Tech. At Lindenwood, Dr. Foushée teaches courses on Human Development, Behavior Modification, Psychology of Adolescence, Psychology of Women, and Death and Dying. She also conducts research on best practices in teaching and advising in psychology, and serves as a co-advisor for the Psychology Interest Club.
Dr. Michiko Nohara-LeClair
Dr. Nohara-LeClair is an experimental psychologist who previously specialized in psycholinguistic research. She received her BSc degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Toronto, her MASc degree from the University of Waterloo, and her PhD from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Nohara-LeClair also completed postdoctoral fellowships at Concordia University in Montreal and the University of Kansas. Dr. Nohara-LeClair's courses include Basic Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, and Senior Thesis. She currently supervises the Lindenwood Participant Pool and the Student Worker Program for psychology.
Dr. Marilyn Patterson
Dr. Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a background in community mental health, crisis intervention, therapeutic recreation, creative arts and gerontology. She received her BA degree in Art from Florida State University, and her MS in Recreation, with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation and EdD in Counseling with emphases in gerontology and sociology, from the University of Memphis. Dr. Patterson's courses include Psychology of Aging, Abnormal Psychology, Group Theory and Process and Senior Seminar. She is interested in quality advising, innovative teaching, curriculum development and student wellness. She serves as co-advisor for the Psychology Interest Club.
Dr. Christopher Scribner
Dr. Scribner is a clinical psychologist with a specialization in psychotherapy and psychotherapist training, and an interest in all aspects of psychological disorders. He received his BA in Psychology from Earlham College, his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee, and later completed an MFA in creative writing at Lindenwood University. Dr. Scribner’s courses include Abnormal Psychology, Psychotherapy, Personality, and Critical & Creative Thinking.