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Psychology, Sociology, and Public Health Department Faculty

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. Our 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.

Psychology Faculty

The psychology program faculty consists of six award-winning full-time members with terminal degrees in their area of expertise. We, along with our part-time instructors, offer a wide array of courses from different fields within psychology.

Dr. Stephanie Afful

Stephanie Afful, PhD

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. Afful was the recipient of the 2016-2017 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2018-2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award.

Dr. Sara Bagley

Dr. Sara BagleyDr. 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. Bagley was the recipient of the 2018-2019 Assessment Champion Award and the 2019-2020 President’s Scholar-Teacher Award.

Dr. Colleen Biri

Dr. Colleen BiriDr. 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. Biri was the recipient of the 2015-2016 President's Scholar-Teacher Award.

Dr. Rebecca Foushée

Dr. Rebecca FoushéeDr. 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. Foushée was the recipient of the 2017-2018 LSGA Teacher of the Year Award and the 2019-2020 ROAR Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Michiko Nohara-LeClair

Dr. Michiko Nohara-LeClairDr. 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 and is co-sponsor for the Psychology Interest Club. Dr. Nohara-LeClair was the recipient of the 2008-2009 President's Scholar-Teacher Award, the 2018-2019 LSGA Teacher of the Year Award, and a 2019-2020 Q2 Award.

Dr. Christopher Scribner

Dr. Christopher ScribnerDr. 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. Dr. Scribner was the recipient of the 2003 Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2017 Lindenwood Assessment Champion Award.

Adjunct Professors

Public Health Faculty

Amy Estlund

Amy Estlund Amy Estlund earned a B.S. in biomedical sciences from Marquette University and an M.P.H. in behavioral science from Emory University. She worked in health education, youth development, and program management in the nonprofit sector for eight years in Atlanta and rural Georgia. She then transitioned to community-based participatory research at Saint Louis University, followed by clinical research at Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine. She completed her Ph.D. in public health from Saint Louis University. Her research interests focus on sexual and reproductive health, school health and culture, health policy, and dissemination and implementation. Estlund looks forward to engaging students in research and bringing relevant experiences from her nonprofit work to the classroom to enhance student learning.

Amanda Harrod

Amanda Harrod Amanda Harrod earned her undergraduate biology degree from Washington University. She completed her master’s degree in public health and doctorate in public health studies at Saint Louis University. Her research interests include social determinants of health and maternal and child health. Harrod has worked with various public health programs across the country. Her previous experience includes working with the Congressional Hunger Center, Fremont Public Association, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, Obesity Prevention Center, and March of Dimes. She was also the project director for the National Children’s Study Gateway Study Center based at Saint Louis University. She provided fiscal and administrative oversight for multiple subcontracts and four Study locations in both Missouri and Illinois. Harrod is a member of Generate Health, a coalition that mobilizes and inspires the St. Louis region to advance racial equity in pregnancy outcomes, family well-being, and community health. She enjoys sharing her passion for public health with students at Lindenwood University.

Catherine Shoff

Catherine Shoff Catherine Shoff earned her Ph.D. in public health studies and M.P.H. in behavioral science/epidemiology from Saint Louis University. Prior to that, she completed a B.S. in combined sciences from Santa Clara University. Catherine’s work aims to reduce health inequalities in the Saint Louis region through community-academic partnerships. Specifically, her research explores food insecurity, social determinants of health, child health, and community engagement. She enjoys creating an active learning environment for students through community projects and engaging students in research.

Sociology Faculty

Dr. Suzanne Stoelting

Dr. Suzanne StoeltingDr. Suzanne Stoelting holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Her areas of expertise include sport sociology, gender, and sexuality. Her current research focuses gay and lesbian youth suicide. Suzanne has taught a wide range of undergraduate sociology courses including introduction, sociological theory, stratification, race and ethnicity, sociology of gender, sociology of sport, social deviance, urban sociology, social problems, and applied sociology. She has also supervised many sociology internships and collaborated with students on undergraduate sociology research projects.

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