Behavioral Sciences Faculty

Dr. Rita Barrett

  • Department Head
  • B.A.: Psychology, Winston-Salem State University (North Carolina)
  • M.A. and Ph.D.: Experimental Psychology-Behavioral Pharmacology, University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • rita.barrett@uafs.edu 
  • 479-788-7532 
  • Vines 121

Courses taught include: General Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Behavioral Statistics, Conditioning and Learning, Physiological Psychology, Senior Research Seminar 

 

 

Dr. James Benjamin

Dr. James Benjamin

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • B.A.: Psychology and Philosophy (double major), California State University, Fullerton
  • M.A.: Experimental Psychology, California State University, Fullerton
  • Ph.D.: Social Psychology, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • james.benjamin@uafs.edu
  • 479-788-7573
  • Gardner 130

Courses taught include:: General Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Social Psychology, Conditioning and Learning, Senior Seminar (Human Aggression) 

 

 

Sheena Johnson

  • Visiting Instructor - Sociology
  • B.A.: Sociology, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • M.A.: Sociology, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • sheena.johnson@uafs.edu
  • 479-788-7531
  • Vines 110

 
Courses taught include: Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of the Family, & Special Topics: Sociology of the Mass Media.

 

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Dr. Daniel Maher

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
  • A.S.: Highland Community College (Freeport, Ill.)
  • B.S.: Sociology, Illinois State University
  • M.S.: Sociology, Illinois State University
  • Ph.D.: Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • daniel.maher@uafs.edu 
  • 479-788-7572 
  • Gardner 226 

 Courses taught include: Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, North American Indians

 

 

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Dr. Nicha Otera

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • B.Sc.: Psychology, Morgan State University, Baltimore
  • Ph.D.: Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • nicha.otero@uafs.edu
  • 479-788-7659
  • Gardner 131

 Courses taught include: General Psychology, Research Methods, Conditioning and Learning, Physiological Psychology, Sensation and Perception, and Senior Seminar –Drugs and Behavior

 

 

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Dr. Gregory D. Roberts

  •  A.A.: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (Miami, Okla.)
  • B.A.: Communications, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • M.S.: Applied Behavioral Studies, Oklahoma State University
  • Ph.D. University of Arkansas Counseling Education Program
  • gregg.roberts@uafs.edu 
  • 479-788-7261
  • 479-285-6268 (cell)
  • 479-478-0211 (alternative number)
  • Gardner 220

Courses taught include: General Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology: Lifespan, Conditioning and Learning, Psychology of Personality, History and Systems of Psychology, Psychology of Human Sexuality, Senior Seminar, and Psychology Capstone  

 

 

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Dr. Lisa Topp-Manriquez

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • B.A.: Psychology, University of Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • M.A. and Ph.D.: Applied Experimental Psychology – Legal Psychology Track, University of Texas at El Paso
  • lisa.topp-manriquez@uafs.edu 
  • 479-788-7567 
  • Vines 163 

Courses taught include: General Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Behavioral Statistics, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Legal Aspects of the Criminal Justice System  

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

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Ms. Lorna Beard

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Sociology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Organizational membership: Phi Beta Kappa, Arkansas Archeological Society
  • lorna.beard@uafs.edu
  • 479-788-7580
  • Gardner 206

Courses taught include: Cultural Anthropology, Archeology, Anthropological Research Methods, Introduction to Sociology, Social Research Methods, The Family

 

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Sam Brown

  • Ph.D. in sociology,University of Pennsylvania

 

 

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Ms. Debbie Findlay

  • Advising Coordinator
  • B.A.: Rehabilitation Science, Arkansas Tech University
  • M.Ed.: Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • debbie.findlay@uafs.edu
  • 479-788-7433
  • Vines 121

 Courses taught include: General Psychology, Psychology Orientation

 

 

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Ms. Linda Gibbons

  • B.S.: Psychology, Oklahoma State University
  • M.S.: Psychology, Oklahoma State University
  • linda.gibbons@uafs.edu
  • 479-788-7580
  • Gardner 206

Courses taught include: General Psychology, History and Systems of Psychology, Psychology of Personality 

 

 

Sam Kimbley

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Susan Mixon

  • B.S. in Psychology; Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology; Oklahoma State University
  • Law Degree University of Oklahoma

 

 

 Mr. Tim Mulvihill

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Richard D. Russell, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, University of Arkansas (Fayetteville)
  • M.A. Experimental Psychology,  University of Arkansas (Fayetteville)
  • B.A. Psychology University of Arkansas (Fayetteville)
  • Gardner 206
  • 479-788-7580
  • rich.russell@uafs.edu

Courses taught: General Psychology, Conditioning & Learning, Industrial/Organizational Psychology 

 

 

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 Dr. Janet Sanders

  • Psychology
  • B.A.: Economics, California State University, Sacramento
  • Ph.D.: Developmental Psychology, Higher Education Academic Administration, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati
  • janet.sanders@uafs.edu 
  • 479-788-7580
  • Gardner 206 

Courses taught include: Industrial Psychology, Social Psychology, Applied Psychology, Research Methods, Developmental Psychology: Lifespan, General Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Freshman Seminar  

 

 

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Ms. Jackie Scarborough

  • B.S. in psychology and sociology, Ouachita Baptist University
  • Master’s degree in Community Counseling, University of Central Arkansas
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University
  • Psychology
  • Gardner 206
  • 479-788-7580
  • jackie.scarborough@uafs.edu

 

Lucy Shaeffer

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Melanie Taylor

Tammy Watkins

Mr. Wayne Winkle