Faculty

  • Mary Ballard

    Mary Ballard

    (828) 262-2272 x406

    Research Interests: Aggression; media; video games; bullying. 

  • Doris Bazzini

    Doris Bazzini

    (828) 262-2272 x400

    Research Interests: Romantic attraction; beautiful-is-good stereotype; media's impact on body image in women; relationship-maintenance processes. 

  • James Denniston

    (828) 262-2272 x402

    Research Interests: Elementary information processing in animals. Dr. Denniston will not be accepting students for the 2020-2022 cohort.

  • Chris Dickinson

    Chris Dickinson

    (828) 262-2272 x415

    Research Interests: Visual cognition, visual memory, scene perception, eye movements during visual search and scene perception

  • Lisa Emery

    (828) 262-2272 x416

    Research Interests: Developmental psychology; adult development and aging; emotion regulation; memory.

  • Amy Galloway

    Amy T. Galloway

    (828) 262-2272 x421

    Research Interests: Development of food preferences, picky eating, normal and disordered eating in children and adults; parent and child food interactions. Sustainable and community food system research.

  • Chris Holden

    Chris Holden

    Research Interests: Personality and evolutionary psychology, romantic relationships, HEXACO model of personality, self-esteem, relationship-contingent self-esteem, mate retention behavior, open science.

  • Andrew Monroe

    (828) 262-2272 x431

    Research Interests: Social cognition; moral psychology; decision making; social psychology.

  • Andrew Smith

    (828) 262-2272 x435

    Research Interests: Judgment and decision making; social cognition; risk taking; risk perception; wishful thinking; social comparisons; comparative optimism.

  • Kenneth Steele

    Kenneth M. Steele

    (828) 262-2272 x436

    Research Interests: Judgment and decision making; social cognition; risk taking; risk perception; wishful thinking; social comparisons; comparative optimism.

  • Douglas Waring

    Douglas A. Waring

    (828) 262-2272 x437

    Research Interests: Cognitive/Evolutionary; role of working memory and prior knowledge in comprehension, memory, persuasion, conformity, reciprocity. Dr. Waring will not be accepting students for the 2020-2022 cohort.

  • Rose Mary Webb

    Rose Mary Webb

    Department Chair

    (828) 262-2272 x438

    Research Interests: Perceptions of personality and competence; estimation and perception of quantity; development of intellectual talent. 

  • Twila Wingrove

    Experimental Psychology Program Director

    (828) 262-2272 x440

    Research Interests: Legal/forensic psychology; developmental psychology.

  • Mark C. Zrull

    Mark C. Zrull

    (828) 262-2272 x441

    Research Interests: Experience, preference, interactive and stimulus-guided behavior, and neural plasticity in adolescent animals; mechanisms of sound-induced seizures; efficacy of undergraduate research. Dr. Zrull will not be accepting students for the 2020-2022 cohort.