Contact & Location


Psychology & Communications Studies

Physical Address:
Student Health Center 206
PHONE: (208) 885-6324
FAX:(208) 885-7710


Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
c/o Psychology & Communication Studies
Student Health Center 206
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID  83844-3043

Faculty & Staff

Stephen Banks
Stephen P. Banks, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
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Ben Barton
Benjamin K. Barton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Benjamin Barton teaches Cognitive Development classes. His research interests include Etiology and prevention of unintentional injuries from early childhood to late adulthood.
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Diane Carter
Diane Carter, Ph.D.
Senior Instructor
Diane Carter is a senior lecturer in communication studies.
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Rajal G Cohen
Rajal G. Cohen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Rajal Cohen studies the interconnectedness of cognition, posture, and action, with a special interest in principles that apply across the spectrum from high performance to dysfunction.
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Traci Craig
Traci Craig, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean
Traci Craig's research interests include: Small Group Processes, Diversity in the Workplace, Stereotypes and Prejudice, Sexual Harassment, and Gender Differences.
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Jamie Nekich
Jamie Derrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Jamie Derrick is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies. She is a licensed psychologist and she teaches courses in: Developmental Psychology, Adult Development and Aging, and Emotional Well-Being.
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Emily Dorigo
Financial Technician
Emily has been the Financial Technician since 2005.
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Brian Dyre
Brian Dyre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Brian Dyre's research interests include Visual Psychophysics, Mathematical Modeling of Visual Processes, and Visual Displays and Virtual Environments.
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Annette Folwell
Annette Folwell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Annette Folwell's research interests in: Aging (Life Span Developmental) Studies, Family Communication, Health Communication and Instructional Communication.
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Russell Jackson
Russell E. Jackson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Russell Jackson is an assistant professor of psychology. He investigates ways in which navigation and perception may reflect the environments in which humans evolved. Dr. Jackson uses physical and virtual reality methods in order to address human factors associated with falling, one of the largest sources of accidental injury and death.
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Kenneth Locke
Kenneth Locke, Ph.D.
Kenneth Locke teaches popular undergraduate courses on personality and sexuality, and is currently conducting studies in Korea and China to examine the influence of culture on how people conceptualize themselves and others.
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Mikaela Marlow
Mikaela Marlow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mikaela Marlow conducts research exploring identity and esteem issues, as they influence communication within and across diverse language, cultural, and community collectives. She is currently working on modifying the Receiver Model of Language Criticism and the Criticism Response Scale, both of which she developed while researching speech criticism in Hawai'i. Current research focuses on better understanding the ways that people cognitively and socially manage speech criticism interactions based on gender and power dynamics.
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Steve Meier
Steven Meier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Steven Meier is currently the director of the University of Idaho Addictions Training Program. His academic training and expertise is in applied psychology with a specialization in addictive and high-risk behavior.
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Philip Mohan
Philip Mohan, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Philip Mohan main research interest is in Child Development.
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Kacy Pula
Kacy Pula, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Kacy Pula is an assistant professor. Her research interests include social psychology/conservation psychology, attitudes and behaviors regarding organic and local food consumption, and scholarship of teaching and learning in psychology.
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Richard Reardon
Richard Reardon, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Dean
Richard Reardon is a professor of psychology and the associate Dean at the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene campus. His research interests include circumplex models of interpersonal relating, personality assessment, social comparison, and Social Cognition.
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Clarissa Richardson
Assistant Professor
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Todd Thorsteinson
Todd Thorsteinson, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Todd Thorsteinson is an industrial-organizational psychologist, with research interests in decision making, personnel selection, and recruitment.
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Steffen Werner
Steffen Werner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Steffen Werner's research interests are in visual and spatial cognition, virtual environments, human factors, and applied cognitive psychology. He has created the website "" which provides educational resources for the field of cognitive neuroscience.
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Alan Whitlock
Alan Whitlock, Ph.D.
Instructor Emeritus, Private Practice Therapist, Licensed Psychologist
Alan Whitlock's research interests are social psychology, personality, applied behavioral analysis, group therapy, and peer counseling.
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Mark Yama
Mark Yama, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Licensed Psychologist
Mark Yama's research interests are pain, sensory psychology, and emotion.
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