Department of Psychology is located in Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 110

2009-2010 New Faculty Profiles

Department of Psychology

Dr. Alissa Dark-Freudeman, Assistant Professor, will join the Psychology Department in a tenure-track position in August, 2009.Alissa received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 1998.She later returned to the University of Florida to complete her graduate education.While there, she received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Aging which supported her dissertation research.She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology with a minor in gerontology in 2009.Alissa’s research focuses on adult development and aging, specifically, understanding the relationship between future goals related to cognition and health, competence, and psychological well-being.

Carole Van CampDr. Carole Van Camp, Assistant Professor, received her B.S. in Psychology from Louisiana State University in 1996. After completing an internship at the Children’s Seashore House in Philadelphia, PA, she returned to Louisiana State University, receiving her M.A. in Psychology in 2000, and her Ph.D. in School Psychology in 2004. Her research focused on the assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems displayed by children with developmental disabilities. Carole joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 2001, where she completed her dissertation research on applications of behavior analysis to issues in child welfare. In 2006 she became Research Assistant Professor and Director of Research for the University of Florida’s Behavior Analysis Services Project, where she oversaw the program evaluation and research components of a state-wide parent training program for families involved in child welfare. Carole’s current research and teaching interests remain the area of Applied Behavior Analysis, specifically in the assessment and treatment of behavior problems, skill acquisition, and parent training.

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