Publications and Presentations:

Doctoral student Danielle Miller
Miller, D. S. (2023). The push for physician empathy in healthcare. The Health Psychologist. /articles/the-push-for-physician-empathy-in-healthcare

Doctoral student Staci Mannella
Mannella, S., Labbe, D., Bundon, A., Sauve, J., Mcbride, C., Yung, O. Best, K., & Miller, W. (2023) Access at Elevation: Program Strategies to Support Quality Participation for People with Disabilities. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 43, 100685.
Mannella S., Bundon, A. (2023). Building Bridges: An Exploration of the Athlete – Guide Partnership in High- Performance Parasport. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health.

Master’s students Allison Blake and Kayla Myers
Blake, A. S., Lebeau, J. C., Blom, L. C., & Myers, K. (2023). Social Comparison in Healthy Adult Peloton Bikers: How Visual Display of Exercise Data Affects Performance. Journal for Advancing Sport Psychology in Research, 3(1), 20-30.

Master’s student Olivia Huffman presented a poster on her thesis at APA: Female Student-Athletes’ College Transitions At Primarily White Institutions: Evolution Of Identities And Resources Used.

News & Achievements of Students

Master’s student Kylene Kindred opened a salon! It is a luxury salon, full-service hair and hair extensions, waxing, facials, and lash extensions. Muncie Magazine will have a two-page story on the salon next month. The salon also plans to do giveaways with free haircuts and styles to keep an eye out for! Follow on social media here: Instagram @kylenekindred Facebook

Doctoral student Katie Helou is at VA Sierra Nevada in Reno, NV. She is now trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), STAIR, Prolonged Exposure, and CBT for Insomnia.

Doctoral student Danielle Miller is serving as a co-chair for an international webinar on legacy-making across the lifespan through the International Psycho-Oncology Society.

Doctoral students Shaé Philyaw, Idil Ugurluoglu, and Allison Blake provided workshops around multiculturalism to first-year social work/sports psychology master students. Dr. Lebeau (from sports psychology department) and his team ran this project as a part of the Indianapolis African American Quality of Life Initiative (IAAQLI) grant.

Shaé Philyaw presented on the Historical Context of Mental Health in the African American Community.

Idil Ugurluoglu presented on the Anti-Oppressive Practices and Cultural Responsiveness.

Allison Blake presented on Trauma-Informed Care.


Master’s student Jennifer Flanery published a children’s book titled “A Teddy Named Yeti”








Alumni News & Updates

Alum Dr. Kay Webb, is the new director of The Center for Career, Vocation, and Leadership at University of Pikeville. The center follows a career development model that will integrate into the curriculum, focused on helping students explore how their disposition and interests fit into the workforce.

Alum Emily Barnum is a new ABPP, having recently been board certified in counseling psychology. She is currently serving as the Senior Assistant Director of Administration at the University of Illinois Counseling Center. In this role she supervises new hire searches for clinical and administrative staff, facilitates staff on-boarding, supervises administrative staff and manages Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging efforts at the Counseling Center in addition to her work as a staff clinician.

Alum Dr. Kory Carey has been promoted to Chief Health Equity and ADA Officer in the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. She joined FSSA in 2021 as the executive director of equity and systemic integration for the Division of Mental Health and Addiction, the division’s first executive-level position focused on equity work. “Dr. Carey has been a champion for equitable behavioral health initiatives with DMHA,” FSSA Secretary Dr. Dan Rusyniak said. “Her leadership and clinical psychologist experience will help further advance FSSA’s mission to compassionately serve our diverse community of Hoosiers by dismantling long-standing, persistent inequity through deliberate human services systemic improvement.”


Alum Reilly Beaman Tomlinson is currently working at a private practice in Bloomington, Indiana where she sees children, teens, and young adults. She also got married on August 5th!