Psychology Department (0436)
109 Williams Hall
Blacksburg VA 24061
Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP is a Pegasus Professor, Professor of Psychology, and Professor of Medical Education. She holds American Board of Professional Psychology Diplomates in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.
Dr. Bickel is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at Virginia Tech. Fundamental to solving the problem of addiction and other dysfunctional health behaviors is to understand how an individual continues to engage in a behavior despite recognizing that this behavior is both problematic and self-handicapping.
Dr. Julian Thayer is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Ohio State University. Dr. Thayer completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University in 1981 and received his Ph.D. in 1986 from New York University with a specialization in psychophysiology with a minor in quantitative psychology. Dr. Thayer's area of specialization is psychophysiological aspects of self regulation, particularly parasympathetic influences on physical and mental health including hypertension, anxiety, and depression. Dr.
Dr. Levy is Chair and Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Akron. He received his Ph.D. in I/O psychology from Virginia Tech in 1989. His research interests include performance appraisal, feedback, motivation, and organizational justice. Courses taught include work-related attitudes, I/O psychology, research design and development, and social psychology.
Dr. Michael Fox is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at Virginia Tech. His lab is interested in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive two aspects of synapse formation—synaptic targeting and synaptic differentiation. Synapses are specialized sites that allow information to be passed between neurons. Their importance is highlighted by the fact that even minor synaptic abnormalities, caused by disease or neurotrauma, result in devastating neurological conditions.
Dr. Foti is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Akron. She is a fellow of the Society for I/O Psychology (SIOP) as well as the recipient of the University Alumni Teaching Award for 2005 and the SIOP Distinguished Teaching Contributions for 2006. She is a co-principal investigator on one National Science Foundation grant, and actively involved with a second NSF grant. The first grant is part of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program.