Psychology Department (0436)
109 Williams Hall
Blacksburg VA 24061
Dr. Eric A. Surface is an entrepreneur and industrial/organizational (I/O) psychologist who co-founded ALPS Solutions and currently serves as the president and principal scientist. Eric is an innovative business person, researcher, data analyst and leader who was recently elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and of the Society for Military Psychology. Eric strives to facilitate the use of evidence by clients to better analyze, learn, perform and succeed.
Dr. Harrell is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Howard University.
A growing body of research explores the impact of encounters with racism or discrimination on physiological activity. Investigators have collected these data in laboratories and in controlled clinical settings. Several but not all of the studies suggest that higher blood pressure levels are associated with the tendency not to recall or report occurrences identified as racist and discriminatory.
Dr. Ollendick is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. Dr. Ollendick also holds an Honorary Doctorate in the Social Sciences from the University of Stockholm. Most recently, he received the 2013 Lifetime/Achievement Career Award from the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies.