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Psychology Department Information

Dr. David Pan, Chair

Lora Magnum Shields Building, Room 249
Phone: 505-454-3375
E-mail: dpan@nmhu.edu


Psychology Department News

2021

Two new faculty have accepted tenure-track positions with the NMHU Department of Psychology! We welcome Dr. Sarah Tracy and Dr. Thomas Brooks!

2018

Three NMHU Master’s Degree in Psychology graduates accepted in Ph.D. programs

Two NMHU Psychology professors earn tenure

2017

NMHU Master’s Degree in Psychology graduate student accepted into PhD program for Counseling Psychology


Faculty

Tenure/Tenure-track Faculty*:

Thomas Brooks, Ph.D. (Psychology, Experimental Social-Cognition), Assistant Professor of Psychology, Texas A&M – Commerce
Main Campus – Las Vegas | CV
Email:  trbrooks@nmhu.edu
Research interests: Human sexuality, death and dying, fandom studies, trauma-informed care and education

Daniel Chadborn, Ph.D. (Experimental Social Psychology), Assistant Professor of Psychology, Texas A&M – Commerce
Main Campus – Las Vegas | CV
Email:  dchadborn@nmhu.edu
Research interests: Social identity, internet fan communities, self-categorization, folklore, sense of community

Lara Heflin, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Southern California
Main Campus – Las Vegas | CV
Email:  lheflin@nmhu.edu
Research interests: Neuropsychology, health psychology, stress and coping, cancer, brain and head injury

Sarah Tracy, Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology), Assistant Professor of Psychology, New Mexico State University
Email:  stracy@nmhu.edu
Farmington Center & Online | CV
Research interests: PTSD and general trauma, depressive disorders, mindfulness, and psychopathy

David Pan, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Southern California
Email:  dpan@nmhu.edu
Main Campus – Las Vegas | CV
Research interests: Treatment outcomes, anxiety and mood disorders, behavioral interventions, cultural identity, cultural adaptations

*Only tenure/tenure-track faculty members can serve as research advisors for Masters students

Contingent/Visiting Faculty

Nariman Arfai, Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology), University of New Mexico
Email:  narfai@nmhu.edu
Rio Rancho Center & Online | CV

Linda LaGrange, Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology), Professor of Psychology, University of Alberta
Main Campus – Las Vegas | CV
Research interests: Hepatoprotective and fetoprotective properties of flavonoids in treatment of alcohol abuse; identification of biological markers of excessive alcohol consumption; biochemical correlates of personality traits/pathology

Affiliated Faculty:

Leon Bustos, M.S. (General Psychology), Director of Highlands Undergraduate Experience (HUE), New Mexico Highlands University
Email:  leonbustos@nmhu.edu
Main Campus – Las Vegas | CV

Jean Hill, Ph.D. (Emeriti)

Ian Williamson, Ph.D. (Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs)


Graduate Program Data

Academic Year 2019-2020:
Number of applicants: 13
Number of students admitted: 9
Number of students admitted who accepted offer of admission: 8
Total number of students enrolled in program: 20
Number of students who graduated: 9