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Department of Psychological Sciences

Department of Psychological Sciences
Kansas State University
492 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Dr North
Manhattan, Kansas 66506-5302

785-532-5401 fax



Dr. Michael Young

Graduate Students

Patrick Hancock - Risky Choice and Loot Boxes
Robby Southern - Impulsivity
Kari Payne - Research Methodology
Lucas Watson (Starting Fall, 2023)

Undergraduate Students

Noah Smith
Sofie Valdez
Kenzie Liby

Lab Alumnae (year graduated, initial or current position)

Dr. Brian Howatt (2023, Consultant)
Dr. Tara Webb (2020, Director of Institutional Research, Kalamazoo College, MI)
Dr. Angela Crumer (2019, Instructor, Washburn University)
Dr. Lisa Vangsness (2019, Assistant Professor, U. of Alabama - Huntsville)
Dr. James Cole (2018, Data Analyst, Guidehouse LLP)
Anthony McCoy, MS (2016, Research Scientist, Ford Motor Company)
Dr. Steven Sutherland (2012, Assistant Professor, University of Houston at Clear Lake)
Dr. Joseph Geeseman (2012, Assistant Director for Science and Technology, Naval Air Warfare Center)
Dr. Debbie Racey (2009, Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University)
Nam Nguyen, MA (2009, Neuroscience Products Specialist, iMotions)
Dr. Roberto Limongi (2007, Research Scientist, University of Western Ontario) 
Dr. Olga Falmier (2007, Independent Consultant) 
Dr. Josh Beckmann (2007, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky)
Dr. Michelle Ellefson (2002, Reader aka Professor, University of Cambridge, UK)

Undergraduate Students

Higher Education

McKenzie Allison (2021, Western Carolina University, Masters in clinical psychology)
Andy Fitch (2021, University of Florida, PhD student)
Ellen Kenworthy (2020, Emporia State University, School Psychology)
Peyton Barton (2019, University of Northern Iowa, Masters in clinical psychology program)
Abby Basham (2018, Florida State University Masters in Counseling graduate program)
Hope Rietcheck (2017, University of Colorado medical school)
Qiwu Zhu (2016, Portland State University, Masters in Finance/Business)
Andrew Tenbrink (2015, Wayne State University PhD student)
Maya Wang (2014, University of Rochester PhD student)
Eric French (2013, Central Michigan University PhD student)
Jillian Rung (2013, Utah State University PhD student)
Jing Liu (2013, Beijing Normal University PhD student)
David Foutch (2011, Southern Illinois University, Plant Mathematical Biology MS student)
Nam Nguyen (2009, MA Psych SIUC)
Josh Beckmann (2007, PhD Psych SIUC)
Mike Calderala (2004, MA in I/O, San Jose State University; Manager, Talent Management at US Foods)
Nancy Simer (2004, MA in Rehab SIUC)
Ester Rogers (2003, MS in Psychology, DePaul University; Director of Institutional Assessment and Accreditation, Occidental College) 

Corporations or unknown

Jordan Toothaker (Intraoperative Neuromonitor Technician, Seastan Medical)
Aidan Swall
Yiz Jia
Shivum Dang (Design Engineer, Garmin)
Becca Viera
Tatumn Iskra 
McKenna Thornton (Residential Mental Health Technican, Lenexa, KS)
Michael Wagenblast (Sales Specialist, Fort Collins KIA)
Jordan Voss (Cyber Security Engineer at MITRE)
Camryn Claassen
Jacob Sanderson
Landon Fossum
Wynne Taylor
Naomi Mwebaza (Marketing Specialist, The Ssemwanga Centre, Uganda)
Sierra Davila (Addictions Counselor, Valley Hope of Moundridge)
Ryan Mellor (Operations Manager, PN Corp, Colorado Springs)
Lesly Alcantar (Behavioral Health Case Manager, Camino Health Care)
Connor Smith 
Chance Deviney (Family Intervention Specialist, MHMR Tarrant, Texas)
James McCoy (Master Brewer, St. Nicholas Brewing Co.)
Andrew Vaz (Customer Support Analyst, Liaison Technologies)
Amber Blacharski (Student Finance Advisor, Ultimate Medical Academy)
Joel Smith (Customer Service Representative, Keter, Indianapolis)
Nate Odes (Auto Financing, Denver, CO)
Garren King (Program Specialist, US Air Force) 
Sarah Bocock 
Jeremy Gower (Director of Marketing, Diederich Insurance Company)
Laura Deaton (Physician Assistant, Litchfield, IL)
Melissa Brandmeyer
Nicole Sawatzki
Lucia Perez (Interpreter)
Caleb Catalano (University of Chicago Impact Team; MS, Roosevelt University)