Josh Golt Advisor: Susan White

“Josh Golt is a first year doctoral student in the Clinical Child Psychology program, working with Dr. Susan White. He is originally from South Florida and received his B.S. in psychology from Florida State University. His research interests include child and adolescent autism spectrum disorder. Specifically, he is interested in emotion regulation and the impact that emotion regulation has on other psychiatric and behavioral problems.”

Lin, Shih-Hsuan (Shayne) Advisor: Ian M. McDonough

Shayne is a first year clinical student. He was born and raised in Taoyuan, Taiwan and received his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Shayne is interested in neuropsychology and neuroscience on the topic of aging and neurodegenerative diseases

Robert “Bobby” D. Faulk Advisor: Jenny M. Cundiff

Bobby is a first year graduate student working with Dr. Jenny M. Cundiff. He hails from Mobile, Alabama where he attended the University of South Alabama. There he earned his B.A. in psychology, M.S. in experimental psychology, and M.A. in sociology, and he was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. His primary research interests revolve around the relations among socio-environmental factors (such as socioeconomic status) and psychological functioning. He also has tangential interests in psychological trauma, helicopter parenting, and STEM education.

Chris Wendel

Chris is 2nd year student working with Dr. Jenny Cundiff. He is interested in early environment, adversity, resilience, and later mental and physical health outcomes

Grace Simmons

Grace Lee is a second year doctoral student in the Clinical Child concentration. She is from Charlotte, NC and earned her undergraduate degree from Davidson College. Her research focuses primarily on measurement and treatment of social impairment youth with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular interest in psychosocial interventions integrating creative and/or performance-based skills (music, art, etc.). In her free time, she enjoys trying new recipes, traveling, and hot yoga.

Ashley Peck

Ashley Peck is a 1st year graduate student working with Dr. Lauren Kois. She received her B.A. from Texas Tech University.


Haley Potts

Please use this bio: “Haley Potts is a second-year doctoral student in the law and psychology program working under Dr. Lauren Kois. She completed her undergraduate degree in anthropology and women’s studies at Sewanee: The University of the South. After working in publishing for a few years, she went on to earn a master’s degree in forensic psychology from the University of Denver. Her research interests include forensic assessment, competency to stand trial, mental state at the time of the offense, and competency restoration.”

Julia Loup

Julia Loup is a 1st year clinical gero student working under the mentorship of Drs. Michelle Hilgeman and Lynn Snow at UA and the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center. Her current research focuses on expanding technology into the clinical realm, with an emphasis on rural aging populations with limited access to mental health care. Additional interests include: subjective perceptions of health and age, human computer interaction, and participatory design processes to improve community based health care