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Director: C. Raymond Knee, Ph.D. (Chip)


Current Graduate Students

Lindsay J. Browne

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Antioch College.

Research Interests:
My research focuses on interactions of stigma, identity, and close relationships. As an undergraduate student, I focused on applying attachment theory to consensually non-monogamous relationships. In graduate school, I’ve continued work on understanding relationship functioning in non-monogamous relationships. I’ve also broadened my research to understanding sexual minority identities as well as how stigma affects the well-being of those with stigmatized identities.

Personal Information:
I grew up in southwestern Ohio. In my free time I like to make costumes for the renaissance festival and play board games.

Anjelica Martinez

I received my BA in Psychology with a specialization in Experimental Psychology and a minor in Sociology from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2018. I also received my MS in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2020.

Research Interests:
My undergraduate experience is widely varied between studying individual differences in female Asian Elephants and assessing sexual health disparities in heterosexual and LGBTQ+ individuals. I found a love for research in online behavior as a graduate student researching the impact of audience diversity on distinctiveness, belongingness, and felt authenticity across multiple social media platforms. My research foci now concern satisfaction of motivated identity needs, including self-determination theory (SDT), within the emerging and ever-changing social media context. I seek not only to answer how we form and maintain relationships within these diverse contexts, but also the social cognitive repercussions of its use. My other interests generally include identity enactment, impression management, self-stigma, and well-being outcomes both in person and online.

Personal Information:
I was born in El Paso, Texas, but grew up in California, the Chicagolands, and Florida. I enjoy traveling and discovering new restaurants to try. When I am not hanging out with my dog, you can find me indoor gardening, embroidering, or practicing yoga.

Now Ph.D.s

  • Zachary Baker, Ph.D.
  • Amy Bush, Ph.D.
  • Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D.
  • Amy Canevello, Ph.D.
  • Astrid Cook, Ph.D.
  • Benjamin Hadden, Ph.D.
  • Angie LeRoy, Ph.D.
  • Helen Lee Lin, Ph.D.
  • Cynthia Lonsbary, Ph.D.
  • Aruni Nanayakkara, Ph.D.
  • Clayton Neighbors, Ph.D.
  • Heather Patrick, Ph.D.
  • Whitney Petit, Ph.D.
  • Kristen Petty, Ph. D.
  • Bennett Porter, Ph.D.
  • Michelle Quist, Ph.D.
  • Lindsey Rodriguez, Ph.D.
  • Reese Tou, Ph.D.
  • Ahmet Uysal, Ph.D.
  • Nathaniel Vietor, Ph.D.
  • Robert Wickham, Ph.D
  • Celia Wong, Ph.D.