Psychology Faculty


Dr. Marie Balaban

Professor of Psychology, Badgley Hall 153, (541) 962-3791       email: mbalaban@eou.edu

Research Interests:

  • Cognitive development in infants and children
  • Emotion
  • Theory of mind

On-campus Courses:

  • PSY 222 Writing in Psychology
  • PSY 303 The Psychology Major
  • PSY 311 Child Development
  • PSY 330 Emotion
  • PSY 450 Topics in Psychology (senior capstone option)
  • PSY 460/461 Experimental Psychology (senior capstone prerequisite and capstone course)
  • STAT 327 Statistics and Experimental Design

Online Courses:

  • PSY 303 The Psychology Major
  • PSY 330 Emotion

Dr. DeAnna Timmermann

Associate Professor of Psychology, Badgley Hall 147, (541) 962-3679     email: dtimmerm@eou.edu

Research Interests:

  • Human electrophysiology (EEG)
  • Neuroscience

On-campus Courses:

  • PSY 201/202 General Psychology
  • PSY 342 Brain & Behavior
  • PSY 370 Personality
  • PSY 433 Psychopharmacology
  • PSY 442 Neuropsychology

Online Courses:

  • PSY 342 Brain and Behavior
  • PSY 370 Personality
  • PSY 442 Neuropsychology

Dr. Robert Butler

Associate Professor of Psychology, Badgley Hall 145, (541) 962-3459   email: rcbutler@eou.edu

Research Interests:

  • Parent training therapies
  • Prejudice
  • Effective teaching practices

On-campus Courses:

  • PSY 223 Intro to Laboratory Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 350 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 424 Psychological Assessment
  • PSY 451 Clinical Interventions

Online Courses:

  • PSY 222 Writing in Psychology
  • PSY 311 Child Development
  • PSY 450 Topics in Psychology (senior capstone prerequisite and capstone course)
  • PSY 451 Clinical Interventions
  • STAT 327 Statistics and Experimental Design

Dr. Zoe Johnson-Ulrich

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Badgley Hall 151, (541) 962-3660   email:  zjohnsonulrich@eou.edu

Research Interests:

  • Animal Cognition
  • Evolution of Cognition
  • Companion and Zoo Animal Psychology

On-campus Courses:

  • PSY 201/202 General Psychology
  • PSY 222 Writing in Psychology
  • PSY 311 Child Development
  • PSY 343 Learning
  • PSY 410 Animal Cognition
  • PSY 460/461 Experimental Psychology (senior capstone prerequisite and capstone course)

Dr. Austin Jeffery

Senior Lecturer II of Psychology, Badgley Hall 155, (541) 962-3860 email: ajeffery@eou.edu

Research Interests:

  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Philosophy of Mind

On-campus Courses:

  • PSY 223 Intro to Laboratory Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 303 The Psychology Major
  • PSY 357 Evolution and Behavior

Online Courses:

  • PSY 222 Writing in Psychology
  • PSY 303 The Psychology Major
  • PSY 335 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 357 Evolution and Behavior
  • PSY 410 Advanced Psychology of Human Sexuality
  • PSY 450 Psychology Research Topics

Dr. Adam Ray

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Virtual Reality
  • Social Identity Theory
  • The Five Love Languages

On-campus Courses:

  • PSY 350 Principles of Social Psychology

Online Courses:

  • PSY 360 Principles of Social Psychology
  • PSY 460/461 Experimental Psychology (senior capstone prerequisite and capstone course)

Dr. Richard Ettinger

Adjunct Faculty, Psychology, email: rettinger@eou.edu

Research Interests:

  • Psychopharmacology

Online Courses:

  • PSY 433 Psychopharmacology

Dr. Tracy Powell

Adjunct Faculty, Psychology, email: tmpowell1@eou.edu

Research Interests:

  • Forensic Psychology – psychopathy, child welfare child dependency case law
  • Phenomenology – being in the world, conscious and unconscious experience
  • Oregon Foster Care System

Online Courses:

  • PSY 202 General Psychology
  • PSY 343 Learning

Dr. Joshua Uhalt

Joshua Uhalt

Adjunct Faculty, Psychology, email: juhalt@eou.edu

Online Courses:

  • PSY 223 Intro to Laboratory Methods in Psychology

Dr. Marianne Weaver

Adjunct Faculty, Psychology; Licensed Psychologist; Student Health and Counseling Center (541) 962-3524   email: mweaver@eou.edu

Clinical Interests:

  • Individual and family therapy
  • Addictions, trauma, attachment, lifespan development struggles, relationship struggles

Online Courses:

  • PSY 473 Family Systems Theory and Therapy

Dr. Amy Wisniewski

Adjunct Faculty, Psychology, email: awisniewski@eou.edu

Research Interests:

  • Gender development across the lifespan

Online Courses:

  • PSY 222 Writing in Psychology
  • PSY 231 Human Sexuality
  • PSY 311 Child Development
  • PSY 357 Evolution and Behavior

Dr. Michelle Wright

Adjunct Faculty, Psychology, email: mfwright@eou.edu

Research Interests:

  • Children and adolescents’ use of technology
  • Parents’ involvement in their children’s online activities
  • Technology-based interventions
  • Injury prevention

Online Courses:

  • PSY 222 Writing in Psychology