Department of Psychology

Faculty and Staff

Department of Psychology

103 Stewart Hall
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

(320) 308-4157

Psychology Department office hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Faculty office hours currently virtual or via email due to Covid.

Faculty and Staff

Brenda Buswell

Brenda Buswell

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin Madison

320-308-3096 | 103E Stewart Hall
bnbuswell@stcloudstate.edu

Office Hours:

By Appointment

Phillip Godding

Phillip Godding

Professor
Ph.D. Florida State University

320-308-4147 | 103J Stewart Hall
prgodding@stcloudstate.edu

Office Hours:

 

30 minutes before each class in classroom & 

Monday:         10-11 a.m. & Noon-3 p.m.

Wednesday:    10-11 a.m.

Friday:            10-11 a.m.

Always available for zoom or phone advising. Email for appointment.

Amanda Hemmesch

Amanda Hemmesch

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Brandeis University

320-308-3215 | 103O Stewart Hall
arhemmesch@stcloudstate.edu

Research interests

  • Improving health, well-being, and quality of life for older adults and individuals with chronic conditions.
  • How health and psychosocial factors, especially social relationships, influence development and well-being throughout adulthood.
  • Dr. Hemmesch is always looking for motivated research assistants who share an interest in social and developmental psychology, especially aging.

Office Hours: (ALL VIRTUAL)

Monday:  By appointment

Tuesday:  11 a.m.-Noon or by appointment

Wednesday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment

Thursday:   9 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment

Friday:  By appointment

All of my office hours are virtual, but I am available if students want to schedule an in-person meeting.

 

 

Jody Illies

Jody Illies

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Nebraska

Research interests

  • Organizational problem solving and decision making, creativity and innovation, leadership and the use of biographical data as an assessment tool.
  • In his most recent studies, he has been exploring the influence of individual differences and situational characteristics on leader emergence and employee creativity.
  • If you find any of his research areas intriguing, or just want to talk about I-O or research in general, please contact Dr. Illies.

Office Hours: (Virtual)

Monday:  11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday:  11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Other times available upon request. Office hours will be virtual and should be scheduled in advance through email. Either phone or video meetings are fine. 

 

Chris Jazwinski

Chris Jazwinski

Professor
Ph.D. Purdue University

Research Interests:

  • Social psychology.
  • Conservation and environmental psychology.
  • Psychology of the Holocaust and the political psychology of dictatorships.

Dr. Jazwinski will be back in the Spring of 2021.

 

Maegan Jones

Maegan Jones

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. North Dakota State University

320-308-3234 | 103B Stewart Hall
mjones@stcloudstate.edu

Research Interests:

  • Understanding what factors provide children and adolescents with barriers against the development of unhealthy eating habits and negative beliefs about the body, and how that information can be best used to create prevention and intervention programs
  • Examining how families can encourage healthy eating, specifically in terms of the parent-child relationship
  • Eating disorder comorbidities, such as depression and PTSD

Office Hours - VIRTUAL:

Monday:  11 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment

Tuesday:  12-2 p.m. or by appointment

Wednesday:  11 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment

Thursday:  12-2 p.m. or by appointment

 

Joseph Melcher

Joseph Melcher

Chairperson
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

320-308-2188 | 103 Stewart Hall
jmmelcher@stcloudstate.edu

Research Interests:

  • Cognitive psychology; learning and memory.

Office Hours:

Monday:  11-12:30 p.m. (in-person or Zoom)

Wednesday:  11-3 p.m. (in-person or Zoom)

Thursday: 12-4:30 p.m. (Zoom only)

Zoom link: Go to:

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/94862761850 

Passcode:  329869

Email to request an office or Zoom appointment outside these times.

 

Jamie Opper

Jamie Opper

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Colorado State University

320-308-6682 | 103M Stewart Hall
jkopper@stcloudstate.edu

Office Hours: Available to meet via zoom.  Please email me if you are interested in a virtual meeting:

Monday:  9:30-10:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday:  12:30-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday:  9:30-10:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Thursday:  12:30-2:30 p.m.

Daren Protolipac

Daren Protolipac

Professor
Coordinator of Industrial-Organizational Graduate Program
Ph.D. Northern Illinois University

320-308-5750 | 103H Stewart Hall
dsprotolipac@stcloudstate.edu

Research Interests:

  • Content- and criterion-related selection measure development and evaluation.
  • Personality influences on organizational, team and individual outcomes.
  • Cross-level off-the-job interactions.
  • Team selection methods on work-team outcomes.
  • Psychometric techniques and theory.
  • Training and organizational development.
  • His most recent project explored the impact of current mood states on the accuracy and generalizability of Angoff cutoff score judgments using a generalizability framework.
  • Students interested in any of these avenues of research, or with personal interests in research related to any aspect of organizational functioning and/or members of organizations are encouraged to contact Dr. Protolipac. He is always looking to create new research teams and projects.

Office Hours:

Monday:  8-11 a.m. via Zoom (Contact for link and passcode)

Tuesday:  9-10 a.m. via Zoom (Contact for link and passcode)

Wednesday:  8-11 a.m. via Zoom (Contact for link and passcode)

Friday:  8-11 a.m. via Zoom (Contact for link and passcode)

Or face to face in SH 103H when requested or by appointment.

 

Leslie Valdes

Leslie Valdes

Professor
Ph.D. Adelphi University

320-308-3092 | 103P Stewart Hall
lavaldes@stcloudstate.edu

Research interests

  • Visual attention, memory and effective use of computers in the classroom.

Office Hours: SH 103P - Available to meet via zoom.  Please email me if you are interested in a virtual meeting:

Monday:  11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Wednesday:  11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Thursday:  12:30-2:30 p.m.

 

Marcy Young Illies

Marcy Young Illies

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Nebraska

320-308-4070 | 103D Stewart Hall
mjyoungillies@stcloudstate.edu

Office Hours:

Virtual Office Hours by Appointment

Therese Todd

Therese Todd

Office Manager

320-308-5659 | 103 Stewart Hall
tptodd@stcloudstate.edu