Department of Psychology

Faculty and Staff

Department of Psychology

102 Whitney House
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

(320) 308-4157

psychology@stcloudstate.edu

Psychology Department office hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.  See individual faculty office hours below.

Faculty and Staff

Brenda Buswell

Brenda Buswell

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin Madison

320-308-3096 | 102B Whitney House
bnbuswell@stcloudstate.edu

Monday

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

4-7 p.m.

By Appointment

Only

Noon-7 p.m.

By Appointment

Only

By Appointment

Only

Phillip Godding

Phillip Godding

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Florida State University

320-308-4147 | 101C Whitney House
prgodding@stcloudstate.edu

Monday

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

12:30-3 p.m.

 

By Appointment

Only

12:30-3 p.m.

 By Appointment

 Only

11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Amanda Hemmesch

Amanda Hemmesch

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Brandeis University

320-308-3215 | 204 Whitney House
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.
  • Her current research examines nonverbal behavior, interpersonal perception and social relationships in the context of Parkinson's disease and stigmatizing conditions.

Dr. Hemmesch is always looking for motivated research assistants who share an interest in social and developmental psychology, especially aging.

Monday

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 By appt. only

 12:30 -4:30 PM

 

 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

 12:30-3:30 p.m.

 By appt. only

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.

Monday

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10-11 a.m.

By Appt. Only

 

10 -11 a.m.

 10:45 -11:45 AM

 

By Appt. Only

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.

Monday

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 11 a.m.-Noon

 2-3 p.m.

 

 By Appt. Only

 

11 a.m..-Noon

 2-3 p.m.

 

 By Appt. Only

 9-10 a.m.

 11 a.m.-Noon

John Kulas

John Kulas

Professor
Ph.D. Northern Illinois University

Research interests

  • People at work, but specific areas of interest include: psychological processes involved in responding to assessments, personality specification and measurement and cross-disciplinary research.
  • Students interested in any of these areas of research, or with a desire to pursue their own research questions related to workers and/or organizations, are encouraged to contact Dr. Kulas (he is a self-admitted sucker for new research projects).

Monday

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

 By Appt. Only

 

 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

 By Appt. Only

 

 11-12:50 p.m.

 

Joseph Melcher

Joseph Melcher

Chairperson
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

320-308-2188 | 101B Whitney House
jmmelcher@stcloudstate.edu

Research interests

  • Cognitive psychology; learning and memory.
  • The acquisition of expertise, the psychology of human factors in design, everyday memory and eyewitness memory.
  • Effects of speech recognition on the quality of students' writing.
  • He welcomes contact with students who would like to get involved in doing research in these or other cognitive areas.

Monday

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

  11 a.m.-2 p.m.

 By Appt. Only 

 1-3 p.m.

11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Gerald Mertens

Gerald Mertens

Assistant Professor
M.A. University of Mississippi

320-308-2138 | 102A Whitney House
gcmertens@stcloudstate.edu

Monday

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 By Appt. Only

 9:30-10:15 a.m.

 2:15-3:15 p.m.

 

 11 a.m.-Noon

 3:15-4:15 p.m. 

 

 9:30-10:15 a.m.

 2:15-3:15 p.m.

 

 by Appt. Only

Daren Protolipac

Daren Protolipac

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

320-308-5750 | 202A Whitney House
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.

Monday

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 9-10 a.m.

 1-2 p.m.

10:a.m.-Noon

 

 By Appt. Only

By Appt. Only

 

By Appt. Only 

Leslie Valdes

Leslie Valdes

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Adelphi University

320-308-3092 | 101A Whitney House
lavaldes@stcloudstate.edu

Research interests

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

Monday

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

 12:30 -2 p.m.

 12:30-3:30 p.m.

 12:30-2 p.m.

 By Appt. Only

 

 

Linda Williams

Linda Williams

Office Manager

320-308-5659 | 101 Whitney House
llwilliams@stcloudstate.edu