Who We Are—A Student's Perspective
"Stetson University truly provides an intimate environment that nurtures and shapes students. Here at the Psychology Department, students are surrounded by professors who share both their passion and love of the field. My time here at Stetson as a psychology major has instilled in me a love and drive to do research. I have been privileged with the opportunity to be a teacher assistant, research apprentice, present at conferences, and even publish. Currently, I am working in Dr. King’s Behavioral Neuroscience lab and Dr. Lindner’s Body Image lab. Through the mentorship of the psychology faculty I have realized both my potential and my career path. I hope to eventually receive my Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience and go on to do research and mentor other students." -- Steven Pilato, '17
To see our faculty members' academic degrees and professional accomplishments, choose a name below to visit the facuilty profile page. But to see random facts about who they are as people and to find out about their research interests, keep reading...
- Robert Askew is an amateur art critic and hound aficionado who often brings his best friends--Fern and Ivy--to school with him. His research is concerned with pain and health.
- Michele Camden is a self-proclaimed theater nerd who dabbles in stage acting and script writing. One of her current interests is animal-assisted therapy.
- Laura Crysel is a certified Potterhead (for the uninitiated, that’s an extreme Harry Potter fan) who studies pop culture and the dark side of human behavior.
- Michael Eskenazi's top bucket-list item is to visit all 59 national parks in the country. He uses eye-tracking to examine word learning and reading.
- Chris Ferguson plays guitar and sings in a local band called Gods of Avalon, knows how to swordfight, and eats just about anything (jellyfish, python, etc.) except vegetables. His research focuses on whether playing violent video games makes people more aggressive.
- Sarah Garcia enjoys traveling to places of historical art & culture. Her research focuses on cognitive deficits and treatment in medical populations.
- Camille King has completed two Tough Mudder races and has promised herself to do at least one every five years until she's not able to anymore. She studies the neural basis of taste functions in rats.
- Danielle Lindner was planning to become a high school music teacher before she decided to pursue a career in psychology, and she still spends much of her free time singing as both a cantor and choir member at her church. Her research focuses on body dissatisfaction and eating disorders.
- Rick Medlin grew up on the Stetson campus (his childhood home was where the Lynn Business Center is now) and has taught in the Psychology Department for 36 years. He studies the development of homeschooled children.
- Erin Moore loves to play escape-room games. Her research is concerned with sexual health promotion.
Our adjunct faculty bring real-world experience from clinical practice and scientific research into the classroom. Select a name to send an email.