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Animal Studies Goes to the Bahamas

EKU Animal Studies trip to Bahamas

This past summer, Dr. Radhika Makecha and students from our Animal Studies program went on a study abroad trip to Bimini, The Bahamas, to learn about dolphin behavior and intelligence.  They had a great time and enjoyed seeing wild Atlantic spotted dolphins up close and personal underwater, as well as learning about wild dolphin research!

Sara Steel Joins Psychology Department

Sara Steele

Dr. Sara Steele earned her B.S in Psychology from Kutztown University in 2011 and then moved further south to the University of Alabama for her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology.  Dr. Steele has taught Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics and History of Psychology.

Michael Chen Joins Psychology Department

Michael Chen

Dr. Michael Chen, a Cognitive and Human Factors Psychologist, came to EKU from Florida International University where he served as a lecturer. Dr. Chen graduated from Berea College with a Bachelor’s degree (2006) and earned his Ph.D. (2015) and Master’s degree (2011) from the University of Kentucky.

Congratulations Dr. Osbaldiston

Dr. Osbaldiston has been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award from the Kentucky Psychological Association last week. Congratulations, Dr. Osbaldiston!

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology Addresses Rural Health Care Needs

Doctorate of Psychology

For more information about our Psy.D. program, please visit our Psy.D. website.


The newest doctoral degree program at Eastern Kentucky University will address a significant health care void, particularly in rural Kentucky.

Welcome Dr. Moore

You may have noticed a new face around the Cammack Building this year.  The Psychology Department is very pleased to welcome Dr. Melinda Moore to our faculty.  Dr.

Fulbright Scholar

The Psychology Department and the Animal Studies Program are honored to host our first Fulbright Scholar in Residence.  Dr. Michal Pregowski, an Assistant Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology, will be spending the 2014-15 academic year at EKU.  Dr. Pregowski holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and an M.A.

New Psychology Concentrations & Curriculum Changes

There are some exciting changes to the Psychology curriculum that will go into effect in this August. 

Research Skills and Experience

For those of you interested in developing your research skills and credentials, there are two new courses you'll want to consider:  PSY 399 Research Development Skills I and PSY 419 Research Development Skills II. 

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