What can you do with a major in Psychology? Just look at the accomplishments of
some of our alumni...
Dr. Sara Anderson (previously Sara Buckelew R-MC '96) is currently
a pediatrician and was deployed to Iraq in September 2005. Her letters indicate
that she is doing well — although looking forward to returning to her husband and
home in Hawaii.
Matthew Casey (R-MC '96), is a Licensed Certified Social Worker,
Certified in the state of Maryland and is currently the Program Supervisor for Treatment
Foster Care for Pressley Ridge.
Heather Lynn Calvert (R-MC '03) is currently enrolled in the Masters
program for counseling at Regent University (in Va. Beach). She anticipates finishing
in December '06! and hopes to get a job as a elementary school counselor.
Tom Campbell (R-MC '01) is currently in the doctoral clinical program
at Virginia Commonwealth University.
James Coniglio (R-MC '04) is currently a life skills instructor
for brain injured adults, working with the company Ability Beyond Disability.
Charles Cook (R-MC '94) Ph.D. in Psychopharmacology at the University
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2000 is currently Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
and Toxicology at the Medical College of Virginia.
Christopher Scott Dailey (R-MC’91) Rehabilitation Specialist, Rehab
Health Care, Norfolk, VA.
Cheryl Dickter (R-MC '01) is currently working on her doctorate
in social psychology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Erin Doudera (R-MC ’94) Doctoral student in neuroscience program,
University of Virginia.
Dr. Tom Franklin (R-MC '67) Professor and Department Chair of the
Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (in Menomonie, Wisconsin).
After R-MC he served three years in the Army, received his M.S. in Educational Research
at Bucknell University and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at West Virginia
Erica Glasper (R-MC '02) is working on her doctorate in behavioral
neuroscience at the Ohio State University.
Cathy Aurentz Griffin (R-MC ’00) Master’s student in education,
mind, and brain program, Harvard University; Doctorate student in Education at the
University of Virginia.
Dee Letter Jenkins (R-MC '99) teaches kindergarten at Pearson's
Corner Elementary School in Mechanicsville, VA (In fact, Dr. Lambert's daughter
was one of her students!).
Dr. Hendree E. Jones (R-MC '92), Ph.D. in Psychology at Virginia
Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 1997 is the Director for
the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy and Associate Professor of Behavior Biology
at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. An APA Div 28 (Psychopharmacology
and Substance Abuse) Fellow Dr. Hendree Jones has published 47 peer-reviewed articles,
five book chapters and more than 75 research abstracts on topics such as drug and
alcohol dependence and addictive disorders. She is currently principal investigator
on four National Institute on Drug Abuse grants, and she has served on numerous
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment advisory committees and has contributed internationally
to addiction research. For example, in 2002, she reviewed the Australian guidelines
for methadone and buprenorphine maintenance during pregnancy.
Dr. Sabra L. Klein (R-MC '92), Ph.D. in Psychology at Johns Hopkins
University in 1998, is currently a professor in the Dept of Molecular Microbiology
and Immunology at Johns Hopkins University.
Jenelle Krishnamoorthy (R-MC '94), Ph.D. in Psychology at Virginia
Commonwealth University is currently a Society for Research in Child Development
Fellow in Washington, D.C.
Robyn Diehl Lacks (R-MC '97) Ph.D. in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth
University is currently teaching as an Assistant Professor in VCU's - L.Douglas
Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.
Stacie Lin (R-MC '02) is working on her doctorate in behavioral
neuroscience at Georgia State University.
Catherine Lowry (R-MC '99) is completing her doctorate in the Neuroscience
Program at the University of Chicago.
Martha Jane McD. Nicols (R-MC’91) Mental Health Therapist, Fairfax
County Government, Fairfax, VA.
Melissa Mitchell (R-MC '98) is finishing up her Masters in Social
Work at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.
Robert Morecock [now Morecook] (R-MC '68) earned his PhD in counseling
psychology from the University of Houston in 1988 and currently teaches at Houston
Community College. He is also the commanding officer of a military medical unit
in the Texas State Guard [something like the state militia]. Their webpage is http://swc2.hccs.edu/texasmedicalrangers/.
Cara Jean Long O'Neal (R-MC '99) M.Ed.('01) and Ed.S ('02) from
College of William and Mary, currently a School Psychologist working for Henrico
County Public Schools.
Sonya Peretti (R-MC '93), Masters of Education from the College
of William and Mary, 1995, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Draa S. Thompson
and Associates, Yorktown, VA.
Amanda Jean Parks (R-MC ’91) Account Executive, The Martin Agency,
Glen Allen, VA.
Julie Pike (R-MC '97) graduated from Quinnipiac University's post-baccalaureate
program in Occupational Therapy.
Timothy P. Ring (R-MC '82) resides in Hanover County and is employed
by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of State Police. He was promoted to
Lieutenant in August 2004, and is currently serving as the Assistant Human Resource
Director in the Personnel Division. In his current capacity, he is the Coordinator
of the seven Critical Incident Stress Management teams. He has frequent contact
with a number of psychologists who review the results of MMPI and CPI tests, evaluate
the suitability of Trooper candidates, provide fitness for duty evaluations, and
provide stress management instruction and counseling.
Kelly Marie Rittenhouse (R-MC ’91) Supervisor, Trigon Blue Cross
Blue Shield, Richmond, VA.
Brienne Schlenke (R-MC '00) finishing up her Psy.D. at NOVA Southeastern
University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
John Thomas (R-MC '72) earned his Masters degree from Towson State
University in School Psychology and is currently Head Master at Saint Mary's Hall,
a college prep independent school in San Antonio, Texas.
Jennifer West (R-MC '01) works with the Autistic Inclusion Model
(AIM) affiliated with the Norfolk Public School System.
Jennifer Whitney (R-MC ’96) Graduate student, doctoral program
in clinical psychology, University of Virginia.
This page last updated: November 2007