About us

The Wichita State University's Psychology Department team is comprised of 14 faculty members, 2 office staff professionals, and 80 active graduate students. The Psychology Department had 25 grants, 79 publications, and 70 presentations in the 2015 - 2016 academic year.

The Psychology Department offers both undergraduate and graduate education in Psychology. The undergraduate psychology program is designed to provide a solid research orientation in experimental and quasi-experimental design and analysis with balanced attention to basic psychological processes (learning, cognition, perception, motivation, emotion, consciousness, physiology, etc.); social/cultural dimensions (social, developmental, personality, developmental, etc.); and applied issues and perspectives (clinical, community, substance abuse, testing & measurement, etc.) The graduate program offers doctoral degrees in Psychology with a focus in Community, Clinical, or Human Factors Psychology.

To learn more about our department, please see our faculty and students. A good way to keep in touch and find out the latest news is to read our newsletter.

Name Position Email Telephone
Rhonda K. Lewis, Ph.D. Department Chair rhonda.lewis@wichita.edu (316) 978-3170
Robert Zettle, Ph.D. Graduate Coordinator robert.zettle@wichita.edu (316) 978-3081
Darwin Dorr, Ph.D. Director of Clinical Training darwin.dorr@wichita.edu (316) 978-3317
Greg Meissen, Ph.D. Community Program Coordinator greg.meissen@wichita.edu (316) 978-3039
Barbara Chaparro, Ph.D. Human Factors Program Coordinator barbara.chaparro@wichita.edu (316) 978-3683

Psychology Department Office
4th floor, Room 437: Jabara Hall
Open 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday
Phone: (316) 978-3170
Fax: (316) 978-3086

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(back row left to right) Dr. Ackerman, Dr. Clark, Dr. Meissen, Dr. A. Chaparro, Dr. Zettle, Dr. Dorr,
(front row left to right) Dr. He, Dr. Suss, Dr. Lewis, Dr. Medvene, Dr. Ni, Dr. B. Chaparro, Dr. Marvin, Dr. Burdsal