Staff Directory

Director and Professor and Saul B. Sells Chair of Psychology

Kevin Knight, PhD

Senior Research Scientists

George W. Joe, EdD
Wayne E. K. Lehman, PhD

Research Scientists

Jennifer Edwards Becan, PhD
Jennifer Pankow, PhD, CADC
Yang Yang, PhD

Associate Research Scientists

Randi Proffitt, PhD
Amanda Wiese, PhD

Collaborating Research Scientists

Danica Kalling Knight, PhD – TCU’s Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

Assistant Director of Interventions and Training

Chase Crossno, MPH

Senior Public Health Research Associate

Elaine Tinius, MSW, LCSW

Public Health Research Associates

Anthea Ayebaze, MPH
Ahrein Bennett, MPH
Lacee Bills, BSW, LBSW
Ashley Gainey, MS, LPC-A
Olivia Persinger, BS
Sabrina Roberson, MPH
Brandi Stein, MPH
Chelsea Wood, MPH

Part-Time Public Health Research Associate

Christy Wooten, MSW

Marketing and Digital Content Coordinator

Sarah Hunter, BA

Data Manager

Mansour Salami, MA, MS

Full-time Research Assistants

Renee Castillo, BS
Stacey Castiglione
Heather Hines, BS
Audrey Gandy, BA
Nathalia Gonzalez, BA
Carly Marincasiu, BS
Viridiana Munoz, BS
Maria Welch, MA

Part-time Research Assistants

Samantha Dehner, MSW, LMSW
Amani Dotson, MA
Lynzie Ferguson, BA
Edwin Paz, BA

Operations Coordinator

Holly Harrelson, BS

Grants Compliance and Contract Assistant

Mandy Soto, BS

Research Support Specialists

Audrey Armstrong, MA

Administrative Support Assistant

Melinda Portillo
Keely Self

Graduate Research Assistants

Thomas Sease, MS
Lillyan Shelley, MS
Stephanie Villaire, BS
Savannah Hastings, BS
Francesca Gentea, BA

Undergraduate Interns

Faith Thomas-Moore

Former Directors

Saul B. Sells, PhD

D. Dwayne Simpson, PhD

Patrick M. Flynn, PhD

In Memory

Lois R. Chatham, PhD

Robert G. Demaree, PhD