Staff Directory

Director and Professor and Saul B. Sells Chair of Psychology

Kevin Knight, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientists

Wayne E. K. Lehman, Ph.D.
Jennifer Edwards Becan, PhD.
Jennifer Pankow, Ph.D., CADC

Research Scientists

Yang Yang, Ph.D.
Randi Proffitt, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientists

Amanda Wiese, Ph.D.
Thomas Sease, Ph.D.
Pamela Carey, D.P.A.

Collaborating Research Scientists

Danica Kalling Knight, Ph.D. – 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

Ahrein Bennett, MPH
Lacee Bills, BSW, LBSW
Ashley Gainey, MS, LPC-A
Crystal Moran, BCH, MPH
Olivia Persinger, MPH
Sabrina Roberson, MPH
Brandi Stein, MPH
Chelsea Wood, MPH

Part-Time Public Health Research Associate

Christy Wooten, LMSW, LCDC

Marketing and Digital Content Coordinator

Sarah Hunter, BA

Data Manager

Mansour Salami, MA, MS

Assistant Data Manager

Mallory Whiteside, MS

Full-time Research Assistants

Renee Castillo, BS
Stacey Castiglione
Heather Hines, BS
Audrey Gandy, BA
Val Garcia, BS
Nathalia Gonzalez, BA
Viridiana Munoz, BS
Maria Welch, MEd

Part-time Research Assistants

Ian Armstrong, MA
Nicholas Bravo, BS
Samantha Dehner, MSW, LMSW
Amani Dotson, MA
Lynzie Ferguson, BA
Beverly Gardner-Nelson, LMSW, LCDC
Francesca Gentea, MS
Genesis Hernandez, MS
McKynzie Johnson, BS
Melanie Lozano, BS
Jen Marony, MA
Madelynne Marsh, BS
Edwin Paz, BA
Quinceola Reid, BA
Xander Shannon, BA
Mikala Smith, BA
Kailey Tamaz, BS

IBR Operations Manager

Melinda Portillo

Finance Manager

Mandy Soto, BS

Administrative Support Assistant

Keely Self

Graduate Research Assistants

Lillyan Shelley, BBA
Stephanie Villaire, BS
Savannah Hastings, BS

Undergraduate Interns

Faith Thomas-Moore
Vinisha Inaganti

Former Directors

Saul B. Sells, PhD

D. Dwayne Simpson, PhD

Patrick M. Flynn, PhD

In Memory

Lois R. Chatham, PhD

Robert G. Demaree, PhD
George W. Joe, EdD