It is highly recommended that applicants to our program identify at least one faculty member that they would like to work with during their doctoral education. Below is a list of faculty who will be recruiting for students in the upcoming season (to start Fall 2021). Please visit the faculty pages for more information on each of the recruiting faculty. Please refrain from emailing faculty that are not listed on this page to inquire if they are recruiting students; if they are recruiting students, they will be listed on this page!
Faculty recruiting for the upcoming admissions season:
Dr. Davis is looking for 1-2 students who are interested in the experience of trauma and treatment of PTSD, insomnia, and nightmares. Dr. Davis’ lab also studies the prevalence, impact, and prevention of interpersonal violence in general and within the LGBTQIA+ population. Competitive applicants will have some background knowledge and research experience in trauma studies. Students from various underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Dr. Newman is searching for students (2021-2022) interested in Journalism and Trauma. Competitive applicants will have experience in research (abstracts, papers presented at national meetings, publications), have excellent writing skills, and a strong background working with data. Students from various underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Dr. Rhudy is interviewing students for the Fall 2021 incoming class. Successful applicants will have research experience, particularly in the areas of pain, neuroscience, and/or psychophysiology, as well as strong writing and analytic/statistical skills. Ideally, candidates will also have prior experience with presenting at national/international conferences and/or publishing. Students from various underrepresented backgrounds, particularly those interested in working with Native American populations, are encouraged to apply. Additional information about the laboratory can be found here: https://artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/psychophys/
Dr. Cromer is recruiting one applicant who is interested in historical trauma and its impact on mental health. Students with an active interest in the legacy of boarding schools or post traumatic slave syndrome are especially encouraged to apply. Competitive applicants will have experience in research as evidenced by authorship or co-authorship at conferences or on publications. Students are strongly encouraged to describe the types of research questions they want to pursue, when writing their statements of interest. Dr. Cromer is not recruiting for other lab study areas this year.