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Dr. Lisa CromerDr. Cromer is an associate professor in the Psychology Department at The University of Tulsa (TU). She contributes to the clinical area. Students interested in doctoral studies can learn about TU’s graduate program by clicking here.

Dr. Cromer is the director of SPARTA (Study of the Prevention, Adjustment, and Resilience to Trauma and Adversity) research lab. Dr. Cromer is the executive director of TITAN (The University of Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice). As a licensed clinical and sport psychologist with a focus on trauma and resilience, Dr. Cromer directs the Student Health, Athletic Performance and Education (SHAPE) project that provides sport psychology programming for TU’s Division I teams and individual services for athletes. She also works with professional and competitive athletes in her private practice.

Dr Cromer offers continuing education workshops locally and nationally on topics related to ethics, sleep, trauma, and sport psychology.

Dr. Cromer completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in the Psychology Department at the University of Oregon. She completed a clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University in the Child Psychiatry Department. She was a visiting professor at Syracuse University before moving to Tulsa. Dr. Cromer was the chair for the Early Career Psychologist Committee for Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) of the American Psychological Association from 2008-2011 and is currently the co-chair of its science committee. She is on the editorial board of the APA Journal Psychological Trauma. She was awarded APA Division 56’s Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Trauma Psychology in 2012, and TU’s Medicine Wheel Award for outstanding community service in 2019.


Dr. Cromer currently teaches Foundations in Psychology (Psy 2253), Developmental Psychology (Psy 3063), Applied Sports Psychology (Psy 2153), Diversity, Ethics, and Law (Psy 7543) and Intervention Science (Psy 8063). In addition to the courses she currently teaches at The University of Tulsa, Dr. Cromer also supervises several independent studies and Capstone projects each year. Dr Cromer has received numerous “Most Valuable Professor” (MVP) awards from Student Athletes.

Dr. Lisa Cromer is accepting one graduate student for Fall 2023.

Dr. Cromer’s Curriculum Vitae


Study of the Prevention, Adjustment and Resilience to Trauma and Adversity
Psychology Lab at The University of Tulsa





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