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Danice L. Brown received her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2008. Her graduate training included a year-long APA approved predoctoral internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center. She is currently a professor in the Clinical Adult Psychology Graduate Program at SIUE. Dr. Brown is currently teaching undergraduate courses in multicultural psychology and careers. Her research interests include African American resiliency, racial socialization, racial discrimination, and multicultural issues in psychotherapy and higher education. Her work has been published in the Journal of Black Psychology and has been presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association and the Winter Round Table at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Laura Pawlow, winner of the 2009 Alumni Association Great Teacher Award ( see video), received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2002 from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship years were at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Adult Psychology Graduate Program at SIUE, and teaches Cognitive Assessment and Personality Assessment of Adults at the graduate level, Biological Psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and Tests and Measures and Psychopathology at the undergraduate level. Her clinical interests are behavioral medicine and weight management and her research interests are overweight and obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and psychoneuroimmunology. Her work has been published in Biological Psychology and the International Journal of Obesity.

Andrew M. Pomerantz received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. Louis University in 1996. His graduate training included a year-long APA-approved predoctoral internship at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is currently Professor and Program Director of the Clinical Adult Psychology Graduate Program at SIUE. He has taught graduate courses in individual, group, and family psychotherapy and in ethics in psychology, as well as undergraduate courses in clinical psychology psychopathology, personality, and introductory psychology. His research interests include psychotherapy and ethical/professional issues in clinical psychology. He is the author of the textbook Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture . His work has been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the Teaching of Psychology, Ethics & Behavior, the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, and has been presented at conferences of the American, Midwestern, and Missouri Psychological Associations.

Dan J. Segrist, winner of a 2009 Teaching Recognition Award, received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2000 from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Counseling Center of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. As an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Adult Psychology Graduate Program at SIUE he teaches Advanced Psychopathology and Adult Personality Assessment. At the undergraduate level he teaches Foundations of Psychology, Careers in Psychology, Psychopathology, and Theories of Personality. His primary research focus is on substance use, expectancies, and refusal among adolescents and college students. Additionally he has research interests in the teaching of psychology. He has co-authored articles that have been published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and he has made presentations at national and regional conferences including the American Psychological Association, Best Practices in Teaching Introductory Psychology, and Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology.