People

Lab Director

Matt R. Judah, PhDMatt R. Judah, Ph.D.

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Dr. Judah joined Old Dominion University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2016. Prior to this he completed his PhD at Oklahoma State University, followed by a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Graduate Student

Nathan HagerNathan Hager

Nathan is a second-year in the clinical psychology PhD program at Old Dominion University and the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology. After earning a BA in Psychology from Wake Forest University, he worked in addiction neuroimaging research at the University of Pennsylvania. His current research uses psychophysiological methods to explore cognitive and reward system function in anxiety and depression.

Lab Manager

Katherina Nako
Katherina Nako

Katherina graduated from Old Dominion University in May 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She aspires to further her education and career by pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology. Katherina’s research interests include anxiety and depression. Specifically, the role of cognitive processes, such as self-imagery and post-event-processing, in the maintenance of social anxiety disorder.

 

Research Assistants

Brianne Sullivan

Brianne is a Senior at Virginia Wesleyan University achieving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in English. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology upon graduation in May 2019. Her research interests include mood disorders in adult populations, especially depression, anxiety, PTSD, and┬ábipolar disorders.

 

 

 

Brittany Japec

Brittany graduated from Old Dominion University in May 2018 with a Bachelors in Psychology. She plans to pursue a graduate program in Neuropsychology. Her research interests include psychiatric and neurological disorders.

 

 

 

Carlton Jones

Carlton is a senior at Old Dominion University completing his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Services and Military Leadership. He plans to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology upon graduation and will commission as a Second Lieutenant before graduation. His research interests include PTSD and depression, especially within the military population.

 

 

 

Casey Hayes

Casey is a sophomore at Old Dominion University and plans on graduating spring 2020. She is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology. She plans on furthering her education by applying to graduate schools in Neuroscience. Her research interests include mental disorders, cognitive processing, and neurochemistry.

 

 

Helen Smith

Helen is a senior at Old Dominion University set to graduate May 2019. She plans on pursuing a graduate degree in psychology. Her research interests include cognitive psychology and mental illnesses; specifically depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders.

 

 

 

Isaiah White

Isaiah is a junior at Old Dominion University majoring in psychology and minoring in management. He plans on pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology. His research interests include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

 

 

 

Jada Coleman

Jada is a senior at Old Dominion University and is set to graduate December 2018. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology or counseling and become a hospital psychologist. Her research interests are quality of life for those with mental illness, depression, and schizophrenia.

 

 

 

Jennifer Tennell

Jennifer is a senior at Old Dominion University and is set to graduate Spring 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She plans on pursuing a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests include depression, anxiety, and addiction.

 

 

 

Jessica Marshall

Jessica began her academic career at Old Dominion University in 2016 and is a declared Psychology major. She plans to attend graduate school after graduating with her Bachelor’s degree. Her future career goals are aimed towards research in abnormal psychology.

 

 

 

Korena Klimczak

Korena is a senior at Old Dominion University majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Statistics and Biology. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology upon graduation. She would one day like to be a clinical psychologist, utilizing and furthering research in mental illness in order to help others make effective, positive changes to their lives. Her research interests include clinical applications of technology, such as utilizing machine learning to make predictions about clients, mobile modes of therapy, and virtual reality as a form of exposure.

 

 

 

 

Nicollette Dwyer

Nikki is a senior at Old Dominion University and will be graduating May 2019. She is currently majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Criminal Justice and Chemistry. She plans to pursue a Forensic Psychology degree in graduate school. Her research interests include intellectual/ mental disorders and cognitive psychology.

 

 

 

 

Richard Mason

Richard is a Sophomore and plans to declare his major in Psychology. His research interests are centered around PTSD, anxiety, depression, and service related trauma among military veterans and their families. He plans to further continue his studies by applying to graduate programs upon graduation.

 

 

 

 

Shukryyah McEachin

Shukryyah McEachin graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelors degree in psychology and minor in health and wellness. She aspires to be a clinical psychologist and plans on applying to graduate programs in 2018. Her research interests include psychological and developmental disorders.

 

 

 

Taylor Bland

Taylor is a senior at Old Dominion University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Communications. She will be graduating December of 2018 and is planning to attend graduate school to pursue a degree in Psychology.

 

 

 

Yuan Wang

Yuan is a senior at Old Dominion University working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Mathematical Science. She plans to graduate spring 2019 and further her education by pursuing a graduate degree in clinical psychology. Yuan’s research interests include ADHD, Postpartum Depression Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Depression.

 

 

Lab Alumni

Ekaterina Shurkova

Ekaterina received her M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics at Saratov State University, Russia and her M.S. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University. She joined the Applied Cognitive Psychology program at Old Dominion University in Fall 2017.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Bauer

Elizabeth received her B.S. in Psychology from Old Dominion University in 2017. In fall 2018, she will join the Clinical Psychology Ph.D program at Texas A&M University where she will continue to research anxiety disorders using ERPs.

 

 

 

Ebone Brown

Ebone is a 2018 graduate of Old Dominion University who majored in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

 

 

Jordan Parker

Jordan graduated from Old Dominion University Spring 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Human Services. He is now pursuing a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling at Old Dominion University.

 

 

 

Patricia Mejia

Patricia Mejia graduated from Old Dominion University May 2018 with a Bachelor of Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She is now pursuing a Master’s degree in counseling.