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

Nicollette Dwyer

Nikki is a senior at Old Dominion University and will be graduating May 2019. She is currently majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice. She plans to pursue clinical psychology in graduate school. Her research interests include psychopathology, forensic psychology, and cognitive psychology.

 

 

 

Research Assistants

Alexis Hatcher

Alexis Hatcher is a junior at Old Dominion University completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology while minoring in biology. Alexis is also completing a diversity studies certificate with her B.S. degree and expects to graduate in 2020. After graduating, she plans to attend a doctoral neuropsychology graduate program.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Christine Conley

Christine is a senior completing her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Human Services at ODU, and plans on applying to graduate programs in 2020. Her research interests focus on military and veteran psychology with an emphasis on the polytrauma triad of TBI, PTSD, and chronic pain; impact of pituitary insufficiency after TBI; suicide; reintegration; efficacy of CAM modalities; and the effects of polypharmacy in this population.

 

 

 

Harleigh Hanselman

Harleigh is a junior at Old Dominion University and will be graduating May 2020. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Statistics with plans to attend graduate school for Occupational Therapy. Her research interests primarily include developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, as well as cognitive psychology.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Katherina Nako
Katherina Nako

Katherina graduated from Old Dominion University in May 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Richard Mason

Richard is a Psychology Major and Marine Corps combat veteran with a research interest in PTSD, Moral Injury and other service-related mental health issues among the military and military Veterans. He plans to continue his studies and research beyond an undergraduate degree by applying to graduate programs with the intention of obtaining a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

 

 

 

Ryan De Los Reyes

Ryan is a senior at Virginia Wesleyan University and will be graduating May 2019. He is majoring in Psychology in hopes of pursuing a graduate program in clinical psychology. His research interest includes, the “dark triad” personality traits as well as mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.

 

 

 

Taylor Webb

Taylor is a junior at Old Dominion University. She is currently double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology or Counseling. Her research interests include anxiety disorders and identity, especially within minority populations.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Shaundra Holmes

Shaundra Holmes graduated from Old Dominion University and was accepted into George Mason University’s Clinical Mental Health master’s program.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Taylor Bland

Taylor graduated from Old Dominion University in December 2018 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Communications. She is planning to attend graduate school to pursue a degree in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests include mindfulness, the impact of stress on health, and psychopathology, specifically depression and anxiety.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Jada Coleman

Jada graduated from Old Dominion University 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.

 

 

 

Casey Hayes

Casey is a junior 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 is working in an animal behavior lab and accepted an internship in California to study the habitats of woodpeckers. She plans on furthering her education by applying to graduate schools in Neuroscience. Her research interests include mental disorders, cognitive processing, and neurochemistry.