I am a Professor of Psychology and have proudly taught at Truman since 1975. I’ve served two terms as Psychology Department Convener and have supervised the Center for Applied Psychophysiology for 40 years.
I earned a BA in Psychology and Political Science with a minor in Philosophy/ Religion from Claremont Men’s College in 1971.
I completed a MS in Clinical Psychology in 1973 and a PhD in Social-Personality Psychology in 1975 from Oklahoma State University.
In 2008, I received the Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence at Truman State University.
In 2013, I received the Outstanding Research Mentor of the Year award at Truman for my supervision of the Center
for Applied Psychophysiology since 1976. (Former Assistant Director Christopher Zerr is shown with his Order of Omega Leadership Award.)
My specialty area is biofeedback, which is displaying your psychophysiological performance back to you to improve health and performance. A mirror and bathroom scale are biofeedback devices, as are EEG and heart rate watches. You can learn more about it in my TruTalk podcast interview with Janes Dreamweaver.
I have trained professionals in biofeedback in Aveiro (Portugal), Canberra (Australia), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Hong Kong, Johannesburg (via Skype), Munich, Rome, and Venice with colleagues Donald Moss and Erik Peper. (Truman graduate Aaron Truitt attended the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe meeting with me and Christopher Wally in Rome.)
I have served as Chair and Treasurer of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), which certifies professionals in 32 countries. (BCIA Board
members joined me for a June 2017 retreat in scenic Golden, Colorado.)
I am Treasurer and Continuing Education Chair for the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), associate editor of the journal Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and contributing editor for Biofeedback magazine.
Finally, I am a co-editor of Evidence-Based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (3rd ed.), Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback, and Physiological Recording Technology in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback.
Winter break 2015, I toured Napa wineries with Zachary Meehan and Steven Shearman for 3 days. (Zachary and I paused at the entrance to the Darioush winery, which produces extraordinary cabernet sauvignons.)
Zachary and I visited San Francisco and then returned to Napa for Winter break 2016 for 2 days to visit the Darioush and Stag’s Leap wineries.