I am a Professor of Psychology and have proudly taught at Truman since 1975. I’ve served two terms as Psychology Department Convenor and have supervised the Center for Applied Psychophysiology for 42 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.





AcademicHonorAwardsMay2015 (8 of 65)

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.)


In 2019, I received the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback’s (AAPB) Distinguished Scientist award.




I have trained professionals in biofeedback and HRV biofeedback in Aveiro (Portugal), Canberra (Australia), Cardiff, Eindhoven, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, 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 35 countries. (BCIA Board
members joined me for a June 2017 retreat
in scenic Golden, Colorado.)



I am Treasurer and President-Elect for the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), associate editor of the journal Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and contributing editor for Biofeedback magazine.



EBPFinally, 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.