Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Open Journal

Editorial Board

Psychology and Cognitive Sciences - Open Journal


Donald M. Hilty, MD

Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Health
Northern California Veterans Affairs Health System
10535 Hospital Way, Mather, CA 95655
Professor, and Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Dr. Hilty is a scholar and leader in psychiatric and medical education, clinical services, faculty development, administration, and telemedicine. He is Vice-Chair of Education, Chief of Psychiatric Services, Director of Medical Student Education and a Clinical Scholar at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and Los Angeles County. His research involves health services, consultation-liaison models of care, medical education, mood disorders and genomics in underserved medical populations. He is Co-Investigator of an AHQR RCT comparing synchronous and asynchronous telepsychiatry and a Member of the international Genomics Psychiatry Consortium, now centered at USC. He is also the former Director and Developer of the 5-year MD/MPH UC Davis Rural Program in Medical Education. Dr. Hiltys specific educational interests include pedagogy, evaluation and distance education. Dr. Hilty has authored over 140 articles, chapters, book reviews, and/or books. He has participated in over 100 peer-reviewed presentations as a member of the Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP), the Academy for Psychosomatic Medicine, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), and the American Psychiatric Association (APA). He chaired or vice-chaired the Annual Meetings of five APA Scientific Program Committees, two AAP Program Committees and one regional AAMC Program Committee. He recently joined the American College of Psychiatry and he is currently writing Treatment Guidelines in a project of the American Psychiatric Association and Institute of Medicine, as well as the Child and Adolescent Telemental Health Guideline for the ATA. The foundations for his work with others include integration of learning/teaching styles, interdisciplinary collaboration, teamwork, and tenets of culture, diversity and community.

               Associate Editors

Guy Balice, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
617 W 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA

Dr. Balice holds doctoral and masters degrees in counseling psychology with minors in statistics and clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he focused on research in stress and functional bowel disorders. He earned a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of California, Irvine.
For the last 19 years, he has taught in a number of graduate programs, mainly in his specialty areas of advanced and multivariate statistics and research methods. He also taught undergraduate elementary statistics for 5 years.
A licensed psychologist with a private practice, Dr. Balice directs a research group studying the recovery from domestic violence in female victims, and has worked as a clinician with a variety of populations, including children, adolescents and adults.
Dr. Balice views learning as a dynamic and interactive process, where instructors, serving as mentors, provide the optimal learning environment and students learn by grasping meaning through insight.

E. Cruz Eusebio, PsyD, NCSP

Distinguished Associate Professor
Department of School Psychology
Faculty Council Chair-Chicago
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells Street #519
Chicago, IL 60654, USA

Dr. Eusebio is an Associate Professor in the Department of School Psychology. Earlier, he was an Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Optimal Performance at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and a Certified Online Instructor. He holds a Psy.D. in School Psychology with a focus in School Neuropsychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned an Ed.S. in School Psychology and M.A. in Psychology from The Citadel Graduate College and holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Redlands.
Dr. Eusebio teaches at the graduate psychology level. He has worked in education for 20 years and started his career as a mentor and teacher for incarcerated youth. He has since worked as an applied behavioral analysis therapist, outdoor recreation instructor, autism interventionist, learning specialist, psychotherapist, and certified school psychologist. His expertise includes a wide range of specialties including child, adolescent, and family therapy, executive function, optimal learning experiences, mind-body awareness, diagnosis and assessment, media psychology, the neurodevelopmental mind, and advances in neurotechnology.

N. Clayton Silver, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Nevada
Las Vegas, USA

Dr. Silver is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati and Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Tulane University. After receiving his PhD, he taught at the University of Richmond, Appalachian State University, and the University of Central Florida. He is co-author of one book and numerous scholarly articles in a variety of psychological areas.

Deborah A. Gagnon, PhD

Professor of Psychology
Member, Health Sciences Faculty
Chair, Division of Social Sciences
Coordinator, Cognitive & Brain Science
Coordinator, Science, Health, & Values
Wells College
Aurora, NY 13026, USA

Dr. Gagnon completed her PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of Buffalo (Buffalo, NY) in 1993. She was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with the Neuropsychology Research Group at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA) from 1993-1996. Dr. Gagnon has taught undergraduate and graduate students for close to 30 years at a number of institutions, including the University at Buffalo, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), Widener University (Chester, PA), and Elmira College (Elmira, NY). Since 2004, Dr. Gagnon has taught at Wells College(Aurora, NY), where she is Professor of Psychology. At Wells, she also teaches in the Health Sciences program and is a member of the Pre-Health Advising Group, coordinates the Cognitive & Brain Science and Science, Health, & Values programs, and currently serves as Chair of the Social Sciences Division.


Lawrence M. Aleamoni, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies
University of Arizona

Dr. Aleamoni, served as a Consultant to more than 145 colleges, universities, organizations, and corporations both Nationally and Internationally in designing and implementing comprehensive faculty evaluation systems. He has also served as a consultant on evaluation and testing to a number of agencies including the Southern Regional Education Board, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, the US Army Intelligence Center and School, the Arizona and Tennessee Legislatures, and the Exxon and AT&T corporations. He has been invited to serve as a Visiting Professor at the Lebanese/American University in Beirut (in 2008 and 2009), Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (in 1974, 1991, 1994, 1995 and 1997) and at the National Academy for Agricultural Research Management in Hyderabad, India (in 1988). His Course/Instructor Evaluation Questionnaire (CIEQ) has been effectively tested and used in over 500 colleges and universities nationally and internationally. He was Professor and Head of the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and School Psychology at the University of Arizona from 1998 to 2008. He is presently Professor Emeritus of the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies at the University of Arizona.

McWelling Todman, PhD

Associate Professor for Clinical Practice
Director, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Concentration
Department of Psychology
New School for Social Research
80 Fifth Ave, Room 618
New York, NY 10011

Dr. Todman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research (NSSR), and the Director of the Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Dr. Todman is the former Chair of the Psychology Department at NSSR, and was also a former Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology at Eugene Lang College. Prior to coming to the NSSR, Dr. Todman was the Executive Director of the Columbia University CSS programs at the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and has served as a technical consultant to the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration (SAMHSA), and as the ad hoc chair of numerous independent grant review panels for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). He also has served on the advisory review panel of the NYC governmental unit formerly known as Special Services for Children, and is currently an advisor or consultant to the boards and mangers of several community-based service organizations.

Fu Lye "Martin" Woon, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Neuropsychology - MC 8846
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390, USA


• Bemidji State University, BA in Music and Psychology
• University of the Pacific, MA in Music Therapy
• Brigham Young University, PhD in Clinical Psychology
• University of Florida, pre-doctoral training in Clinical Psychology
• University of Michigan, post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology


• (2012-Present) Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Linda S. Buyer, PhD

Professor of Psychology
Division of Psychology and Counselling
Governors State University
University Park, IL 60484, USA


• (1989) PhD University of Illinois at Chicago Cognitive/Experimental Psychology Dissertation Topic: The Role of Understanding in Intra- and Interproblem Transfer
• (1985) MA University of Illinois at Chicago Cognitive/Experimental Psychology Thesis Topic: Creative Problem Solving: The Effects of Task and Instructional Constraint
• (1979) BA University of Illinois at Chicago, Major: English Literature

Sharon Joy Ng, MA, PhD

Professor Emerita
Department of Psychology
Yuba Community College District

Dr. Sharon Joy Ng is a tenured Professor of Psychology for over twenty years teaching at Yuba Community College District (16 years) and Woodland Community College in Woodland (5 and 1/2 years), California before she retired. She is a Jungian Scholar and specializes in co-dependence/relationship addiction, gender issues, and consciousness studies. She has developed and taught various psychology courses (gender and personal) and currently teaches online courses in the following three areas: Abnormal Psychology; Relationship Addiction/Codependence; and Self-Awareness. She has studied consciousness with Stanislav Grof, Stanley Krippner and Charles Tart and attended workshops with Sam Keen, Anna Wise and David Feinstein. Dr. Sharon Joy Ng has her BA and MA in Psychology and her PhD in Clinical Psychology and has a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo.

Stephanie Jacqueline Forkel, PhD

Department of Neuroimaging
Kings College London
London, UK


• Post Doctorate Department of Neuroimaging Kings College London (2015-2019)
• Post Doctorate Department of Psychology University College London (2013-2015)
• PhD Clinical Neuroimaging Kings College London (2009-2013)
• MSc Neuroscience Kings College London (2008/2009)
• Undergraduate Psychology National University of Ireland (2007/2008)
• University of Salzburg, Austria (2005-2008)

Line Caes, PhD

Department of Psychology
School of Psychology & Centre for Pain Research
NUI Galway

Dr. Caes obtained her Masters in Psychology with Magna cum Lauda at Ghent University (Belgium), where she also undertook graduate training funded by the Funds for Scientific Research in Flanders. Her dissertation was awarded Le Prix de Psychologie, these de psychologie scientifique awarded by Academie Royale de Belgique. She is also the recipient of the Dr John T Goodman Award for Student Research in Pediatric Pain 2012 and The South wood Adolescent Chronic Pain Visiting Studentship Award 2012, supporting an extended visit to the Centre for Pain Research at The University of Bath, UK. After her graduate training she joined the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research (IWK Health Centre,, Canada) as a post-doctoral fellowship funded by the Louise and Alan Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Pain Research. Dr. Caes is currently a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at NUI Galway (Ireland) where she contributes to research and teaching of Health Psychology.

Shengping Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Computer Science and Technology
Harbin Institute of Technology
2 Cultural West
Huancui, Weihai, Shandong, China

Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He is also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Hong Kong Baptist University, supported by Hong Kong Scholars Program. Dr. Zhang is the Young Excellent Talent of the Harbin Institute of Technology.

Jay Finkelman, PhD, MBA, ABPP

Professor and Chair, I-O Business Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
617 W. 7th Street, 9Th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA

Previously Dr. Jay Finkelman was Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Before that he was Professor and System-wide Director of Alliant International Universitys California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Organizational Psychology Division. He served as a senior manager, consultant and expert witness in employment, staffing and human resources management for over two decades. He has had hundreds of retentions and depositions and testified at trial, as an expert in employment practices, 54 times, equally for plaintiffs and defendants.
Dr. Finkelman is an Industrial and Forensic Psychologist as well as a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from New York University and an MBA in Industrial Psychology from the Bernard M. Baruch School of Business of The City College of The City University of New York (CUNY). He was a tenured full professor of Industrial Psychology at The City University of New York as well as Dean of Students at Baruch College. He also served on the Doctoral Faculty in Business, specializing in Organizational Behavior, at the Gradute Center of CUNY.
Dr. Finkelman served in a variety of senior line management positions after leaving CUNY, including Station Manager of KTVU Television Channel 2 in San Francisco, Vice President in charge of Marketing for Walt Disney television, Executive Vice President for United Personnel Services, Executive Vice President for AppleOne Employment Services, and Senior Vice President and General Manager for Kelly Services - in the Human Resource Management and Staffing Industry.
Dr. Finkelman holds Diplomates from the American Board of Professional Psychology in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology and in Forensic Psychology. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.He is a Certified Personnel Consultant from the National Association of Personnel Consultants and a Certified Employment Specialist from the California Association of Personnel Consultants. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of California and in the State of New York and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a member of Psi Chi, Delta Sigma Rho - Tau Kappa Alpha and Beta Gamma Sigma, and received the Excellence in Teaching Award from CUNY.
He is a member of the Industrial Psychology, Consulting Psychology and Engineering Psychology Divisions of the American Psychological Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
Dr. Finkelman specializes in Human Resources, workplace investigations, leadership, staffing industry management practices, training, employment discrimination (gender, age, race, and disability).

Gregory Canillas, PhD

Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology Department
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Canillas earned Doctoral and Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. He also earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology and American history from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Canillas serves as Co-Chair of the Commission for Youth and Children in Long Beach, California. As an appointed Commissioner, he is charged with developing services and programs for children, youth and families and advising the mayor and city council on services for this population. He has previously served on the faculties of Pepperdine, National, Loyola Marymount and Antioch Universities. He also previously served as Program Director at a non-profit mental health agency, where he oversaw the child and adult therapy programs, and as a Clinical Psychologist with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
His expertise includes a wide range of specialties, including addiction/substance abuse, child and adolescent development, foster care, family systems/therapy, cultural and diversity issues, LGBTQ issues, couples counseling, religion and spirituality, addiction/substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and crisis intervention.
Dr. Canillas believes that learning should be an active and engaging process. His classroom discussions are often lively, collegial and focused on practical applications of theory. Dr. Canillas also likes to employ field based learning projects in his courses, which takes students into the community and provides additional opportunities for hands-on learning experiences

Fengqing (Zoe) Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Drexel University
Stratton Hall
3141 Chestnut Street
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Dr. Zhang, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University. Prior to joining Drexel University, she obtained her PhD. degree in Statistics at Northwestern University. Her general research interests lie in neuroimaging data analysis and quantitative research methods including hierarchical models, multivariate analysis, generalized linear models, data mining, and Bayesian modeling.

Jennifer DeFeo, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist-Private Practice
Core Faculty
Interim Associate Chair of the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
30 Carmel Court Laguna Beach
Irvine, CA, 92651, USA

Dr. Jennifer DeFeo, a native New Yorker, graduated with her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy) from Antioch University, Santa Barbara in 2002 and Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology with a Health Track from the California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant) in 2008.
Dr. DeFeo has specialized in working with the severely mentally ill populations in both inpatient and outpatient care, as well as in the New York State psychiatric hospital system, multiple forensic settings. Dr. DeFeos specialty additionally extends to at-risk youth, children and adolescents, family, gangs, LGBT, and HIV/AIDS populations. Dr. DeFeo presently has a private practice in Irvine, California where she serves the severely mentally ill, adolescent male, men’s issues, LGBT, depressive and anxiety populations.
Dr. DeFeo is noted as one of the leading experts of the DSM-5 in the State of California. She has conducted over 30 state, national, and international trainings on the topic. Dr. DeFeo was the highlighted presenter at the 18th Annual Inter-national Violence, Abuse, and Trauma Conference (IVAT) in San Diego in September, 2013, the 18th Annual IVAT Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii in March, 2014, and the Illinois American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference in Naperville, Illinois to conduct a full 7 hour workshop to educate Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatrists, and Medical Doctors/Professionals on the DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnostic systems. Additionally, Dr. DeFeo is working with the Mexican Board of Professionals to institute the DSM-5 into the Mexican Higher Education Institutions. Dr. DeFeo also has presented at the First Annual Latino-American Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina training Psychologists from Argentina, Panama, Chile, and Equador on the DSM-5 and ICD-10 Systems.
Dr. DeFeo presently is a California licensed psychologist, distinguished professor of psychology, and Interim Associate Chair for the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Irvine, California where she has been working since 2010. Dr. DeFeo also is a senior reviewer and editor for the Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, and the Chair of the CARE Program for the California Psychological Association.

Aspa Sarris, PhD

Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology
University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005, Australia

Dr. Sarris is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. Her research aims to contribute to our understanding of the factors in the workplace that impact upon inidividual and organisational health and wellbeing.

Roberto Maniglio, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Department of Pedagogic, Psychological and Didactic Sciences
University of Salento
Piazzetta Tancredi, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy

Dr. Maniglio is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology. He is a Psychotherapist, a Criminologist and Forensic Psychopathologist, and a court-appointed expert. He teaches at the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.

Sabine Huemer, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Loyola Marymount University, UNH 4714
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

Dr. Huemer received her PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, in spring of 2014. She is in her second year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Huemer research interests center around cognitive processes in autism and learning disorders. Past research includes an examination of reading ability and reading comprehension in autism and dyslexia and a series of functional and structural neuroimaging studies of children with autism. Studies in development will examine multisensory perception differences in autism and dyslexia.

Aghop Jack Der-Karabetian, PhD

Psychology Department
University of La Verne
1950 Third Street
La Verne, California 91750, USA


Ph.D. 1978 Social Psychology, University of Kansas (As a Fulbright Scholar)
M.A. 1973 Experimental Psychology, American University of Beirut
B.A. 1971 Psychology, American University of Beirut

Current title at the University of La Verne

• Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology
• Employed at the University of La Verne since 1980

Evelyn Blanch-Payne, PhD

Middle Tennessee University
Psychology Department
1301 East Main Street,
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Evelyn Blanch-Payne presently teaches Psychologyat Middle Tennessee State Universityand received her doctorate degree in Educational/Cognitive Psychology from Kent State University. Dr. Blanch-Payne is one of the co-authors of the textbook entitled, Psychology: With Spotlights on Diversity that is in its 3rd edition. She was a contributing writer to The Handbook for Enhancing Undergraduate Education in Psychology for the American Psychological Association and Introduction to Psychology (a textbook used at Clark Atlanta University Psychology Department). Dr. Blanch-Payne has presented at many professional conferences and conducted workshops on Stress at the Workplace, Performance Anxiety from Inside Out, Mind Power: The Art of Concentration, How to Increase Your Motivation, and Diversity at Workplace: A Changing Working Environment. In addition, she has served as the Principle Investigator for a Title III research grant, and as a Faculty Fellow at John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA. She has been named therecipient of numerous teaching awards, including Outstanding Teaching, Most Distinguished Faculty Member, Student Choice Award, and Who's Who Among American Teachers Award in 2000, 2002, and 2005. She was also recently listed among the Great Women of the 21st Century. Blanch-Payne holds professional memberships in several organizations and associations of psychology