Faculty - Department of Psychological Sciences

Amy J. Posey, Ph.D.

Professor/Department Chair

Dr. Amy Posey

Amy Posey received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1995, and started at Benedictine College that fall. She teaches General Psychology, Social Psychology, Theories of Personality, History & Systems of Psychology, Psychology of Gender, and Psychology & Law. Her research interests are in the areas of social psychology and psychology and law.

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Adam Buhman-Wiggs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Adam Buhman-Wiggs

Adam Buhman-Wiggs received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2002, and his Master of Science degree from Central Missouri State University in 1995.  Dr. Buhman-Wiggs previously studied to be a professional actor, earning a Master of Fine Arts from Purdue University. He is a licensed psychologist in Kansas and a licensed professional counselor in Missouri.  Since joining the Benedictine faculty in the fall of 2005, Dr. Buhman-Wiggs has taught General Psychology, Introduction to Counseling, Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Tests & Measurement. His research interests include psychopathology, personality, human emotion, and supporting the research pursuits of Benedictine students.

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Eva Chian-Hui Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Eva Chian-Hui Chen

Eva (Chian-Hui) Chen received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2011, and started at Benedictine College that fall. She also received her MA in from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and her B.Ed. in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the National Taiwan Normal University. She teaches General Psychology, Developmental Psychology I, Developmental Psychology II, Lifespan Development, Cultural Psychology, and Research Seminar.

Her research seeks to take an interdisciplinary approach not only to demonstrate the importance of studying development in cultural contexts but also to expand our understanding of human development to include cultural diversity.

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J. Dean Elmore, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dean Elmore earned his Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology from the University of Alabama in 2017 and began working at Benedictine College in the fall of that year. He received his M.A. from the University of Alabama, as well, and completed his undergraduate degree in Sociology-Psychology at Birmingham-Southern College. Dr. Elmore teaches General Psychology, Research Methods, Learning and Cognition, and Biopsychology. His research interests are in the area of social psychology with a focus on psychological processes related to victimization and justice.

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