Psychology: News

Meet the New Psychology Department Faculty

Tiffany Smith


Tiffany Smith is a Assistant Professor here in the Psychology Department. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement from University of Tennessee and a B. A. in Psychology and Philosophy from University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  Her research interests include stakeholder communication and involvement as well as reflective practice in evaluation.  This semester she will be teaching Foundations of Evaluation Research and Psychological Research Methods.  In her spare time she likes to hike, camp, and fish.

Donna Weber 

20140820_Donna_WeberDonna Weber

Donna Weber has returned to the Psychology Department as a Senior Lecturer.  She holds a Master of Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI.  This semester she is teach General Psychology and Human Resource Management. In her spare time, she teaches the Dale Carnegie© Course and consults/trains in leadership, quality tools/processes, people skills and management.  She enjoys spending time with her family, nature walks and gardening.


World Genocide Awareness Project

On March 23rd and 24th, the psychology department in conjunction with the Center for Applied Ethics and Ally Initiatives for Civil Rights and Civic Responsibilities sponsored Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict project.  Students and staff could tour the tents of six countries which experience genocides including Native Americans, the Holocaust, North Korea, Rwanda, Argentina, and Cambodia. Click here for the full story.
world genocide awareness project tent

Five UW-Stout students (Dan Comstock, Mary Brodhagen, Steffanie Fisher, Sophie Sigel, and Katy Hardy) and three faculty members (Sarah Wood, Jo Hopp, and Desiree Budd) presented research internationally during the first week of October, after their work was accepted for the 53rd annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research in Florence, Italy.  


In addition to attending the conference, the students and faculty also spent time enjoying Florence and eating gelato. UW-Stout presentations were:

  • “Problems and Solutions Associated with Creating a Laboratory Infrastructure at a Small Primarily Undergraduate Institution,” by Budd, Wood and Michael Donnelly of Sulcus Scientific Consulting. 
  • “Don’t Tell Anyone: The Influence of Anticipatory Cues on Responses to Revelations of Mundane and Exciting Secrets,” by Jesse Bruce, of Andover, Minn.; Donnelly; Wood; and Jessica Swanner, on staff at Iowa State University. 
  • “To Play or Not to Play: Long-term Neurological Changes Associated with Sports-related, Non-concussive, Repetitive Head Impacts Received During Adolescence,” by Budd; Brodhagen; Comstock; Donnelly; Fisher; Katelyn Hartung, of Durand; Hopp; and Matthew McNutt, of Menomonie. 
  • “Perceived Fat Content of Food, Neural Activity and Food Choices,” by Sarah Bjork, of Elmwood; Brodhagen; Budd; Brettina Davis, of Minneapolis; Donnelly; Hardy; Tina Lee, of Menomonie; and Sigel.