Doctoral Students

Hannah Andrews
Family Finance & Economics

M.B.A., Business Administration, U of Denver
B.A., Communication, U of Denver

Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Interests: exercise, traveling, baking, spending time with family and pets

 

Marcia Malone Bell
Adolescent Development

M.S., Family Studies (MFT), U of Kentucky
B.S., Individual and Family Development, U of Kentucky

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
Interests: sports, historical novels, classical piano, technology, and a good cup of tea

 

Jamie Boggs
Adolescent Development

M.A., Human Services: Student Personnel Services, Eastern Kentucky U
B.A., Mathematics, Berea College

Hometown: Harlan, KY
Interests: church, ministry, family, sports (especially baseball)

 

Guangyi Cui
Adolescent Development

B.A. Psychology, Shandong Normal U (China)

Hometown: Jinan (Shandong Province), China
Interests: Japanese culture, cooking

 

Djidjoho Gnonhossou
Family Processes

M.A., Christian Education, Asbury Theological Seminary
M.A., Marriage, Family & Child Counseling, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary
B.A., Linguistics and Communication, U of Abomey Calavi (Benin)

Hometown: Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Interests: cooking, music, spending time with family

 

Erin Henry  Erin Henry
Adolescent Development

M.S.,Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky U
B.A., Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky U

Hometown: Richmond, Kentucky
Interests: yoga, reading, gardening, hiking, cooking

 

Magda JavakhishviliMagda Javakhishvili
Adolescent Development

M.A., Sociology, Tbilisi State U
B.A., Psychology, Tbilisi State U

Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia
Interests: theater, classical music, reading (fiction and non-fiction), dancing, writing, discovering new places

 
Gabriela Jiskrova

Adolescent Development

M.S., Psychology, Masaryk U (Czech Republic)

Hometown: Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: hiking, traveling, horror movies and books, cooking and food in general

 

 

Albert Ksinan
Adolescent Development

M.S., Psychology, Masaryk U (Czech Republic)
B.S., Psychology, Masaryk U (Czech Republic)
B.A. English Language and Literature, Masaryk U (Czech Republic)

Hometown: Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: reading, cooking, traveling, computers

   

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin
Adolescent Development

M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Asbury Theological Seminary
B.S. Recreation Therapy and Psychology, Georgia Southern University

Hometown: Statesboro, Ga
Interest: Exercise, hiking, cooking, sight-seeing, spending time with family and friends

 

 

Jakub Mikuška  Jakub Mikuska
Adolescent Development

M.S.,Psychology, Masaryk U (Czech Republic)
B.A. Psychology, Tmava U (Slovakia)

Hometown: Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: music (both playing and listening), movies, nature games (board/card, video, role playing)

 

Jacqueline Norman
Family Processes

M.Ed., Moderate & Severe Disabilities, U of Kentucky
B.S., French Education, Georgia Southern U

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
Interests: family time, swimming, hiking, baking, community service

  

Jilian Norwick
Couple and Family Therapy

M.S., Family Sciences (CFT), U of Kentucky
B.S., Family Science, U of Maryland

Hometown: Burlington, North Carolina
Interests: experimental cooking, running

  


Iilya OkhotnikovIlya Okhotnikov

Family Processes

D.Min., Family Ministry and Counseling, Asbury Theological Seminary
M.Div., Pastoral Ministry, Pentecostal Theological Seminary
Engineer, Radio-Electronic Devices, Izhevsk State Technical U (Russia)

Hometown: Izhevsk, Russia
Interests: family time, church ministry, photography, traveling, sports, music

 

Jeffrey Reed
Family Processes

M.A., Marriage and Family Counseling, Asbury Theological Seminary
B.S., Psychology, U of Texas at Austin

Hometown: Gastonia, North Carolina
Interests: fly fishing, running, rock climbing, backpacking, spending quality time with wife and children

 

Rodion Svynarenko
Family Processes

B.S., Psychology, Odesa National U (Ukraine)

Hometown: Odessa, Ukraine
Interests: bicycling, hiking, reading European Philosophy books

 

 

David Weisenhorn
Family Processes

M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Appalachian State U
B.S., Applied Communication, Appalachian State U

Hometown: Gastonia, North Carolina
Interests: fly fishing, running, rock climbing, backpacking, spending quality time with wife and children

 

Amanda WestmorlandAmanda Westmoreland
Family Processes

Post-M.S., Certificate, Marriage & Family Therapy, U of Louisville
M.S., Child Development & Family Studies, Middle Tennessee State U
B.S., Public Health, Clemson U

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Interests: volunteering with special needs kids, church, travel, outdoor activities

  

Qun (Kelly) Zhang
Family Finance & Economics

M.S., Family Sciences, U of Kentucky
B.A., English, Dalian Nationalities U (China)

Hometown: Harbin, China
Interests: traveling, skiing, piano, movies, shopping

 

Master’s Students

Justin Bowling
Couple and Family Therapy

B.S., Family Science, U of Kentucky

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Interests: being outdoors

 

Stephanie Boyd
Family Processes

B.S., Family Science, U of Kentucky

Hometown: Shelbyville, Kentucky
Interests: reading, yoga, jogging, spending time with family, advocating for birthing options

 

Alyssa Campbell
Couple and Family Therapy

B.S., Psychology, Kansas State U

Hometown: Olathe, Kansas
Interests: going to concerts, animal lover, outdoor adventures, working out, reading

 

Sarah Christian
Couple and Family Therapy

B.S., Business Administration, East Carolina U

Hometown: Greenville, North Carolina
Interests: softball, running, being involved in church, keeping up with pop culture

 

Kendall Coffman

Couple and Family Therapy

B.A., Sociology; Psychology; Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies, Otterbein U

Hometown: Marengo, Ohio
Interests: tennis, reading, biking, watching the Golden Girls, traveling

 

 

Alex ElswickAlex Elswick
Couple and Family Therapy

B.S., History, Centre College

Hometown: Lexingtomn, Kentucky
Interests: weightlifting, basketball, and advocating for people recovering from addiction

  

  

Joe Hannan
Couple and Family Therapy

B.S., Psychology, Truman State U

Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri
Interests: running, biking, painting, writing short stories

 

 

Kristina Hayes
Adolescent Development

B.A., Child and Family Development, U of Akron

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Interests: running, reading, arts and crafts

 

Kayla Jansen
Couple and Family Therapy

B.S., Psychology, U of Dayton

Hometown: Fishers, Indiana
Interests: traveling, mission work, reading, spending time with family

 

 

Melinda Lemaster
Adolescent Development

B.S., Family Sciences, U of Kentucky
A.A., Bluegrass Community & Technical College
A.A.S., Legal Assistant, Mayo Technical College 

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
Interests: being outdoors, movies, reading fiction

 

Rachael Looney Rachael Looney
Adolescent Development

B.A., Psychology, U of Kentucky

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

 

   

  

Michael Sitton
Couple and Family Therapy

B.S., Sociology, Brigham Young U - Idaho

Hometown: Altus, Oklahoma
Interests: spending time with family, church, exercise, reading

 

Laura White
Aging

B.S. Health Promotion, Morehead State U

Hometown: Morehead, Kentucky
Interests: family time, Extension work