Our Core Faculty

The core faculty at Forest are highly qualified professionals with extensive expertise, including but not limited to the following areas of practice: neuropsychology, primary care psychology, marriage and family therapy, counseling psychology, forensic psychology, child and adolescent psychology, and applied behavior analysis. Our faculty will not just teach you in the classroom, they will guide you through practicum experiences where you will learn to apply the science of psychology. Students have the opportunity to learn from both expert core and adjunct faculty practitioners with experience in a variety of clinical settings relevant to today’s psychological marketplace.

Click on a faculty member's name for credentials, research interests, and professional activities.

Professor by Distinction
Coordinator of Neuropsychology Concentration
Board Certified in Forensic and Clinical Neuropsychology
Licensed Psychologist
(417) 893-7961
Associate Professor
Licensed Psychologist
Licensed Marital & Family Therapist
(417) 893-7960
jgonzalez@forest.edu
Associate Professor
Licensed Psychologist
 
(417) 893-7963
Donn Kaiser, PhDFull Professor

(417) 893-7980
dkaiser@forest.edu
Dean of the Doctoral Program
Associate Professor
Licensed Psychologist
(417) 893-7906
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Primary Care Concentration
Licensed Psychologist

(417) 893-7979
Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Training
Board Certified in Forensic Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
(417) 893-7983
dmrad@forest.edu
Full Professor
Licensed Psychologist
 
(417) 893-7981
aparkhurst@forest.edu
Associate Professor by Distinction
Coordinator of Forensic Concentration
Board Certified in Forensic Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
(417) 761-5855
cpietz@bop.gov
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Underserved Populations Program
NHSC Campus and Community Ambassador
Licensed Psychologist
(417) 893-7965
bpowers@forest.edu
Assistant Professor
Research Specialist
 
(417) 893-7962
bspray@forest.edu
Full Professor
Research Center Director
Licensed Psychologist (MO)

(417) 761-5015
pthomlinson@forest.edu
Associate Professor
Coordinator of the Child and Adolescent Program
Licensed Psychologist
 
(417) 893-7964