Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

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Part-time Faculty

We are proud to introduce our part-time faculty who teach regularly for the Department of Psychology. This seasoned group brings expertise and breadth of experience to their instruction. Thousands of students have benefited from their steady skilled work in the classroom and online teaching over the years. While some are based in Bowling Green, you'll find others at the regional campuses. They are often the faculty you will meet in your first years as a psychology major and they bring their unique experiences to enhance your education.


Ms. Anna Clayton, M.A. in Applied Experimental Psychology
Email: anna.clayton@wku.edu

  • Teaches dual credit Psychology 100 for several high schools.
  • Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Bowling Green State University.
  • Graduate of WKU.

Dr. Sharon Eagles
Email: sharon.eagles@wku.edu

  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Alliant International University.
  • Ed.S. in School Psychology from WKU.

Ms. Sarah Freeman
Email: sarah.freeman@wku.edu

  • Often teaches Dual Credit courses.

Mr. Mark Graves, M.A.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and M.A. in Experimental/Applied Psychology
Office: GRH 3047
Phone: 270-745-4422
Email: mark.graves@wku.edu

  • Faculty Excellence Award, Part-Time Faculty (2007) College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Graduate of WKU.

Ms. Leigh Ann Mathis, M.A. in Psychology, Clinical Concentration
Email: leigh.mathis@wku.edu

  • Licensed Psychological Associate.
  • Certified Batterer Intervention Provider.
  • Graduate of WKU.

Dr. Jodi McKnight
Email: jodi.mcknight@wku.edu

Ph.D. Psychology, Capella University. M.Ed. in Counseling, University of Missouri-St. Louis, B.A. in Psychology, Lindenwood University.

  • Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Research areas: education, emotional responses, and online learning
  • President's Teaching Excellence Award, Mid-Continent University 2013
  • 2012 Society for the Teaching of Psychology's 1st annual award recipient of the Early Career Psychologist's Poster Award.

Mr. Dennis Painter, M.A., in Psychology, Clinical Concentration
Email: dennis.painter@wku.edu

  • Manager of clinical services at Saint Francis Hospital, Memphis TN.
  • Graduate of WKU.
image Dr. Nielsen Pereira
Office: GRH 1029
Phone: 270-745-4140
Email: nielsen.pereira@wku.edu

Mr. Thomas Reece, M.A. in Psychology, Clinical Concentration
Office: GRH 3047
Email: thomas.reece@wku.edu


Ms. Bonnie Reed, M.A. in Developmental and Educational Psychology
Email: bonnie.reed@wku.edu

  • Teaches dual credit Psychology 100 for several high schools.
  • Doctoral Candidate, New York University.
  • Graduate of Boston College.

Ms. Annelle White, Ed.S. in School Psychology 
Email: annelle.white@wku.edu

  • Teaches dual credit Psychology 100 for several high schools.
  • School psychologist in Logan County, KY, since 1992.
  • Undergraduate and graduate degrees from WKU.

Ms. Mary Alice Yokley, M.A.
Office: WKU Glasgow
Phone: 270-659-6900
Email: mary.yokley@wku.edu

  • Teacher Education Rank 1 and Principal's Certification.
  • Graduate of Lipscomb College and WKU.
  • Retired from Metcalfe County School System (Business Education and Psychology).
  • Taught at WKU-Glasgow since 1997.

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