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Hello and welcome to my ePortfolio. I have been fortunate to have had 43-years of university teaching experience, including 3-years at University of Missouri and 3-years at Kansas State University. As professor emeritus, I have served 37-years as a tenured professor of psychology and health science at University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Additionally, I have achieved over 30-years of clinical experience as a licensed psychologist, certified biofeedback therapist, and certified medical psychotherapist in private practice with over 500 patients. Teaching and research interests include extensive clinical and forensic expert testimony experience with identifying, assessing and treating traumatic stress, chronic pain, insomnia, personal injury, custody, and criminal assessments. I have also earned seven Excellence and Innovation Teaching Awards (two were Chancellor's Teaching Awards), seven CAS college Faculty Merit Awards, three Research Awards, Chancellor's Service Award and a Distinguished Faculty Senate Award. Most recently, I was honored at UAA graduation ceremonies with the University of Alaska Foundations highest Award, the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence 2016.

During my career I developed extensive experience and interest in elearning and distance delivery of psychology courses. Over the last 37-years, I have pioneered distance delivery psychology course instruction via teleconferencing, including live televised courses statewide in Alaska and Hawaii, as well as video, DVD, and Internet. This has lead to providing elearning psychology courses for up to 900 students per year, 300 per semester, in subjects that include general, abnormal, stress, forensic, and trauma. Have presented numerous national and international presentations over the years across 15 foreign countries multiple times, for example, presented at the 2008 iLearning forum in Paris, France as well as EDULEARN10 in Barcelona, Spain and for the Biofeedback Foundations of Europe, 2010 in Rome, Italy. Served as a 2011 international advisory board member and presented recently in 2013 for INTED in Valencia, Spain. Presented two presentations in 2012 on Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback for Academy of Psychology and Behavior in Tianjin, China. As a member of several program committees, I also presented and chaired sessions for ePIC in 2011, 2012, & 2014 in London, England.  Recent USA presentations include virtually for OTC 2012 in California, USA, with 2200+ YouTube views as well as presented, reviewed and chaired sessions at the 2013 Online Learning Consortium conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Have served on the program committee, convener, and presenter for 2013 AAEEBL in Boston, Mass.  Psychology Associate Editorial Board Member for (MERLOT- Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) since 2012. Since 2000, I have been an active university faculty pioneer, promoter, passionate leader and facilitator of several university-wide elearning and eportfolio initiatives that remain at the heart and science of my teaching and learning philosophy.

Forensic psychology research has focused on Insanity and the Death-Qualified Jury. In March 2014, Identifying Insanity-Qualified Jurors research was presented at the 30th Annual Symposium in Forensic Psychology, American College of Forensic Psychology, San Diego, California. Another national presentation in March 2015 was on Justice or Revenge: The Insanity-Qualified Jury presented at American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, American Psychological Association (Division 41), San Diego, California. Moreover, an international presentation with a much larger sample entitled, American Death-Qualified Jurors' Verdicts on Insanity, was presented in May 2015 at the Ninth Annual International Conference on Psychology, in Athens, Greece.

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Areas of specialization include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, chronic pain, stress, personal injury, insomnia, health psychology, applied psychophysiology and biofeedback. Other areas of expertise include expert witness testimony, consultations concerning child custody, sex abuse, criminal and other forensic matters. See Summary Sample of Legal and Medical Case Experience for more information.

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