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Hello and welcome to my ePortfolio.  In addition to being a tenured 36-year professor of psychology and health science at University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), I am also a licensed psychologist, certified biofeedback therapist, and certified medical psychotherapist. Teaching and research interests include extensive clinical and forensic expert experience with traumatic stress, chronic pain, insomnia, personal injury, custody, and criminal assessments. Received six Excellence and Innovation Teaching Awards and have extensive experience with eLearning and distance delivery of psychology courses. Over the last 36 years have pioneered distance delivery psychology course instruction via teleconferencing, live televised courses statewide in Alaska and Hawaii, as well as video, DVD, and Internet. Provide 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 international presentations over the years across 15 foreign countries, 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 2100+ views (see YouTube) 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, was a convener, and presenter for 2013 AAEEBL in Boston, Mass. Remain as a current 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.

Current forensic psychology research has been focused on Insanity and the Death-Qualified Jury. In 2014, I presented Identifying Insanity-Qualified Jurors at the 30th Annual Symposium in Forensic Psychology. American College of Forensic Psychology in San Diego, California. The most recent national and international presentations were presented (March) 2015 Justice or Revenge: The Insanity-Qualified Jury. at American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, American Psychological Association (Division 41). San Diego, California. And in (May) 2015 American Death-Qualified Jurors' Verdicts on Insanity. at Ninth Annual International Conference on Psychology. 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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