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TAMUT Psychology faculty have a wide breadth of experience in the field and in the classroom. Each of our Counseling faculty have over 10 years of teaching experience; combined they have over 100 years of classroom teaching experience. Their research areas include: emotional intelligence, domestic violence, grief, substance abuse, correctional counseling, intergroup relations, and others. Our faculty is committed to providing students with a quality education based upon academic rigor and integrity.

dana leightonDr. Dana Leighton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, teaches Psychology of Addiction, Lifespan Growth and Development, and Research Literature and Techniques. He is social psychologist with interests in intergroup relations, peace and conflict, and scholarship in teaching and learning. He completed his PhD at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Leighton’s Peace and Justice Psychology Lab does research into stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, and the basis of peaceful and violent conflict resolution, and has begun a line of research on trust and its effects on intergroup relations.
Office: University Center 201
Phone: (903) 334-6627
Email: dleighton@tamut.edu


angela sikorskiDr. Angie Sikorski, Assistant Professor of Psychology, teaches Learning and Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Brain and Behavior. She is a neuroscientist with interests in studying the extent to which experience alters brain morphology, learning and memory, as well as the teaching of psychology. She completed her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Dr. Sikorski recruits exceptional students to assist her with her research. To date, over a dozen students who have worked with her have co-authored presentations both locally and nationally.Office: University Center 202Phone: (903) 223-3018Email: angela.sikorski@tamut.edu


Dr.  David Yells
  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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