Denise Connell holds her Masters degree in psychology from East Tennessee State University and has been a Lecturer of Psychology at UT Martin for the last 14 years. She teaches Introductory Psychology, Drugs and Human Behavior, Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Topics Course on Autism, Physiological Psychology, and Human Relations. She also attended Southern Illinois University and completed the Behavior Analysis Therapy program and has held certification as a Behavior Analyst for the last 10 years and provides behavior consultation for children with autism spectrum disorders in the West Tennessee area.
Dr Dempsey is an assistant professor of Psychology at UTM. He earned his Ph. D. from University of Memphis in Cognitive Psychology in 2011. He specializes in areas of the Psychology of Teaching and Learning and the Psychology of Games.
Dr. Angie MacKewn is a full professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences teaching in the Psychology program. She got her Ph.D. from York University in Canada. Her doctorate specialty is in brain, behavior and cognitive sciences. She uses her research knowledge to work with College athletes to develop mental toughness. She recently got her Yoga teacher training certification so she can develop specific programs for athletes that incorporate Yoga, Meditation, and Mental toughness. She has been at UT Martin since 2003 and has been teaching online since 2005. The psychology classes she regularly teaches include Introduction to Psychology, Health Psychology, and Sport Psychology. In the classroom, she also teaches the Experimental and lab classes.
“As a native of NW Tennessee, I am grateful to call UTM my academic home. It’s always a great day to be a Skyhawk! I came to UTM in the fall semester of 2014, and I’ve taught classes in sociology and anthropology, specifically: Social Problems, Marriage and Intimate Relationships, Sociology of Deviance, and Intro. to Anthropology. In the coming semesters, I’m looking forward to teaching new courses on Society and the Individual, Data Analysis, and Technology and Society. I completed my Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale under Dr. Rachel B. Whaley. My dissertation research focused on K-12 teachers’ job satisfaction. I also received a Master’s in Sociology from Minnesota State University, Mankato under the direction of my friend, mentor and sometimes collaborator, Dr. Dennis D. Waskul. My master’s thesis was on paid sex work in a virtual environment and the commodification of the self. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. I returned to academics late in life after having spent many years as a bookkeeper. In my spare time I enjoy photography, knitting, and, recently, playing MMORPGs.”