Our Team

Austin Gordon
M.A. Clinical Psychology – SIU
B.S. Psychology, Child and Family Development Minor – Missouri State University
Research Interests: Bullying and victimization, risk and resilience, mindfulness
Personal Interests: Golf, Yoga, Travel
Awards: Awards: 2018-2019 SIU Master’s Fellowship; 2021-2022 SIU Doctoral Fellowship

Email: austin.gordon@siu.edu

Genni Newsham
B.A. Psychology – Purdue University Fort Wayne
Research Interests: Neuropsycholgy, Psycholinguistics, Technology
Personal Interests: Reading, baking, cats
Fun fact: I have performed in concert with the band Kansas

Email: genni.newsham@siu.edu

Ashley Harrison
B.A. Psychology & Political Science – Cleveland State University
M.A. Clinical Psychology – University of Dayton
Research Interests: Bullying perpetration/victimization, the effects of bullying, and peer relationships
Personal Interests: Puzzles, reading, and traveling
Fun fact: I have a twin brother who has his culinary and pastry degree

Email: ashley.harrison@siu.edu

Katie Hnetkovsky
B.A. in Psychology-Southern Illinois University
Research Interests: Effects of childhood trauma on development, bullying, upstander behavior
Personal Interests: Running, eating good food, and reading
Fun fact: I have seen Melissa McCarthy in Carbondale before.. at Quatro’s!!

Email: kaitlyn.hnetkovsky@siu.edu

Catherine Forster

B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University

Research Interests: risk behavior, ACEs, peer victimization, multilingual community-based interventions, fidelity, minority and immigrant youth

Personal Interests: cooking, yoga, tennis, photography, travel

Fun fact: initially thought 💩 emoji was chocolate soft-serve

Email: catherine.forster@siu.edu

Shannon Doyle (undergraduate)

B.A. Psychology, Sociology Minor- Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Graduating May 2022)

Research interests: Child welfare, incarceration, restorative justice, mindfulness, anxiety disorders, phobias

Personal Interest: Yoga, photography, volleyball, hand-lettering 

Fun Fact: I love talking to people about their dreams!

Email: shannon.doyle@siu.edu

Raisa Fountain (undergraduate)

B.A. in Psychology – SIU, A.A. in American Sign Language – JALC

Research Interests: Resilience in children, parent engagement and parent training, bullying, measuring administrator bias

Personal Interests: Cooking new recipes, video games, cognitive exercise, trying new tea

Fun Fact: Published poet and was a high school poetry slam coach

Email: raisa.fountain@siu.edu

Sterling Blonigen

B.A. in Psychology – SIU (Graduating in May 2022)

Research Interests: Improvement of school-based services for students with developmental and behavioral health challenges with focus on children of color

Personal Interests: Video gaming, Hockey, Tea Brewing

Fun fact: I won first class in Illinois state solos for my tuba playing

Email: sterling.blonigen@siu.edu


Mary Louise Cashel, Ph.D.Youth Violence Prevention Lab Director
Associate Professor
School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences

Tammy Kochel, Ph.D.
Criminology and Criminal Justice

Daryl Kroner, Ph.D.
Criminology and Criminal Justice