Program Coordinator

patrick cheek

Patrick Cheek

Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: Jewett Hall, UMA Augusta Campus

Patrick Cheek

Patrick Cheek

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Social Sciences Program Coordinator

Associate Professor of Sociology James M. Cook

James M. Cook

Associate Professor Of Sociology

Social network analysis, Social media, Political sociology, Sociology of gender

Fall 2023 Office Hours Wednesdays 9 AM - 3 PM via Zoom Education B.A. Oberlin College, Sociology, 1993 M.A. University of Arizona, Sociology, 1996 Ph.D. University of Arizona, Sociology, 2000 Recent Publications [see current curriculum vitae for full list of publications] Cook, James M. 2023. "Social Media and Heroism." In Encyclopedia of Heroism Studies. Springer. … Read More
Kati Corlew

Laura Kati Corlew

Associate Professor of Psychology, TEM Program Coordinator

Dr. Corlew joined the UMA Social Science Program faculty in 2014. She teaches a variety of courses in Psychology (PSY) and Social Science (SSC). She has served as Faculty Coordinator of Civic Engagement since 2015, and has coordinated UMA campus community gardens and advised UMA garden clubs since 2016. She is currently the Coordinator of … Read More
Ken Elliot

Kenneth Elliot

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Professional Psychology, Assessment Methods, Personality, Aging and Masculinities, Cross Cultural and Positive Psychology, Academic Ethics and General Education curriculum development

Emeritus Aspirations: Awarded Emeritus Faculty status in 2022, a year after retiring I ending my licensed clinical practice. Currently I’m (studying retirement and) contributing to the (small) town in which I reside. My skills have allowed me to contribute as a member of (3) volunteer committees (Broadband, Aging in Place and Neighbors Driving Neighbors). I’ve … Read More
Lorien Lake-Corral

Lorien T. Lake-Corral

Associate Professor of Sociology

Lorien Lake-Corral is an Assistant Professor of Social Science and is the Coordinator of the Social Science Program. She earned a B.A. from SUNY Geneseo in Sociology and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona (also in Sociology). Dr. Lake-Corral’s primary interests are in teaching and learning in sociology and her research interests … Read More
Lynn Poor

Lynn Poor

Student Services Coordinator

Zachary Roth

Zachary Roth

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Attitudes; Intergroup Relations; Stereotyping and Prejudice; Psychology of Religion

I am a social psychologist whose work examines the structure of attitudes and ideologies, and how those structures affect prejudice and intergroup behaviors. I joined the Social Science Program faculty at UMA in 2022 and teach a variety of courses in Psychology (PSY). My courses emphasize students’ agency in their education and utilize applied content … Read More
Valerie Rubinsky

Valerie Rubinsky

Assistant Professor of Communication

Interpersonal Communication; Intimate Relationships; Health Communication; Intergroup Communication.

Academic & Teaching Interests Valerie’s research, which has appeared in more than a dozen peer-reviewed journal publications and 26 competitive conference presentations, explores how individuals manage challenging conversations with important others, primarily about intimacy and intimate health. Specifically, she has studied the communicative processes of personal and group identity management within the contexts of romantic … Read More