Meet Our Faculty and Staff

The faculty of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences commits to guide students through intensive studies in societies and psychologies of people groups past and present.

Faculty

Dr. Peter Bowen

Dean of School of Behavioral and Social Sciences - Professor of Psychology

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 314
  • Phone: 806-291-1179
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: pbowen@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1292
  • Office Hours: M 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM; T 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM; W 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM; TH 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM; F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Richard E. Boyer

Professor - Business, Justice, and Public Administration

Dr. Cassondra Collins

Professor of Psychology

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 318
  • Phone: 806-291-1182
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: colinsc@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1219
  • Office Hours: M 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM; W 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM; F 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM; Additional office hours by appointment

Dr. Perry Collins

Professor of Psychology

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 304
  • Phone: 806-291-1177
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: collinsp@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1219
  • Office Hours: M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; TH 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; F 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Rebekah Crowe

Assistant Professor of History

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 317
  • Phone: 806-291-1185
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: rebekah.crowe@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1292
  • Office Hours: M 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM; T 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM; W 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM; TH 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM; F 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM; Other times by appointment

Dr. Don Knox

Professor- History and Psychology

Dr. Wilburn Lackey

Professor of Psychology

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 311
  • Phone: 806-291-1172
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: lackeyw@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1292
  • Office Hours: M 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; T 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM; W 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; TH 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Autumn Lass

Assistant Professor of History

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 306
  • Phone: 806-291-1186
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: lassa@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1292
  • Office Hours: M 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; T 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM; W 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; TH 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Dr. Justin Lawrence

Associate Dean - Associate Professor of Justice/Public Administration

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 303
  • Phone: 806-291-1173
  • Fax: 806-291-1971
  • Email: lawrencej@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1292
  • Office Hours: M 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; T 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM, 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM; W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; TH 8:30 AM - 9:25 AM; F By Appointment Only

Dr. Brian McClenagan

Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 305
  • Phone: 806-291-1178
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: brianm@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1292
  • Office Hours: M 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM; T 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM; TH 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM; F 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Dr. Colleen Mruzik

Assistant Professor - Public & Justice Administration

Dr. Estelle Owens

Emeritus Professor of History - University Historian

Dr. Niler Pyeatt

Professor of History and Director of Honors Program

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 301
  • Phone: 806-291-1175
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: pyeattn@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1202
  • Office Hours: M 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM; T 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM; W 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM; TH 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM; F 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Other times by appointment

Thomas Ray

Associate Professor of History

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 312
  • Phone: 806-291-1174
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: tomray@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1292
  • Office Hours: M 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM; T 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM; W 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM; TH 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM; F 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Deidre Redmond

Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 319
  • Phone: 806-291-1181
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: deidre.redmond@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1292
  • Office Hours: M 1:45 PM - 4:45 PM; W 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; TH 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Other times by appointment

Dr. Kevin Sweeney

Professor of Geography and History

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 302
  • Phone: 806-291-1180
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: sweeneyk@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1292
  • Office Hours: M 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM; T 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM; TH 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM; F 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Dr. Geoffrey Wells

Professor of Political Science

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 308
  • Phone: 06-291-1176
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: wellsg@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1292
  • Office Hours: M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM; T 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM; W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM; TH 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Staff

Heather Gerszewski

Academic Coordinator

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 313
  • Phone: 806-291-1170
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: heatherg@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1972
  • Office Hours: M-F 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Patricia Heinen

Administrative Assistant

  • Office: School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Building: Gates Hall - 3rd Floor
  • Room: 310
  • Phone: 806-291-1184
  • Fax: 806-291-1972
  • Email: heinenp@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1292