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This page is being developed as I have spare moments of time. If you are a former student and would like your information included and/or updated (new picture, new bio info) please contact me via email. Please also share this page with other former students you know so they can contact me as well. I would like to get this page completed soon and then keep it up-to-date so former students of mine can keep in touch with each other and I can also do a better job keeping in touch with you.

Best Regards, Jeff Holm


Tami Jollie Trottier Dr. Tami Jollie Trottier

Dr. Jollie Trottier is a clinical psychologist at MeritCare and the Eating Disorders Institute in Fargo, North Dakota. She graduated from UND in 2005 after completing her predoctoral residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health promotion and prevention science at the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her doctoral dissertation (co-chaired with Dr. J.D. McDonald) was titled, "Prediction of body mass index in Northern Plains American Indian children."

Email: Tjollie-trottier@nrifargo.com


Sheila Rauch Dr. Sheila Rauch

Dr. Rauch is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School and the OEF/OIF Mental Health Program Director at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS). She graduated from UND in 2000 after completing her predoctoral residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her dissertation was titled, "The influence of media type on sexually impositional behavior." Dr. Rauch completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Edna Foa at the University of Pennsylvania before accepting her present position. Her current research and clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety in medical settings, and psychosocial adjustment in returning veterans. Dr. Rauch is the PI on a PTSD treatment outcome and mechanisms study with returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq. She has also recently become one of two VISN 11 PTSD Mentors and the Assistant Director of the VAAAHS Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Training Program. Sheila and her husband, George, have two young boys (Nathan and Edward) who Sheila reports are wonderfully exhausting. Nathan is a big fan of superheros and Transformers and Edward mostly just likes to sing and dance.

Email: sherauch@med.umich.edu


Paul Davis Dr. Paul Davis

Dr. Davis is a clinical psychologist in private practice with Knowlton, O'Neill, & Associates, P.C. in West Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated from UND in 2000 after completing his predoctoral residency in the U.S. Army Clinical Psychology Residency Training Program at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. His dissertation was titled, "Stress, headache, and physiological dysregulation." After his time at Tripler, Dr. Davis completed training at the United States Army Medical Department Center and School at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, and at the United States Army School of Aviation Medicine at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Dr. Davis then served as the Chief of Psychology and Psychiatry Services, Kenner Army Health Clinic at Fort Lee, Virginia for three years before returning to North Dakota. Prior to accepting his current position, Dr. Davis worked for MeritCare Health System in Fargo and Trinity Health System in Minot. Dr. Davis provides cognitive behavioral intervention to individuals affected by a wide range of behavioral health concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, and personality difficulties.  He also has clinical interests in coping with and improving chronic health conditions such as chronic pain, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer via behavioral management.

Email: pdavis@Koamentalhealth.com


Tricia Cook Myers Dr. Tricia Cook Myers

Dr. Cook Myers is a clinical psychologist at MeritCare's Eating Disorders Institute and the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, both in Fargo, North Dakota. She graduated from UND in 1999 after completing her predcotoral residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her dissertation was titled, "A controlled investigation of female migraineurs' psychological and physiological reactivity to stress." Dr. Cook Myers provides consultation, education, assessment and treatment (individual, family and group) for adults and adolescents with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, atypical eating disorders and binge eating disorders.  Through her work at NRI, Dr. Cook Myers received advanced training in 2 evidence-based treatments for traumatized youth (Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and SPARCS) so that she in turn can train other clinicians on implementation of these interventions.  Tricia is married and has 3 children, Graysen (8 years old), Avery (6 years old) and Camden (3 years old). The two girls are into soccer and hockey and little brother Camden will likely follow his big sisters onto the field and the rink!

Email: tricia.myers@meritcare.com


Kim Suda LaHaise Dr. Kim (Suda) LaHaise

Dr. Lahaise is a behavioral health psychologist at MeritCare and the Eating Disorders Institute in Fargo, North Dakota. She graduated from UND in 1998 after completing her predoctoral residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral health in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Her dissertation was titled, "Temporal relationships between stress and menstrual cycle among female headache sufferers." Dr. LaHaise specializes in consultation, assessment and treatment of a wide variety of mental health and medical problems. She provides consultation and treatment for individuals on the inpatient psychiatry unit. She provides outpatient treatment (individual, couple and family) for adolescents and adults with eating disorders. She also completes evaluations for possible bariatric surgery candidates.

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Margo Norton Margo Norton

Dr. Norton is a clinical psychologist at MeritCare and the Eating Disorders Institute in Fargo, North Dakota. She graduated from UND in 1997 after completing her doctoral dissertation titled, "The effects of attraction to sexual aggression: History of self-reported sexually aggressive behavior." Dr. Norton serves as the clinical director of the Eating Disorder Institute's Partial Hospital and Inpatient eating disorder programs. Additionally, she serves as the clinical lead for adolescent programming for the Eating Disorders Institute outpatient clinic. She provides both outpatient and hospital-based consultation, assessment and treatment services for adolescents and adults with eating disorders and related problems. Dr. Norton also serves as an adjunct clinical faculty member for UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has been involved in an array of large grant-funded (and other) research projects run through the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute (Fargo, ND), including a project studying the efficacy of treating bulimia nervosa through the use of telemedicine, and a study of bulimia nervosa and impulsivity using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) through the use of handheld computer devices. In addition to clinical and research interest in the area of eating disorders, her other interests include women's issues and the study of sexual aggression.

Email: margonorton@hotmail.com


S. Jeannie Caraway Dr. Jeannie Caraway

Dr. Caraway is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Dakota. She graduated from UND in 1997 after completing her predoctoral residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her dissertation was titled, "Sexual coercion: The effect of the type of force used by assailants on victims’ post-assault social adjustment." Her theoretical background to psychotherapy is cognitive-behavioral, with specialization in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders.  Dr. Caraway's research interests include Native American and rural mental health, the effects of violence on women and children, and traumatic bereavement associated with child loss.

Email:  jcaraway@usd.edu


Marcus Tye Dr. Marcus Tye

Dr. Tye is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Dowling College in New York. He graduated from UND in 1997 after completing his dissertation on the effects of expert statement validity assessment testimony on lay evaluations of children’s statements (co-chaired with Dr. Charles Honts). His current focus in law and psychology has included research on children's memory, credibilityassessment, statement validity assessment, the role of privileged communication in psychotherapy, and sexual abuse prevention. Dr. Tye has also published on fair custody evaluations with LGBT parents and the ethical dilemmas posed by "re-orientation therapy." His undergraduate teaching has included general psychology, abnormal psychology, the origins of human nature, psychology and film, geropsychology, tests and measurements, interpersonal adjustment, and human sexuality. His graduate teaching has included psychopathology, cognitive-behavior therapy, and psychology and law.

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Ronald Hougen Dr. Ronald Hougen

Dr. Hougen is a clinical psychologist with the Mayo Health System at the Decorah Clinic in Decorah, Iowa. He graduated from UND in 1995 after completing his predoctoral residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His dissertation was titled, "A cross-sectional and longitudinal examination of adjustment and coping in female undergraduates experiencing sexual aggression." Dr. Hougen provides a full range of outpatient psychology services, working with adults, adolescents, and children at Decorah Clinic. He joined Decorah Clinic in February 1999, moving from Bismarck, North Dakota where he had been in practice at St. Alexius Medical Center.

Email: Hougen.Ronald@mayo.edu


Barbara Bowman Dr. Barbara Bowman

Dr. Bowman is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Washburn University in Kansas. She graduated from UND in 1994 after completing her dissertation titled, "Differences in the development and expression of a sense of coherence between Euro-Americans and Native Americans." Dr. Bowman's professional interests include post-traumatic stress disroder, stress and wellness, psychology and law, and child custody evaluations. Her undergraduate teaching has included basic concepts in psychology, abnormal psychology, health psychology, correctional psychology, psychology and the law, and psychology of war and warriors. Her graduate teaching has included introduction to psychotherapy techniques.  

Email: barbara.bowman@washburn.edu


W. Clint McSherry * Coming Soon *

Dr. Clint McSherry is a staff psychologist at the Perry Point VAMC in Virginia. He graduated from UND in 1993 following his clinical residency training at the Jackson VA/University of Mississippi Psychology Internship Consortium. His dissertation was titled, "Effects of aerobic fitness training on migraine headache ". Dr. McSherry then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Department, where he received additional specialized training in smoking cessation, substance abuse, biofeedback for Raynaudís disease and other conditions, adherence with medical treatment, asthma management, and sleep disorders. Dr. McSherry has directed the smoking cessation clinic at the Perry Point VA for the last 10 years, the chronic pain clinic for the past 4 years, and is completing a five-year term as Associate Director of the VAMHCS/UMB internship consortium. He also maintains a small private practice in the “real world” outside the VA. Clint's spouse, Frances, is a Statistical Programmer for the Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center which coordinates the multi-site clinical trials part of VA research. Clint's and Frances' daughter, Sara, will be starting her first year at Lawrence College in Wisconsin this fall and their son, Clint Jr., currently attends Milton Academy in Boston.  

Email: william.mcsherry@va.gov


Dawn Ehde Dr. Dawn Ehde

Dr. Ehde is an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She graduated from UND in 1992 after completing her predoctoral residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her dissertation was titled, "The prevention of AIDS: Assessment and intervention in a heterosexual college population." Dr. Ehde completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology and Research at the University of Washington before obtaining a tenure-track position. Her current research and clinical interests and activities include traumatic brain injury, neuropsychology, spinal cord injury, amputation, pain management, and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Ehde teaches courses in treatment adherence, neuropsychology, and trains psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows.

Email: ehde@u.washington.edu


Kerri Lamberty Dr. Kerri Lamberty

Dr. Lamberty is a staff psychologist at the Minneapolis VAMC, though she will soon be moving to a large neurology practice in Minneapolis, The Noran Neurological Clinic. She graduated from UND in 1992 after completing her predoctoral residency at the Ann Arbor VAMC and University of Michigan Medcial Center. Her dissertation was titled, "The effects of chronic migraine and tension headache on neuropsychological functioning." She is currently responsible for the Behavioral Medicine team at the VAMC which provides neuropsychological assessment and psychological assessment as well as individual therapy with patients with chronic medical conditions. Her team also provides consultation to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation CVA and MS teams. At the Noran Neurological Clinic, Dr. Lamberty will be focusing on neuropsychological evaluations.

Email: kjlamberty@hotmail.com


Angela Keen Dr. Angela Keen

Dr. Keen received her Ph.D. in 1991, and was the first student to complete her dissertation with me at the University of North Dakota ("Cognitive Appraisals and Coping Styles of Chronic Headache Sufferers"). Dr. Keen recently accepted a position at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education. In the past she has served the VA system as a staff psychologist and as a training director of a psychology internship program. In her current position, she is responsible for overseeing all of the education and training programs for roughly 3,000 employees within the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System. Her office administers scholarship programs and sponsors educational opportunities for various healthcare providers. She also has responsility for the Graduate Medical Education progams, and all associated budgets. She looks forward to the challenges and opportunities of managing her own department, and she is enjoying being involved in program development. Angie resides with her husband, Jim, and two sons (David and Cameron) in suburban Pittsburgh. Jim is an Engineer/Manager for a specialty metals Westinghouse plant. David (8 years old) and Cameron (14 years old) both have an interest in soccer. Cameron plays goalie for a club team; so, the family spends much of their free time on soccer fields, some local and some several states away.

Email: Angela.Keen@va.gov


missing students

The following are former students for whom I do not have biographical information and/or a picture. If you are listed below or know how to contact someone listed below please let me know. I would like to recognize all of my former students. Send me an email I would love to hear from you.

Robyn Drach
Kelly Bishop Diaz
Brian Wilson
Dana Borowiak Scheurer
Jennifer Sippel
Jeff Kearney
Maria Kearney
Meryl Willert
Nasrin Erfanian
Cami Lokken
Marty Witucki
Cheri Hexum Brunetti
Ken Huff


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