James Madison University

Faculty and Staff

PHOTO: Trevor Stokes

Dr. Trevor Stokes
stokestf@jmu.edu
Alvin V. Baird Centennial Chair in Psychology
Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center
Blue Ridge Hall 225
540-568-8829

Dr. Trevor Stokes is the Alvin V. Baird Centennial Chair in Psychology and Professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University. He is also Director of JMU’s Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center in the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services. He was educated at the University of Western Australia and the University of Kansas. Before coming to JMU, he held academic appointments at the University of Manitoba, West Virginia University and the University of South Florida. He has diverse research, practice and teaching experience with clinical and school psychology and applied behavior analysis.

PHOTO: Krisztina Jakobsen

Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen
jakobskv@jmu.edu 
Alvin V., Jr. and Nancy C. Baird Professor    
Blue Ridge Hall 226
540-568-4301

Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen is the Alvin V. and Nancy C. Baird Professor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at James Madison University.  She received her B.S. in Psychology at Virginia Tech and her Ph.D. in Lifespan Human Development at the University of Georgia.  Her research interests include cognitive development in infants and children and evidence-based teaching practices.

PHOTO: Allison Brandmark

Allison Brandmark
brandmac@dukes.jmu.edu
Programs Coordinator/ABAPCIT Clinic Coordinator
Blue Ridge Hall 227
540-568-7931

Allison Brandmark is a first year Psychological Science Master's Student in the Applied Behavior Analysis concentration. She received her B.S. in psychology from James Madison University in August 2017. She is working towards obtaining her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst following the completion of the Master's program. Her main academic interests include managing problem behaviors, working with children with intellectual disabilities, and doing educational research.
Melissa Grant

Melissa Grant 
grantmr@dukes.jmu.edu
Inter-Professional Autism Clinic (IPAC) Coordinator
Blue Ridge Hall 227
540-568-7931

Melissa Grant is a second year, Psychological Sciences student in the Behavior Analysis Concentration. She received her B.S. from James Madison University. Her research interests include children on the Autism Spectrum and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, as well as Parent Child Interaction Therapy.  She is working towards her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. 

Kirstin Drucker

Kirstin Drucker
druckeka@dukes.jmu.edu
Graduate Assistant
Blue Ridge Hall 219

Kirstin Drucker is a doctoral student in the Combined-Integrated Clinical and School Psychology program at JMU. She has her M.S. and Ed.S. in School Psychology from Radford University. She worked as a school psychologist in Henrico County Public Schools before returning to obtain her doctorate degree. Her research interests include children with behavioral needs, bridging the gap between families and schools to best support children with special needs, and mental health concerns in younger children.

Carly Pine

Carly Pine
pineca@dukes.jmu.edu
Graduate Assistant
Blue Ridge Hall 219

Carly Pine is a doctoral student in the Combined-Integrated Clinical/School Psychology program at JMU. She holds a M.Ed in Educational Psychology and her CAS in School Psychology. Prior to completing her NYS certification as a School Psychologist, Carly was an early childhood educator and also spent time working with children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental and behavioral disabilities. Her clinical and research interests include generalized behavioral change, interprofessional approaches to early intervention, parent child interaction therapy, and school based consultation and intervention. 

Alexa Ina

Alexa Ina
inaar@dukes.jmu.edu
Graduate Assistant

Alexa Ina is a first year graduate student here James Madison University.  She is working towards her Master's degree and certification as Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Her research interests include Parent Child Interaction Therapy, studying varying forms of early-intervention plans for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as studying the emotional and social recognition of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Emory Bruno

Emory Bruno
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emory Bruno is an undergraduate student at James Madison University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Statistics.  She aspires to be a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst. Her main areas of interest involve therapeutic horse backing riding (specifically with Equi-Kids), parent-child therapy for children with mental disorders, and general research in the field of behavior psychology. 
Emily  Knox

Emily Knox
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emily Knox is a senior undergraduate psychology major with a minor in special education (non-teaching) at JMU. She is interested in pursuing Applied Behavior Analysis in graduate school post-graduation. Her research interests include early intervention with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and emotion regulation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Katherine Munies

Katherine Munies
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Katherine is a Senior Psychology major with a concentration in Behavioral Analysis. She has been a Registered Behavioral Technician since 2015, focusing on working with children on the Autism Spectrum. She is a transfer to James Madison University, and absolutely loves working with the IPAC and OTCS team! She hopes in maintaining a masters degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis specializing in early developmental autistic behaviors.