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
Campbell Building 2241
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    
Campbell Building 2240
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
Campbell Building 2243
540-568-7931

Allison Brandmark is a 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.
Alex Ina

Alexa Ina
inaar@dukes.jmu.edu
Inter-Professional Autism Clinic (IPAC) Coordinator
Campbell Building 2243
540-568-7931

Alexa Ina is a graduate student at 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 social skills development in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Carly Pine

Carly Bobal (Pine)
Graduate Assistant

Carly Bobal 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.

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Emily Pogue
Graduate Assistant

Emily Pogue is a doctoral student in the Combined-Integrated Clinical and School Psychology program at JMU.  She holds a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. She worked in Vermont as a Service Coordinator and Family Support Specialist for a human services agency before returning to obtain her doctoral degree.  Her clinical and research interests include children with behavioral needs, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, child welfare/foster care, and outcomes of family-based interventions.
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Virginia "GiGi" Gallup Larsen
Graduate Assistant

GiGi Gallup Larsen is a doctoral student in the Combined-Integrated Clinical/School Psychology program at JMU. She holds a M.Ed in Community Agency Counseling, an M.A. in School Psychology, and a CAGS in School Psychology. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and holds board certification as a School Neuropsychologist (ABSNP). Prior to returning for her doctorate, she was employed by Alexandria City Public Schools. Her clinical and research interests include generalized behavioral change, interprofessional approaches to intervention, parent child interaction therapy, empirically supported treatments for executive dysfunction, attachment-based family therapy, and school based consultation and intervention.
Emory Bruno

Emory Bruno
Graduate Assistant

Emory Bruno is in the Psychological Sciences Gradate School program, under the Behavior Analysis concentration.  She received her undergraduate degree at JMU as well, with a major in Psychology and minor in Statistics.  Emory is working toward fulfilling her requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analysis.  Her primary research interests are Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
Emily  Knox

Emily Knox
Graduate Assistant

Emily Knox is a Psychological Sciences graduate student in the Applied Behavior Analysis concentration. She received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Exceptional Education from James Madison University. Her research interests include the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, development of effective interventions for high intensity problem behaviors, and prompt dependency. She is working towards her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

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Eliana Segal
Graduate Assistant

Eliana Segal is a first year Psychological Sciences Master's student in the Behavior Analysis Concentration. She is working towards receiving her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her B.A. from James Madison University in 2016. Her research interests include management of problem behaviors, early intervention for children on the Autism Spectrum, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. 

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Valencia Pankey
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Valencia Pankey is an undergraduate psychology major with a Concentration in Behavior Analysis at James Madison University. She is also minoring in Communication Science and Disorders and Family Studies. She hopes to be a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst. Her interest are in early-intervention programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.