Research Team



Kathryn Gordon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at North Dakota State University and an Adjunct Research Scientist at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute.  She earned her B.S. in psychology, M.S. in clinical psychology, and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Florida State University under the mentorship of Dr. Thomas Joiner.  She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center, with a specialized focus on evidence-based treatments for eating disorders.  She has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on disordered eating, suicidal behavior, and related topics.  She teaches Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychopathology & Therapy, and Advanced Psychopathology to undergraduate students and Empirically Supported Interventions and Diversity in Clinical Psychology to graduate students.  Dr. Gordon was the recipient of the College of Science and Mathematics Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013 and named an NDSU Inspiring Teacher for the NDSU App in 2016. She co-hosts a website and podcast that explore mental health in fictional characters called Jedi Counsel.

Current Graduate Student:

Valerie Douglas is a doctoral student in the Psychological Clinical Science program at North Dakota State University. She earned her B.S. in psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013 and her M.A. in psychology at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2015. Her research interests include weight-based stigmatization, emotion dysregulation, and eating disorders. She enjoys spending her time with her pets: a dog and a bird.


Konrad Bresin, M.S.*

Darren Carter, M.S., M.Ed.

Joseph Dombeck, M.S.*

Mun Yee Kwan, Ph.D.

Allison Minnich, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Sand, M.S., M.Ed.*

*Note: Our clinical psychology program was a terminal Master’s program until our doctoral program began in 2011.


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