Experts in Social Sciences — Child and Adolescent Psychology

Ed de St. Aubin, Associate Professor/Assistant Chair

Ed de St. AubinPsychology Department

Expertise: Developmental Psychology, Personality Psychology, Identity, Life Stories, Autobiographical Memory, Personal Ideology over the Life Course (Morality, Values, Religiosity and Political Orientation), General Psychology, Family Psychology, Parent-child Psychology, Human Sexuality, Trauma Recovery, Family

Office Phone: (414) 288-2143


John Grych, Professor

John GrychPsychology Department
Director of Center for Psychological Services

Expertise: General Psychology, Family, Parent-child Psychology, Parental Conflict

Office Phone: (414) 288-7460


Patrick Johnson, Director of Student Media

Patrick JohnsonDiederich College of Communication

Expertise: news literacy: civic engagement, learning, purpose and practice; media literacy, equity, and justice; journalism: practice, education, ethics; education: curriculum and instruction, pedagogy, equity and justice; political communication: campaigns, coverage, analysis; children, adolescents, and media: cognitive science, representation, learning; sexuality and media: LGBTQ+ issues, knowledge production, sex media; horror studies: film, cognitive response

Media type: Print, T.V. and radio
Office phone: 414-288-5068

Stephen Saunders, Chair and Professor

Stephen SaundersPsychology Department

Expertise: Adolescent Mental Health, Adolescent Psychology, Parent/Teen Issues, Eating Disorders: Help-Seeking Behavior, Seeking Psychotherapy and Other Mental Health Services, Psychotherapy, Chronic Illnesses and Mental Health, Depression

Office Phone: (414) 288-7459


Amy Van Hecke, Associate Professor

Amy Van HeckePsychology Department

Expertise: Developmental Disorders, Autism, Neural development, EEG, Plasticity, Autism intervention

Office Phone: (414) 288-7258


Gabriel Velez, Assistant Professor

Gabriel VelezDepartment of Educational Policy and Leadership

Expertise: How adolescents and youth respond to educational experiences as part of their identity development; how young people experience school-based restorative justice, peace education, and the transition to college; and equity and inclusion in the college-going process, the college transition, and college experience.

Office Phone: (414) 288-4610