Past Graduate Students

Andrew Tungate was born and raised in Orlando, FL and received is B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. He completed his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology in 2018. His dissertation was a meta-analysis of executive function in Down syndrome. Andrew is now a Research Analyst at the Institute for Trauma Recovery at the University of North Carolina Medical School.
Gayle Graham Faught is from Tuscaloosa and attended the University of Alabama for her B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. She is now an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina - Aiken. Her research interests are a host of cognitive processes in Down syndrome, including sustained attention and phonological memory. All of her spare time is spent with her husband and her two sweet kids!
Allyson Phillips is now an Assistant Professor and the Chair of Psychology at Ouachita Baptist University. Her teaching interests include statistics, human development, abnormal psychology, and special topics such as intellectual disabilities, parenting, and family policy. Allyson's research interests include individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, parenting, and fantasy orientation. Her most recent grant-funded project was a training study to improve emotional facial recognition in children with autism. She also has three children, Jordyn, James, and Calvin who are the light of her life!
Susan Loveall graduated with a dual concentration in Developmental and Cognitive psychology. She also completed the statistics minor. Her research interests include finding ways to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn better, with special emphasis on reading and language. After two years as a postdoctoral fellowship at the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi for three years. She is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, being outside, and hanging out with her bulldog Emme.
Marie Moore Channell earned her Ph.D. in Experimental (Developmental) Psychology at the University of Alabama, where she also earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology. After her PhD she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Autism Research Training Program (ARTP) at the MIND Institute, University of California, Davis. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include understanding the trajectories of cognitive and socio-emotional development and their relations to language skills in individuals with Down syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders.