Psychology PTSD Depression Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Psychologist Licensed, Psychologist Licensed PTSD, Depression, Disability Determination, Malingering, Adjustment Chronic Disease, Organ Transplant, Adjustment, Disfigurement, Loss of Function, Imes, Silicone Breast Implant Related Issues, Anxiety Disorders,

Expert Witness No.699

1964 – 1967 
Cabot High School, Cabot, Arkansas

1967 – 1972
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
Bachelor of Science – Physical Science/Psychology

1973 – 1976       
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
Master of Science in Education – Health Education

1985 – 1988       
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Doctor of Philosophy – Educational Psychology

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments

1988 – 1990   
Psychology Fellowship
Supervised by Private
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Academic and Professional Appointments

Faculty Appointments:

1972 – 1973   
Secondary Teacher, Chemistry and Physical Science
Pulaski County Schools, Little Rock, Arkansas

1973 – 1974       
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas

1977 – 1985       
Instructor of Health Education
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
1988 – present
Private Faculty
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Courses Taught:
. Behavior Therapy (Graduate)
. Theory and Practice in Parenting (Graduate)
. Exceptional Children and Youth (Undergraduate)
. Educational Communication (Undergraduate)
. Psychopharmacology (Graduate)
(Currently teach a graduate course in psychopharmacology at Marquette University every 4th semester.  This is an advanced course that requires frequent updating due to current trends in medication management and frequent release of new psychotropic medications.)

Private Faculty
Edgewood College, Madison, WI
1991 - June 1998   
Assistant Professor – Psychology
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

July 1998 – 2001    Associate Professor – Psychology
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

July 2001- 2005   
Associate Professor – Psychology
Division of Transplant Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

July 2005-present   
Professor – Psychology
Division of Transplant Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Associate to the Chief, Surgical Resident Education,
Department of Surgery, Medical college of WI,  Milwaukee, WI

Other Educational Appointments

1976 – 1985       
Instructor of Workshops
Occupational Health Continuing Education University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas

 Professional Appointments

1974 – 1977       
Industrial Hygienist
U.S. and Arkansas Department of Labor
Little Rock, Arkansas

1987 – 1992   
Assistant Director
Marquette University Parenting Center,
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Training, Coordinator and Program Development

1979 – 1981       
Training Consultant for First Aid and Safety
Baldwin Piano
Conway, Arkansas

1979 – 1983       
Training Consultant for First Aid
A.O. Smith Corporation
Little Rock, Arkansas

Consultant for Drug Education
Valmac Industries
Russellville, Arkansas

Training Consultant
Nemo Vista Schools
Center Ridge, Arkansas

Training Instructor
North Little Rock Community Center
North Little Rock, Arkansas

1984 – 1986       
Educational Wellness Consultant
Maybelline Corporation
North Little Rock, Arkansas

1984 – 1986       
Affiliate Faculty
American Heart Association, Arkansas Chapter
Little Rock, Arkansas

Wellness Program Consultant
Southwestern Bell
Little Rock, Arkansas

1987 – 1988       
Psychological Examiner, Psychological Corporation                  
Collection of Normative Data for WPPSI-R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1989 – 1992       
Wellness Program Consultant
A.O. Smith Corporation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(Developed employee health and wellness program for more than 300 employees)
Educational/QOL Consultant
Mentor Corporation
Santa Barbara, California
(Review study design and data analysis for medical device applications to FDA with focus on quality of life issues)

2002- Present   
Social Security Disability Determination
Social Security Administration
(Provide evaluation to Social Security regarding disability criteria)

Special Government Employee
Food and Drug Administration
Medical Devices and Radiological Health
(Consultant to FDA as FDA Advisory Panel Member)

Hospital Staff Privileges

1991 – present       
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
Allied Health Professional Staff

1992 – present       
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Allied Health Professional Staff

2001 - 2004       
Columbia St. Mary’s
Allied Health Professional Staff

1991 – 1998       
Milwaukee County Medical Center
Allied Health Professional Staff

Specialty Boards and Certification
Arkansas Teaching License

Wisconsin License- Psychology

Certificate, Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers
(Involves meeting educational, clinical and supervision criteria)

Diplomate Certification, American Board of Forensics Examiners in Behavior Science and Psychology

Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ), Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)
(Certifies that standards are met for psychology boards in the US and Canada)

Diplomate in Behavioral Medicine, International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy

Awards and Honors

1967 Valedictorian, Cabot High School
1970 Alpha Chi Honor Society   
1983 Directory of Distinguished Americans
1984 American Red Cross Service Award
1985 Personalities of America
1987-88 Schmitt Fellowship (Awarded for academic excellence and potential as university faculty)
1987 Outstanding Women in America
1988 Finalist, American Society for Training and Development Dissertation Award
1993 Who’s Who in Science & Engineering
1997 Diplomate, American Board of Forensics Examiners in Behavioral Science and Psychology
1998 International Who’s Who of Professionals
2000 Outstanding Scholars of the Century, Marquette University
2006 Marquette University School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award
2006 Graduation Address (presenter) Marquette University School of Education Graduation, May 2006.

Memberships in Professional and Honorary Societies in Psychology

1987-present    American Psychological Association
1987-present    Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy
1991-present    Milwaukee Area Psychological Association
1991-present    Wisconsin Psychological Association
1991-present    The Society of Behavioral Medicine

Editorial Boards/Invited Reviewer

Available Upon Request

Invited Lectures/Workshops/Presentations/Site Visits

Available Upon Request

Medical College of Wisconsin Teaching Activities

Available Upon Request

Faculty Development/Continuing Medical Education

January 2002    Visiting Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.
Topics presented:
. Psychological Implications in the Plastic Surgery Patient
. Psychological Issues in the Breast Cancer Patient
. Evaluating and Treating the Transplant Patient
. Psychological Issues in the Surgery Patient
. Psychological Issues in Wound Healing
(Represents expertise in several areas noted by another Medical School)

MCW Students, Faculty, Residents or Fellows Advised:
1991-present    Numerous Grand Rounds presentations at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, West Allis Memorial Hospital and Waukesha Memorial Hospital

2001-present     Preceptor for Medical Ethics, second-year Medical Students

2001-present    Psychological inservice education to Transplant Nurse Coordinators

2001-present    Supervision of patient psychological issues with medical students and residents on Transplant rotation

2003-present    Supervision of fourth-year medical students participating in the Women’s Health Selective. (usually have 2 students 1-2 days per month)

2008    Small Group Facilitator for Psychiatry Interviewing Class for second- year Medical Students   

Program Development

2002-present     Director, Psychological Services, Transplant Surgery
Development of a comprehensive program of evaluation and psychosocial preparation of the prospective liver transplant patient.  (This involves assessment of patient, development of patient education program, group psychotherapy, administration of AODA program and individual management of patients throughout the process.)

Development of a comprehensive evaluation and support program for living donor program.
(Included psychological assessment, education and preparation of the living donor.  Includes psychological protocols for related, non-related and good-Samaritan donors)

Develop and coordination, Wellness Program for post transplant patients.  (Living Well)
(Includes working with The National Kidney Foundation to develop and implement a comprehensive Wellness Program for patients who have received organ transplants)

2004-present    Associate Curriculum Director, Surgery Education
Assist Chief of Surgery Education in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Resident Curriculum.   

Community/Lay Public Teaching Activities

1977-1985    Instructor of First Aid and CPR, American Red Cross,
Little Rock, Arkansas

1977-1985    Instructor of CPR, American Heart Association,    
Little Rock, Arkansas


Available Upon Request