Research Directors

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Levi Baker

C.V.

 

B.A., Psychology, Marquette University, 2004

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Marquette University, 2007

Ph.D., Social Psychology, Florida State University, 2014


In his limited free time, Levi enjoys following college basketball and football, exploring our country's fine cities, and spending time with his brilliant and beautiful wife. He also enjoys plenty of embarrassing television shows, playing video games, and is a huge music fan (check out some recent shows I've been to!). Finally, despite not having kids, he is slowly turning into a suburban dad by caring entirely too much about his lawn, grilling, and rocking white New Balances.

 

Michelle Russell

 

B.A., Psychology, University of Tennessee, 2007
M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of Tennessee, 2010
Ph.D., Social Psychology, Florida State University, 2015


When she’s not focusing on teaching and research, Michelle continues her slow progression toward becoming one of the Golden Girls by attempting to revive the underappreciated art of cross-stitching, making up ridiculous songs with her husband to sing to their cat, and perfecting her cooking skills (although she’s still working on her cheesecake recipe).
 


 

Graduate Students

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Raini Sizemore

B.S., Psychology, Tennessee Tech University, 2019

Raini is a first year Ph.D student in the close relationships lab. Her research interests focus on the implications of certain positive processes and behaviors in close relationships. In her spare time, Raini enjoys reading YA fiction, building Old West-style towns in Minecraft, and baking cupcakes for her friends.