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Kayleen Islam-Zwart PhD
Department Chair
135 Martin Hall, Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.6227
fax: 509.359.4366

  • Kurt Stellwagen, Ph.D.
    Kurt Stellwagen, Ph.D.
    153E Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.7038
    Fax: 509.359.4366


    • Ph.D., School Psychology., Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006 
    • Doctoral internship in clinical psychology, University of Tennessee College of Medicine (training rotations: school mental health clinic, couples counseling, pediatric neuropsychology).
    • M.Ed.School Counseling., Northeastern University,1992
    • B.A., Univ. of Massachusetts, 1985

    Areas of Research Specialization:

    • Childhood Aggression and Victimization 
    • Mechanisms Linking Trauma and Developmental Psychopathology
    • Psychopathy in Youth
    • Mechanisms Linking Social Intelligence to Antisocial Behavior.

    About Me:

    As a developmental psychopathologist, I focus on the many cascading risk factors (e.g., biogenetic, cognitive, familial, social) that contribute to the development of psychopathology.  On the other hand, I place equal importance of the examination of resiliency: that is, why do some individuals manage to thrive in life despite being exposed to a multitude of serious risk factors?

    I have scheduled office hours but I also leave my office door open over 50% of the time I am at EWU.  Any and all students are free to drop in and chat-about any topic-anytime my door is open.  

    Outside of work I enjoy fencing (my #1 passion), any type of skiing, hiking, biking, and walking my two blue heelers. 

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