0-1Dr. Cromer is an associate professor in the Psychology Department at The University of Tulsa (TU). She contributes to the clinical area. Students interested in doctoral studies can learn about TU’s graduate program by clicking here. Dr. Cromer is also the director of the SPARTA (Study of the Prevention, Adjustment, and Resilience to Trauma and Adversity) research lab. She is also the faculty advisor for The University of Tulsa’s Chapter of APA’s Division 19 (Military Psychology). Click here to visit the TU Society for Military Psychology’s website.

Dr. Cromer completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in the Psychology Department at the University of Oregon. She completed a clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University in the Child Psychiatry Department. For two years she was a visiting assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Syracuse University.

Dr. Cromer was the chair for the Early Career Psychologist committee for Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) of the American Psychological Association from 2008-2011, is on the advisory board to the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and International Violence, and is on the editorial board of  the Journal of Psychological Trauma (APA, Division 56). Dr. Cromer is also a co-director of T.I.T.A.N., Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity and Injustice.  She was awarded APA Division 56’s Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Trauma Psychology in 2012.

Click here to download Dr. Cromer’s CV.

SPARTA Mission Statement 

To pursue excellence in conducting research with cultural humility that will promote healing, prevent the transmission of trauma, and which will cultivate resilience to adversity within at-risk and disadvantaged populations.


Community, Integrity, Meaningful Work

Dr. Cromer anticipates accepting one new doctoral student for Fall 2019. Please note that due to sheer volume of emails, Dr. Cromer cannot respond to individual inquiries about future research directions, etc. Please use this website as a resource when crafting your letters. It is to a student’s advantage to clearly articulate what project(s) they would hope to work on, and what research questions they are interested in, when writing their research statement to work in SPARTA.