Meet the SPARTA Lab


Lab Coordinator


Mollie Rischard Kimrey (

“I am primarily interested in  researching executive function (EF) abilities in at-risk or trauma-exposed youth and examining the variables that impact EF deficits in this population (e.g., sleep quality and nightmares). Additionally, I am interested in the promotion of trauma-informed systems (particularly in the schools) and interventions that can help facilitate this system-wide change”


Graduate Researchers

devin_updated_useDevin Barlaan (

“I am interested in researching the interplay between trauma and resiliency, particularly examining risk and protective factors among children and their families.”



DanielleDani Lab Photo Zanotti (

“My primary research interests are studying and developing therapeutic techniques to develop and strengthen resiliency in at-risk populations.”



Undergraduate Researchers

Darian Dozier (

“I hope to gain psychology research experience and learn more about research projects, specifically dealing with the emerging field of sports psychology.”

hausman_reagan_17__webReagan Hausmann (

“I am hoping to gain research experience in the study of trauma and how it relates to the mental health functioning of children and adolescents.”



McKenzie “Kenzie” McAdams (

“I hope to gain research knowledge and experience in regards to trauma and resiliency in various populations.”



image3Hannah Walker ( 

“I am interested in learning about resiliency and its relation to athletic performance. As well as factors that may increase or decrease resiliency, specifically within the realm of sports psychology.”




div-19-dogsSPARTA Lab and Division 19 partner together to learn about the impact of service dogs when working with Veteran populations!





img_0177-2 img_0180-2Graduate students start of the Fall 2016 semester making sushi for the first time with Dr. Cromer!





talent-show-1SPARTA Lab performs “Cups” at the TU Psychology Department’s annual Homecomiong talent show!










Left to right back row: Lisa DeMarni Cromer, Laura Kaehler, Christina Gamache Martin, Bridget Klest, Robyn Gobin, Rachel E. Goldsmith Front row: ShinShin Tang, and Jennifer J. Freyd

Dr. Cromer’s Academic Family