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Faculty and Staff

Brian Wilhoit

Brian Wilhoit

PhD (2000), School Psychology, University of Tennessee

Brian Wilhoit, PhD is a clinical professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling and the director of the Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center. He received his PhD from the University of Tennessee in school psychology in 2000. He is also a licensed psychologist in the state of Tennessee.

Prior to joining the university, he was the director of School Psychology Services at Cherokee Health Systems where he provided direct services in both clinical and school settings.

Professional Staff


Carolyn Blondin

Carolyn Blondin

Licensed Psychologist
PhD (2013), University of Tennessee

Carolyn Blondin is a licensed psychologist at the center. She obtained a BA in psychology at Elon University in North Carolina. After graduating, she worked two years as a psychological assistant in Gainesville, Florida. Starting in 2008, she attended the University of Tennessee’s School Psychology PhD program. She received her doctorate in 2013, following a yearlong internship with the Tennessee Internship Consortium. At the KLASS center, Blondin provides assessment, intervention, and consultative services to children and adults. She also provides services as a school psychologist for a rural school district. Her research interests include early academic interventions at the college level and class-wide behavior management.



Julia Mayer

Licensed Psychologist
PhD (2012), North Carolina State University

Julia Mayer is a school psychologist, licensed psychologist, and mother of two young boys. She obtained a BS at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and her MS and PhD at North Carolina State University. Mayer has worked in a variety of settings from schools, community centers, and assisted-living facilities, collaborating with other professionals and parents. She has extensive evaluation and consultation experience regarding educational and clinical disabilities, particularly those related to attention and learning disorders. Mayer has several publications and work experience targeting the facilitation and monitoring of intervention plans.




Doctoral Intern


Christina Kamien

MS (2017), Nova Southeastern University

Christina Kamien graduated in 2011 from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Psychology, a minor in Criminal Justice, and a focus in Applied Behavioral Analysis. She has achieved a M.S. in school psychology and is in her final year of a Psy.D. program in school psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her research interests include autism and secondary transition planning for students with disabilities. She enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking and exploring new places.


Clinic Coordinator (Graduate Assistant)

Stephanie Daniels

MS (2018), University of Tennessee

Stephanie Daniels graduated in 2015 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Speech and Hearing Science.  In 2018, she received her M.S. in Educational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in school psychology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Her research interest includesapplied work in rural school settings.  She is particularly interested in implementing and evaluating interventions that improve academic, behavior, and social outcomes for K-12 students.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis, and hiking.


Graduate Clinicians (4th Yrs)


Baileigh Kirkpatrick

MS (2018), University of Tennessee

Baileigh Kirkpatrick graduated in 2015 from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a B.S. in Psychology, and minors in Sociology and Family Studies. She has achieved a M.S. in applied educational psychology and is in her fourth year of a Ph.D. program in school psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include assessment development, emotional intelligence, and class-wide interventions. She enjoys camping, baking, traveling, and Alabama football.


Shelby Wright

MS (2018), University of Tennessee

Shelby Wright earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and human services from the University of the Cumberlands in 2015. She received a Master of Science degree in Applied Educational Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2018. She is currently pursuing her PhD in School Psychology at the University of Tennessee. She is also a graduate research assistant with the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project at the University of Tennessee. Her research interests include academic and behavioral interventions, such as group contingences, and positive peer reporting. She enjoys long-distance running, trying new restaurants, and traveling.



Graduate Assistant (3rd Yr)

Michelle Fast

EdS (2013), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Michelle Fast is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has worked in public schools in Tennessee and South Carolina for the past five years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry from Geneva College and her Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her professional training has included instruction and evaluation in the areas of special education law, educational disabilities, and school consultation. Her research interests include emotional intelligence with teachers and students, and development of user-friendly measures to assess student abilities.


Associated Faculty

mccurdymerilee_081214_s-clark_32_1-e1463599603850-150x150Merilee McCurdy

Associate Professor and School Psychology Program Coordinator
PhD, Mississippi State University



skinnerchris_090814_s-clark_19_1-e1463599724286-150x150Christopher H. Skinner

PhD (1989), Lehigh University


mccallumsteve_11-150x150R. Steve McCallum

PhD (1979), University of Georgia



williamsrobert_081114_s-clark_01_1-e1463599909726-150x150Robert L. Williams

PhD (1965), Vanderbilt University