Fields of Interest
1. My most recernt research focuses on organizational culture within higher
I am current
exploring whether organizational culture varies as a function of institutional
type within higher education.
2. I am very interested in the potential
applications of clinical
psychoneuroimmunology to facilitate health and healing.
I have personally
practiced guided visual imagery for more than 20 years, and am professionally trained
in clinical hypnosis. My experiences and
studies strongly suggest that we maintain an innate ability to consciously
effect healing. I am currently
investigating the potential of using spontaneous imagery during a relaxed state
to improve somatic awareness.
3. I am also interested in the psychometric characteristics of college and
I am especially
curious regarding the impact of stress on psychological health and academic
success among returning veterans.
I have recorded the
following guided visual imagery induction to be used to aid in your own
mind-body health. You are welcome to
download it (right-click on the link
and save it to your desktop) for your personal use or to share it with others.
Visual Imagery with Dr. Kaufman
(This induction for
guided visual imagery is offered strictly for educational purposes. Downloading or listening to this podcast in
no way constitutes any form of treatment.
Individuals interested in treatment should seek appropriate professional
I direct the Concurrent Enrollment Program, and sit
Institutioan Review Board (IRB)
- Research across the Disciplines Committee
- Accessibility Taks Force
- Academic Council
- Yellow Ribbon Committee
Research Advisory Committee
- Management Team
- Operations Team
- Connections in Technology
and Education Group
I also manage the daily operations of the Psychology Laboratory and
invite you to read about its early history:
for Psychological Science (APS) actively promotes the science
The American Society of
Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) is one of the foremost sources for
legitimate training in hypnosis.
for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) is an association focused on advancing
undergraduate teaching and learning in psychology.
I am an avid nature
photographer. When I am not occupied by my professorial duties or spending time
with my family, I enjoy pursuing this passion.
I invite you to view and read my blog.