Eastern Michigan University
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The Psychology Department would like to welcome our new faculty members, Drs. Claudia Drossel and Angela Staples.


drossel Caludia Drossel, Ph.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Claudia Drossel holds doctoral degrees in experimental psychology from Temple University and in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Focused on the development, evaluation, and implementation of psychological interventions at the intersection of physical and behavioral health, Claudia completed post-doctoral fellowships at the VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center and in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, at the University of Michigan Health System.  Her interests further include training and dissemination of evidence-based practices, related to clinical behavior analysis and “third-wave” behavior therapies.

Claudia has co-authored one book addressing the psychological difficulties of individuals with neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease; she has written more than a dozen book chapters; she has developed treatment manuals targeting tertiary prevention in neurological disorders; and she has developed video trainings and tutorials.  Her research has been published in Behavior Therapy.  She currently serves as an assistant editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, and she is a consulting editor for Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice.



Angela Staples, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Angela D. Staples earned her Ph.D. in Psychology and Masters of Applied Statistics at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research interests include parent-child communication, consequences of sleep disruption on daytime behavior, affect regulation across the lifespan, and statistical methods for longitudinal data. Prior to her appointment at Eastern Michigan, Dr. Staples completed a postdoctoral position in advanced quantitative methods at University of Virginia where she was also the Principal Investigator for a National Institution on Aging funded grant that examined the role of age and social context on expressed emotion. Dr. Staples was most recently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University where she taught undergraduate statistics and continued her collaborative work on the role of sleep in the development of self-control in early childhood.