Whitney Brown

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Community Internship Coordinator
Bailey 143

Research Interests


  • Emotion and emotion dysregulation
  • Patterns of and problems associated with cannabis use and alcohol use
  • The interplay between emotion and substance use
Whitney Brown

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri, 2014

  • B.A., Psychology & English, Colgate University, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Prince, M. A., Jenzer, T., Brown, W. C., Hetelekides, E. M., Mumm, R. A., & Collins, R. L. (2019). Examining cannabis protective behavioral strategy use using multiple methods. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 19, 295-305.

  • Testa, M., Derrick, J.L., Wang, W., Brown, W. C., & Collins, R. L., (2019). Does morning affect contribute to daily cannabis use? Addictive Behaviors, 95, 64-69.

  • Brown, W. C., Wang, W., & Testa, M. (2018). Alcohol and marijuana use in undergraduate males: Between-and within-person associations with interpersonal conflict. Cannabis, 1, 48-59.

  • Bradizza, C., Brown, W.C., Ruszczyk, M., Dermen, K., & Stasiewicz, P.R. (2017). Difficulties in emotion regulation in treatment-seeking alcoholics with and without co-occurring mood and anxiety disorders. Addictive Behaviors, 80, 6 -13.


  • PSYC 260: Intro to Psychopathology

    This course offers a framework for understanding maladaptive behavior focused on the symptoms, causes, and treatment of a range of psychopathology, including anxiety, personality, mood, psychophysiologic, schizophrenic, and substance abuse disorders. Each disorder is considered through a comparison of biological, psychological, and sociocultural viewpoints on the causes and treatment of abnormal behavior. Current research issues as well as legal and ethical issues related to the assessment and treatment of abnormal behavior are discussed.

  • PSYC 370: Intro to Psychological Testing

    Practical and theoretical aspects of test construction and interpretation, with special consideration given to problems of test reliability and validity for measures of intelligence, achievement, interest, and personality. Prerequisites: Proficiency in Basic Requirements. Offered most years