Jeff Batis

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Division Chair of Psychology and Business Management & Leadership

Education

  • Ph.D. in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences, minor in Statistics and Psychopharmacology, Wayne State University, 2006
  • M.A. in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences, Julie A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship, Wayne State University, 2004
  • B.A. in Psychology and Liberal Arts & Sciences, minor in Russian, Utah State University, 2002

I love sharing experiences with students that will last a lifetime—theirs and mine. Whether that is a discussion about how a single addiction can affect many people or taking a trip with students to see how psychology is a part of everyday life, there’s tremendous value in learning. The faculty and students at Southern Virginia University offer a blend of experiences unique from what you may find anywhere else.


Education


  • Ph.D. in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences, minor in Statistics and Psychopharmacology, Wayne State University, 2006
  • M.A. in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences, Julie A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship, Wayne State University, 2004
  • B.A. in Psychology and Liberal Arts & Sciences, minor in Russian, Utah State University, 2002

Courses


  • Psychology Major: General Psychology, Psychology of Addiction, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception, Cultural Psychology, Comparative Psychology, Learning, Cognition, History and Systems of Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods

Teaching Positions & Professional Experience


  • Associate Professor, Southern Virginia University, 2017-present
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology] at Indiana University Kokomo, 2013-2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University, 2012-2013

Scholarship & Creative Work



Awards, Leadership & Service


  • Professor of the Semester, Southern Virginia University, Spring 2019
  • Chair, Division of Psychology and Business Management & Leadership, Southern Virginia University, 2018-present 
  • Psychology Program Coordinator, Southern Virginia University, 2017-present 
  • Chair, Southern Virginia University Institutional Review Board, 2018-present
  • Julie A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship, Wayne State University, 2003, 2005
  • Missionary, Russia St. Petersburg Mission, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1997-1998