Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Mississippi; M.S., Trinity University; B.A., University of Tampa
Janet R. Matthews joined the Department of Psychology in 1984. (Previously she was a tenured member of the faculty at Creighton University in Omaha, NE). She received her BA degree with honors in sociology from the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, her MS in clinical psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. She completed her clinical predoctoral internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and did her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical and neuropsychological assessment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She has held numerous professional offices including serving as chair of the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, president of the Southwestern Psychological Association, president of both the division of teaching and the division of state provincial, & territorial psychological association affairs of the American Psychological Association, and member of the Board of Directors of both the American Psychological Association. She currently serves on the American Board of Assessment Psychology. Dr. Matthews also serves on the editorial board of Professional Psychology: Research & Practice and Teaching of Psychology. She is a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist.
In the department, Dr. Matthews regularly teaches Abnormal Psychology, Studies in the Psychology of Women, Clinical Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Practicum in Applied Psychology. Dr. Matthews’ research interests focus on the pedagogy of teaching, women’s issues, and mentoring. She has published 4 books, 16 book chapters and over 40 journal articles.