Meet the team of highly-experienced psychology doctorates developing the next generation of clinical psychologists.
Lisa Elwood, PhD
Director of Clinical Psychology
BA – Saint Louis University
MA – University of Arkansas
PhD – University of Arkansas
Dr. Lisa S. Elwood (she/her/hers) received a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas (APA Accredited) and is a licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider of Psychology in Indiana (previously licensed in Missouri). She completed a predoctoral internship at the Charleston Consortium and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Trauma Recovery with the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is currently an Associate Professor with the University of Indianapolis (UIndy), where she is a core faculty member of the APA-accredited PsyD program.
During her time at UIndy, she served in Director of Clinical Training roles for eight years and as the MA Program Coordinator for two years. Her clinical and research interests include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma responses, cognitive processing therapy (CPT), human trafficking, risk and vulnerability factors, and disgust.
Frank Barrios, PhD
BA – St. Louis UniversityPhD – University of Cincinnati
Dr. Barrios holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Illinois. He has worked in various medical settings including two medical schools (Baylor College of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), a family medicine residency program, and a hospital-based occupational rehabilitation program. He has been a tenured faculty member at the University of Northern Iowa, Texas State University-San Marcos, and Southeast Missouri State University, where he was Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. In addition to serving as dean of academic affairs for the St. Louis campus, he will also teach courses in clinical psychology for the PsyD program.
David Evans, PhD
BS – University of OregonPh.D. – University of Oregon
Dr. Evans is a psychological researcher and instructor. His areas of expertise include the study of personality, addiction, cognitive neuroscience, and behavioral genetics. He has received grant funding to conduct research projects from multiple agencies, including the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and has taught coursework in the areas of personality, motivation, emotion, and psychopathology at the Universities of Oregon and South Florida. Dr. Evans will be teaching coursework in cognition, personality, and other areas of psychology for the Ponce-St Louis PsyD program.
Ellen Glover-Orr, PhD
BA – University of Missouri – Columbia
PhD – University of Iowa
Dr. Ellen Glover-Orr is a licensed psychologist who treated abused children and their families and worked as a consultant and trainer for 15 years before beginning to teach. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology. She completed her APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program with placements at the Wichita Child Guidance Center and the Counseling and Testing Center at Wichita State University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Children’s Advocacy Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she served as the project director of a grant supported group therapy program for children, adolescents and families impacted by sexual abuse.
Dr. Glover-Orr taught graduate students at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology-St. Louis for five years and undergraduates at Lindenwood University-Belleville for three years, in addition to coordinating practicum at both institutions. Presently, she serves as the Practicum Coordinator and teaches courses in clinical psychology in the PsyD program at the Ponce St. Louis Campus.
Stephanie Nygard, PhD
BS – Wagner CollegePhD – City University of New York
Dr. Nygard is a PhD neuroscientist with expertise teaching psychology and neuroscience to undergraduates at Hunter College CUNY. Additionally, she was also an NSF Graduate STEM Teaching Fellow where she developed curriculum for two inquiry-based neuroscience courses.
Dr. Nygard also has extensive research experience in the field of behavioral neurobiology and more recently she was awarded a three-year NIDA Postdoctoral Training Fellowship in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, where she studied the role of opioid systems in stress regulation and addiction. Dr. Nygard will be teaching courses in neuroscience, and interprofessional.