Graduate Students

Danielle Cooper


Dr. Cooper received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Ohio University in 2019. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. from Bucknell University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Dance. She then received her M.A. at Boston University, worked as a clinical research coordinator at the Boston VA, and obtained her M.S. from Ohio University. Dr. Cooper completed her clinical internship at the Ann Arbor VA. Dr. Cooper specializes in the study and treatment of anxiety-related disorders.


Research Assistants

Nicolle Barnett


Nicolle is a senior psychology major with a biological sciences minor here at Ohio University. She’s currently looking at applying to master’s programs in school psychology and/or counseling this fall. She is interested in how learning disabilities affect anxiety sensitivity in social situations during childhood and adolescence, but mostly cares about how children are adjusting to social changes rather than research to see how their brains work. Nicolle volunteers with Good Works Inc. and is actively involved in the mental wellbeing of every resident that comes through the Timothy House, especially the children!

Dominic Augustin


Dominic is a senior at Ohio University majoring in Psychology and Sociology/Criminology with a minor in Sociology and a Certificate in Wealth and Poverty studies. He is interested in pursuing a graduate degree in counseling psychology. His research interests include internalizing/mood disorders, stress, trauma, and anxiety sensitivity. Dominic is from Youngstown, Ohio and enjoys reading in his spare time.

Hannah Rowe


Hannah is a senior psychology major at Ohio University, and this is her second year attending OU. Previously, Hannah received her Associates of Science degree at Bowling Green State University. After graduation in spring of 2020, Hannah plans to continue onto graduate school with the desire to become a Mental Health therapist. She is interested in researching mental health concerns primarily in adolescents such as anxiety, depression, suicidality, etc. Hannah volunteers at Appalachian Behavior Healthcare in Athens and spends her free time being an advocate and spreading awareness about mental health. Along with being very passionate about psychology, she is also very outgoing and enjoys meeting new people and loves listening to music.

Brittany Hawthorne


Brittany is a junior and is majoring in both psychology and French. Her research interests include sports psychology specifically focusing on athletes. She hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in sports psychology. Fun fact, she was born in Portland, Oregon!

Tiffany Hart


Tiffany is a senior at Ohio University, majoring in psychology and business administration and minoring in philosophy and marketing. After graduating, she is planning on joining AmeriCorps to help serve communities that are in-need of a positive change. She also has aspirations to eventually move out west and pursue a Ph.D in counseling. Currently, her research interests include studying the relationship between mindfulness meditation and affective disorders and also the relationship between childhood emotional abuse and the development of psychological disorders. Tiffany is a research assistant in the FEAR lab where she is working on the BERP study and is also a research assistant in the CATS lab where she is helping conduct research on women’s interest in the STEM career field. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike, going on hikes, and spending time with friends.

Anthony Cruz


Anthony is a senior undergraduate student at Ohio University pursuing degrees in mathematics and psychology with a minor in communication studies. Anthony is applying to doctorate programs that will allow him to pursue his interests in concept learning and categorization, as well as his strong interest in mathematical modeling. Anthony is spending most of his Summer in Columbia, Missouri for a research internship under Dr. Clint Davis-Stober in University of Missouri’s Behavioral Decision Making Lab, and he is currently preparing for more future research opportunities. Anthony loves film, hiking, and travel. He hopes to one day travel to Scotland to go hiking in the Scottish Highlands and to see the filming locations for some of his favorite movies.

Mariah McIntire


Mariah is currently a senior with a major in psychology. After graduation, she plans on moving out west to attend graduate school. She is interested in pursuing a master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology and is eager to start practicing. She is excited for what the FEAR lab has to offer with gaining research and clinical experience and learning more about anxiety and mood disorders. In her free time, Mariah likes to watch movies or enjoy time outdoors. A fun fact about her is that she played the violin for about 8 years!