Stephanie Winkeljohn Black, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Applied Clinical Psychology Graduate Faculty
Applied Psychological Research Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6037
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W311
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Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Virginia Commonwealth University’s University Counseling Services. She earned a B.A. in psychology and history from The College of William & Mary in Virginia. Dr. Winkeljohn Black’s research focuses on (1) mechanisms explaining associations between prayer behaviors and processes and mental health outcomes and (2) college student drinking behaviors as they relate to mental health. Her recent work validated a measure of prayer types across different religious groups, allowing cross-religious analysis of prayer types and behaviors. Dr. Winkeljohn Black is currently exploring (1) how prayer behaviors could serve as a marker for how individuals relate to others, particularly people who do not share their religious identity and (2) differences between student groups (e.g., residential and non-residential) in alcohol use, alcohol consequences, and mental health outcomes.

Research Interests
Prayer behaviors and beliefs
Depression and anxiety
Drinking motivations
Alcohol consequences