Meet Our Advisors


Khanisha Nicholson

Khanisha is currently enrolled in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D program at the University of Florida. She received a B.A. in Psychology as well as a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida. Her research interests are related to first generation Caribbean Americans assimilating to American culture and their ability to resist depression, anxiety, or stress. She enjoys solving puzzles and playing card and board games!



Imani Turner

Imani hails from Birmingham, Alabama, and she is currently a second-year PhD student studying social psychology. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama, and received her master’s degree from the University of South Alabama. Her research interests include dark personalities, empathy/theory of mind, and social media behaviors. When she’s not conducting research, she likes hand lettering, journaling, and riding her scooter in her spare time.

Brandon Perez

Brandon received his B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. He is currently a third-year Ph.D. student in the Behavior Analysis area. His clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of problem behavior and stereotypic behavior, the use of technological devices in communication, and toilet training for children with autism spectrum disorders. Brandon is an avid Harry Potter fan and enjoys pizza, a good cup of coffee, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and two dogs, Griffin and Diggory.

Jeff Farrar

Dr. Farrar is the undergraduate coordinator of the Department of Psychology and is an associate professor in the Developmental area. His research examines the relation of language and cognition in children and adults. Of current interest is the role of language in theory of mind development. He enjoys all sports (well, most sports), fast cars, and politicsl and philosophy.