Body Image, Eating Disorders, Obesity Research Area:

Including research related to disordered eating and perceptions and attitudes of body appearance

Published Faculty:

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Angela D. Coker, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Angela D. Coker, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy and a Faculty Affiliate in the Gender Studies Program at UMSL. Her areas of scholarship include women’s issues, group work, and the internationalization of counseling.
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Susan Kashubeck-West, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Professor

Susan Kashubeck-West, Ph.D., received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and women’s studies from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the UMSL faculty in 2001, she taught psychology at Drake University (89-93) and Texas Tech University (93-01). She is a licensed psychologist (since 1993) and her theoretical orientation integrates humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and multicultural feminist therapies. Susan’s research interests fall under the umbrella of multicultural issues, broadly defined. Current projects are: 1) microaggression experiences of sexual minority individuals 2) body image and eating disorders, esp...
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Timothy Makubuya, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Timothy Makubuya, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Education in the College of Education. He holds a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Economics). He received a B.A in Environmental Management from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He holds a B.S in Sports Medicine and M.S in Sports Management from Missouri Baptist University. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Missouri- St. Louis.  Dr. Makubuya teaches at both undergraduate and graduate level. He is a member of Missouri Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MOAHPERD), American School Health Association (ASHA), Society of Heal...