kathryn holland photo Dr. Kathryn Holland

I received my B.A. in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and my Ph.D. in Psychology & Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan. I am now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As an interdisciplinary scholar, my research is shaped by concepts and theories in multiple areas of psychology (social psychology, law psychology, community psychology) and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. I am passionate about using multiple research methods—qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method. I am also committed to using research to facilitate social justice and change. For example, by making my research findings accessible to administrators, policymakers, and practitioners and using research to develop more theoretically and empirically informed policies, resources, and education programs.

Graduate Students

Dr. Holland plans to accept a graduate student to start in the 2018-2019 academic year.

zach photo Zach Huit

Zach Huit is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Training Program.  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Zach is broadly interested in the role of family and social environments in development.  More specifically, he is interested in how family and relational structures impact the development of LGBTQ+ individuals and ways in which that can be used to inform services for the LGBTQ+ community.  He is also very interested in how familial and social environments impact victims of child maltreatment, as well as how these experiences impact revictimization processes.

Undergraduate Students

allegra photo Allegra Blomenberg 

Allegra Blomenberg is a junior undergraduate student from Norfolk, NE. She is a Nutrition Science major and Women’s and Gender Studies minor. She plans to attend medical school after graduation and aspires to become a dermatologist. When not at school, she enjoys being a peer mentor leader for the Honors Program, volunteering at EPONA Horse Rescue, and teaching dance classes at CHASE Dance.

melanie photo Melanie Feith

Melanie Feith is a first year undergrad, majoring in psychology and minoring in women’s and gender studies. Her plans after graduation include working closely with young girls who have been trafficked. She is looking forward to studying a variety of issues relating to sexual assault and sexual health.

lizeth photo Lizeth Fraire

Lizeth Fraire is a third-year undergrad, majoring in psychology and minoring in criminology and Spanish. She is interested in the future of Title IX on college campuses regarding sexual assault and the effects it will have on both the victims and accused. Her future goals include going to graduate school and obtaining a Ph.D. in forensic psychology. 

carolyn photo Carolyn Herrera 

Carolyn Herrera is a senior undergraduate student from Kansas City, Missouri. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish. After graduating, Carolyn plans to pursue her PsyD in Clinical Psychology with specializations in International Disasters, Women and Children's Therapy, and Multilingual Treatment. Carolyn is interested in PTSD symptomology in women and children, and specifically the impact that early interventions, such as psychological first aid and support groups,  can have on the overall course of Post-Traumatic Stress. When not at the University, Carolyn can be found playing Scrabble, belting out some Christmas tunes, consuming copious amounts of espresso, and advocating for Lincoln’s squirrel population.

rin photo Rin Nguyen

I am a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies with a minor in Japanese LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies, Global Studies, Asian Studies, and English. Overall, I am interested in the effects of intersectionality. I am passionate about learning more about how different genders, gender identities, sexualities, and cultures play a role in mental health. I am currently unsure whether or not I want to pursue an M.A. or a Ph.D., but my goal is to become a counselor with a focus on LGBT individuals, eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, depression, and suicide prevention.

kaylee photo Kaylee Robinson 

My name is Kaylee Robinson and I am a sophomore undergraduate student studying Psychology and Spanish. After graduation, I plan on attending graduate school to pursue a masters in Social Work. I am looking forward to examining the dynamic between college resources and students' use of these resources.

logan photo Logan Volk

Logan Volk is from West Fargo, North Dakota. He is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies. Logan plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree. He is interested in the bonds between LGBTQA+ individuals and their family members and the effects that these bonds have on different aspects of the individuals’ lives. He is a research assistant in the Family Development Lab as well as a peer mentor for the University Exploration Learning Community, LGBTQA+ Peer Mentor, enjoys traveling, playing with his kitten, and cooking.