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.

Undergraduate Students

 Sydney Bork

I am currently in my third year as an undergrad at UNL. I'm looking to complete my B.A. in psychology and eventually finish my Graduate degree as well. I have a passion for researching topics related to sexual health and sexual assault. In the future, I would love to expand my knowledge into other areas such as sign language, becoming a clinician that can service hard of hearing patients too. Outside of school, you can find me spending time with my little cousins, in the ballroom practicing my next routine, or rock climbing at the rock wall on campus.

 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 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 PhD in forensic psychology. 

 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 Childrens’ 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.

 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 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.