Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
Department of Psychology

Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125
504-520-7400 (ph) 504-520-7952 (fax)

Dr. Lisa J. Schulte
Department Head

Dr. Brian L. Turner, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology Assistant Professor

Dr. Elliott D. Hammer

Research Interests:
The interaction of culture and psychology, Social Justice/Equality, Coping styles, Diversity/multicultural/inclusion issues (broadly defined), Mental health advocacy/legislative issues, Sports Psychology (Performance and Mental Preparation), Psychodiagnostic Assessment and measures, Training/supervision

Teaching Interests:
Research/Experimental Methodology, Cultural Competency, Multicultural/Cultural Psychology, Theories of Psychotherapy/Counseling, Clinical Practice, Supervision/Training

Previously I worked as a Senior Staff Psychologist at the University of West Florida Counseling Services. I also held a faculty associate appointment in the UWF School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences. Prior to accepting the position at UWF, I completed my doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at Jackson State University. To complete my doctoral training, I completed my predoctoral internship at the Counseling and Testing Center at the University of Akron, Akron, OH.

I am a native of New Orleans, LA., where I graduated from Isidore Newman High School. I earned an athletic scholarship to Southern University and A & M College where I was a four year letter winner as member of the 1995, 1997 and 1998 Black College National Champion Football Team. I also graduated Cum Laude.

In returning home I look to reacquaint myself with the many festivals, foods, and folks that make New Orleans all its Own!!

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS.
Dissertation: Assessment of coping styles, daily hassles, and ethnic identity in Black Americans
B.S. Psychology, Southern University and A & M College at Baton Rouge, LA.

Areas of Expertise
Black Male Academic and Social Achievement, Multicultural competency in clinical practice, Psychotherapy/Counseling Psychoeducational, Programming/Outreach Public Speaking, Mental Health Advocacy, Organizational/Leadership Development

Awards, Honors and Fellowships

  • Presidents Award for Leadership in Diversity, University of West Florida
  • Division of Student Affairs, Award of Excellence, University of West Florida
  • Oracle Outstanding Faculty Member, UWF Housing and Residence Life
  • Pensacola Independent News Weekly, Rising Star
  • Employee of the Month, University of West Florida
  • University of Akron, Division of Student Affairs Celebration of Diversity Award

Other Interests
Rottweilers, Southern/New Orleans cuisine, Sports: Saints/Southern U./Pelicans/LSU/XU