At FSU since 2010
Dr. Laura D. Coyle, an assistant professor at Fayetteville State University. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, where she also obtained her M.A. in Community Counseling. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida. Dr. Coyle's research has focused on positive psychology within diverse and/or underserved adolescent and young adult populations. Specifically, she is interested in uncontrollable stress, coping behaviors, subjective well-being, traumatic stress, and the mental health concerns of female veterans. Dr. Coyle has clinical experience in crisis intervention, college counseling, neuropsychology, and the treatment of stress disorders within a VA Medical Center.
Vacek, K., Coyle, L., & Vera, E.M. (2010). Urban Adolescent Stress and Subjective Well-Being: The Moderating Effects of Hope, Optimism, Social Support, and Self-Esteem. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, (38)2, 99-111.
Morgan, M. L., Vera, E.M., Gonzales, R.R., Bena, K., Coyle, L., & Conner, W. (2010) Community influences on subjective well-being in urban adolescents. Youth and Society. (In Press). Published online December 22, 2009, doi: 10.1177/0044118X09353517.
Dick, L., & Bena, K. (2008). Social justice. In F. Leong (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Vera, E., Thakral, C., Gonzales, R., Morgan, M., Conner, W., Caskey, E., Bauer, A., Mattera, L., Clark, S., Bena, K., & Dick, L. (2008). Subjective well-being in urban adolescents of color. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14(3), 224-233.