TPCE Director & Instructor
Dr. Bradbury started her career in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her undergraduate studies in 1992. She went on to obtain her M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. She served as an intern and postdoctoral fellow at the Emory University School of Medicine for two years. Dr. Bradbury was awarded the Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Award for Injury Prevention Research from the American Psychological Association in the award’s inaugural year.
Following work as a visiting professor for Mercer University, Dr. Bradbury returned to UT Austin in 2007 as a lecturer where she has received numerous awards for her teaching, including the President’s Associates Award and the Regents’ Award for Outstanding Teaching, and has completed a variety of special projects for the university. Dr. Bradbury, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, maintains an active independent clinical practice, providing assessment, therapy, and consultation services to a wide range of individual and institutional clients. Her specialties include applications of cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and motivational science to complex mental health situations involving medical, family, business, and legal systems. She hosts a variety of clinical workshops and wellness presentations for professional groups, student organizations, and general audiences of all ages. An expert in self-care as a behavioral health concept, Dr. Bradbury tries to practice what she preaches when it comes to maintaining work/life balance.
Dr. Markman is the Annabel Irion Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at The University of Texas at Austin and the Executive Director of the IC² Institute. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Illinois and worked at Northwestern University and Columbia University before coming to UT in 1998. Markman has published more than 150 scholarly works about cognitive science, decision-making and organizational behavior. He is the founding director of UT’s Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) program, which teaches current and future leaders in business, the nonprofit sector, government and the military about how people, groups and cultures influence the workplace.
Beyond the UT campus, he is probably best known as the co-host of KUT’s “Two Guys on Your Head” radio show and podcast, where he and Professor Bob Duke explore the human mind with a unique mix of research, humor and everyday relevance. Dr. Markman has extensive experience in executive education and consulting. Dr. Markman and several of his books, including Smart Thinking, Smart Change, and Bring Your Brain to Work, have been featured on Dr. Phil and other programs.
Dr. Pennebaker is the Regents Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts and Professor of Psychology. He and his students are exploring natural language use, group dynamics, and personality in both laboratory and real-world settings. His earlier work on expressive writing found that physical health and work performance can improve by simple writing and/or talking exercises. His cross-disciplinary research is related to linguistics, clinical and cognitive psychology, communications, medicine, and computer science. Author or editor of 12 books and over 300 articles, Pennebaker has received numerous research and teaching awards and honors.
Dr. Hixon received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, concentrating in social psychology with a specialization (M.S. equivalent) in statistics. After serving on the faculty at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Hixon went on to work with several governmental agencies, culminating in his service as Director of Quantitative Analysis for the Texas Department of Human Services from 1999-2003 and then as Senior Research Analyst for the Texas Legislative Council from early 2003 until he returned to UT Austin in 2004.
Dr. Hixon currently teaches four Ph.D.-level classes in statistical analysis at the University of Texas covering everything from basic approaches like analysis of variance and linear regression to advanced techniques like multivariate non-parametric modeling, simulation methods, structural equations, and more. Dr. Hixon’s research focuses on nonlinear dynamic analysis systems, with primary applications in the investment and financial markets. In addition to his duties at the university, he serves as a statistical consultant to individuals, corporations, and government agencies.
About Our Faculty
All of our faculty are members of UT Austin’s Department of Psychology, one of the top-ranked psychology programs in the nation.
Our faculty list will grow as we continuously develop new courses. If you have an idea for a new course, please let us know!