ARCH Lab Current Research Assistants





The ARCH Lab could not exist without the dedicated and hard-working research assistants (RAs). As the ARCH lab values family stories, each RA has included a picture of them as a child as well as a current picture. Please read below to learn more about the ARCH Lab RAs!


  Graduate Students: 

 Dolson Young RA Current

Robyn Dolson graduated in 2012 with a BA in Psychology and Anthropology from Linfield College in Oregon. She spent the next few years with Teach for America teaching 7th grade to underserved communities in Texas and doing post-baccalaureate natural sciences work at UT Austin. She entered ETSU’s clinical psychology doctoral program in 2017. Ultimately, she hopes to practice in integrated primary care that caters to underserved populations and potentially teach at an undergraduate institution. In her free time, she enjoys lounging in the great indoors with her art supplies, board games, and espresso machine, or tackling the great outdoors with her camera and tent.


 Otwell Young RA Otwell Current RA

Rebecca Otwell-Dove entered ETSU’s M.A./Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology in 2017 as a Graduate Assistant. Rebecca is from Fayetteville, GA, and recently graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan College (Macon, GA) where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. Though her previous research topics have ranged from adolescent and adult amputees to domestic terrorism, her primary research interests lie in child/family psychology and integrated primary health care. After earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Rebecca hopes to serve in either a children’s hospital or a non-profit devoted to families of chronically ill children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking her rescue pitbull (Idgie), getting lost in a good book, and finding binge-worthy Netflix shows. Rebecca is currently on her predoctoral internship year at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children. 


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Meg Clingensmith completed her undergrad at East Tennessee State University and received her B.S. in Clinical Psychology in May of 2017. She began her education in ETSU's MA/PhD Psychology program with a clinical concentration in 2017. Meg wishes to specialize in child and developmental psychology and hopes to work with parents and children after completing her doctorate. Her research interests include attachment relationships, and ways in which children form their identity and concepts of the self. Meg loves spending quality time with her family and has a three-year old boy who is her motivation, inspiration, as well as a bit of a stinker. When she has time for herself Meg enjoys finding fun crafts to do with her son, sleeping, binge-watching shows on Netflix, hiking, and camping.  


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Megan Wolff graduated from Bucknell University in 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She spent the next two years as a Senior Research Assistant developing and testing the effectiveness of evidence-based prevention programs that teach life skills and skills to prevent cyberbullying in middle school and sexual violence in college. She entered ETSU’s Clinical Psychology doctoral program in 2020. Her research interests include child psychology and evidence-based practices, and after graduation she hopes to work with underserved populations. In her free time, Megan likes to spend time with friends, go for walks and hikes, cook, watch Netflix, and crochet.


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Kelly Daniel is a Graduate Assistant in the MA/PhD in Clinical Psychology program at ETSU, which she entered in 2020. She completed her BS in Psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2016 and her MS in Clinical Psychology from Augusta University in 2018. Prior to moving to Johnson City, Kelly spent two years working as a counselor at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Her primary research interests include attachment relationships, adverse childhood experiences, mothers with severe and persistent mental illnesses, and trauma-informed care. Ultimately, Kelly hopes to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and provide care for mothers and pregnant women experiencing mental illness. In her free time, Kelly enjoys baking, painting, calligraphy, board games, and spending time with family and friends.


Undergraduate Students:

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Jess Rodriguez-Potter is a University Honors Scholar student at East Tennessee State University. She will graduate in May 2023 with a B.S. in clinical psychology, a concentration in child psychology, and a minor in trauma and resilience. Following graduation, Jess hopes to attend graduate school to attain a master's in social work with the long-term goal of achieving clinical licensure. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, painting, dancing, and time with loved ones. 


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Hannah Winston is completing a major in psychology with a pre-health concentration. She is a member of ETSU's Honors College. She is originally from the Boston area and plans to pursue medical school with hopes of becoming a psychiatrist. She enjoys board games, theatre, and spending time with loved ones.


Faculty Mentor:

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Diana Morelen graduated in 2014 with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. She did her undergraduate work at the College of William & Mary, internship at the Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Treatment Center for Children, and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Morelen specializes in perinatal mental health and infant mental health. She enjoys teaching, research, practice, supervision, and engaging with providers and families in the community. In her free time, she enjoys time with nature and loved ones.


Logo art was designed by Sarah Tidwell.