Theresa Wadkins

Professor and Department Chair

Office: COPH 320J   |    Phone: (308) 865-8240   |    Email: wadkinst@unk.edu

Theresa Wadkins

Courses Regularly Taught

Criminal Behavior and Psychology
General Psychology
Abnormal Behavior and Society
Memory & Cognition
Death & Dying
Experimental Psychology


Selected Publications

Wadkins, T. A., & Rockefeller, M. O. (2017). SPSS Use in Psychology Graduate Programs. In R. L. Miller & T. Collette (Eds.). Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2015-2016. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/

Fritson, K. K., & Wadkins, T. A. (2013). Childhood Trauma: Related Disorders and Treatments. In T. Plante (Ed.). Abnormal Psychology Across the Ages (Vol. 2, pp. 149-169). Santa Barbara, CA:

Wadkins, T. A., & Miller, R. L. (2013). Regret. In K. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology (pp. 1081-1085). New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell.

Wozniak, W., Mandernach, B. J., & Wadkins, T. A. (2012). Psychology Feud. Journal of Instructional Research, 1, 16-20.

Schraw, G., Wadkins, T., & Olafson, L. (2007). Doing the things we do: A grounded theory of academic procrastination. Journal of Educational Psychology, 99, 12-25.


Research Interests

  • Teaching issues
  • Assessment
  • Drug Court Evaluation
  • Speech Fillers
  • Forensic psychology
  • Procrastination
  • Historical Markers

Honors and Awards

  • CNSS Faculty Mentor Award, 2009
  • Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award, 2008 
  • Mortar Board Faculty Recognition, 2008
  • UNK Creative Teaching Awards, 2006, 2007
  • Listed in "Who's Who Among American Teachers", 2001