Roddrick L. Chatmon, Ph.D.

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Psychology (Traditional or Online)
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Gerontology Minor
  • chatmonr@fvsu.edu
  • 478-825-3861
  • Office Location: Bond 136

RODDRICK L. CHATMON, PH.D.

VITAE

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Northcentral University, San Diego, California
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy 2017
Specialization: Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine
Dissertation: Perception of Parenthood as a Moderator
Between Typically Developing Children and
Caregiver Quality of Life
Chair: Dr. Nicole Avena/Dr. Kristin O’Byrne

Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Georgia
Degree: Master of Science 1995
Major: Psychology (General-Theoretical)
Honors: Psi Chi (The National Honor Society in Psychology)
Thesis: Diagnosis and Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Chair: Dr. William F. McDaniel (Retired)

Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude 1991
Major: Psychology
Honors: Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
Member of Honors Program 1989-1991
Chair: Dr. Judson Mitcham (Retired)

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Assistant Professor of Psychology
2014 – Present
(Previous employment: 1996 – 2004)
Fort Valley State University
Department of Psychology
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030
Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in General Psychology, Child Psychology, Pre-Adolescent Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Behavioral Statistics, Tests & Measurement, Abnormal Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. Graduate courses were taught in Child Psychology and Pre-Adolescent Psychology as well. I was in charge of the placement of all Psychology Interns and acted as advisor for one-half the Psychology Majors.
Department Chair: Dr. Komanduri Murty

Psychology Instructor
2004 – 2014
Central Georgia Technical College
3300 Macon Tech Drive
Macon, Georgia 31206
Duties: Taught Basic and Introductory Psychology courses both in the classroom and online in addition to Abnormal Psychology in the classroom. I am also a member of the college’s General Education Advisory Committee.
Department Chair: Mrs. Cynthia Smith

Counselor
1998-2000
Boys & Girls Club of Roberta/Crawford County
Roberta, Georgia
Duties: Acted as primary Counselor at the club having duties which included acting as mediator to immediate crises, periodic coping skills workshops (i.e. violence, gangs, and drug awareness). These duties also included discussions with parents concerning treatment of problem behaviors. Also taught martial arts to both kids and adults.
Director: Mr. Havis Busbee

Child & Adolescent Therapist
1995-1998
Phoenix Center Behavioral Health Services (Formerly Peachbelt)
Warner Robins, Georgia
Duties: Included providing counseling services to children between the ages of 2 and 17. Maintaining Client records as mandated by state and agency standards. Taught Parenting Classes to parents who were either mandated by the Department of Family and Children & Services or the courts, as well as those who felt like they could benefit from the course.
Supervisor: Mr. Dan Pernell

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Participated in the Fort Valley State University Leadership Excellence Program as one of eleven selected university faculty and staff who completed this program over the course of the 2017 – 2018 academic year culminating with a team challenge project focusing on “College to Career.”
    Certificate received April 27, 2018, FVSU, Fort Valley, Georgia
  • Delivered presentation to visiting high school students from Bibb County pertaining to those students interested in psychology and attending FVSU in general.  This presentation was conducted under the leadership of Dr. Alfreida Manson.
    Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA, June 6, 2017
  • Attended 16th Annual Georgia Conference on College and University Teaching. The purpose of this conference was to provide college and university faculty with the opportunity to discuss and share experiences and innovative teaching techniques.
    Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, February 13-14, 2009
  • Attended the 2007 Teaching Professor Conference. The purpose of this conference was to educate educators in new and innovative techniques of instruction. Workshops involved active participation on many available strategies related to classroom management, student retention, active learning, and student empowerment to name a few.
    Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA, May 18-20, 2007
  • Conducted workshop on Brain Function and Learning Styles.
    Presented with Colleague to the faculty, this workshop was held to bring about a better understanding of the different ways in which students learn which could in turn affect the way in which we lecture. The workshop was held at the Macon, GA campus and the Milledgeville, GA Campus.

    • Central Georgia Technical College,
    • Macon, Georgia Campus, October 25, 2006
    • Milledgeville, Georgia Campus, December 6, 2006
  • Presenter at the First Annual Conference on Youth Violence. This conference gave me the opportunity to speak to youth about making good decisions with regard to the many pressures that they are faced with in the environment. Attended Psychology Advisory Committee Meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to gather with other professors in the discipline of Psychology and utilize a round table platform to discuss issues pertinent to the instruction of Psychology. The event was sponsored by  Kennesaw State University.
    Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, February 15, 2001
  • Attended 13th Annual Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. This conference was used to expose teachers of Psychology to the various techniques which may better enhance their individual instruction. Sessions included the following: “Dealing with Abrasive Students,” “Plagiarism,” “Statistical Techniques Utilizing Excel,”This Conference was sponsored by Kennesaw State University.
    NW Marriott Hotel, Atlanta, GA, February 16 and 17, 2001
  • Attended conference entitled “Psychopharmacology in Practice: Clinical and Research Update 1998.” The purpose of this conference was to provide professionals with a comprehensive update of the most recent advances in the drug treatment of  mental disorders. The event was sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health.
    Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, MD, November 20 and 21, 1998
  • Delivered GSAMS presentation as Director of Fort Valley State University/Department of Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program. The presentation was a part of conference entitled “Approaches for the Mobilizing Family and Community Strengths with Diverse Populations.” The event was sponsored by The University of Georgia School of Social Work.
    Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA, May 1, 1998
  • Attended the Ninth Annual Southeastern Teaching of Psychology Conference. The purpose of this conference was to better enhance the skills and knowledge of instructors in the field of Psychology. In addition, techniques were shared as to how to make students more active participants in the classroom. The conference was sponsored in part by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
    Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA, February 28-March 1997
  • Spoke with At-Risk Youth ranging in age from 12 to 16 about drug and alcohol abuse among their peers as well as in the home. The program was sponsored by the Fort Valley Chapter of LINKS, Inc. in partnership with the Fort Valley State University – Department of Children and Youth Services Mentoring Program.
    Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA, February 6, 1996

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE-PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC-RELATED

Vice Chair of SACSCOC Compliance Steering Committee: 2018 – Present
Member of SACSCOC Committee on Academic & Social Support Services: 2018 – Present
Chair of Online Learning Committee: 2017 – Present
Faculty Senator (FVSU): 2014 – Present
Agricultural and Laboratory Animal Care and Use Committee: 2016 – Present
Fort Valley State University Psychology Club- Advisor: 2014 – Present
General Education Advisory Committee (CGTC): 2004 – 2014
Faculty Senator (FVSU): 2000 – 2004
FVSU High School Quiz Bowl-Judge: 2001 – 2003
Library Advisory/Planning Committee, Chair: 2000 – 2001
Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
American Taekwondo Association

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Research Interests

Research interests include all matters related to stress and quality of life. The presence of stress and stress-related illnesses among caregiver populations is also an area of focus. My dissertation research was entitled “Perception of Parenthood as a Moderator between Typically Developing Children and Caregiver Quality of Life.” This quantitative research hypothesized that those parents with typically developing children in addition to a special needs child would have a greater perception of parenthood and quality of life when compared to those parents with a special needs child and no other children.

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests include a vast majority of bachelor’s level psychology courses. These include Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Behavioral Statistics, Psychology of Religion, Conflict Resolution, and Mental Well-Being and Aging. While these are not all classes taught, they do represent those preferred.

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

1. Dr. Komanduri Murty, Chair
Department of Behavioral Sciences/Psychology
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030
478-825- 6624
murtyk@fvsu.edu

2. Dr. Jerry Haywood, Psychology Coordinator
Department of Behavioral Sciences/Psychology
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030
478-825- 6744
haywoodj@fvsu.edu

3. Dr. Diane Byrd
Department of Behavioral Sciences/Psychology
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030
478-825- 6082
byrdd@fvsu.edu

PUBLICATIONS

Chatmon, R. L. & Murty, K. S. (2019). Typically developing children and their impact on parental caregivers’ quality of life: The role of perception. Lake Charles, LA: Green Legacy Publishing.
Chatmon, R. L. (2017). Perception of parenthood as a moderator between typically developing children and caregiver quality of life (10289420). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (1935998703).
Gerow, J. & Chatmon, R. L. (2012). Basic psychology, (3rd ed.).  Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.
Gerow, J. (with Chatmon, R. L., & Crews, D.). (2009). Basic Psychology, (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.
Gerow, J. (with Chatmon, R. L., & Crews, D.). (2008). Basic Psychology. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.
Gerow, J. (with Chatmon, R. L., & Crews, D.). (2006). Basic Psychology. Reno, NV: Bent Tree Press.