Associate Professor

Degrees: M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University

Expertise: Child Clinical, Health Psychology

Fall 2017 Courses

PS 100.54 Intro to Psychology: Perspectives in Social Justice T  R 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
PS 262.51 Adolescent Development T R 12:30 – 1:45 pm
PS 455.51 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology T R 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Fall 2017 Office Hours

W 12:00 – 5:00 pm
R 3:30 – 5:00 pm
and by appointment


  • examination of adherence with infection control (IC) guidelines in individuals with cystic fibrosis
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • adolescent development, culture, & perspectives


    • Meeks, L. & Loye Masterson, T. (2016) Parties, Dorms and Social Norms: A Crash Course in Safe Living for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum
    • Berliner, R. & Loye Masterson, T. (in press). Promoting empathy development in the early childhood and elementary classroom. Journal of Research in Childhood Education.
    • Loye Masterson, T., & Meeks, L. M. (2014). What support might help students with autism at university?. Good Autism Practice (GAP), 15(1), 47-53.
    • Loye Masterson, T., Dimitriou F., Turko, K., & McPartland, J. (October, 2012). An undergraduate course and practicum in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI 10.1007/s10803-012-1673-y
    • Loye Masterson, T., Wildman, B.G., Newberry, B.H., & Omlor, G.J. (March, 2011). Impact of age and gender on adherence to infection control guidelines and medical regimens in cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 46(3); 295-301. DOI: 10.1002/ppul.21366
    • Loye Masterson, T., Wildman, B.G., Newberry, B.H. & Omlor, G.J. (2008). Compliance with Infection Control in Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43: 435-442. DOI: 10.1002/ppul.20781
    • Seftel, A.D., Strohl, K.P., Loye, T.L., Bayard, D., Kress, J. & Netzer, N.C. (2002).  Erectile dysfunction and symptoms of sleep disorders. Sleep; 25(6), 643-7.


      • Grauel Faculty Fellowship Recipient (2015-2016)
      • Recipient of the Curtis W. Miles Faculty Service Award (2014)
      • Awarded a Mandel Grant to develop programming for the LGBTQ population at JCU and will be collaborating with multiple student and staff organizations (2014)
      • Recipient of the David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service (2012)
      • Nominated for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty (2012)
      • Recipient of funding award from the Ad Hoc Review Committee for New Academic Programs to develop a new course/practicum in autism spectrum disorders (2009)
      • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Student Traineeship Grant  (2006)
      • Applied Psychology Center Student Under-Researched Population Award (2006)


      •  September 2009: Passed the Ohio State Board of Psychology Oral Jurisprudence Exam in Professional Psychology; Ohio License #:6584
      • April 2009: Passed the national Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)
      • 2007-2008: Pediatric Psychology Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
      • 2006-2007: Pediatric Psychology Resident, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Division of Behavioral Health
      • 2006: Student Clinician, Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Neurodevelopmental Center
      • 2005-2006: Assistant Director, Kent State University Psychological Clinic
      • 2004 – 2005  Student Clinician, Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
      • 2002 – 2005: Student Clinician, Kent State University Psychological Clinic
      • 1998: Direct Care Worker, MaryCrest Residential Treatment Center


      • Serve on the advisory board for Red Flags National, a school-based depression awareness and intervention program funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health (2014-present)
      • Served on the selection Committee for the Millor Orator (Spring 2014)
      •  Named to Center for Service and Social Action (CSSA) Director Search Committee (Spring 2014)
      •  Facilitate many placements of students trained in autism with local families to provide care and behavioral tutoring for their children on the spectrum. Over 20 families paired with students (or via organizations) (2011-present)Volunteered and fundraised alongside students at JCU for the “Strike it Big for Milestones” bowling event (February 2014)
      • Assist with the Blue and Gold Buddies group; this group pairs students with autism spectrum disorders from the Milestones Autism Organization with JCU students in recreational activities on campus (2012-present)
      • Served as conference co-chairwoman of the Milestones Autism Conference 2014
      • Worked with the Center for Service and Social Action to develop a placement at the Monarch Center for Autism at Bellefaire; student placement began in Fall 2012 and I (alongside Dr. Denise Ben-Porath) are in the process of developing an internship program at Monarch Center for Autism (Fall 2013)
      • Have coordinated 6 JCU students to serve as behavioral coaches for students with autism in the community (2012)
      • Serve on the Arrupe Scholars Interview Committee (2012 – present)
      • Serve on the JCU Health Advisory Group (2012 – present)
      • Faculty Advisor for Autism Speaks U Chapter at John Carroll University (2011 – present)
      • Faculty Advisor of Psychology Club and Psi Chi National Honor Society (2009 – present)
      • Coordinate Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism Internships (2008 – present)
      • Actively incorporate service learning into Adolescent Development, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Psychology of Autism, and Psychopathology courses (2008-present)
      • Featured in the marketing video for the Center for Service and Social Action at JCU (2012)
      • Participated in the “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” in Cleveland, Ohio as the JCU Department of Psychology Team; coordinated several JCU student volunteers (2011, 2009)
      • Participated in the Lerner School for Autism 19th Anniversary Run (2011)
      • Acted as a supervisor (and volunteer) for Cultivating Community; coordinated group of 6 student volunteers at St. Thomas Aquinas  School (2011)
      • Co-lead the First Annual Transitions Symposium at John Carroll University (2011)


      • Advisor, Autism Speaks U
      • Association for Behavior Analysis (2012- present)
      • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Pediatric Pulmonology (2010 – present)
      • Psi Chi, The National Honor Society of Psychology, Member (2009 – present)
      • American Psychological Association (APA), Member (2001-present)
      • Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) Member (2009 –2011)
      • Society of Pediatric Psychology, Member (2001-present)
      • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2007-2008)
      • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management (2007-2008)
      • Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron – Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Leadership Council (2003-2004)