Yells, David P.
Title:
Dean - College of HSS
Office:
LA 209
Phone:
(801) 863-8585
Fax:
(801) 863-7383
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Last Updated: 8/27/14 -

Curriculum Vitae

David P. Yells, Ph.D.

 

Current Work Address                           

Dean

College of Humanities & Social Sciences            

Utah Valley University                                            

800 W. University Parkway                                   

Orem, UT 84058                                                   

yellsda@uvu.edu

801-863-8585

 

Education

University of Nebraska                                                         Ph.D. Developmental Psychobiology 1994

University of Nebraska                                                         MA Physiological Psychology, 1990

Bellevue University                                                               BA Psychology, 1987       

 

Academic Appointments

 

May 2009-Present

Dean

College of Humanities & Social Science

Utah Valley University

 

Jul 2008-April 2009 

Interim Dean

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Utah Valley University

 

Jan 2008-Jul 2008

Interim Associate Dean

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Utah Valley State College

 

2005-2008

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Behavioral Science

Utah Valley State College

Orem, UT

 

2001-2005

Assistant Professor and Chair

Department of Behavioral Science

Utah Valley State College

Orem, UT

 

1999- 2001

Assistant Professor

Department of Behavioral Science

Utah Valley State College

Orem, UT

 

1998-1999

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

University of Nebraska at Omaha

 

1997-1998

Instructor, Psychology

Metropolitan Community College

Omaha, NE

 

1996-1999

Instructor, Psychology

Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs, IA

 

1994-1996

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Department of Psychiatry

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE                                                                                                                

 

1992-1999

Instructor, Psychology

Buena Vista University

Council Bluffs, IA

 

1989-1998

Instructor

Department of Psychology

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, NE

 

Teaching Interests

General (Introductory Psychology), Physiological Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Psychopharmacology, Abnormal Psychology, Experimental Psychology

Research Interests

Neurobiology of Sexual Behavior, Neurobiology of Psychopathology, Learning and Memory

 

Publications

 

 

Yells, D. P., & Deffenbacher, K. A. (2009). Retrieval-induced forgetting for abstract nouns.      

Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 12, 123.

 

Yells, D. P., & Deffenbacher, K. A. (2006). Retrieval-induced forgetting and levels of  processing during initial study phase. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 11, 117.

 

McDonald, R., & Yells, D. P. (2006). Ethics in the Professions (editor).

 

Yells, D. P. (2006). Ethical concerns regarding pharmaceutical trials. In Ethics in the Professions. R. McDonald and D. Yells, eds.

 

Yells, D. P., & Deffenbacher, K. A. (2005). Conditions influencing retrieval-induced forgetting in episodic memory. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 10, 2019.

 

Yells, D. P., & Deffenbacher, K. A. (2004). Retrieval-induced forgetting as a function of intermediate retrieval task.  Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 9, 5018.

 

Yells, D. P. (2003). Genetically modified organisms: Risks, benefits, and controversies. In Sustainability in Theory and Practice, D. Keller and A. Simon, eds.

 

Singh, J., Glover, S., Bitters, W., & Yells, D. P. (2003). Perceptions of Leadership in Utah County.  Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

 

Yells, D. P., & Deffenbacher, K. A. (2003). Retrieval-induced forgetting from episodic memory: Free recall versus recognition. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 8, 4119.

 

Yells, D. P. (2003). Test bank to accompany Nevid’s Psychology: Concepts and Applications. Houghton-Mifflin, Boston, MA.

 

Yells, D. P., & Deffenbacher, K. A. (2002). Episodic associations and retrieval-induced forgetting. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 7, 2327.


Prendergast, M. A., Yells, D. P., Balogh, S. E., Paige, S. R., & Hendricks, S. E. (2002).    Fluoxetine differentially suppresses sucrose solution consumption in free-fed and food-deprived rats-reversal by amantadine. Medical Science Monitor, 8.

 

Prendergast, M.A., Hendricks, S. E., Yells, D. P., Balogh, S. E., & Paige, S. R.  (1996). Conditioned taste aversion induced by fluoxetine.  Physiology and Behavior, 60, 311-315.

 

Yells, D. P., Prendergast, M. A., Hendricks, S. E., & Miller, M. E.  (1995).  Monoaminergic influences on temporal patterning of sexual behavior in male rats.  Physiology and Behavior, 8, 847-852.

 

Yells, D. P., Prendergast, M. A., Hendricks, S. E., & Nakamura, M.  (1994).  Fluoxetine-induced inhibition of male rat copulatory behavior: Modification by lesions of the nucleus paragigantocellularis.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 49, 121-127.

 

Yells, D. P., Prendergast, M. A., & Hendricks, S. E.  (1992).  Lesions of the nucleus paragigantocellularis: Effects on mating behavior in male rats.  Brain Research, 595, 73-79.

 

Koskinen, I., Hendricks, S. E., Yells, D. P., Fitzpatrick, D., & Graber, B.  (1991).  Yohimbine and naloxone: Effects on sexual behavior.  Physiology and Behavior, 50, 589-593.

 

Presentations

 

Fletcher, A. T., & Yells, D. P. (2012). The production effect explored. Presented at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference in Reno, NV.

 

Sundwall, P. & Yells, D. P. (2012). The production effect: Further studies on a memory enhancing phenomenon. Presented at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference in Reno, NV.

 

Yells, D. P. (2011). Bioengineering: Fear and Loathing in the 21st Century. Presented at Humanities Education and Research Association Conference In San Francisco, CA.

 

Yells, D. P. (2010) Further examination of the production effect. Presented at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference in Denver, CO.

 

Yells, D. P. (2009). Current trends in Psychopharmacology. UVU Student Health Services Clinical Research Forum.

 

Yells, D. P., & Cannon, S. (2007). Further studies on retrieval-induced forgetting in episodic memory. Presented at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference in Denver, CO.

 

Yells, D. P. (2007). Ethical Implications of Pharmaceutical Trials. Presented at Annual UVSC conference by the faculty. Orem, UT.

 

Yells, D. P. (2006). Review of Abstinence Only Education. Presented at Annual UVSC Ethics Awareness Week in Orem, Utah.

 

Geddes, J. D., & Yells, D. P. (2006). Para-professional staff effectiveness and training: A review of research. Presented at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Meeting, Park City, Utah.


 

Yells, D. P., Campbell, T., & Dawley, K. (2006). Retrieval-induced forgetting in episodic memory for verbs. Presented at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Meeting, Park City, Utah.

 

Dewsnup, K. , & Yells, D. P. (2004). Retrieval-induced forgetting with cued recall versus free recall. Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Meeting, Reno, NV.

 

Palmer, M., & Yells, D. P. (2004). Further studies on retrieval-induced forgetting in episodic memory.  Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Meeting, Reno, NV.

 

Yells, D. P. (2003). Pharmacotherapy of addiction. Presented to Utah State Substance Abuse Division

 

Yells, D. P. (2003). Genetically modified organisms: Promises and perils.  Presented to annual UVSC Faculty Conference

 

Palmer, M., Koh, K.-R., & Yells, D. P. (2003). Further evidence for retrieval-induced forgetting in episodic memory. Presented at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference in Denver, CO.

 

Singh, J., Glover, S., Bitters, W., & Yells, D. P. (2003). Perceptions of Leadership in Utah County.  Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Warren, E., & Yells, D. P. (2003). Effects of level of processing on retrieval-induced forgetting. Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Nichols, A. J., & Yells, D. P. (2002). An examination of self-esteem development among adolescents enrolled at an emotional growth boarding school. Presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference in Park City, UT.

 

Fulton, J., Doty, K., & Yells, D. P. (2002). Levels of processing and retrieval-induced forgetting. Presented at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference in Park City, UT.

 

Yells, D. P. (2001). American cognitive psychology. Presented to annual UVSC Faculty Conference.

 

Yells, D. P. (2001). Animal models of psychopathology. Presented to UVSC Integrated Studies Forum for Faculty Research.

 

Yells, D. P.  (2000).  The neurobiology of schizophrenia.  Presented at Utah Valley State College Faculty Conference

 

Yells, D. P.  (1999).  The neurobiology of sexual orientation: Is anatomy destiny?  Paper presented at the Utah Valley State College Conference on Gender Issues

 

Rappaport, M. S., & Yells, D. P.  (1996).  Amantadine induces c-fos expression in the striatum. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D. C.

 

Rappaport, M. S., Yells, D. P., Paige, S. R., & Hendricks, S. E.  (1996) Amantadine disrupts prepulse inhibition in rats.  American Psychiatric Association.  New York, NY.

Nakamura, M., Yells, D. P., Jacques, D., Burke, W., Paige, S., & Hendricks, S. E.  (1995).  Fluoxetine affects monoamines in discrete brain regions.  Society of Biological Psychiatry,  Miami, FL.

Nakamura, M., Yells, D. P., Jacques, D., & Hendricks, S. E. (1994).  Changes in dopamine conncentrations in discrete brain regions as a consequence of sexual behavior and fluoxetine treatment in male rats.  Society for Neuroscience, Miami, FL.

 

Yells, D. P., Hendricks, S. E.,  Prendergast, M. A., Wieseler, J., & Miller, M.  (1994).  Lesions of  the nucleus paragigantocellularis diminish the effects of a DA antagonist but not a 5-HT1B agonist on male rat sexual behavior.  Conference on Reproductive Behavior, Bethlehem, PA.

 

Hendricks, S. E., Yells, D. P., Balogh, S., Prendergast, M. A., Miller, M., Rosa-Molinar, E., Jacques, D., Paige, S., & Fitzpatrick, D.  (1993).  Monoaminergic manipulations and sexual behavior: A human-rat comparative study.  Conference on Reproductive Behavior, East Lansing, MI.

 

Yells, D. P., Hendricks, S. E.,  Miller, M. Prendergast, M. A., & Nakamura, M.  (1993).  Effects of amantadine on pharmacologically-induced suppression of male rat copulatory behavior.  Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D. C.

 

Prendergast, M.A., Hendricks, S. E., Yells, D. P.,  Paige, S. R., & Balogh, S. E. (1992).  The effects of serotonergic agonism on consumption of rewarding and aversive substances.Second International Symposium on Serotonin from Cell Biology to Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Houston, TX.

 

Yells, D. P., Prendergast, M. A., Hendricks, S. E.,  Nakamura, M., Fitzpatrick, D., & Rosa-Molinar, E.  (1992).  Fluoxetine-induced inhibition of male rat sexual behavor: Possible role for the nucleus paragigantocellularis.  Society for Neuroscience, Anaheim, CA.

 

Prendergast, M. A., Skaar, K., Hendricks, S. E., Yells, D. P., & Fitzpatrick, D.  (1991). Inhibition of feeding by a non-specific 5-HT agonist, 5-HTP, and fluoxetine. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

 

Yells, D. P., Hendricks, S. E, Graber B., & Fitzpatrick. D.  (1989).  Pharmacologic influences on sexual behavior in male rats.  Society for Neuroscience, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Hsieh, D., Hendricks, S. E, Yells, D. P., & Graber B.  (1989).  Induction of anxiety-like behaviors in rats.  Society for Neuroscience, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Koskinen, I., Hendricks, S. E., Graber, B., Yells, D. P., & Fitzpatrick, D. (1989).  Alpha-2-adrenergic and opiate receptor block: Effects on male rat sexual behavior.  Conference on Reproductive Behavior. Saratoga Springs, NY.

 

Service Activities

 

Chair, Behavioral Science Clinical Psychologist Hiring Committee (2000)

Chair, Behavioral Science Social Psychologist Hiring Committee (2000)

HASS Dean Hiring Committee (2002)

Student Fees Committee (2001-2005)

General Education Committee (2001-2008)

Honors Program Faculty Committee (2005-Present)

Bachelor of General Studies Ad Hoc Committee (2006)

Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Program Reviewer (2002-Present)

Wasatch Mental Health Citizens Advisory Board (2005-2007)

Center for the Study of Ethics Advisory Board (2002-2008)

Center for the Advancement of Leadership Advisory Board (2007-Present)

Service Learning Committee (2004)

Chair, School of the Arts Dean Search Committee (2009)

Chair, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs Search Committee (2012)

 

 

 

Professional Memberships

Rocky Mountain Psychological Association

Society for Computers in Psychology

American Association of University Professors

 

Awards

            1996 Buena Vista University Adjunct Faculty of the Year

            2006 Utah Valley State College Alumni Outstanding Faculty Award

            2008 Utah Valley State College Executive Leadership Forum Graduate

 

Grants

            2003 Utah Valley State College Foundation: $2, 000 for adjunct faculty training

            2006 Utah Valley State College Foundation: $2, 000 for Evening/Weekend School promotion