Graduate Students

PhD Students

   Joshua Upshaw‘s interests involve investigating the neural correlates related to the constructs of mindfulness, creativity, and imagination. Specifically, how these areas can be applied to aspects within the educational, organizational, and aging population contexts. Joshua graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Business Management. He volunteers with Canopy NWA, a refugee resettlement and advocacy organization. In his spare time, he enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, exercising, meditating, and being outside in the garden or on a river.


Potential postdocs, please contact Dr. Zabelina at to indicate your interest.