Post-Graduate Editors

Brianna Lopez

Brianna Lopez (she/her) graduated in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science and minors in Women’s & Gender Studies and Philosophy. She is one of the founding members of Psyche, Ball State’s new undergraduate psychology peer-reviewed journal. This project was inspired by her work with Stance, Ball State’s international undergraduate philosophy journal. During her time at Ball State, Brianna was a research assistant in Dr. Lee’s lab where she worked on projects in collaboration with the Youth Opportunity Center in Muncie. and in Dr. Thiem’s lab where she worked on a project which assessed racial stereotypes about danger. Brianna also conducted her own research as part of an Honors Fellowship and an Honors Senior Thesis. She was also an Honors Peer Mentor, President of NAMI at Ball State, and a board member for Ball State’s chapter of Psi Chi. Brianna also served as a teaching assistant for the psychology department, which inspired her dream of becoming a psychology professor! Currently, Brianna is teaching English in Bulgaria as part of a Fulbright English Teaching Scholarship.

In her free time, Brianna enjoys spending time outside doing things like hiking, kayaking, and skiing. In addition, she loves reading, music, movies, and being with friends.


Kimberly Ingold 

Kimberly Ingold (she/her) graduated in May 2022 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychological Science and Criminal Justice/Criminology and a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies. During her time at Ball State, Kimberly was a founding member of Psyche, an Honors College Peer Mentor, member of the Immersive Learning Student Advisory Board, member of ActiveMinds, Vice President of Ball State’s Psi Chi (International Honor Society in Psychology) chapter, President of Ball State’s Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society) chapter, and research assistant in the Personality and Psychopathology (P2) Lab. Additionally, at Ball State, Kimberly conducted original research as part of the Honors Undergraduate Fellows Program and Teacher-Scholar Program while also completing a Honors Senior Thesis. Lastly, she worked as the Statewide Juvenile Mentoring Co-Director at HOPE (Helping Offenders Prosper through Employment) Mentoring for several years.

Currently, Kimberly is a graduate student at Illinois State University earning her M.S. in Criminal Justice Sciences before pursuing her Ph.D. in 2024. Outside of academics, Kimberly enjoys roller skating, thrifting, watching documentaries, and hanging out with friends.



Mawsoof Ali 

Mawsoof Ali (he/him) is a senior at Ball State University studying psychology. In addition to his editor position at Psyche, he is an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Tayla Lee’s Personality and Psychopathology (P2) Lab, where he is assisting with research conducted in collaboration with the Youth Opportunity Center. His primary academic interest is psychopathology in underserved, marginalized communities, particularly trauma reactions in individuals who are immigrants or refugees. As such, Mawsoof previously served refugee youth as a mentor and tutor with the Halimah Project in East Lansing, MI. He also worked with adolescents staying at the Julian Center (a domestic violence shelter in Indianapolis) as a Youth Department Intern. Additionally, he has experience as a group leader in Spartan Support Network, a peer led mental health support group at Michigan State University. After graduating this December, he plans on pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology to gain the training and education necessary to serve minority communities as a researcher and clinician. Outside of academics, Mawsoof is an avid fan of basketball, football, and hip-hop.


Kyla Romines

Kyla Romines is an undergraduate majoring in psychology and minoring in criminal justice/criminology and ASL at Ball State University. Her research interests include the psychology of language and memory. She is a part of the ASL Club, a drop-in math tutor at the satellite learning center in the Robert Bell Building, and was a part of the opening committee this year. Academically, Romines is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) and the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 41. She is interested in forensic psychology and plans on getting a Master’s in psychology with a focus on criminal justice and forensics.






Faculty Supervisors

Dr. Kristin Ritchey

Dr. Kristin Ritchey (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University, where she serves as the department’s Assistant Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Ritchey teaches introductory psychology, cognitive psychology, a capstone research seminar, and supervises a variety of undergraduate independent study courses, research assistants, honors theses, and Master’s theses. Dr. Ritchey’s research interests include adult reading comprehension and the scholarship of teaching and learning.




Dr. Nilou Lueke

Dr. Nilou Lueke is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University. She received her Ph.D. from an interdisciplinary Neuroscience program. She teaches Psychopathology, Introduction to Neuroscience, and Neuropharmacology, and supervises research assistants and student theses. Dr. Lueke’s research interests include self-criticism, mindfulness and neuropsychological performance, and health psychology.





Dr. Adam Lueke

Dr. Adam Lueke is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University. He has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a focus on Social Psychology. He teaches Psychological Statistics and Research Seminar, and his research interests include mindfulness, cognitive biases, and political correctness.









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