Faculty & Staff

Brea Banks Wimbley

Assistant Professor
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Raised in Chicago's south suburbs. Former women's basketball player at ISU - go Birds! Dedicated to serving children and families who hold marginalized identities. Thoroughly enjoys interacting with students and training future psychologists.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • PSY 432.Sec 001 Theory And Practice Of Cognitive Assessment
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Cognitive Assessment, Theories and Practice of Counseling Children and Adolescents, Multicultural Psychological Practice
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Microaggression; Student of color experiences in higher education; Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Ph D School Psychology - 2015
  • Illinois State University
  • Normal IL
  • BA Psychology & Philosophy - 2010
  • Illinois State University
  • Normal, IL
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Banks, B. M. & D’Santiago V. (in press). A preliminary evaluation of efforts to diversify psychology. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

  • Roberts, H., Harris, R., Krehbiel, C., Banks, B. M., Jackson, B., & Needelman, H., (2016). Examining disparities in the long term follow-up of neonatal intensive care unit graduates. Journal of Neonatal Nursing. 22, 250-256

  • Kupzyk, S., Banks, B. M., & Chadwell, M. (2016). Collaborating with refugee families to increase early literacy opportunities: A pilot investigation. Contemporary School Psychology, 20, 1-13.

  • Doepke, K. J., Banks, B. M., Mays, J. F., Toby, L. M., & Landau, S. (2014). Co-occurring emotional and behavior problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In L. Wilkinson (Ed.), Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescence: Evidence-based Assessment and Intervention in Schools (pp. 125-148). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Kremsreiter, J., Banks, B. M., & D’Santiago, V. (2012). Recruitment and retention efforts for diversity at Illinois State University. From Science to Practice, 5, 17-19.   

  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Banks, B. M. (May 2017). The Impact of Microaggressions – An Introductory Training. Training presentation prepared for the Geisinger Health System.

  • Banks, B. M. (March 2017). Identity Development and Mental Health. Facilitated workshop on racial/ethnic identity development and resiliency for self-identified Black women at Colorado State University.

  • Banks, B. M. (March 2017). Take a Seat at the Table and Have Some Lemonade: A Discussion of Black Womanhood. Facilitated workshop on Black womanhood using the latest Beyonce and Solange works at Colorado State University.

  • Banks, B. M. (Fall 2016). Doing the Work and Maintaining Resilience. Workshop presented on two occasions to separate groups students who work at the Colorado State University’s Women and Gender Advocacy Center. 

  • Shriver, M. D., Banks, B., Chadwell, M., Allen, K. (2015). An examination of treatment wording on treatment and therapist acceptability. Poster presented at the annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention, San Antonio, TX.

  • Rohan, A., Banks, B. M., Leja, A. M., Landau, S. L. (2015, February). Mediating effect of context and coping on Black racial identity. Poster presented at the annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Orlando, FL.

  • Banks, B. M., Moore, N.A., Sondalle, A.A, Pfister, K. M. (2014, February). Developmentally appropriate social skills interventions for children with autism. Paper Session presented at the annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Washington, DC.

  • Banks, B. M. (2014, February). The impact of microaggressions and stereotype threat in schools. Poster presented at the annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Washington, DC.

  • Mays, J. F., Toby, L. M., Banks, B. M., Doepke, K. J., & Landau, S. (2013, February). Co-occurring Psychiatric Conditions in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Paper presented at the annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Seattle, WA.

  • Banks, B. M., D’Santiago, V. D., Kremsreiter, J., Levine, R., Ranade, E., Jackson, S. (2013, February). Diversifying the Field: An Interactive Training for School Psychology Leaders. Mini-skills Session presented at the annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Seattle, WA.

  • Ferrero Baker, B. & Banks, B. M. (2011, February). Theories of Adolescent Impulsivity and Sexual Risk-taking. Poster presented at the annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, San Francisco, CA.

  • NASPA IV-West Rising Star Award - New Professional
  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • 2017
  • Dr. Blanche M. Hughes Distinguished Faculty/ Staff Award
  • Colorado State University
  • 2017