Valerie Bussell, PhD

Valerie Bussell


Office Address: HNTN 322
Phone: (281) 649-3051
Associate Professor of Psychology


  • BS in Art Education, TX all level certification, University of Houston
  • MA in Social Psychology, University of Houston
  • PhD in Social Psychology, University of Houston

Courses Taught

  • General Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Graduate Research Seminar
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Theories of Personality
  • Graduate Seminar on Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors
  • Social Psychology

Teaching Focus

Psychological Research, Personality, and Social Psychology would be my expertise.


Bussell, V.A. & Naus, M.J. (2010). A longitudinal investigation of coping and posttraumatic growth in breast cancer survivors.  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 28(1), 61-78. 

Naus, M.J., Bussell, V.A., Llewellyn, A., & Baker, S. (Eds.).  (2004). Health psychology and behavioral medicine:  A book of readings. Pearson Prentice Hall: New Jersey.

Bussell, V.A. (2003).  Fourteen web articles ancillary to Engler, B. (2003). Personality theories: An introduction.  New York: Houghton Mifflin.  

Awards and Honors

  • University Piper Professor Nominee (2009-2010)
  • Opal Goolsby Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence (May, 2008)
  • Previous nominations for Opal Goolsby and Advisor of the year
  • Research and Development Committee, Chair (2008)

Additional Information

Dr. Bussell previously served on several University committees to include Research & Development Committee which she chaired in 2008. She has also served several years as officer and representative to the University Faculty Assembly for the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Bussell is also a certified Stephen Minister.