rosenberg1Dr. David Rosenberg,
Professor of Psychology

Email:  [email protected]
Phone: 434-791-5768
Office: Frith Hall 313

All it takes is a moment — simply watch Dr. David Rosenberg walk across campus, notice how often he’s stopped by a variety of students, observe how he interacts with them all personally, sincerely … obviously interested in their concerns. That’s all it takes to know that Rosenberg is a born teacher.

A natural teacher who was born, interestingly enough, in Mexico City. “On occasion I’ll speak Spanish with my mother,” he says, “but I don’t have a strong command of the language so I don’t feel like I’m truly bilingual. I was also raised in northern Virginia.”  Rosenberg was teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University when he saw an opening at Averett, seeking a psychologist with clinical experience, someone to focus on the applied (not experimental) side of psychology. He visited, got the job and is now the Chair of the department..

“Honestly, I knew I wanted to be in a place that valued teaching, not where the professor’s entire life centers around research,” he says. Licensed as clinical psychologist in 1996, he feels strongly that his private practice (he holds a quarter-time position with Counseling and Psychological Services) keeps him current: “When I teach abnormal psychology, for instance, I’m able to use real issues, real [anonymous] case studies. It makes a big difference.”

Rosenberg is a tireless health and wellness advocate; a nonstop teacher. He is a certified T’ai Chi Fundamentals instructor, a certified Reiki (Japanese Relaxation Therapy) master instructor, an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner (integrating energy medicine with other practices, including psychotherapy) and a certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist, just to mention a few.

“It’s all about wellness,” he says. “Psychology in the 21st century continues to evolve as a health profession, and my passions are health and teaching. The goal, of course, is to combine those every day with as many students as possible. If one twenty-something person gets it — that is, understands the relationships among therapies, energy, spirituality, intuition, physical and emotional health— you see the awareness of healing revealed in their eyes. That’s fantastic. That’s huge.”


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Virginia

Dr. David B. Hanbury
Associate Professor of Psychology

email: [email protected]
PhoneL 434-791-5745
Office: Frith Hall 424



  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Comparative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Experimental Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Master of Arts, Experimental Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi


Primate models of behavior and disease, Comparative psychology, Animal behavior, Environmental impact on behavior and physiology

Major Publications:

  • Andrews, R. N., Dugan, G. O., Peiffer, A. M., Hawkins, G. A., Hanbury, D. B., Bourland, J. D., Hampson, R. E., Deadwyler, S. A., & Cline, J. M. (2019). White matter is the predilection site of late-delayed radiation-induced brain injury in nonhuman primates. Radiation Research, 191(3), 217-231.
  • Andrews, R. N., Metheny-Barlow, L. J., Peiffer, A. M., Hanbury, D. B., Tooze, J. A., Bourland, J. D., Hampson, R. E., Deadwyler, S. A., & Cline, J. M. (2017). Cerebrovascular remodeling and neuroinflammation is associated with late-delayed radiation induced brain injury in nonhuman primates. Radiation Research, 187(5), 599-611.
  • Hanbury, D. B., Peiffer, A. M., Dugan, G., Andrews, R. N., & Cline, J. M. (2016). Long-term cognitive functioning in single-dose, total-body gamma-irradiated rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Radiation Research, 186(5), 447-454.
  • DeBo, R. J., Lees, C. J., Dugan, G. O., Caudell, D. L., Michalson, K. T., Hanbury, D. B., Kavanagh, K., Cline, J. M., & Register, T. C. (2016). Late effects of total body gamma irradiation on cardiac structure and function in male rhesus macaques. Radiation Research, 186(1), 55-64.
  • Dugan, G., O’Donnell, L., Hanbury, D. B., Cline, J. M., & Caudell, D. C. (2015). Assessment of Multiplate® aggregometry using citrate, heparin, or hirudin in rhesus macaques. Platelets, 26(8), 730-735.
  • Kessler, S. E., Scheumann, M., Hanbury, D. B., Nash, L. T., Zimmermann, E., & Watson, S. L. (2015). Screams in the night: Pilot study reveals moderate evidence for individual signatures in lorisoid vocalizations. International Journal of Primatology, 36(3), 666-678.
  • Hanbury, D. B., Robbins, M. E., Bourland, J. D., Wheeler, K. T., Peiffer, A. M., Mitchell, E. L., Daunais, J. B., Deadwyler, S. A., & Cline, J. M. (2015). Pathology of fractionated whole-brain irradiation in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Radiation Research, 183(3), 367-374.
  • Hanbury, D. B., Edens, K. D., Fontenot, M. B., Greer, T. F., McCoy, J. G., & Watson, S. L. (2013). Handedness and lateralised tympanic membrane temperature in relation to approach-avoidance behaviour in Garnett’s bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii). Laterality, 18(1), 120-133.
  • Hanbury, D. B., Edens, K. D., Legg, C. E., Harrell, S. P., Greer, T. F., & Watson, S. L. (2012). Age-related decline for lateralised prey capture in Garnett’s bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii). Laterality, 17(1), 111-118.
  • Hanbury, D. B., Edens, K. D., Legg, C. E., Fontenot, M. B., & Watson, S. L.  (2011). Food reinforcement effects on tympanic membrane temperature in response to restraint stress in Garnett’s bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii). Journal of Medical Primatology, 40(5), 354-356.
  • Hanbury, D. B., Edens, K. D., Bunch, D. A., Legg, C. E., & Watson, S. L. (2010). Multiple measures of laterality in Garnett’s bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii). American Journal of Primatology, 72(3), 206-216.
  • Highfill, L., Hanbury, D., Kristiansen, R., Kuczaj, S., & Watson, S. (2010). Rating versus coding in animal personality research. Zoo Biology, 29(4), 509-516.
  • Hanbury, D. B., Fontenot, M. B., Highfill, L. E., Bingham, W., Bunch, D., & Watson, S. L. (2009). Efficacy of auditory enrichment in a prosimian primate (Otolemur garnettii). Lab Animal, 38(4), 122-125.
  • Watson, S. L., McCoy, J. G., Fontenot, M. B., Hanbury, D. B., & Ward, C. P. (2009). L-tryptophan and correlates of self-injurious behavior in small-eared bushbabies (Otolemur garnettii). Journal of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, 48(2), 185-191.
  • Watson, S. L., & Hanbury, D. B. (2007). Prosimian primates as models of laterality.  In J. Wallis (Series Ed.) & W. D. Hopkins (Vol. Ed.), Special Topics in Primatology: Vol. 5.  The evolution of hemispheric specialization in primates (pp. 229-250). London: Academic Press.
  • Watson, S. L., McCoy, J. G., Stavisky, R. C., Greer, T. F., & Hanbury, D. (2005). Cortisol response to relocation stress in Garnett’s Bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii). Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science, 44(3), 22-24.