Kappes

Bruno Kappes

Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology
NSB 223

(907) 786-1719
bmkappes@alaska.edu
http://hosting.uaa.alaska.edu/afbmk/

Education

  • Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1978
  • M.A., University of Missouri, 1975
  • B.A., University of Missouri, 1973

Biography

Hello and welcome. I have been fortunate to have had 43-years of university teaching experience, including 3-years at University of Missouri and 3-years at Kansas State University. As professor emeritus, I have served 37-years as a tenured professor of psychology and health science at University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Additionally, I have achieved over 30-years of clinical experience as a licensed psychologist, certified biofeedback therapist, and certified medical psychotherapist in private practice with over 500 patients. Teaching and research interests include extensive clinical and forensic expert testimony experience with identifying, assessing and treating traumatic stress, chronic pain, insomnia, personal injury, custody, and criminal assessments. I have also earned seven Excellence and Innovation Teaching Awards (two were Chancellor's Teaching Awards), seven CAS college Faculty Merit Awards, three Research Awards, Chancellor's Service Award and a Distinguished Faculty Senate Award. Most recently, I was honored at UAA graduation ceremonies with the University of Alaska Foundations highest Award, the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence 2016.

During my career I developed extensive experience and interest in elearning and distance delivery of psychology courses. Over the last 37-years, I have pioneered distance delivery psychology course instruction via teleconferencing, including live televised courses statewide in Alaska and Hawaii, as well as video, DVD, and Internet. This has lead to providing elearning psychology courses for up to 900 students per year, 300 per semester, in subjects that include general, abnormal, stress, forensic, and trauma. Have presented numerous national and international presentations over the years across 15 foreign countries multiple times, for example, presented at the 2008 iLearning forum in Paris, France as well as EDULEARN10 in Barcelona, Spain and for the Biofeedback Foundations of Europe, 2010 in Rome, Italy. Served as a 2011 international advisory board member and presented recently in 2013 for INTED in Valencia, Spain. Presented two presentations in 2012 on Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback for Academy of Psychology and Behavior in Tianjin, China. As a member of several program committees, I also presented and chaired sessions for ePIC in 2011, 2012, & 2014 in London, England.  Recent USA presentations include virtually for OTC 2012 in California, USA, with 2200+ YouTube views as well as presented, reviewed and chaired sessions at the 2013 Online Learning Consortium conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Have served on the program committee, convener, and presenter for 2013 AAEEBL in Boston, Mass.  Psychology Associate Editorial Board Member for (MERLOT- Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) since 2012. Since 2000, I have been an active university faculty pioneer, promoter, passionate leader and facilitator of several university-wide elearning and eportfolio initiatives that remain at the heart and science of my teaching and learning philosophy.

Forensic psychology research has focused on Insanity and the Death-Qualified Jury. In March 2014, Identifying Insanity-Qualified Jurors research was presented at the 30th Annual Symposium in Forensic Psychology, American College of Forensic Psychology, San Diego, California. Another national presentation in March 2015 was on Justice or Revenge: The Insanity-Qualified Jury presented at American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, American Psychological Association (Division 41), San Diego, California. Moreover, an international presentation with a much larger sample entitled, American Death-Qualified Jurors' Verdicts on Insanity, was presented in May 2015 at the Ninth Annual International Conference on Psychology, in Athens, Greece.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • General Psychology (eLearning)
  • Abnormal Psychology (eLearning)
  • Stress Management (eLearning)
  • Forensic Psychology (eLearning)
  • Traumatic Reactions (eLearning)
  • Health Psychology (eLearning)
  • Invited scholar/visiting professor of psychology & health science at the American University of Paris, France (2007-2008)
  • WWAMI Faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (1990-2016)
  • Visiting professor of psychology & health science in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu 8 Summers (1985, 1990, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004)

Professional & Department Service

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Certified Clinical Biofeedback Therapist
  • Certified Medical Psychotherapist
  • Director, Anchorage Biofeedback Clinic
  • Senator, University Faculty Senate 24 years
  • Union Representative, United Academics (2001-2008, 2010-2015)
  • Academic Computing Distance Learning & Information Technology (Chair 1997-2000 & Co-Chair 2001-2003) 24 year member
  • Editor and Reviewer for various peer reviewed professional journals

Research Interests

  • Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback applications for stress management, health, and medical psychotherapy
  • Clinical and forensic experience with traumatic stress, chronic pain, insomnia, personal injury, custody, and criminal assessments
  • Presented numerous local, regional, national, and international papers in the United States, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Russia, and Japan

Publications

Sample Publications

Kappes, B., Cao, M. (2014) Enhancing Evidence-based eLearning Performance by Teaching eFolio Thinking Competencie. ePIC Proceedings of the 12th ePortfolio &Identity Conference Accepted Papers, (pp. 39-40).

Kappes, B., Cao, M. (2013) eFolio Thinking in eLearning Psychology: Process and Product. EDULEARN13, Proceedings of Accepted Papers. CD ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8.

Kappes, B. (2012). Benefits of eFolio Thinking Across Several University eLearning Psychology Courses. ePIC Proceedings of the 10th ePortfolio &Identity Conference Papers, (pp. 20-21).

Kappes, B, (2011) Designing eLearning Environments Conducive to ePortfolio Identity Skill Development. ePIC Proceedings of the 9th ePortfolio &Identity Conference Accepted Papers, (pp. 253-258).

Kappes, B. (2010) Remembering Neal Miller. Biofeedback 38 (4) p. 130.

Kappes, B. (2010) eLearning strategies for facilitating a community of inquiry. EDULEARN10, Proceedings of Accepted Papers. CD ISBN: 978-84-613-9386-2. (pp. 3375 –3379).

Kappes, B. (2007) Stress, adaptation, and illness. In O. J. Z. Sahler & J. E. Carr (Eds.). The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care (2nd ed., pp. 55-62). Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe & Huber.

Kappes, B. (2007). Sensation. In O.J.Z Sahler, & J.E. Carr (Eds.). The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care, 2nd Ed. (pp.49-62). Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe & Huber.

Kappes, B. (2004) Biofeedback: An expert speaks. In Lynn Freeman (Author) Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2nd Ed. (230-232). Mosby, Inc.

Kappes, B. (2003). Challenges to assessing catastrophic psychological injuries: Clinical and forensic issues. In K.N. Anchor, J.E. Shmerling & J.M. Anchor (Eds.), The Catastrophic Injury Handbook (328-337). Dubuque, IA: Kendal/Hunt Pub. Co.

Kappes, B., & Pierce, C. (1994). State regulation of biofeedback and hypnosis by state psychological boards. Biofeedback, 26-30.

Kappes, B., Mills W., & O'Malley, J. (1993). Psychological and psychophysiological factors in the prevention and treatment of cold injuries. Alaska Medicine,131-140.

Workbooks/DVDs 

All course materials are now converted to eMedia on publishers' icloud server

Kappes, B. (2010) Forensic Psychology 486 Workbook Flash-drive, Pearson Publishing. ISBN 0-558-47302-4

Kappes, B. (2010) Abnormal Psychology 345 Workbook Flash-drive, Pearson Publishing. ISBN0-558-39153-2.

Kappes, B. (2010) Stress Management 380 Workbook Flash-drive, Pearson Publishing. ISBN 0-558-39203-2

Kappes, B. (2009) General Psychology 111 DVD Lectures (12). Pearson Publishing. ISBN 0-558-25669-4.

Kappes, B. (2009) Abnormal Psychology 345 DVD Lectures (13). Pearson Publishing. ISBN 0-558-28679-8.

Kappes, B. (2009) Stress Management 380 DVD Lectures (10). Pearson Publishing. ISBN 0-558-28680-1.

Kappes, B. (2009) Forensic Psychology 486 DVD Lectures (12). Pearson Publishing ISBN 0-558-28681-5

Kappes, B. & Lamar, R. (2006) General Psychology Workbook. Monterey, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth. ISBN 0-759- 38500-1.

Sample Presentations 

Kappes, B., &Arnatt, M. (2015, May). American Death-Qualified Jurors' Verdicts on Insanity. Ninth Annual International Conference on Psychology. Athens, Greece.

Kappes, B. &Arnatt, M. &Silverbook, A. (2015, March). Justice or Revenge: The Insanity-Qualified Jury. American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, American Psychological Association (Division 41). San Diego, California.

Kappes, B & Cao, M. (2014, July) Enhancing Evidence-Based eLearning Performance by Teaching eFolio Thinking Competencies. Twelfth International ePortfolio and Identity Conference. University of Greenwich, London, England. 

Kappes, B., Silverbook, A., Batin, E, & Mejia-Aguilar, H. (2014, March) Identifying Insanity-Qualified Jurors. 30th Annual Symposium in Forensic Psychology. American College of Forensic Psychology. San Diego, California.

Kappes, B. & Cao, M. (2013, July) eFolio Thinking Protocols as Predictors of eLearning Objectives. Fourth Annual Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning: ePortfolio Field Coming of Age: Knowledge Research and Practice. Boston, Massachusetts.

Kappes, B. & Quimby, T. B. (2013, July) University-Wide Multi-Program Outcomes Focused ePortfolio Pilot Project. Fourth Annual Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning: ePortfolio Field Coming of Age: Knowledge Research and Practice. Boston, Massachusetts.

Kappes, B. & Cao, M. (2013, April) eFolio Thinking Effects on eLearning Grades: Reflection or Critical Thinking. Sixth Annual International Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kappes, B. & Cao, M. (2013, March) eFolio Thinking in eLearning Psychology: Process and Product. Seventh International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain.

Kappes, B. (2012, July) Benefits of eFolio Thinking Across Several University eLearning Psychology Courses. Presented at the Tenth International ePortfolio and Identity Conference. London, England. July 9-11, 2012.

Kappes, B. (2012, July) eFolio Thinking in eLearning Environments. Online Teaching Conference. San Jose, California. June 13-15, 2012.(Youtube).

Kappes, B. (2012, May) Clinical and Research Applications of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.Presented at Academy of Psychology and Behavior at Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China. May 15th, 2012.

Kappes, B. (2012, May) Biofeedback Demonstration and Training Workshop. Presented at Academy of Psychology and Behavior at Tianjin Normal University. Tianjin, China.  May 14th, 2012.

Kappes, B. (2011, July) Designing eLearning environments Conducive to ePortfolio Identity Skill Development. Ninth International ePortfolio and Identity Conference. London, England.

Kappes, B. (2011, April) Forensic Psychology in the Court: Expert Witness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Presented at the Behavioral Science Conference of the North. Anchorage, Alaska.

Kappes, B. (2011, March) Biofeedback Training: An Interactive Tripartite Learning Process. Presented at the 42st Annual Scientific Meeting of Association of the Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Paths to Resiliency, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kappes, B. (2010, July) e-Learning strategies for facilitating a community of inquiry. Presented at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, EDULEARN2010, Barcelona, Spain.

Kappes, B. (2010, April) Learning models and methods for effective biofeedback training. Presented at the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Biofeedback Foundations of Europe, Rome, Italy.

Kappes, B. (2010, March) Learning Fundamentals for Biofeedback Training. Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, San Diego, California. 

Kappes, B. (2009, December) Biofeedback: Clinical Applications for Stress & Health. Presented for the Research Team on Stress-Gut Interactions, Institute des Neuroscience Grenoble – Research Centre INSERM, Cedex Grenoble, France.

Kappes, B. (2009, April) Biofeedback training: Goals & procedures for successful learning. Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kappes, B. (2008, May) Training standards in applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Presidential Address: International Division AAPB. Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Daytona Beach, Florida.

Kappes, B. (2008, February) Skills before pills: Learner-centered eLearning in Stress Management Training. Presented at annual iLearning Forum 2008, Palais de Congres, Paris, France.

Kappes, B. (2007, October) Forensic psychology in the court: Expert witness for post traumatic stress disorder. Presented at A. W . Mellon Lecture Series, American University of Paris, France.

Kappes, B., Collura, T. F., & Sherman, R. (2007, February). Biofeedback wisdom for Neurofeedback therapy: Clinical and research issues. Presented at the International Meeting of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Monterey, California.

Kappes, B. (2006, April). What Neurofeedback (EEG) can learn from general Biofeedback. Presented at the International Meeting of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Portland, Oregon.

Kappes, B. (2001). Challenges to assessing post-traumatic stress disorder: Clinical & forensic issues. Presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians, International Conference, Anchorage, Alaska. (co-chair, meeting).

Kappes, B. (2001). Training psychophysiological competency in Biofeedback therapy. Presented at the 5th Annual Meeting Biofeedback Foundation of Europe, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany.

Kappes, B. & Dowler, E. (1996 ). Postural effects on EMG and work performance. Presented at the Fourth International Conference on Biobehavioral Self-Regulation and Health, Sydney, Australia.

Kappes, B. & Mills, W. J. (1993). Psychological and psychophysiological factors in prevention and treatment of cold injuries. Presented at the Third International Conference on Biobehavioral Self Regulation and Health, Tokyo, Japan.