Dr. Fred Volk teaches courses in advanced Research Methods. He joined Liberty University in 2006. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Newman University in 1991. He earned his Master's in Community/Clinical Psychology, and his Ph.D. in Human Factors Psychology from Wichita State University. Prior to joining Liberty in 2006, Dr. Volk was an Adjunct Professor in Psychology at Georgetown University. Dr. Volk also conducted research and designed user interfaces in applied setting for over ten years in professional positions in advanced technology and engineering groups at Nortel, Sprint and SAS Institute. He has authored or co-authored papers in the Academic Exchange Quarterly, Applied Social Psychology and Perceptual Motor Skills and collaborated on publications presentations at numerous professional gatherings. Dr. Volk is actively involved in various research projects including, in 2005, the National Science Resource Center where he researched the prevalence of learning unit use and professional development, and, from 2005 to 2006, the Smithsonian Center for Environmental Research where he conducted evaluations of the Smithsonian biodiversity science in the classroom programs.