Dr. Jessica Bilbrey Worthington began at Cumberland University in January 2016 and teaches courses in both the psychology and criminal justice programs. Dr. Bilbrey Worthington has developed several courses for the psychology department including criminal and forensic psychology.
Dr. Bilbrey Worthington holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Her graduate education is cross-disciplinary with a Master of Criminal Justice in forensic psychology. Dr. Bilbrey Worthington worked for several years in community and correctional mental health before returning to earn her Ph.D. in general psychology.
Dr. Bilbrey Worthington’s areas of academic interests center on prejudice and discrimination, implicit associations, and LGBT issues. Dr. Bilbrey Worthington has research experience in barriers to accessing mental healthcare for LGBT individuals in the Southern U.S. as well as implicit associations.