Trey Asbury

Adjunct Faculty
Adult & Online Education


Edward “Trey” Asbury earned his B.A. in Psychology from UT Knoxville. He worked in a biopsychology lab for 2 years at East Tennessee State University, where he received an M.A. in Experimental Psychology.

From 1993-1997, he worked as a child and family therapist at Frontier Health in Bristol, Tennessee. In 2001, he received a PhD in Developmental Psychology at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Over the past 20 years, he has taught at Campbell
University in North Carolina, Texas Woman’s University, and served as a Program Evaluator and Data Analyst for the Fort Worth Independent School District.

His current research interests are in the field of Cyberpsychology, which broadly studies the interaction between humans and technology. His most recent publications are related to social media usage, online dating, and mechanisms of virtual social support. In 2014, he joined a consortium research team in Wolverhampton, England.

The group has published several articles and an edited book, where Asbury contributed a chapter related to the digital divide. He is now serving as the Program Director of the MS Online Program in Psychology at Lincoln Memorial University.