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Psychology Department Program Management Specialist


  • Michele Schlehofer; Applied social psychology, psychology of women’s and reproductive health, health behavior maintenance, perceptions of susceptibility and control, action research.
    B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A. and Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.


  • Suzanne L. Osman; Social psychology, sexuality and gender-related attitudes and behaviors, sexual aggression.
    B.S., Cornell University; M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University.
  • Karl Maier; Clinical psychology, health psychology and behavioral medicine, stress, psychophysiology, cardiovascular disease, stress & health-related aspects of pandemics and climate change. 
    B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Associate Professors

  • Rhyannon Bemis; Developmental psychology, memory development, episodic memory in the classroom, source monitoring, and metacognition.
    B.A., Maryville College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.
  • J. Craig Clarke; Experimental psychology, perception and cognition, experimental aesthetics.
    B.S., University of Scranton; M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., Lehigh University.
  • Lance C. Garmon; Developmental Psychology, Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood, Media Psychology, Moral Development, Representations of Attachment, Psychology and the Law.
    B.A., Washburn University, M.A., Ohio State University,  Ph.D., Ohio State University.
  • Jason S. McCartney; Developmental psychology, developmental disabilities.
    B.A., University of Maryland at College Park; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Tech.
  • Meredith Patterson; Cognitive psychology, psychology of aging, memory, cognitive aging, lifespan development.
    B.A., California State University, Northridge; M.A., Claremont Graduate University; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.
  • Thomas J. Tomcho; Clinical, family, developmental, and health psychology; teaching effectiveness, family, peer, and healthcare rituals, geriatric self-care behavior in chronic illness.
    B.S., Marywood University; M.S., M.S., University of Scranton; M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University; Post-doctoral fellowship, University of Pennsylvania/Philadelphia Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center.
  • Mark I. Walter; Social psychology, prejudice, attitudes toward social issues, right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation.
    B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maine.
  • Charisse Chappell; Counseling/clinical psychology, psychological assessment, multicultural issues.
    BA., Adelphi University; M.A., University of Tennessee, Ph.D., University of Houston.
  • Echo E. Leaver; Physiological psychology, sensory physiology.
    B.A., UC San Diego; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Assistant Professors

  • Cecilia M. Acocella; Sensory processes, biopsychology of psychoactive drugs.
    B.A., Hamilton College; M.A. and Ph.D., Northeastern University.
  • Larence Becker; Cognitive psychology, visual perception and attention, cognition of music.
    B.A., New York University, M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.
  • Kyoung Rae Jung; Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Academic Performance, Self-efficacy, Conscientiousness, Cross-cultural & Multicultural issues.
    B.A., Yonsei University; B.S., University of Oregon; M.A., Yonsei University; M.A., San Diego State University; Ph. D., University of Minnesota.
  • Yuki Okubo; Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Racism and coping, Cultural adjustment of Asian immigrants and refugees, Multicultural issues in counseling. B.A., The College of William and Mary; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Columbia University.
  • Heidi Fritz; Social/Developmental Psychology, Humor and health, Coping and resilience in developmental disabilities populations, Women’s health. B.S., The College of William and Mary; M.S. and Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
  • Rachel Steele; Social Psychology, Attitudes and Persuasion, Stereotyping and Prejudice, Peace and Conflict, Social Identity, Emotions and Emotion Regulation. B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.A., University of San Diego and Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Emeritus Professors

  • Dr. Natalie W. Hopson
  • Dr. Natalia Hoenigmann-Lion
  • Dr. Marta E. Losonczy-Marshall
  • Dr. George I. Whitehead
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