Prospective students are encouraged to contact faculty members about research opportunities.

Core Faculty (These professors teach courses in the experimental psychology program)

Justin T. Buckingham, Ph.D. 
(Ohio University, 2000). Social psychology of the self, including social comparison, self-affirmation, self-compassion, and contingencies of self-worth. Webpage.

M. Paz Galupo, Ph.D.
(University of Arkansas, 1996). LGBT Psychology, Intersection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation Measurement, Non-Binary Identities with a focus on Bisexual/Plurisexual and Transgender experience. Webpage.

Kerri A. Goodwin, Ph.D.
(Florida State University, 2000). False Memory, Social Factors in Eyewitness Memory, Emotion and Memory, Applied Memory Research. Webpage.

Jeff Kukucka, Ph.D.
(CUNY Graduate Center, 2014). Psychology and Law; Social and Cognitive Biases in Criminal Investigations and Trials; Interrogations and False Confessions. Webpage.

Jared McGinley, Ph.D.
(Virginia Tech, 2015). Biology of Emotion, Empathy, and Emotion Regulation; Cardiovascular Physiology. Webpage.

Geoffrey D. Munro, Ph.D
(Kent State University, 1997). Social Judgement, Biases and Errors in Social Thought, Attitudes and Persuasion. Webpage.


Affiliated Faculty (These professors are available to supervise experimental psychology students' research)


Bethany Brand, Ph.D.                                                                                         (University of Maryland, College Park, 1993). Trauma-based Disorders including Dissociative Disorders, Assessment Malingering, Attachment, Adjustment to College. Webpage.

Justine Calcagno, Ph.D.                                                                                           (CUNY Graduate Center, 2016). Gender Psychology, Applied Social & Personalty Psychology, Diversity Science, Activism & Collective Action.                                                                                                                

Mark E. Chachich, Ph.D.
(University of South Carolina, 1996). Neuropathology, Neuroanatomy, Learning and Memory, Research Methods and Statistics, History of Science and Medicine. Webpage.

Bryan D. Devan, Ph.D.
(McGill Univeristy, 1998). Biopsychology of Learning, Memory and Spatial Cognition, Psychopharmacology and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease and Age-Related Cognitive Decline. Webpage.

Alexa Doerr, Ph.D.
(Auburn University, 2016). Occupational Health and Safety, Employee Selection, and Test Development and Validation. Webpage.              

David R. Earnest, Ph.D.
(Univeristy of Memphis, 2010). Employee Recruitment, Intercultural Competencies, Human Factors and Ergonomics, and Pedagogy. Webpage.

Michael Ent, Ph.D.
(Florida State University, 2016). Self-control, Altruism, Social Exclusion, Guilt, and Health Psychology. Webpage.

Maria P. Fracasso, Ph.D.
(Fordham University, 1987). Social and Emotional Development of Children. Parent-child attachment relationship and the effect on social and emotional development of culturally diverse children, The role of Parenting in Prediciting Subjective well-being in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults. Webpage.

Elizabeth Katz, Ph.D.
(University of Texas at Austin, 1998). Addictive Disorders; Treatment Outcome; Therapy Development; Substance and Behavioral Addictions; Health Behaviors. Webpage.

Jacqueline S. Leventon, Ph.D.
(Emory University, 2014). Cognitive development, Emotion and Memory, Electrophysiology, Infancy and Childhood. Webpage.

Sandra J. Llera, Ph.D.
(Penn State University, 2011). Anxiety and mood disorders, etiological and maintaing factors in psychopathology, emotion regulation, psychophysiology. Webpage.

Jonathan F. Mattanah, Ph.D.
(University of California at Berkley, 1999). Longtiudinal and intervention research to determine factors that effect students' social and emotional adjustment to the college campus. Parent-child attachment relationship and their effects on development across the lifespan. Webpage.

Abby Mello, Ph.D.
(University of Tennessee, 2012). Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Teams, Social and Individual Cognition, Conflict, Organizational Culture. Webpage.

Bruce P. Mortenson, Ph.D.
(Lousiana State University, 2000). School-Based Consultation, Applied Behavior Analysis in the Classroom. Webpage.

Frederick J. Parente, Ph.D.
(University of New Mexico, 1975). Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation of Brain Functions, Univariate and Multivariate Statistics, Experimental Design, Cognition and Human Information Processing, Neural Networks, Simulation and Artificial Intelligence.

Paul J. Pistell, Ph.D.
(The University of Vermont, 2003). Psychopharmacology and Biopsychology of Learning and Memory, Nutritional and Pharmacological Interventions in the Amelioration of Age-Associated Behavioral Declines, Evaluation of Nutritional Factors on the Brain and Behavior. Webpage.

Kim Shifren, Ph.D.
(Syracuse University, 1993). Youth Caregivers and their Adult Mental and Physical Health and Social Support System, Chronic Illness and Caregiving, Personality and Health Risk Behaviors, Divorce and its Effects on Adult Mental and Physical Health and Social Support System. Webpage.

Jan Sinnott, Ph.D.
(Catholic University of America, 1975). Lifespan Cognition, Adult Development and Aging, Problem Soliving, Mindfulness, Attachment, Positive Psychology, Identity. Webpage.

Jessica A. Stansbury, EdD.
(Towson University, 2017). Morality and Moral Jugement, Morality and Gaming, Game Based Learning, Game Based Integration and Instructional Technology. Webpage.

Evangeline A. Wheeler, Ph.D.
(University of California-Berkley, 1991). Cognitive Processes in Health, Modulators of the Stress Response, Effects on Racial Bias on Health. Webpage.