All Faculty

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  • Leah M Adams

    Leah M Adams

    Assistant Professor

    Clinical Psychology: HIV risk & prevention among high-risk groups; Psychosocial aspects of chronic disease and traumatic injury management

  • Afra Saeed Ahmad

    Afra Saeed Ahmad

    Assistant Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Diversity & inclusion in the workplace

  • Giorgio Ascoli

    Giorgio Ascoli

    University Professor, Department of Bioengineering

    Molecular Neuroscience Department: Description and generation of dendritic morphology, hippocampus, human memory, neuron classification, semantic maps

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  • Deborah A. Boehm-Davis

    Deborah A. Boehm-Davis

    Emeritus Faculty

    How human performance is helped or hindered by the design of tools that help us accomplish everyday tasks.

  • Jennifer Brielmaier

    Jennifer Brielmaier

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Louis C Buffardi

    Louis C Buffardi

    Emeritus Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Work and family issues, human error, individual differences.

  • M Susan Burns

    M Susan Burns

    Professor

    Development and learning of young children (preschool through Grade 3); young children's approaches to learning, cognition, and language; Effective professional development for adult learners

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  • Jenna Marie Calton

    Jenna Marie Calton

    Adjunct Faculty

    Clinical Psychology: The experience of victims of domestic violence

  • Lauren B Cattaneo

    Lauren B Cattaneo

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: empowerment, resilience, community-based learning, transformative education, civic engagement, intimate partner violence, client-centered services

  • Tara Chaplin

    Tara Chaplin

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Emotion regulation and the development of psychopathology and substance use in adolescence; Parent-focused interventions; Bio-psycho-social models of emotion

  • Linda Doss Chrosniak

    Linda Doss Chrosniak

    Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: learning and memory processes in both humans and animals

  • Marie Ciavarella

    Marie Ciavarella

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Mary S. Curby

    Mary S. Curby

    Adjunct Faculty

    aggression, relational aggression, preventative interventions, assessment, clinical treatment

  • Timothy W Curby

    Timothy W Curby

    Associate Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Classrooms as a context for student learning and development; Teacher–student interactions; Classroom quality and variability; Social-emotional teaching, Quantitative Methods.

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  • Sarah D'Elia

    Sarah D'Elia

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Reeshad S. Dalal

    Reeshad S. Dalal

    Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Job performance, judgment and decision-making, work situations, personality, job attitudes and job-related mood/emotions, and psychological approaches to the study of cybersecurity.

  • Doris Bitler Davis

    Doris Bitler Davis

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Animal behavior and cognition, especially communication, social hierarchy, and the effects of domestication; the teaching of psychology

  • Ewart de Visser

    Ewart de Visser

    PI of the TRUMAN Lab

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition

  • Susanne A Denham

    Susanne A Denham

    Emeritus Faculty

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Social and emotional development of children

  • Sabine Doebel

    Sabine Doebel

    Assistant Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Executive function, cognitive control, self-control, cognitive development, conceptual development

  • Danielle Dufresne

    Danielle Dufresne

    Instructor

  • Theodore Constantine Dumas

    Theodore Constantine Dumas

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Neural substrates of memory, neural and cognitive development, stress and behavioral control, real-time brain activity focus in a multidisciplinary setting

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  • Christianne Esposito-Smythers

    Christianne Esposito-Smythers

    Professor

    Clinical Psychology: adolescent suicide, adolescent substance abuse, development of cognitive behavioral prevention and intervention programs for adolescent mental health problems

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  • Christine Golden

    Christine Golden

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Thalia R Goldstein

    Thalia R Goldstein

    Assistant Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Developmental Psychology; Social Cognitive Development; Social and Emotional Learning; Play, Pretend, Imagination; Theatre, Drama and The Arts

  • Amanda D Gordon

    Amanda D Gordon

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Pamela M. Greenwood

    Pamela M. Greenwood

    Emeritus Faculty

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Genetic modulation of cognitive and brain aging, interventions for cognitive aging (behavioral and non-invasive brain stimulation).

  • Michelle Gryczkowski

    Michelle Gryczkowski

    Adjunct Faculty

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  • John Hawley

    John Hawley

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Sabine Heisman

    Sabine Heisman

    Adjunct Faculty

  • William S Helton

    William S Helton

    Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Vigilance, Response Inhibition, Disaster and Emergency Response, Interaction of Cognitive and Physical Performance, Wearable Interfaces, Working Dogs

  • Kristi Jeanne Herndon

    Kristi Jeanne Herndon

    Adjunct Faculty

    Applied Developmental Psychology: the study of social and emotional competence, with a specific interest in preschoolers' emotion regulation

  • Michael E Hurley

    Michael E Hurley

    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Associate Professor

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  • Allison E Jack

    Allison E Jack

    Assistant Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Autism spectrum disorders, fMRI, cerebellum, sex differences, social perception

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  • Seth Kaplan

    Seth Kaplan

    Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Employee well-being; Emotions at work; Job attitudes; personality; Individual and team performance in crises and extreme environments; flexible work arrangements; telework; metaperceptions; measurement and statistical issues

  • Todd B. Kashdan

    Todd B. Kashdan

    Professor

    Meaning and purpose in life, psychological strengths, psychological flexibility, social relationships, stress management, and interventions to enhance well-being

  • Hilah K Kaufman

    Hilah K Kaufman

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Diana Keay
  • William G. Kennedy

    William G. Kennedy

    Associate Professor

    Computational cognitive modeling, computational social science

  • Julie K Kidd

    Julie K Kidd

    Professor

  • Richard J. Klimoski

    Richard J. Klimoski

    Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Effective management of teams; Strengthening the human side of work organizations.

  • Olga Kornienko

    Olga Kornienko

    Assistant Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Child & Adolescent Development, Peer Networks, Peer Influence, Development of Ethnically Diverse and Immigrant Youth, Psychological Adjustment, Health-Risk Behavior, Social Network Analysis, Social Neuroendocrinology (Cortisol and Testosterone)

  • Lauren E. Kuykendall

    Lauren E. Kuykendall

    Assistant Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Worker well-being; worker health; work-life issues; leisure; emotions; positive worker characteristics; work stress and stress management; gender and well-being.

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  • Kate Ashley LaPort

    Kate Ashley LaPort

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Raymond J Lattanzio

    Raymond J Lattanzio

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Shannon Layman

    Shannon Layman

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Philseok Lee

    Philseok Lee

    Assistant Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Psychometrics, Faking Issues in personnel selection, Personality and individual differences, Non-cognitive assessments development, technology-based assessments (e.g., game-based assessments) in I/O

  • Yi-Ching Lee

    Yi-Ching Lee

    Assistant Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Human factors in transportation and medical systems; social interactions; intelligent systems; intelligent virtual agents

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  • James E Maddux

    James E Maddux

    Emeritus Faculty

    Clinical Psychology: My major scholarly interest is the interface of social, clinical, and health psychology, which is concerned with the ways that theory and research from social psychology can help us understand psychological adjustment, psychological disorders, and health-related behavior. My professional mission is to enhance well-being around the world through the promotion of psychological science.

  • Elpiniki Marchesini

    Elpiniki Marchesini

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Applied Developmental Psychology: assessments in educational decision-making; whole-school improvement via multi-tiered service delivery models; collaboration between special and general educators; benefits of social-emotional teaching on a variety of student outcomes

  • Craig McDonald

    Craig McDonald

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Cognitive control, action monitoring, selective attention

  • Patrick E McKnight

    Patrick E McKnight

    Associate Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Research methods and data analysis with a particular interest in measurement.

  • Goldie Ann McQuaid

    Goldie Ann McQuaid

    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Kathleen McQuillan

    Kathleen McQuillan

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Robyn Mehlenbeck

    Robyn Mehlenbeck

    Director- GMU Center for Psychological Services

    Clinical Psychology: adolescent, medical, eating, diabetes

  • Alison H Melley

    Alison H Melley

    Assistant Professor

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • Jerry L Mize

    Jerry L Mize

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Rebecca Susan Morse

    Rebecca Susan Morse

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Erin Quinlivan Murdoch

    Erin Quinlivan Murdoch

    Associate Chair

    Associate Professor

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  • Tracy Palmer

    Tracy Palmer

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Robert Pasnak

    Robert Pasnak

    Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Children and life span development- particularly helping children who lag in cognitive development catch up to their peers.

  • Matthew S. Peterson

    Matthew S. Peterson

    Associate Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Visual attention, eye movements, working memory, attentional control, brain plasticity, and cognitive training

  • Elizabeth K Phillips

    Elizabeth K Phillips

    Assistant Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition

  • Samantha N Plourde

    Samantha N Plourde

    Adjunct Faculty

    Applied Developmental Psychology: How peers affect each others' education and social and emotional competence

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  • Justin Ramsdell

    Justin Ramsdell

    Assistant Professor

    Forensic Psychology, Law Enforcement Crisis De-Escalation, Victim Experiences, Psychology of Criminal Behavior

  • Keith D Renshaw

    Keith D Renshaw

    Chair

    Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Anxiety, stress/trauma reactions, and interpersonal relationships, with a particular focus on romantic relationships.

  • John H Riskind

    John H Riskind

    Professor

    Cognitive-behavioral research, treatment, and theory of anxiety, mood, and related disorders.

  • Johannes Rojahn

    Johannes Rojahn

    Emeritus Faculty

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially [1] challenging behaviors and other forms of psychopathology (assessment, applied behavior analysis, epidemiology) and [2] socio-emotional development and social adaptation. For free access to the Behavior Problems Inventory (BPI-01 and BPI-S) see below.

  • Ellen Rowe

    Ellen Rowe

    Associate Professor

    Areas of assessment and measurement with children.

  • Deborah E. Rupp

    Deborah E. Rupp

    Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: - Workplace Bias and Employment-Related Legal Issues - Organizational Justice, Behavioral Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Humanitarian Work Psychology - Emotions in the Workplace, Emotional Labor - The Assessment Center Method, Technology in Assessment, Legal Issues in Assessment - Cross-Cultural Issues Related to Workplace Justice and Assessment - The Science of Organizational Science, Research Ethics, and Integrity

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  • James F Sanford

    James F Sanford

    Emeritus Faculty

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition

  • Mark Schroeder

    Mark Schroeder

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Tyler H. Shaw

    Tyler H. Shaw

    Associate Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Vigilance or sustained attention, Human-Computer interaction, trust in automation, team performance.

  • Eric B Shiraev

    Eric B Shiraev

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Jerome Short

    Jerome Short

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Well-being; exercise; sleep; physical health and longevity; social support; self-compassion; mental health apps; and help-seeking.

  • Robin Shusko

    Robin Shusko

    Instructor

    School Psychology

  • Robert F Smith

    Robert F Smith

    Emeritus Faculty

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: The effects of adolescent drug consumption, especially nicotine.

  • Sybil Smith-Gray

    Sybil Smith-Gray

    Assistant Professor

  • Kevin Stagl

    Kevin Stagl

    Assistant Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Kevin researches human performance, teamwork, multiteam performance, maximal performance, leadership, learning, and adaptation in high-stakes settings. He also studies the assessment, selection, training, and development practices and technology required to cultivate and sustain these phenomena.

  • Lucia Stillerova

    Lucia Stillerova

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Jeffrey B Stuewig

    Jeffrey B Stuewig

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Developmental psychopathology, the moral emotions of shame and guilt, family violence, evaluation, and more generally centering around the topic of risk and antisocial behavior.

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  • June P Tangney

    June P Tangney

    University Professor

    Clinical Psychology: * Moral emotions (e.g., shame, guilt, empathy) * Values and virtues (e.g., humility, forgiveness, self-compassion) * Self control generally, and emotion regulation specifically * Borderline Personality Disorder * Brief interventions for jail inmates * Motivational Interviewing * Mindfulness-based Interventions * Values Affirmations * Restorative Justice-themed Interventions * Reducing Substance Misuse * Reducing HIV risk behavior

  • Lois E Tetrick

    Lois E Tetrick

    University Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Occupational health psychology including stress, work-family, and safety; the employee-organization relationship including psychological contracts, social exchange theory, and the norm of reciprocity; organizational climate and culture; innovation and creativity; positive aging and retirement transitions; cross-cultural aspects of industrial organizational psychology.

  • James C Thompson

    James C Thompson

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Examining how we recognize human movement and make sense of other peoples' actions and how this can be applied in specialized settings such as surveillance and in conditions in which human movement recognition may be impaired.

  • Rebecca Jean Thompson

    Rebecca Jean Thompson

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Occupational Health and Well-being; Work-family dynamics; Personality and Individual Differences

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  • Laura E Wallace

    Laura E Wallace

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    social change, attitudes, persuasion, social motivation, growth and fixed mindsets, intergroup relations, belief strength, organizational influences, uncertainty

  • Martin Wiener

    Martin Wiener

    Assistant Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience, Time Perception, Space Perception, Datasharing

  • Eva Wiese

    Eva Wiese

    Associate Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Social Robotics, Embodied Cognition, Mind Perception, Trust in Human-Robot Teaming

  • Adam Winsler

    Adam Winsler

    Associate Chair

    Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Children's transition to school, development of self-regulation/executive functioning, private speech, bilingual language development, the arts and child development, long-term pre-K effects, advanced course placement, and educational success and equity for children of color

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  • Stephen Zaccaro

    Stephen Zaccaro

    Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Steve has directed (or co-directed) funded research projects in the areas of multiteam systems, cyber security incident response teams, team performance, team mental models, leader-team interfaces, leadership training and development, leader adaptability, and executive coaching.

  • Angela Zender

    Angela Zender

    Adjunct Faculty