All Faculty


  • Leah M Adams

    Leah M Adams

    Assistant Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Psychosocial aspects of adapting to chronic disease and/or traumatic injury; HIV risk & prevention among high-risk groups; Health equity & reducing health disparities

  • 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


  • Maggie Baisley

    Maggie Baisley

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Hideko Hamada Bassett

    Hideko Hamada Bassett

    Assistant Professor

  • Alok Bhupatkar

    Alok Bhupatkar

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Leadership Development Systems, Training, Skill Decay, Career Progression, Coaching and Mentoring

  • 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.

  • Megan Bookhout

    Megan Bookhout

    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Sarah P Bricker-Carter

    Sarah P Bricker-Carter

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Alexis Bridley

    Alexis Bridley

    Adjunct Faculty

    psychoeducational assessments

  • Jennifer Brielmaier

    Jennifer Brielmaier

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Neuroscience, stress

  • Phyllis Brodie

    Phyllis Brodie

    Adjunct Faculty

  • 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


    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


  • Jenna Calton

    Jenna Calton

    Adjunct Faculty

    Clinical Psychology: Intimate partner violence survivors’ perceptions of justice, ally development

  • Lauren B Cattaneo

    Lauren B Cattaneo

    Associate Professor

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


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

  • Marie Ciavarella

    Marie Ciavarella

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Executive and Leader Development

  • Jameela Nefertari Conway-Turner

    Jameela Nefertari Conway-Turner

    Adjunct Faculty

    Social and emotional development, school climate, and improving outcomes among Black youth

  • Mary S. Curby

    Mary S. Curby

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Timothy W Curby

    Timothy W Curby


    Applied Developmental Psychology: Emotion-focused teaching; Early childhood education; Classroom quality and teacher–student interactions; Quantitative Methods.


  • Reeshad S. Dalal

    Reeshad S. Dalal


    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

  • Susanne A Denham

    Susanne A Denham

    Emeritus Faculty

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Social and emotional development of children

  • Sandy Liliana Dietrich

    Sandy Liliana Dietrich

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Sabine Doebel

    Sabine Doebel

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Dennis Doverspike

    Dennis Doverspike

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Main areas of research include testing and psychometrics, personnel selection, legal issues in the workplace, and the psychology of emerging technologies.

  • Danielle Dufresne

    Danielle Dufresne


  • 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


  • Katherine B Elder

    Katherine B Elder

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Christianne Esposito-Smythers

    Christianne Esposito-Smythers


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


  • Jeffrey Fernandez

    Jeffrey Fernandez

    Adjunct Faculty

    Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors

  • Nicole Fettig
  • Sarah Fischer

    Sarah Fischer

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: personality traits and psychosocial factors influencing the co-morbidity and maintenance of addictive behavior patterns

  • Jane M Flinn

    Jane M Flinn

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: The role of metals in learning and memory, including their role in Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury (TBI)

  • Peter Frecknall

    Peter Frecknall

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Susanne M Furman

    Susanne M Furman



  • Christine Golden

    Christine Golden

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Thalia R Goldstein

    Thalia R Goldstein

    Associate 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


  • Darrell Harvey

    Darrell Harvey

    Adjunct Faculty

  • John Hawley

    John Hawley

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Sabine Heisman

    Sabine Heisman

    Adjunct Faculty

  • William S Helton

    William S Helton


    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

    Financial decision-making, sport psychology, and humor.

  • Eric Hutchison

    Eric Hutchison

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Organizational behavior and development, community involvement in public safety selection and promotion, change management, and personnel psychology and selection.


  • Allison E Jack

    Allison E Jack

    Assistant Professor

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


  • Seth Kaplan

    Seth Kaplan


    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


    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

  • William G. Kennedy

    William G. Kennedy

    Associate Professor

    Computational cognitive modeling, computational social science

  • Julie K Kidd

    Julie K Kidd


    developing the cognitive, literacy, and numeracy abilities of children from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds as well as on the professional development of preservice and inservice teachers

  • Boyoung Kim

    Boyoung Kim

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Morality, Ethics, Social Norms, Human-Robot Interaction

  • Richard J. Klimoski

    Richard J. Klimoski


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

  • William R Kochen

    William R Kochen

    Adjunct Faculty

    The effect of stress on the pathology of Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Olga Kornienko

    Olga Kornienko

    Assistant Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Adolescent Development, Development of Ethnically Diverse and Immigrant Youth, Psychological Adjustment, Social Networks, Social Network Analysis, Physiological Processes to Stress, Social Status, and Immunity

  • Lauren E. Kuykendall

    Lauren E. Kuykendall

    Associate 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.

  • Daniel Kuyumcu

    Daniel Kuyumcu

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Titus Gewon Lane

    Titus Gewon Lane

    Adjunct Faculty

  • 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, machine learning and big data, technology-based assessments (e.g., game-based assessments) in I/O

  • Yi-Ching Lee

    Yi-Ching Lee

    Associate Professor

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


  • 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.

  • Joanna Marino

    Joanna Marino

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Gerald Matthews

    Gerald Matthews


    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Human-machine teaming; assessment of task stress, workload and fatigue; cognition and emotion; driver behavior; individual differences in human performance

  • Craig McDonald

    Craig McDonald

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Cognitive control, action monitoring, error monitoring, 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

    Research Assistant Professor

  • 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

  • Katrina Piccone Merlini

    Katrina Piccone Merlini

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Organizational Leadership, Workplace Inclusion, and Employee Motivation.

  • Shari Renee Metzger (Jurik)

    Shari Renee Metzger (Jurik)

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Jerry L Mize

    Jerry L Mize

    Online Undergraduate Program Coordinator


    Accessibility, education, mental health, and social justice

  • Belinda Morin

    Belinda Morin

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Rebecca Susan Morse

    Rebecca Susan Morse

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Erin Quinlivan Murdoch

    Erin Quinlivan Murdoch

    Associate Chair

    Associate Professor

    Social construction of the self, self-presentation, body image, prejudice and discrimination



  • Tracy Palmer

    Tracy Palmer

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Robert Pasnak

    Robert Pasnak


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

  • Karin Alicia Pedemonte

    Karin Alicia Pedemonte

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Learning & Memory, Alzheimer's disease, mice

  • 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 Phillips

    Elizabeth Phillips

    Assistant Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Human-robot interaction, human-like robots, autonomous and adaptive systems, human-human teams, applications for augmented and virtual reality, diversity in robotics

  • Lisa Pittman

    Lisa Pittman

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Samantha N Plourde

    Samantha N Plourde

    Adjunct Faculty

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


  • Justin Ramsdell

    Justin Ramsdell

    Associate Professor

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

  • Keith D Renshaw

    Keith D Renshaw



    Clinical Psychology: Anxiety, stress/trauma reactions, and interpersonal relationships; scalable solutions to promote mental health

  • John H Riskind

    John H Riskind


    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


    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


  • James F Sanford

    James F Sanford

    Emeritus Faculty

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition

  • Tyler H. Shaw

    Tyler H. Shaw

    Associate Professor

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

  • Kimberly M Sheridan

    Kimberly M Sheridan

    Associate Professor

    informal/nonformal education, creativity, design thinking, STEM/STEAM education, arts learning, museum education, sociocultural perspectives

  • 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


    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

    Forensic evaluation and intervention services for court-involved juveniles

  • 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

  • Nicole Strah

    Nicole Strah

    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 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.


  • 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

    Emeritus Faculty

    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


  • Marcus VanSickle

    Marcus VanSickle

    Adjunct Faculty

    Clinical Psychology: Military Suicide Prevention, Measure Development, Forensic Assessment Instruments


  • David M Wallace

    David M Wallace

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Leadership Leader Development Leadership Development Leader/ship Development Assessment Leader Coaching Organizational research and statistical methods in I/O Psychology

  • 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

  • Angelique Williams-Pinnock

    Angelique Williams-Pinnock

    Adjunct Faculty

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Diversity and inclusion; early childhood education; predictors and outcomes of STEM participation; leadership development

  • Adam Winsler

    Adam Winsler

    Associate Chair


    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



  • Stephen Zaccaro

    Stephen Zaccaro


    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