All Faculty


  • Princi Kovacs Ackerman

    Princi Kovacs Ackerman

    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Leah M Adams

    Leah M Adams

    Associate 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

    Associate Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Diversity & inclusion in the workplace

  • Alison J Athey

    Alison J Athey

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Lydia Craig Aulisi

    Lydia Craig Aulisi

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology


  • Maggie Baisley

    Maggie Baisley

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Ralph Barocas

    Ralph Barocas

    Emeritus Faculty

  • 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.

  • Raymond Abraham Bradni
  • Jennifer Brielmaier

    Jennifer Brielmaier

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders; behavioral phenotyping; behavioral neuropharmacology

  • 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

    Intimate partner violence survivors’ perceptions of justice, ally development

  • Kimberly Campbell

    Kimberly Campbell

    Adjunct Faculty

  • 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

    Emeritus Faculty

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

  • Timothy W Curby

    Timothy W Curby

    Interim Chair


    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

  • Mary Kathryn Deacon

    Mary Kathryn Deacon

    Adjunct Faculty

  • 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

  • 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

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • 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

  • 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



  • 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

  • Mandi D Gordon

    Mandi D Gordon

    Graduate Lecturer

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Jessica S Huntt

    Jessica S Huntt

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Clinical Psychology

  • 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; Team performance; virtual work; 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

  • Bill G. Kennedy

    Bill G. Kennedy

    Associate Professor

    Computational cognitive modeling, computational social science

  • William R Kochen

    William R Kochen

    Adjunct Faculty

    The effect of stress on the pathology of Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Olga Kornienko

    Olga Kornienko

    Associate Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Adolescent Development, Peer Relationships, Friendships, Social Network Analysis, Psychological Adjustment, Ethnic-Racial Identity Development, Intergroup Peer Relationships, Biological Processes, which Underpin Stress, Social Status, and Immunity

  • Lauren E. Kuykendall

    Lauren E. Kuykendall

    Associate Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Employee well-being; burnout; work-life balance; organizational work-life policies; leisure; meaningful work; career management and decision-making; gender and well-being.

  • Daniel Kuyumcu

    Daniel Kuyumcu

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Titus Lane

    Titus Lane

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Kate Ashley LaPort

    Kate Ashley LaPort

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Raymond J Lattanzio

    Raymond J Lattanzio

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Philseok Lee

    Philseok Lee

    Associate 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; multimodal interface

  • Jack Peter Leeds

    Jack Peter Leeds

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: General and cognitive acuity theory development and validation, personnel selection, personality measurement, survey research.

  • Elyse Lehman

    Elyse Lehman

    Emeritus Faculty

  • Yijue Liang

    Yijue Liang

    Assistant Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Sexual harassment, bystander intervention, occupational well-being, leadership and teams


  • James E Maddux

    James E Maddux

    Emeritus Faculty

    Clinical Psychology: Maddux's 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.

  • Elpiniki Marchesini

    Elpiniki Marchesini

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    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

  • Joanna Marino

    Joanna Marino

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Alexandra Morgan Martelli

    Alexandra Morgan Martelli

    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, Mason's Center for Community Health


    Clinical Psychology: adolescent, medical, eating, diabetes

  • Alison Heinhold Melley

    Alison Heinhold Melley

    Associate Professor

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Higher Ed, Accessible Classrooms, Open Educational Resources

  • Katrina Piccone Merlini

    Katrina Piccone Merlini

    Adjunct Faculty

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

  • Jennifer Levitas Messac

    Jennifer Levitas Messac

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Shari Renee Metzger (Jurik)

    Shari Renee Metzger (Jurik)

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Jerry L Mize

    Jerry L Mize

    Online Undergraduate Program Coordinator


    Trauma, anxiety and sex; Mental Health

  • Belinda Morin

    Belinda Morin

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Rebecca Susan Morse

    Rebecca Susan Morse

    Adjunct Faculty

    Applied Developmental Psychology

  • Erin Quinlivan Murdoch

    Erin Quinlivan Murdoch

    Associate Chair

    Associate Professor

    Social Psychology: self-views, social construction of the self



  • Tracy Palmer

    Tracy Palmer

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Matthew S. Peterson

    Matthew S. Peterson


    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

    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

  • Monique Reynolds

    Monique Reynolds

    Adjunct Faculty

  • John H Riskind

    John H Riskind

    Emeritus Faculty

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

  • Eileen Roesler

    Eileen Roesler

    Assistant Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition

  • 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.

  • Deborah E. Rupp

    Deborah E. Rupp


    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Employment Discrimination; Adverse Impact; Corporate Social Responsibility; DEI and Personnel Practices; Organizational Justice; Emotional Labor; Job Analysis, Selection, and Assessment; Assessment Centers


  • Amanda L Sanchez

    Amanda L Sanchez

    Assistant Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Culturally responsive care; reducing mental health disparities; community-engagement, equity-informed implementation science

  • 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

  • Alicia A Stachowski

    Alicia A Stachowski

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Kevin C Stagl

    Kevin C Stagl

    Assistant Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Performance, Teamwork, Multiteam Performance, Maximal Performance, Learning, and Adaptation

  • 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.


  • June P Tangney

    June P Tangney

    Distinguished University Professor

    Clinical Psychology: * Moral Emotions and Cognitions, Self-Control, Helpful and Harmful Psychotherapy, Computer-Assisted Jail-based Interventions, Substance Misuse * 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


    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.

  • AJ Thurston

    AJ Thurston

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Natasha A Tonge

    Natasha A Tonge

    Assistant Professor

    Clinical Psychology: minority mental health disparities; trust; self-disclosure; anxiety; patient-provider interactions in adults



  • Patricia B Wanschura

    Patricia B Wanschura

    Emeritus Faculty

    human development and statistics, with a particular interest in children's thinking and memory strategies

  • Martin Wiener

    Martin Wiener

    Associate Professor

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

  • Angelique Williams-Pinnock

    Angelique Williams-Pinnock

    Adjunct Faculty

    Diversity and inclusion; early childhood education; predictors and outcomes of STEM participation; leadership development

  • Adam Winsler

    Adam Winsler


    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 and immigrant students.



  • 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

  • Steven Zhou

    Steven Zhou

    Adjunct Faculty

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Leadership, psychometrics, education, academic-practitioner gap