Full-time 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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  • 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

  • Timothy W Curby

    Timothy W Curby

    Associate Professor

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

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  • 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

  • Sabine Doebel

    Sabine Doebel

    Assistant Professor

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

  • 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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  • 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)

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • Michael E Hurley

    Michael E Hurley

    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Associate Professor

    Financial decision-making, sport psychology, and humor.

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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

  • Diana Keay
  • William G. Kennedy

    William G. Kennedy

    Associate Professor

    Computational cognitive modeling, computational social science

  • Julie K Kidd

    Julie K Kidd

    Professor

    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

    Professor

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

  • 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.

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  • 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

    Assistant Professor

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

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  • Gerald Matthews

    Gerald Matthews

    Professor

    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, 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

    Research Assistant Professor

  • 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

    Online Undergraduate Program Coordinator

    Instructor

    Accessibility, education, mental health, and social justice

  • Erin Quinlivan Murdoch

    Erin Quinlivan Murdoch

    Associate Chair

    Associate Professor

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

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  • 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 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

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  • 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

    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.

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

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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

  • 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.