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Psychology

 

Dr. Brenda J. Kirby

Professor and Chair
Ph.D. University of Nebraska
Reilly Hall Room 201
(315) 445-4788
kirbybj@lemoyne.edu

Courses: PSY 101 Introductory Psychology, PSY 201 Research Methods, PSY 260 Social Psychology, PSY 330 Cross-Cultural Psychology, PSY 335 Psychology and the Law, PSY 447 Psychology of Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Research Interests: My research interests are primarily in the area of stereotypes and social cognition as they impact issues dealing with sexual orientation, class and race. I am also active in the scholarship of teaching, with projects focused on evaluation of teaching technology and use of peer review in learning APA style writing. Student involvement in the research process is especially encouraged!

 

Dr. Krystine I. Batcho

Professor
Ph.D. The Ohio State University
Reilly Hall Room 223
(315) 445-4184
batcho@lemoyne.edu

Courses: PSY 101 Introductory Psychology, PSY 250 Cognition, PSY 270 Learning, PSY 404 The Psychology of Decision Making
Research Interests: My research interests recently have involved three general areas: (a) the psychology of nostalgia; (b) autobiographical memory; and (c) cognitive and affective aspects of music.

 

Dr. Maria DiTullio

Associate Professor
Ed.D. George Peabody College (Vanderbilt University)
Reilly Hall Room 214
(315) 445-4347
ditullim@lemoyne.edu

Courses: PSY 101 Introductory Psychology, PSY 275 Psychology of Women, PSY 380 Counseling & Psychotherapy, PSY 444 The Psychology of Grief

Fr. Vincent W. Hevern, S.J.

Professsor
Ph.D. Fordham University
Reilly Hall Room 222
(315) 445-4342
hevern@lemoyne.edu
Faculty Webpage,

Courses: PSY 101 Introductory Psychology, PSY 280 Abnormal/Normal Psychology, PSY 300 History & Systems of Psychology, PSY 302 Personality, PSY 340 Brain & Behavior, PSY 355 Psychology and Media in the Digital Age, PSY 444 Story in Psychology: Narrative Perspectives in Psychology, PSY 448 Clinical Neuropsychology
Research Interests. My scholarly and research interests include these five general themes: (a) the theoretical foundations and historical emergence of a narrative perspective in the social sciences, particularly psychology, in the last third of the 20th century; (b) contemporary expressions of narrative in psychology, particularly in clinical and mental health care; (c) dialogical aspects of identity development and the self; (d) the role of emerging Internet environments in the development of the self; and (e) the Internet as a medium for the teaching of psychology.

Dr. Christina B. Michaelson

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Purdue University
Reilly Hall Room 209
(315) 445-4335
michaec@lemoyne.edu

Courses: PSY 280 Abnormal/Normal Psychology, PSY 350 Health Psychology, PSY 360 Human Sexuality, PSY 402 Positive Psychology, PSY 443 Integrating Eastern & Western Approaches to Psychology
Research Interests: My research interests focus on defining inner peace and developing strategies to increase inner peace, including evaluating the effects of meditation. I am also interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning, including comparing various pedagogical techniques in the classroom and evaluating the effects of service-learning on academic and personal development.

Dr. Susan Scharoun

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Syracuse University
Reilly Hall Room 227
(315) 445-4774
scharoun@lemoyne.edu 

Courses: PSY 230 Motivation & Emotion, PSY 340 Brain & Behavior, PSY 350 Health Psychology, PSY 449 Psychology of Disability
Research Interests: My research interests are in the area of positive approaches to behavioral interventions with children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism.

Dr. Monica R. Sylvia

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts
Reilly Hall Room 219
(315) 445-4252
sylviamr@lemoyne.edu

Courses: PSY 201 Research Methods, PSY 215 Child & Adolescent Psychology, PSY 442 Infancy
Research Interests. My scholarly and research interests involve these general themes: (a) problem-solving strategies during infancy and early childhood; (b) representational systems during infancy and early childhood; (c) development of children's theory of mind; (d) development of learning processes throughout the lifespan; and, (e) the scholarship of teaching and learning

Dr. Theresa L. White

Professor
Ph.D. University of Warwick
Reilly Hall Room 224
(315) 445-4340
whitetl@lemoyne.edu
Faculty webpage

Courses: PSY 101 Introductory Psychology, PSY 201 Research Methods, PSY 250 Cognition, PSY 302 Personality, PSY 325 Sensation & Perception, PSY 340 Brain & Behavior, PSY 448 Clinical Neuropsychology
Research Interests: My primary research interests are in the areas of learning, memory, and sensory psychology as they relate to chemosensation. Most of my research is in the psychophysical study of human olfactory cognition and flavor perception, including clinical aspects of olfactory and gustatory dysfunction. I have also been involved in chemosensory neuropsychological and psychophysical studies which sometimes involve animals.