Christie P. Karpiak, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair (sabbatical 2018 - 2019)
Dr. Karpiak earned her baccalaureate, master’s degree, and doctorate (awarded 1999) from the University of Utah, and completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. She teaches Abnormal Psychology, Statistics, Abnormal Child Psychology, and Child Clinical Psychology. Her clinical interests focus on children and adolescents. Her research interests include therapy process and outcome, and the role of social/interpersonal interactions in the development of behavioral and emotional problems and personality patterns.
Bryan R. Burnham, Ph.D.
Dr. Burnham received his baccalaureate from Utica College of Syracuse University in 2002 and his doctorate in experimental and cognitive psychology/science from the University at Albany (SUNY) in 2007. He teaches Statistics, Sensation and Perception, Cognitive Psychology, and Research Methods. His Human Attention Lab (HAL) examines factors that govern the control of attention, interference and executive attention, working memory, object attention, and the neuroscience of attention. His research interests include mechanisms of selective attention, visual attention, interference and executive (conscious) control and object perception/attention.
J. Timothy Cannon, Ph.D.
Dr. Cannon received his baccalaureate from the University of Scranton and doctorate in experimental/physiological psychology from the University of Maine in 1977. He did post-doctoral work at UCLA in the fields of pain inhibition and endorphins. He teaches Behavioral Neuroscience and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences Lab. His research interests include the neuroanatomical and neurochemical bases of pain-inhibition mechanisms, environmental enrichment, stress, and fear.
Emily J. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Dr. Hopkins earned her bachelor’s degree (2007) in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University and her master’s (2011) and Ph.D. (2014) in psychology from the University of Virginia. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Her research focuses on the role of play and fictional media in early childhood. She is particularly interested in exploring how play and stories can be used as educational tools. Dr. Hopkins teaches Fundamentals of Psychology and Childhood.
Gail N. Kemp, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Kemp earned her baccalaureate from Harvard College, master’s in Public Health, master’s in clinical psychology, and doctorate in clinical psychology (2018) from Boston University. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Franciscan Children’s in Boston, MA. She teaches Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Testing, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Her clinical interests include parent, child, and family interventions for youth internalizing disorders (phobias, general anxiety, social anxiety, selective mutism, depression, etc.). Her research interests include: the cultural context of clinical care, parenting intervention acceptability, family expressed emotion and psychopathology, and community-level sources of chronic stress and psychopathology risk.
Barry X. Kuhle, Ph.D.
Professor Kuhle received his baccalaureate from Binghamton University in 1997 and his doctorate in evolutionary psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002. He teaches Evolutionary Psychology, Fundamentals of Psychology, and Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences. His research focuses on the evolved psychological mechanisms that underlie sex differences in humor production, mate preferences, and romantic jealousy. He is also interested in (a) the evolution and development of both sexual fluidity and reproductive senescence in women and (b) sex differences in how women and men advertise themselves and what they report seeking on Tinder
Jessica M. Nolan, Ph.D.
Dr. Nolan received her baccalaureate from Cornell University, her master’s degree from California State University, San Marcos, and her doctorate in experimental psychology (social concentration) from the University of Arkansas in 2008. She teaches Fundamentals of Psychology, Social Psychology, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Statistics, and Environmental Psychology. Her research focuses on the application of social psychological tools and principles to understand and solve environmental problems. She also conducts basic research on social norms and social influence processes.
John C. Norcross, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor & Chair (2018 - 2019)
Dr. Norcross received his baccalaureate from Rutgers University, earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and completed his internship at the Brown University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist and is past president of the APA Society of Clinical Psychology, APA Division of Psychotherapy, and Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. He teaches Career Development in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Field Experience in Clinical Settings, and the Senior Seminar. His research interests center on psychotherapy, self-help, clinical practice, undergraduate education, and admission to graduate school.
Patrick T. Orr, Ph.D.
Dr. Orr received his baccalaureate from the University of Scranton and his doctorate in psychology, with specialization in behavioral neuroscience, from Yale University. He teaches Statistics, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Research Methods in Neuroscience. His research interests include steroidal and environmental influences on memory.
Carole S. Slotterback, Ph.D.
Dr. Slotterback received her baccalaureate from Wilson College, her master's degree from New Mexico Highlands University, and her doctorate from Northern Illinois University in 1994. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Elderly Care Research Center at Case Western Reserve University, where she analyzed data sets concerning stress and health in the elderly. She teaches Adulthood and Aging and Childhood and Adolescence. Her research interests include attitudes toward the elderly, older adults' attitudes toward other age groups, and analyzing children's letters to Santa Claus.
Jill A. Warker, Ph.D.
Dr. Warker received her baccalaureate from Bucknell University and her doctorate in cognitive psychology from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Language Production Lab at the University of California, San Diego. She teaches Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Fundamentals of Psychology, Psychology of Language, and Research Methods. Her research interests include learning, memory, language production, and language acquisition.