Psychology Faculty

Our 11 full-time faculty all hold doctoral degrees in psychology and are actively involved in research spanning the discipline. Three are licensed clinical psychologists. In addition to their teaching commitments, faculty members advise students, supervise research, publish regularly, review for journals, direct programs, and coordinate grants.

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Christie P. Karpiak, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair

christie.karpiak@scranton.edu
AMH 219 | 570-941-5886
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Karpiak earned her baccalaureate, master’s degree, and doctorate from the University of Utah, and completed her clinical internship at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. She teaches Abnormal Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, 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.

Faculty

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Bryan R. Burnham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

bryan.burnham@scranton.edu
AMH 223 | 570-941-6687
B.A., Utica College of Syracuse University
M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

Dr. Burnham received his baccalaureate from Syracuse University and his doctorate in experimental and cognitive psychology/science from the University at Albany (SUNY). 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, executive (conscious) control, and object perception/attention.

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J. Timothy Cannon, Ph.D.

Professor

jtimothy.cannon@scranton.edu
AMH 202 | 570-941-4266
B.S., The University of Scranton
Ph.D., University of Maine

Dr. Cannon received his baccalaureate from the University of Scranton and his doctorate in experimental/physiological psychology from the University of Maine. He did post-doctoral work at UCLA in the fields of pain inhibition and endorphins. He teaches Behavioral Neuroscience, Drugs & Behavior, and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences. His research interests include the neuroanatomical and neurochemical bases of pain-inhibition mechanisms, environmental enrichment, stress, and fear.

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Emily J. Hopkins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

emily.hopkins@scranton.edu
AMH 206 | 570-941-7063
B.S., Brown University
M.A, Ph.D., University of Virginia

Dr. Hopkins earned her bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University and her master’s and Ph.D. 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 Developmental Psychology.

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Gail N. Kemp, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

gail.kemp@scranton.edu
AMH 216 | 570-941-5644
A.B., Harvard College
M.P.H., M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

Dr. Kemp earned her baccalaureate from Harvard College, master’s in Public Health, a master’s in clinical psychology, and doctorate in clinical psychology from Boston University. She completed her clinical internship at Franciscan Children’s in Boston. She teaches Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Testing, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Her clinical interests include parent, child, and family interventions for youth internalizing disorders. Her research interests include the cultural context of clinical care, parenting intervention, family expressed emotion, and community-level sources of chronic stress and psychopathology risk.

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Barry X. Kuhle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

barry.kuhle@scranton.edu
AMH 222 | 570-941-5459
B.A., Binghamton University
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Kuhle received his baccalaureate from Binghamton University and his doctorate in evolutionary psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. 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 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.

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Jessica M. Nolan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

jessica.nolan@scranton.edu
AMH 203 | 570-941-2470
B.S., Cornell University
M.A., California State University
Ph.D., University of Arkansas

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. 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.

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John C. Norcross, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

john.norcross@scranton.edu
AMH 224 | 570-941-7638
B.A., Rutgers University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
Internship, Brown University School of Medicine
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Norcross received his baccalaureate from Rutgers University, earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and completed his clinical internship at the Brown University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist. 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.

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Patrick T. Orr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

patrick.orr@scranton.edu
AMH 205 | 570-941-7896
B.A., The University of Scranton
Ph.D., Yale University

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.

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Carole S. Slotterback, Ph.D.

Professor

carole.slotterback@scranton.edu
AMH 218 | 570-941-7895
B.S., Wilson College
M.S., New Mexico Highlands University
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Dr. Slotterback received her baccalaureate from Wilson College, her master's degree from New Mexico Highlands University, and her doctorate from Northern Illinois University. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Elderly Care Research Center at Case Western Reserve University. She teaches Developmental Psychology and Psychology of Women. Her research interests include attitudes toward the elderly, older adults' attitudes toward other age groups, and analyzing children's letters to Santa Claus.

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Jill A. Warker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

jill.warker@scranton.edu
AMH 221 | 570-941-7027
B.A., Bucknell University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois

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, Psychology of Language, and Research Methods. Her research interests include learning, memory, language production, and language acquisition.

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John J. O'Malley, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

john.omalley@scranton.edu
AMH 215 | 570-941-4269

Michael E. Oakes, Ph.D.

Part-Time Faculty

michael.oakes@scranton.edu
AMH 218 | 570-941-7895

Carl J. Schuster, Ph.D.

Part-Time Faculty

drschuster1@verizon.net
570-383-5040

Joseph A. Tellish, Ph.D.

Part-Time Faculty

joseph.tellish@scranton.eud
AMH 208 | 570-941-7630

Staff

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Donna Rupp, MBA

Administrative Assistant

donna.rupp@scranton.edu
AMH 200 | 570-941-7630