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Psychology Faculty Members

Jack Powell, PhD
Department Chair

Head Shot Jack Powell teaches a wide variety of courses: Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Honors Seminar, Dissertation Seminar, and History and Systems in Psychology. More Info...

Katherine A. Black, PhD
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

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Katherine Black is a developmental psychologist. She teaches courses in Infant and Child Development, Attachment Relationships, the Psychology of Gender, and Research Methods and Statistics. More Info...


Alice W. Cheng, PhD

Head Shot Alice W. Cheng joined the faculty in 2011. Her research is focused on multicultural competency, racial microaggression (implicit racism), color-blind racism, childhood abuse/trauma, and adult attachment styles. More Info...

Caryn Christensen, PhD
Director of General Psychology

Head Shot Caryn Christensen is a General Experimental Psychologist who teaches research, learning, cognitive, and motivational courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has scholarly interests in decision making in applied domains. More Info...

Tony D. Crespi, EdD

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Tony D. Crespi is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified School Psychologist, Certified School Counselor, and Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and is Board Certified in School Psychology (Diplomate Status). More Info...


Lourdes P. Dale, PhD

Head Shot Lourdes Portales Dale is a clinical child psychologist licensed in Connecticut. Her research is focused on emotion regulation, which she conceptualizes as having both a psychophysiological and temperamental component; particularly in infants. More Info...

Carlene P. Davidson, PsyD
Director of Admission, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Head Shot Carlene Davidson is a clinical psychologist and the Director of Admission for the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. More Info...

Laurice Guillory, EdD
Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising

Head Shot Laurice Guillory is the Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising and teaches general psychology, health and Infant and Child Development. More Info...

Sarah Ketay, PhD

Head Shot Sarah Ketay joined the faculty in 2012. She completed her PhD in Social and Health Psychology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her research is focused on cultural psychology, social interactions and well-being. More Info...

Robert M. Leve, PhD

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Child Clinical Psychotherapy, Complexity and Chaos Theory More Info...

Mala L. Matacin, PhD

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Mala Matacin teaches courses in Health, Stress, and Gender Studies. She is the founder of Women for Change, a campus organization whose mission is to provide a space for education and support for women in regard to body image issues. More Info...


Kathy McCloskey, PhD, PsyD

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Domestic violence; multicultural training and curricula development; gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues; ethics; forensics; cognitive-behavioral therapy; strategic therapy; brief therapy; research methodology and design; program evaluation. More Info...

John Mehm, PhD
Director of Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology

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Psychological assessment and diagnosis; cognitive-behavioral therapy, community treatment of serious mental illness; legal issues in mental health. More Info...

Len Milling, PhD
Associate Director of Clinical Practices

Head Shot Len Milling is a clinical psychologist with specializations in child clinical and pediatric psychology. He teaches in personality psychology and abnormal psychology, as well as graduate courses in personality psychology and psychopathology of childhood. More Info...

Ralph O. Mueller, PhD
Dean, College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Head Shot Areas of expertise:
Social science research methods, multivariate statistics, structural equation modeling. More Info...

Dawn Neese, PhD
Director of Clinical Practices

Head Shot Dawn Neese is a licensed clinical psychologist whose clinical interests include eating disorders and health related issues. She primarily teaches graduate level classes in psychotherapy and clinical issues. More Info...

Jessica Nicklin, PhD
Assiociate Dean for Student Services; Director of Online Masters Program in Organizational Psychology

Head Shot Jessica Nicklin is associated with the MSOP program and teach courses in organizational psychology, research methods, and statistics. More Info...

Anne E. Pidano, PhD

Head Shot Anne Pidano’s area of interest is children and families. She teaches courses such as, Child Psychotherapy, and the Advanced Seminar in Systems Theory and Family Therapy; much of her research centers on pediatric primary care and behavioral health. More Info...

Natalie N. Politikos, PhD
Director of School Psychology

Head Shot Natalie Politikos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Her doctoral training was completed at the University of Northern Colorado where she earned a degree in School Psychology. More Info...

Natasha K. Segool, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Program

Head Shot Natasha Segool is interested in the presentation and impact of anxiety disorders on school-aged children. In particular, she has conducted research on the relationship between test anxiety and test performance on high-stakes educational assessments. More Info...

Olga L. Sharp, PhD
Director of Organizational Psychology

Head Shot Olga Sharp is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist. Her research interests include occupational stress and workplace incivility. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. More Info...

Kelly T. Weber, PsyD
Associate Director of Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology

Head Shot Kelly Weber clinical interests include child, adolescent, and family therapy, pediatric psychology, and assessment and treatment of individuals seeking bariatric surgery. More Info...