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Department of Psychology Faculty

List of Faculty accepting new Ph.D. students

List of Faculty accepting new MA students

Bowker, Julie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Individual differences in socioemotional behaviors (e.g.,social withdrawal, aggression), peer relationships and friendships; internalizing problems

Bozarth, Michael A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Neural basis of appetitive motivation and reward; drug addiction; biological psychiatry; motivational theory

Colder, Craig, Ph.D.
Individual, family, and community influences on child and adolescent aggression and substance abuse

Daniels, Derek, Ph.D.
ProfessorBehavioral Neuroscience Area Head
Anatomical and biochemical basis of ingestive behaviors, including food, water, and salt intake

DeMarree, Kenneth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Attitudes, social cognition, self.

Dent, Micheal, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Behavioral and physiological measures of the perception of complex auditory stimuli in birds and mammals

Gabriel, Shira, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Social self; intimacy seeking and social comparison; need to belong

Gainey, Kristin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Adult mood and anxiety disorders; emotion regulation; mindfulness and decentering; vulnerability/protective personality traits; structure of emotional disorders; assessment.

Hawk, Larry, Ph.D.
The role of motivation and cognition in psychopathology and treatment; clinical psychophysiology; ADHD; smoking

Mauner, Gail, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Sentence and discourse processing; reading; anaphora; language processing in neurogenically impaired populations.

McNorgan, Christopher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Multisensory integration, embodied cognition, neuroimaging, computational modeling

Mercado, Eduardo, III, Ph.D.
Professor, Cognitive Area Head
Cognitive neuroscience of learning and memory

Meyer, Paul, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Behavioral and neurophysiological responses to food- and drug-associated stimuli.

Murray, Sandra, Ph.D.
Professor, Social-Personality Area Head
Close relationships; self-esteem; motivated cognition

Ostrov, Jamie, Ph.D.
Subtypes of aggression and victimization; developmental psychopathology; social dominance; interpersonal relationships; applied developmental psychology; prosocial and play behavior

Park, Lora, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The self, self-esteem, contingencies of self-worth, motivation, interpersonal processes

Paul, Matthew, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Neuroendocrine regulation of reproductive and social development; biological rhythms; sex differences

Pfordresher, Peter, Ph.D.
The way in which the mind organizes sequences of events in real time during production and perception

Poulin, Michael J., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Prosocial motivation; meaning; physical and psychological adjustment to stress and trauma

Read, Jennifer, Ph.D.
Professor, Clinical Area Head
Social and individual-level factors in the etiology and treatment of alcohol misuse; affective and cognitive determinants of heavy drinking, PTSD-alcohol use disorder comorbidity

Roberts, John, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Psychosocial processes in risk for depression including vulnerable self-esteem, rumination and overgeneral autobiographical memory

Seery, Mark, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Stress and coping, the self, motivation, psychophysiology

Shucard, David W., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Psychology
Neural basis of cognition in normal and impaired infants, children, adults, and animals; clinical neurophysiology; clinical and experimental neuropsychology

Simms, Leonard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Applied and basic psychological assessment, dimensional models of personality and psychopathology, item response theory applications to personality measures, and computerized adaptive testing

Tiffany, Stephen T., Ph.D.
Empire Innovation Professor of Psychology, Department Chair
The psychopathology of addictive disorders in adolescents and adults including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment; behavioral medicine

Torregrossa, Ann-Marie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Taste, feeding, and food choice

van Heugten, Marieke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Language development, psycholinguistics, early speech perception, word recognition

Teaching and Administrative Faculty

Azim, Katharina A, Ph.D.
Ethnic identity, MENA/Arab/Muslim+psychology, women’s reproductive health

Lacy, Joyce, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Memory, pattern separation, cognitive neuroscience

Nus, Ericka, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Hierarchical models of personality, measurement of personality; assessment of interpersonal relationships, particularly dating and marital relationships

Quinton, Wendy, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Psychology Honors Program
Prejudice, discrimination, and stigma; personal and social predictors of mental and physical health

Taber-Thomas, Sarah, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director, Psychological Services Center
Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for children; parenting; child maltreatment; disruptive behavior disorders


Affiliated Faculty

Anchin, Jack C., Ph.D.

Benedict, Ralph H.B., Ph.D.

Burkard, Robert F., Ph.D.

Butera, Peter, Ph.D.

Clark, Stewart, Ph.D.

Cogswell, Peter Alex, Ph.D.

Collins, R. Lorraine, Ph.D.

Connors, Gerard J., Ph.D.

Derrick, Jaye L., Ph.D.

Dietz, David, Ph.D.

DiPirro, Jean M., Ph.D.

Eiden, Rina D., Ph.D.

Epstein, Leonard H., Ph.D.

Frone, Michael, Ph.D.

Houston, Rebecca, Ph.D.

Lackner, Jeffrey, Psy.D.

Leonard, Kenneth E., Ph.D.

Miller, Bruce, M.D.

Quigley, Brian, Ph.D.

Salvi, Richard J., Ph.D.

Santollo, Jessica, Ph.D.

Shen, Roh-Yu, Ph.D.

Temple, Jennifer, Ph.D.

Testa, Maria, Ph.D.

Thanos, Panayotis, Ph.D.

Thompson, Alexis, Ph.D.

Walitzer, Kimberly, Ph.D.

Waschbusch, Daniel A., Ph.D.

Wersinger, Scott, Ph.D.

Wood, Beatrice, Ph.D.


Emeritus Faculty

Bunker, Barbara, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Burton, Roger, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Graziano, Anthony, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Hastrup, Janice, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus

Julian, James, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Kristal, Mark, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Levine, Murray, Ph.D.
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus

Levy, Kenneth, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Luce, Paul A.
Professor Emeritus

Masling, Joseph, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Meacham, Jack, Ph.D.
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus

Pelham, William E., Jr., Ph.D.
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emeritus

Pruitt, Dean, Ph.D.
SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Raynor, Joel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus

Sawusch, James, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Segal, Erwin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus

Smith, J. David, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus