Psychology Department

Faculty and Staff

Contact

Jeanne M. Simpson

Jeanne M. Simpson

Department Assistant in Psychology
585-389-2446
jsimpso5@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 334

Faculty

MaryAnn F. Bush

MaryAnn F. Bush

Professor
585-389-2743
mbush4@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 338C
Bio

Education: B.A. and M.A., Bradley University, Peoria,IL (Psychology); Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign (Counseling, Organizational specialty)

Teaching and Research Interests: Introduction to Psychology, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Physiological Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Women

Research Interests: Identity formation and the evolution of human consciousness. I am particularly interested in the intersection of the psycho-spiritual with the historic-cultural expression of identity in women.

Tim Bockes

Tim Bockes

Professor and Chair
585-389-2058
tbockes1@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 338E
Bio

Education: B.A., University of Vermont (English); M.A., University of Colorado Boulder (Psychology); Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder (Psychology).

Teaching Interests: Multicultural Psychology, Human Learning and Behavior Management, Personality Theory, Statistics and Research Methods

Research Interests: Sociocultural correlates of: Individualism and Authoritarianism. Belief systems, and child-rearing/teaching techniques.

Diane M. Enerson

Diane M. Enerson

Professor
585-389-2380
denerso9@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 327
Additional Positions:
Program Director, MS in HESAA in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration
Bio

Education: B.S., The Pennsylvania State University University Park and Knox College, (Biochemistry); M.A., University of Pittsburgh (Special Education); Ph.D. University of Chicago (learning psychology and research methods). 

Teaching Interests: Testing and assessment, multicultural psychology, culture and cognition, psychology of gender.

Research Interests: Cultural differences and impact of shared beliefs on learning, both in terms of what is learned and how it is learned, the nature of skilled performance in academic subjects. Factors affecting student learning in college.

Becky Fahy

Becky Fahy

Associate Professor
585-389-2735
rfahy6@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 338F
Bio

Education: B.S., Saint Vincent College (Psychology); M.A., West Virginia University (Life-span Developmental Psychology); Ph.D., West Virginia University (Life-span Developmental Psychology).

Teaching Interests: Introduction to Psychology; Adolescent and Early Adult Development, College Student Development, Higher Education Student Affairs Administration (HESAA)

Research Interests: Friendship problems and friendship dissolution; friendships during transitions in life; peer relationships of adolescents and college students, identity development in college.

Christy Fessler

Christy Fessler

Assistant Professor
585-389-2741
cfessle1@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 388B
Bio

Education: B.S., St. Lawrence University (Psychology); Ph.D., University of Maine (Psychological Sciences).

Teaching Interests: Physiological Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Introduction to Psychology, Neuropsychology, Animal Behavior

Research Interests: The neurobiological mechanisms underpinning "chemo brain," the specific impact of changes in neurogenesis levels on learning, forgetting, or consolidation of memories, refining behavioral models of learning and memory.

Douglas Grant Gutheil

Douglas Grant Gutheil

Associate Professor
585-389-2739
dguthei0@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 338D
Bio

Education: BA, State University of New York at Geneseo (Psychology); Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Teaching Interests: Infancy and child development, Statistics and research methods, Cognition and development, Introduction to psychology, Psychology and terrorism, History of Psychology, Educational psychology.

Research Interests: Conceptual development in early childhood and science education, Cognition and Identity, Adult cognition, Naive theories, Intersection of Psychology and Physics, Categorization and Induction.

Ryan E. O'Loughlin

Ryan E. O'Loughlin

Assistant Professor
585-389-2799
rolough8@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 338G
Bio
Education: B.A., Quinnipiac University (Psychology); M.A. and Ph.D., University of Rochester (Social/Personality Psychology)

Teaching Interests: Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science, Social Psychology, Personality, Motivation, Statistics and Research Methods, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology

Research Interests: How people make decisions about seeking, engaging in, and staying in health care services; investigating what factors influence a traditional medical practitioner to refer patients to a chiropractor and what impact that referral has on the patient's perception of treatment; developing goals for health-related behavior; basic research on the self, personality, social cognition, and motivation. 
David W. Steitz

David W. Steitz

Associate Professor
585-389-2738
dsteitz4@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 338H
Additional Positions:
Director of Center for Service Learning in Center for Civic Engagement
Director in Gerontology
Bio

Education: B.A., Drew University (Psychology, Sociology); M.S. & Ph.D., Syracuse University (Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Aging)

Teaching Interests: Adult and Late Life Psychology through service-learning and intergenerational community engagement; Issues in Aging; Aging and Community Service; Memory and Cognition; Introduction to Psychology

Research Interests: Gerontology and geriatrics education; intergenerational service-learning; community outreach, programs, and assessment

Jessamy E. Comer

Jessamy E. Comer

Lecturer
585-389-2446
jcomer5@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 337B
Lindsey E. LaPlant

Lindsey E. LaPlant

Lecturer
585-389-2747
llaplan5@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 338A
Bio

Education: B.A., SUNY Geneseo (Psychology); M.A., University of New Hampshire (Psychology); M.S.T., University of New Hampshire (College Teaching); Ph.D., University of New Hampshire (Psychology).

Teaching Interests: Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Women and Gender, Abnormal Psychology, Community Psychology, Psychology and Women's Health

Research Interests: Eating disorders prevention, health and wellness education and prevention programs, program evaluation, attitudes towards women, power and empowerment.

Phyllis Ladrigan

Phyllis Ladrigan

Faculty Emerita
585-389-2446
pladrig1@naz.edu

Faculty Spotlight

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