Psychology Faculty

Professor Thomas A. Martin received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. A licensed clinical psychologist, he supervises practicum courses. He also teaches abnormal psychology and psychological testing. His research focuses on development of psychological tests.

Professor James R. Misanin received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He teaches courses in learning and motivation, statistics and experimental design. His research focuses on learning and memory. He is the author of a book on statistics for psychology students.

Associate Professor Mary Lou Klotz, department head, received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches social, cognitive and environmental psychology, as well as research methods, and she is co-leader of the Cross-Cultural Focus Australia program. Her current research addresses interpersonal communication, particularly complaining, and interpersonal relationships.

Associate Professor Barbara A. Lewis received her Ph.D. from Purdue University. She teaches educational and developmental psychology and courses on exceptional children and youth, and learning styles. Her research interests include the effectiveness of cross-age tutoring programs, the impact of service learning on participants, and the impact of learning styles on performance.

Associate Professor Gretchen S. Lovas received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis. She teaches developmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology and the psychology of gender. She specializes in early social and emotional development and in gender across the lifespan, and her current research focuses on early gender development in the context of parent/infant and parent/toddler interactions.

Associate Professor Michael D. Smith received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed an NIMH Post-Doctoral NRSA Fellowship at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research. He teaches health psychology, personality and counseling. His research explores HIV/STI prevention strategies and risk factors in adolescents and young adults.

Assistant Professor Kathleen R. Bailey received her Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health. She teaches biopsychology, research methods and a course on the effects of drugs on behavior. Her research focuses on the neurobiological bases of learning and memory and animal models of neurodegenerative disorders.