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.

Associate Professor Mary Lou Klotz received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches social, personality and environmental psychology, as well as research methods, and she is co-leader of the GO Short programs in Australia and New Zealand. 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 individuals and learning styles. Her research interests include academic cheating behaviors, the impact of volunteerism and 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; the psychology of gender; and a course on psychology, culture and ethnicity. She is associated with the women's studies and diversity studies programs. 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, department head, received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral National Research Service Awards fellowship at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research. He teaches health psychology and counseling. His research explores identity, sexuality and risk behavior in adolescents and young adults. He also works as a part-time family therapist for the local community mental health agency, CMSU.

Assistant Professor Jennifer Asmuth received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University with a cognitive science specialization. She teaches research methods and cognitive psychology. Her research interests include the development of numerical cognition in children, conceptual change and belief revision, concept formation and knowledge representation, and linguistic categories.

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 behavioral neuroscience, 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.

Assistant Professor James F. Briggs received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Kent State University. He teaches statistics and learning and motivation. His research focuses on the experimental analysis of memory and amnesia.

Assistant Professor Samuel Day received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University, and he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences at Indiana University. He teaches principles of psychology, research methods and cognitive psychology. He is an active researcher, and has published work in journals including Cognition; Journal Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition; Educational Psychologist; and Memory & Cognition. His research interests include: reasoning and problem solving; the role of perceptually rich computer simulations in learning and education; music cognition; and judgment and decision making.