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Faculty & Staff

Chair: Dr. Gregory Shelley
Old Main 386
610-683-4456
shelley@kutztown.edu
                  Secretary: Mrs. Christy Derr
                  Old Main 384
                  610-683-4455
                  cderr@kutztown.edu

 

Graduate Assistants
OM 383-A
610-683-4946
PsychGA@kutztown.edu


Nikita Driscoll 
Taylor Spinella
Sam Warrick


 


Faculty listed alphabetically

A B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

 


Dr. Emmanuel Akillas

Old Main 394
610-683-1366
akillas@kutztown.edu     

He is a licensed clinical psychologist who teaches courses in personality, clinical psychology and psychotherapy. He is the coordinator of the undergraduate clinical internships and supervises master's theses for students in the M.A. counseling psychology degree program. His academic degrees are: B.A., American College of Greece; M. A., Ph.D., Temple University.


Research Interests:
Clinical psychology, therapist-client interaction, clinical training and critical psychiatry.

 

Dr. Michele Baranczyk

Old Main 393
610-683-4459
baranczy@kutztown.edu 
She is an industrial-organizational psychologist who teaches courses in general, experimental and industrial-organizational psychology. Her academic degrees are: B.S., University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, M.S. and Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Research Interests:
Industrial-organizational psychology, work-family balance and gender in the workplace.

 

Dr. Catherine Best 
             
Old Main 397
610-683-1507
best@kutztown.edu    

She is a developmental psychologist who teaches courses in general, child, and cognitive psychology. Her academic degrees are: B.A., Dickinson College, M.S. and Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Science at Ohio State University.

Research Interests: Early cognitive development with a focus on the role of perception and attention on category learning and memory abilities in infants and children with and without autism.

 

Dr. James Jackson

Old Main 389-A
610-683-4462
jackson@kutztown.edu   

He is a cognitive-experimental psychologist with special training in the field of gerontology. He teaches courses in general psychology and life span development. His academic degrees are: B.A., University of Maryland, M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Research interests:
Cognitive aging, social gerontology and cultural issues.

  


Dr. Jason Lanter

Old Main 399
610-683-4458
lanter@kutztown.edu      
He is a social psychologist with a background in sport and exercise psychology. He teaches general, experimental, performance, personality and social psychology. Dr. Lanter is also passionate about the role of athletics in higher education. His academic degrees are: B.S., St. Lawrence University, M.A., University of Maryland, Ph.D., Miami University.

Research Interests:
Attitudes and behaviors of sport fans, and social roles for men and women in career and family

 

Dr. Derek Mace
Old Main 378
610-683-1368
mace@kutztown.edu      
He is an experimental psychologist with expertise in spatial cognition, memory, learning and evolutionary psychology. He teaches a variety of courses including Sensation and Perception, Experimental Psychology and Learning Motivation and Emotion. His academic interests include cognitive neuroscience, statistics, physiological psychology, pedagogy in psychology and the liberal arts. His academic degrees are: B.A., Greenville College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Kentucky. 

Research Interests:
 History of spatial skills including mental rotation and wayfinding, spatial cognition, memory, learning and evolutionary psychology.

 

Dr. George Muugi
Old Main 387
610-683-4460
muugi@kutztown.edu       
He is a developmental and educational psychologist who teaches courses in child and adolescent development, educational psychology, culture and personality, and the psychology of prejudice. He actively maintains faculty and students exchanges with Kenya. His academic degrees are: B.A., York University; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Research Interests:
Developmental, education, culture and personality and psychology of prejudice.

 

Dr. Stephen Oross, III
Old Main 391
610-683-4461
oross@kutztown.edu        
He is an experimental psychologist with expertise in perception, cognitive neuroscience and developmental disabilities. He teaches courses in statistics, physiological psychology and health psychology. His academic degrees are: B.A., University of Dayton; Ph.D. Vanderbilt University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in mental retardation and developmental disabilities at the John F. Kennedy Center at Vanderbilt University.

Research Interests:
Sensation and perception, neural bases and methods of overcoming sensory impairment.

 

Dr. Dennis Rains
Old Main 398
610-683-1364
rains@kutztown.edu         

He is a licensed clinical psychologist who teaches courses in personality, psychotherapy, neuropsychology and senior seminar. His primary research area relates to the cognitive functioning of individuals who have suffered a brain injury. His academic degrees are: B.A., St. John's College; M.A., Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research; Ph.D., Cornell University.


Research Interests:
Clinical psychology and neuropsychology.

 

Dr. Judith Rauenzahn
Old Main 380
610-683-1367
rauenzah@kutztown.edu   
She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a law degree. She teaches courses in abnormal psychology, tests and measurement, and psychology and the law. Her academic degrees are: B.A., University of Connecticut; J.D., Boston University Law School; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University. 

Research Interests:
Forensic psychology, psychopathology, sexual abuse and assault.

 

Dr. Thomas Robinson, III

Old Main 395
610-683-4463
robinson@kutztown.edu    
He is a developmental psychologist who teaches courses in child, adolescent, and general psychology as well as the psychology of prejudice. His academic degrees are: B.S., Howard University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Research Interests:
College student retention, ethnic and racial identity, attachment and parenting styles.

 

Dr. Robert Ryan

Old Main 385
484-646-4325
rryan@kutztown.edu          

He is a cognitive psychologist who conducts research in analogical problem solving and in verbal overshadowing. He teaches courses in cognition, research methods, statistics, learning, motivation, emotion and general psychology. His academic degrees are: B.S. in Music Education, Duquesne University, M.S. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, University of Pittsburgh.

Research Interests:
Applications of cognitive learning principles to educational practice, analogical reasoning.

 

Dr. Ceyhun (Jay) Sunsay


Old Main 392 
610-683-1341
sunsay@kutztown.edu   

Experimental psychologist trained broadly in Biopsychology with a concentration on animal learning and its biological basis.
His academic degrees are from B.S. Hacettepe University, Turkey and Ph.D. University of Vermont.
Research Interests: Disgust and Dehumanization.

 

Dr.Gregory Shelley, Department Chair


Old Main 386
610-683-4456
shelley@kutztown.edu      

He is an applied social psychologist with expertise in market research and health psychology. His teaching and research interests include social psychology, personality, emotion, nonverbal behavior, quantitative methods and industrial-organizational psychology. His academic degrees are: B.S., Kutztown University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware. 

Research Interests:
Emotions, individual differences and nonverbal behavior.

 

Dr. Ronald Stoffey
Old Main 389-B
610-683-1365
stoffey@kutztown.edu     
He is a licensed industrial/organizational psychologist who teaches courses in industrial/organizational psychology, leadership, principles of measurement and statistics. He also supervises undergraduate I/O internships. His academic degrees are: B.A., Kutztown University; M.S., Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology.

Research Interests:
Performance appraisal, personnel selection, leadership and organization development.