Psychology Faculty

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Lea T. Adams (Chair)

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
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717-477-1115
ltadam@ship.edu

Dr. Adams specializes in Experimental Cognitive Psychology and enjoys focusing on the application of cognitive psychology on real world problems. She teaches General Psychology, courses related to Cognitive Psychology, and Research & Design. Prior to joining Shippensburg University, she worked as a Human Factors Psychologist in industry. Her current research interests include the impact of technology on critical thinking, the impact of memory retrieval strategies on problem solving, and the influence of critical thinking techniques on learning and memory.


Angela M.Bartoli

Angela M. Bartoli

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
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717-477-1107
ambart@ship.edu

Dr. Bartoli received her BS, MS, and PhD from the Pennsylvania State University. She teaches Social Psychology and Cognitive Psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her main areas of research interest are test anxiety, attention, imagery, and social cognition. Visit her web site!

Corrine C Bertram

Corrine C. Bertram

Ph.D. The Graduate Center -- The City University of New York
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717-477-1298
ccbertram@ship.edu

Dr. Bertram earned her Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology at The Graduate Center - The City University of New York. She teaches General Psychology, Social Psychology, Multicultural Psychology, and Psychology and Women. Her research interests include an examination of moral communities and their scope of justice particularly feminist and women'’s organizations, feminist social psychology, qualitative methodologies, and youth participatory educational projects. Her current research focuses on the integration and representation of disability in psychological texts, as well as how women and girls understand self-defense and rape avoidance behaviors, and how institutions such as schools enable and restrict these self-protective behaviors. She is co-editor (with M. Sue Crowley and Sean G. Massey) of Between Progress and Marginalization: LGBTQ Youth in and out of Schools (2010).

Jamonn Campbell

Jamonn Campbell

Ph.D. Miami University
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717-477-1146
jacamp@ship.edu

Dr. Campbell received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Miami University. His research and teaching interests are primarily focused on the effects of computers and technology on our attitudes, identities, and social interactions. As a member of the Miami University Sport Fan Research Group (SFRG), Dr. Campbell is also interested in sport fan identification and behavior. Currently, he is working on small group problem solving in both computer-mediated and face-to-face settings. Visit his web site!


Kenneth France

Kenneth France

Ph.D. Florida State University
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717-477-1108
okfran@ship.edu

Dr. France has special interests in communication skills and in crisis intervention. He serves as the Training Coordinator with the Warm Line in Carlisle, and he conducts workshops on a variety of topics, such as communication skills, suicide prevention, and effective teaching. His published books include Helping Skills for Human Service Workers (3rd edition with Dr. Kim Weikel), Crisis Intervention (6th edition), The Hospital Patient, Body Conditioning, and Basic Psychological Skills for Front-Line Staff of Residential Youth Facilities.


Dr. Griffith

James D. Griffith

Ph.D. Texas Christian University

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717-477-1374
jdgrif@ship.edu

Dr. Griffith’ was trained at TCU in the area of experimental psychology where he did work in advanced quantitative methodologies and program evaluation. He has more than 50 publications across several fields and is primarily interested in issues related to research methodologies. His teaching interests include Research Design and Statistics, Experimental Psychology and Tests and Measurements. In his spare time, Dr. Griffith enjoys running off of mountains.


Dr. Haase

Steven J. Haase

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin -- Madison
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717-477-1160
sjhaas@ship.edu

Dr. Haase’s interests include consciousness studies both from an experimental and phenomenological/qualitative viewpoint. The experimental work has consisted of research aimed at resolving controversies between conscious and unconscious perception. The more challenging problem is to address the relationship between biological/cognitive states and subjective, conscious experiences.

In addition, I am also interested in broad interdisciplinary psychology, connecting psychology with other social sciences such as economics, political science, and sociology. I am also interested in the connections between psychology, sustainability, and labor/employment issues. Specifically, this latter project may result in forming an interdisciplinary center on campus, which could offer opportunities for research and/or service both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, gardening, and playing golf. Visit his website!

  Robert L. Hale

Robert L. Hale

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
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717-477-1177
rlhale@ship.edu

Dr. Hale's research spans two major areas of Scientific Psychology: Evolutionary Psychology and Psychophysiology. Current research projects in Evolutionary Psychology are focused on shunning as an evolutionary adaptation. Psychophysiological (“mind-body”) research is focused on the stress response as measured by salivary cortisol, and emotion regulation as measured by heart rate variability (HRV). Undergraduates are heavily involved in this research. Dr. Hale enjoys teaching a variety of courses, including General Psychology, Research and Design, Experimental Psychology, Conditioning and Learning, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Psychopharmacology. He lives in the Boiling Springs area with his wife Cheryl and their Cairn Terrier Koli.

Scott F. Madey

Scott F. Madey

Ph.D. Cornell University

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717-477-1167
sfmade@ship.edu

Dr. Madey’'s research interests are in the areas of patient-illness perception and attainment of health goals. He is presently investigating how patient-illness perceptions form, how these perceptions change across the life span, and how they affect judgment, decision-making, and medical compliance. Another of his research interests investigates romantic relationships and implicit theories of couples. He teaches General Psychology, Multicultural Health Psychology, History of Psychology, and the Social Psychology of Aging. Visit his website!


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Victoria Morgan

Department Secretary

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717-477-1657
Fax: 717-477-4057
vlmorgan@ship.edu

Tori is a Shippensburg University alumnus and became the Psychology Department Secretary in August 2015. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching classic movies, and listening to music.

Dr. Morin

Suzanne M. Morin (Morin-Coldsmith)

Ph.D. University of Connecticut
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717-477-1538
smmori@ship.edu

Dr. Morin's graduate work was in Educational Psychology specializing in human development and cognition. Her main areas of interest include: children at risk, teen-age mothers and their children, and cognitive development in young children. Currently, Dr. Morin is conducting research on adolescents and their identity development; and the impact of children/adolescents who group up with parents who have disabilities.


Kathryn M. Potoczak

Kathryn M. Potoczak (Anderson)

Ph.D. Western Michigan University
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717-477-1372
kmpoto@ship.edu

Dr. Potoczak is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with experience providing treatment to and conducting research with individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. She formerly served as the Interim Director of the Claremont Autism Center in Claremont, California. Her primary research interests include the assessment of problem behavior using experimental functional analyses and the treatment of such behavior using extinction. Her teaching interests include General Psychology, Applied Research Methods, Learning, and Behavior Modification. She lives in Carlisle with her husband Fred and enjoys horror movies and novels in her spare time.

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Toru Sato

Ph.D. York University, Ontario, Canada
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717-477-1352
tosato@ship.edu

Dr. Sato (who prefers to be called just "Toru" by everyone) has an interest in learning about culture, consciousness, spirituality, depth, and transpersonal psychology. He enjoys readings and writing poetry; listening to, reading, and telling stories; meditating, singing, and dancing. Visit his website!


Ashley C. Seibert

Ashley C. Seibert (Clouser)

Ph.D. Kent State University
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717-477-1203
acseibert@ship.edu

Dr. Seibert received her Ph.D. from Kent State University. Her research focuses on parent-child attachment during middle childhood. Specifically, she is interested in how parent-child attachment affects children's emotional development, peer relationships, and friendships. Her teaching interests include general psychology and developmental psychology.

Adrian Tomer

Adrian Tomer (Professor Emeritus)

Ph.D. University of Florida
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717-477-1514
atomer@ship.edu

Dr. Tomer's research interests include changes in the structure of memory and intellectual functioning in older people. Other interests include death anxiety and structural equation models. Visit his website!

Kim A. Weikel

Kim A. Weikel

Ph.D. Kent State University

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717-477-1482
kaweik@ship.edu

Dr. Weikel's clinical background has included experience with individuals with addictions as well as conducting assessment and behavior modification with individuals with strokes and head injuries. She is currently investigating the research area of narcissism.

Adjunct Faculty

Professor Kelly Stambaugh

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717-477-1698
klstambaugh@ship.edu

ProfessorAlexandra Toms

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717-477-1024
aetoms@ship.edu

Professor Samantha Troy

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717-477-1581
sltroy@ship.edu