Psychology Faculty


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Lea Adams

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
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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.

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Angela Bartoli

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University 
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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! 

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Corrine Bertram

Ph.D. The Graduate Center -- The City University of New York
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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).

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Jamonn Campbell

Ph.D. Miami University 
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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! 

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James Griffith

Ph.D. Texas Christian University
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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.

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Steven Haase

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin -- Madison 
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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!

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Robert Hale

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma 
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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.

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Thomas Hatvany

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Dr. Hatvany received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Oklahoma State University. As a Social Psychologist, his research interests focus primarily on how we include things in our self-concept. Many things in our lives are important to us but some of those things, such as goals, groups, significant others, jobs, and possession, feel like a part of who we are as a person. Dr. Hatvany’s research looks to explore how this phenomenon influences motivation. His research also looks at the individual differences that affect motivation, such as differences in what one finds tempting or how intensely one might pursue a goal. In Dr. Hatvany's spare time, he enjoys walking, camping, and learning about things unrelated to Psychology. 

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Amber Norwood

Ph.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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Dr. Norwood earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an additional emphasis in Community and Applied Social Psychology.  She is a licensed psychologist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of individuals with serious mental illnesses (SMI), as well as forensic evaluation of competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility.  Dr. Norwood is passionate about applied program evaluation and her current research focuses on substance use treatment effectiveness for the SMI population, health behavior change and motivation, and community reintegration for mentally ill offenders.  Outside of teaching and advising students, Dr. Norwood strives to live a full and grateful life.  She is always open to good book recommendations.

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Brittany Harman

Ph.D. Stony Brook University
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Judith Ferrell

Department Secretary

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Fax: 717-477-4057

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Suzanne Morin

Ph.D. University of Connecticut
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717-477-1538

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.

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Kathryn Postoczak (Anderson)

Ph.D. Western Michigan University
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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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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 reading and writing poetry; listening to, reading, and telling stories; meditating, singing, and dancing. Visit his website! 

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Ashley Seibert

Ph.D. Kent State University
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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.

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Kim Weikel

Ph.D. Kent State University 
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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.

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Adrian Tomer

Ph.D. University of Florida 
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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!

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Kelly Stambaugh

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Alexandra Toms

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717-477-1024

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Samantha Troy

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717-477-1581