Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
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.
Ph.D. The Graduate Center -- The City University of New York
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 (2010).
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.
Ph.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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.
Ph.D. Stony Brook University
Kathryn Postoczak (Anderson)
Ph.D. Western Michigan University
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.
Ph.D. Kent State University
Adrian Tomer (Professor Emeritus)