Contact Information

Department of Psychology
114 Franklin Science Center
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
717-477-1657

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Meet the Psychology Faculty...

Lea T. Adams 

Angela M. Bartoli 

Corrine C. Bertram 

Jamonn Campbell 

James D. Griffith 

Katrina Myers, Secretary 

Kenneth France 

Steven J. Haase 

Robert L. Hale, Chair 

Scott Madey 

Ron Mehiel 

Suzanne M. Morin (Morin-Coldsmith) 

Virginia "Jenny" Pitts 

Kathryn M. Potoczak (Anderson) 

Toru Sato 

Ashley C. Seibert (Clouser) 

Adrian Tomer 

Kim A. Weikel 

 

 

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Lea T. Adams

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

Franklin 121
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

Franklin 123  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

Franklin 117 717-477-1298 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, Psychology of Women, and Multicultural Psychology. 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 how women and girls understand self-defense and rape avoidance behaviors, and how institutions such as schools enable and restrict girls’ of color and poor and working class girls’ 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 (Peter Lang) forthcoming in fall 2009.

 
Jamonn Campbell 

Jamonn Campbell

Ph.D. Miami University

Franklin 109 717-477-1146 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!  

 

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Katrina Myers

Department Secretary

Katrina has been part of Shippensburg University since 2007 and became the Psychology Department Secretary in August 2011.  She enjoys spending time with her son and shopping.

Franklin 114 477-1657 kdmyers@ship.edu
 

Kenneth France  

Kenneth France

Ph.D. Florida State University

Horton 302 717-477-1108 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 previously published books include Helping Skills for Human Service Workers (2nd edition with Dr. Kim Weikel and Michelle Kish), Crisis Intervention (5th edition), The Hospital Patient, Body Conditioning, and Basic Psychological Skills for Front-Line Staff of Residential Youth Facilities.  

James D. Griffith 

James D. Griffith

Ph.D. Texas Christian University

Franklin 119 717-477-1374 jdgrif@ship.edu

Dr. Griffith’s training was in applied experimental psychology where he did work in advanced quantitative methodologies and program evaluation. He currently has three primary research interests that include risk-taking behaviors, general program evaluation, and jury decision making. His teaching interests include: General Psychology, Legal Psychology, Industrial-organizational Psychology, and Statistics. In his spare time, Dr. Griffith enjoys jumping out of airplanes.

 
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Steven J. Haase

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin -- Madison

Franklin 101 717-477-1160 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!  

 

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Robert L. Hale (Chair) 

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma

Franklin 114  717-477-1177 rlhale@ship.edu  

Dr. Hale's research focuses on the biobehavioral effects of alcohol and their antagonism, and on the psychophysiological characteristics of college student binge drinkers. Undergraduates are heavily involved in his work. 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, his saxophone-playing daughter Colleen, and their Cairn Terriers. Visit his web site!  

Scott F. Madey  

Scott F. Madey

 Ph.D. Cornell University

Franklin 105 717-477-1167 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! 

Ron Mehiel 


 

Ron Mehiel

Ph.D. University of Washington

Franklin 125 717-477-1515 romehi@ship.edu

Dr. Mehiel is interested in research that looks at flavor preferences learned through Pavlovian conditioning. He is also interested in the physiological mechanisms that link digestion to psychological changes in hedonic responses to foods as a result of this learning experience. And he is interested in gender differences in sexual attraction. Visit his website! 
Suzanne M. Morin  

Suzanne M. Morin (Morin-Coldsmith)

 Ph.D. University of Connecticut

Franklin 135 717-477-1538 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, cognitive development in young children and loss and bereavement effects on children. Currently, Dr. Morin is conducting research on adolescents and their perceptions related to loss and grief, step-families and adolescent depression. Visit her website!
 

  

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Virginia "Jenny" Pitts

Ph.D. Colorado State University

Wright 327 717-477-1126 vepitts@ship.edu 

Dr. Pitts received her Masters in Industrial & Organizational (I/O) Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her PhD in I/O Psychology from Colorado State University. She currently teaches General Psychology and Personality Psychology. Her main research interests are focused on personality in organizations, specifically how personality attributes predict workplace behaviors, including helping, deviance, and teamwork. She is also interested in pursuing research on personality as it relates to workplace health. In her spare time, Dr. Pitts enjoys hiking and throwing the frisbee for her dog, Kyla.

 

 

 

Kathryn M. Potoczak 

Kathryn M. Potoczak (Anderson)

Ph.D. Western Michigan University

Franklin 225 717-477-1372 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

Franklin 213 717-477-1352 tosato@ship.edu  

Dr. Sato has a general interest in cultural differences, the development of consciousness, human interaction patterns, and the cyclical/rhythmic nature of life. He enjoys a variety of sports such as tennis, soccer, and swimming, and likes listening to various types of music. Visit his website!  

Ashley C. Seibert 

Ashley C. Seibert (Clouser)

Ph.D. Kent State University

Franklin 227 717-477-1203 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

Ph.D. University of Florida

Franklin 111 717-477-1514 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

Franklin 115 717-477-1482 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. Visit her website!