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Faculty Profiles

Department of Psychology contact and bio information.


Strohmetz, Dave
David Strohmetz
Position: Chair and Professor
  • Department: Psychology
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 253

Dr. David Strohmetz, chair and professor of the Department of Psychology, teaches research methods in psychology and social psychology.

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James Arruda
Position: Professor
  • Department: Psychology
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 116

Dr. James Arruda, professor, teaches courses in cognitive neuroscience, biological psychology, sensation and perception, research methods, and behavioral statistics.

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Lisa Blalock
Position: Associate Professor

Dr. Lisa Blalock, associate professor, teaches research methods in psychology, professional development in psychology, and sensation and perception.

Day, Kim
Kimberly Day
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Psychology
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 206

Dr. Kimberly Day, assistant professor, teaches research methods in psychology, child development, psychology of adolescence, and developmental psychology.

Halonen, Jane
Jane S. Halonen
Position: Professor
  • Department: Psychology
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 233

Dr. Jane S. Halonen, professor, teaches introductory, positive, and social psychology, and also teaches senior course in the history of psychology, and psychology vs. Pseudoscience.

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Steven Kass
Position: Distinguished University Professor

Dr. Steven Kass, professor, teaches industrial and organizational psychology, human factors, training and development in the workplace, and psychology of learning.

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Valerie Morganson
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Psychology
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 216

Dr. Valerie Morganson, associate professor, teaches advanced organizational psychology, industrial psychology, research methods and the psychology of workforce diversity.

Vanessa Rainey
Vanessa Rainey
Position: Associate Professor

Dr. Vanessa Rainey, associate professor, teaches developmental psychology, human development across the lifespan, and research methods.

Rotunda, Rob
Rob Rotunda
Position: Professor
  • Department: Psychology
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 226

Dr. Rob J. Rotunda, professor, teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses focused on clinical/applied areas of psychology. As a licensed clinical psychologist he is also involved in training master’s level counselors.

Schantz, April
April Schantz
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Psychology
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 214

April Schantz, assistant professor, teaches group/team dynamics, industrial psychology, and research methods.

Schneider, Sherry
Sherry Schneider
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Psychology
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 217

Dr. Sherry Schneider, assistant professor, teaches social psychology, psychology of workforce diversity, industrial and organizational psychology, group dynamics in organizations, and organizational change and development.

Walch, Susan
Susan Walch
Position: Professor
  • Department: Psychology
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 222

Dr. Susan Walch, professor, teaches abnormal psychology, health psychology, psychobiology of sexual behavior, behavior modification and community of psychology.

Keya Wiggins
Keya Wiggins
Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice
  • Department: Psychology
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 208

Dr. Keya Wiggins, instructor, teaches group counseling, theories of personality, psychology of the African American experience, psychological foundations for education, individual counseling, foundations of counseling principles for student affairs, and life applications of psychological concepts.

Adjunct Faculty

Department of Psychology Adjunct Faculty contact information.


Brett Beck

Sarah Bielek

Dow Blue

Victoria Bottcher

Janae Burkart

Daniel Fisher

Shawn Fox

Rudy Goldstein

Barbara Lewis

Michael Lowe

Tonya Nascimento

Gregory Neimeyer

Sadie O'Neill

Kristina Robison

Carlene Thornton

Melissa Venezia

Emeritus Faculty

Department of Psychology Emeritus Faculty


  • Ronald Belter
  • Joan Duer
  • Rosemary Hays-Thomas
  • Samuel Mathews
  • William Mikulas
  • Steve Vodanovich

Department of Psychology Staff


Josette “Josie” Vath