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Faculty & Staff

The Department of Psychology has 20 full-time faculty members who are active teachers, scholars, and mentors.

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Faculty Profiles

Dr. Jessica Barnack-Tavlaris

(Associate Professor)

Specialization:  Social Psychology

Education: Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; MPH – San Diego State University

Contact: | (609) 771-2439

Office: Social Science Building 107

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm or by appointment

Courses: Methods and Tools; Research Seminar in Health Psychology; Health Psychology; Social Psychology of Power; Oppression and Privilege

Research Interests: Reproductive and sexual health; Health disparities; Cancer prevention; Health-related stigma and coping; Menstrual health

Reproductive and Sexual Health Lab

Dr. Barnack-Tavlaris’s CV

Dr. Tamra Bireta


Cognitive Coordinator

Specialization: Cognitive, Developmental

Education: Ph.D. – Purdue University

Contact: | (609) 771-3069

Office: Social Science Building 108

Office Hours: Monday, 5:00pm – 5:30pm, 8:20pm – 8:50pm; Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm; Thursday, 4:50pm – 5:50pm

Courses: Cognitive Psychology; Methods and Tools; Sensation and Perception; Research Seminar; Memory over the Lifespan

Research Interests: Memorability of different types of information; Age-related differences in patterns of memory performance

Memory and Aging Lab: SSB 003

Dr. Bireta’s CV

Dr. Ashley Borders

(Associate Professor)

Ashley Borders

Counseling and Clinical Coordinator

Specialization: Clinical & Counseling

Education: Ph.D. – University of Southern California

Contact: | (609) 771-2291

Office: Social Science Building 117

Office Hours: Monday/Thursday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Courses: Abnormal Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Design and Analysis; Research Seminar; Psychology of Mindfulness and Meditation

Research Interests: The causes and consequences of rumination; Anger, hostility, and aggressive behavior; Mindfulness and meditation.


Dr. Borders’s CV

Dr. He Len Chung


He Len Chung

Specialization: Counseling & Clinical, Developmental

Education: Ph.D. – Temple University

Contact: | (609) 771-2646

Office: Social Science Building 114

Office Hours: Monday/Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am; Wednesday, 11:00am – 12:00pm; Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am

Courses: Counseling & Clinical Seminar: Poverty and Well-Being; Collaborative Research: REACH Lab; Methods and Tools; Abnormal Psychology; Psychosocial Interventions for Children and Adolescents; Internship in Psychology; Independent Study in Psychology; Senior Honors Thesis

Research Interests: Positive Youth Development; Resilience During the Transition to Adulthood; Community-Based Research

REACH lab: Social Science Building 3F

Dr. Chung’s CV

Dr. Jarret Crawford


Jarret Crawford

Social Psychology Coordinator

Specialization: Social

Education: Ph.D. – Rutgers University

Contact: | (609) 771-2117

Office: Social Science Building 111

Office Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday, 11:00am – 12:00pm; Friday, 9:30am – 10:20am

Courses: Methods & Tools; Design & Statistical Analysis; Research Seminar in Social Psychology; Classic & Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology; Political Psychology; Psychology of Bias

Research Interests: Political attitudes; political judgment and decision-making

Political Psychology Lab: SSB 6

Dr. Crawford’s Home Page

Dr. Jason Dahling


I/O Psychology Coordinator

Specialization: Industrial / Organizational

Education: Ph.D. – University of Akron

Contact: | (609) 771-2582

Office – Social Science Building 123

Office Hours: Monday/Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm; Wednesday, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Courses Organizational Psychology; Industrial Psychology; Research Seminar; and Senior Capstone on Self-Regulation.

Research Interests: Emotional Labor in customer service settings; Feedback and performance appraisal; Deviance from organizational rules

Organizational Psychology Lab: SSB 5/6A

Website: Dr. Dahling’s Homepage

Dr. Candice Feiring

(Senior Research Scholar)

Candice Feiring

Director of the Center for Youth Relationship Development

Former Editor-in-Chief, Child Maltreatment, The Journal of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

Specialization: Developmental, Counseling & Clinical

Education: Ph.D. – University of Pittsburgh

Contact: | (609) 771-2649

Office: Social Science Building 139

Courses: Lab Learning: The Romantic Relationships Research Lab; Senior Seminar in Childhood Sexual Abuse

Research Interest: Quality of Romantic Relationships in Adolescents and Young Adults; Meaning Making Processes in close relationships; Narrative Methodology; Adaptation to Childhood Sexual Abuse over time; Self-conscious Emotions; Gender

Romantic Relationship Research Lab: SSB 18-19

Dr. James A. Graham


James A. Graham

Developmental Psychology Coordinator

Specialization: Developmental

Education: Ph.D. – University of Memphis

Contact: | (609) 771-2638

Office: Social Science Building 122

Office Hours: Tuesday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, 3:30pm – 4:00pm; Friday, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Courses: Development across the Lifespan; Research Seminar; Seminar in Child Development; Senior Seminar in Cross-Cultural Child Development

Research Interest: Empathy and prosocial behavior in peer relationships; School/Community-based research partnerships; Program evaluation

Social and Emotional Development Lab: SSB 10B & KidsBridge Museum

Webpage: Dr. Graham’s Homepage 

Dr. Graham’s CV

Dr. Lisa Grimm

Associate Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences

(currently on leave from full-time Psychology position)

Lisa Grimm

Specialization: Cognitive, Social

Education: Ph.D. – The University of Texas at Austin

Contact: | (609) 771-2787

Office: Social Science Building 332

Office Hours: Email Dr. Grimm to schedule an appointment

Courses: Cognitive Psychology; Design and Statistical Analysis; Research Seminar; Gender Gap in Science Careers; Psychological constraints: Unconscious Influences on Thought and Behavior (FSP)

Research Interest: Motivation, stereotypes, and individual differences; Procedural learning, such as required in golf putting; Standardized testing; Explicit and implicit learning systems

Motivation, Individual differences & Stereotypes in Cognition Lab (MISC Lab): SSB 14 A, D, and E

Website: Dr. Grimm’s Homepage

Dr. Joanna Herres

(Assistant Professor)

Joanna Herres

Specialization: Counseling and Clinical

Education: Ph.D. – University of Delaware

Contact: | (609) 771-2643

Office: Social Science Building 126

Office Hours: Tuesday, 12:30pm – 2:00pm; Thursday, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Courses: Methods and Tools, Design and Analysis, Reactivity Lab

Research Interest: Child and adolescent depression and anxiety, coping, and emotional reactivity.


Dr. Herres’s CV

Dr. Arthur Hohmuth


Arthur Hohmuth

Specialization: Counseling & Clinical

Education: Ph.D. – University of Delaware, General Experimental Psychology; MA – University of Delaware

Contact: | (609) 771-2620

Office: Social Science Building 115

Office Hours: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 5:00pm – 5:30pm; Tuesday/Friday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Courses: Abnormal Psychology; General Psychology; Personality Theory; Independent Internships

Club Involvement: Aikido Club – Instructor; Psychology Club – Co-Advisor

Dr. Hohmuth’s CV

Dr. Chu Kim-Prieto


Chu Kim-Prieto

Specialization: Social

Education: Ph.D. – University of Illinois

Contact: | (609) 771-2695

Office: Social Science Building 118

Office Hours: Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm; Friday, 8:30am – 9:30am

Courses: Methods and Tools; Emotion; Research Seminar; Power Oppression and Privilege; Social Seminar; Senior Capstone

Research Interest: Culture and Emotion; Subjective Well-Being; Cultural Psychology

Emotion Lab: SSB 017

Dr. Jean Kirnan


Specialization: Industrial / Organizational

Education: Ph.D. – Fordham University

Contact: | (609) 771-2637

Office: Social Science Building 113

Office Hours: Monday/Thursday, 12:30pm – 1:50pm

Courses: Methods & Tools; Personnel Selection & Placement; Consumer Psychology; Research Seminar: Applied Psychology; Psychological Testing; Seminar in I/O:Psychology of Ethics; Organizational Psychology; Industrial Psychology; TAPLab; Testing and Assessment in Psychology

Research Interest: Using biodata to predict first year college success; Everyday ethical case studies; Development of department assessment tools; Assisting community partners with assessment

TAP Lab: SSB 22

Dr. Kirnan’s CV

Dr. Andrew Leynes


Andrew Leynes

Specialization: Biopsychology, Cognitive

Education: Ph.D. – University of Georgia

Contact: | (609) 771-2624

Office: Social Science Building 125

Office Hours: Tuesday/Friday 11:00am – 12:00pm;  Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm; Friday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Courses: Biopsychology; Learning & Memory; Cognitive Neuroscience; Research Seminar; Design and Statistical Analysis

Research Interests: Neuroscience; Memory

ERP Lab: Social Science Building 14B

Website: Dr. Leynes’ Homepage

Dr. Margaret Martinetti

(Associate Professor)


Biopsychology Coordinator

Specialization: Biopsychology

Education: Ph.D. – Temple University

Contact: | (609) 771-2640

Office: Social Science Building 116

Office Hours: Monday, 1:00pm – 3:15pm

Courses: Biopsychology; Design & Analysis; Behavioral Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse (BPDA); Senior Seminar in Behavioral Pharmacology; Lab Learning:  The Alcohol Lab at TCNJ; Research Seminar

Research Interests: Animal models of alcohol abuse, quantitative models of choice (e.g., behavioral economics and delay discounting), drinking patterns in college students, cross-cultural differences in alcohol consumption.

Alcohol Lab: Biology Building 113

Dr. Martinetti’s CV

Dr. Margaret (Betsy) Ruddy

(Assistant Professor)

Margaret (Betsy) Ruddy

Associate Chair

Specialization: Biopsychology, Counseling & Clinical, Developmental

Education: Ph.D. – Princeton University

Contact: | (609) 771-2630

Office: Social Science Building 119

Office Hours: Monday, 9:30am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 2:00pm; Tuesday 11:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 2:00pm; Thursday, 9:30am – 12:00pm, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Courses: Biopsychology; Psychopharmacology; Research Seminar in Developmental Psychology; Research Methods; Student-Faculty Research (Infant-Child Studies)

Research Interests: Attention, Temperament, Imagination, and Play in Infancy and Early Childhood; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Parenting; Psychopathology

Infant and Child Studies Lab: Social Science Building 142

Dr. John Ruscio


Specialization: Industrial / Organizational

Education: Ph.D. – Brandeis University

Contact: | (609) 771-2919

Office: Social Science Building 110

Office Hours: Monday/Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm; Wednesday, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Courses: Design and Statistical Analysis; Seminar in Applied Psychology; Prosperity and Rational Optimism (FSP); Seminar in Behavioral Economics

Research Interests: Behavioral economics; modern and robust statistical methods; citation-based indices of scholarly impact; taxometric analysis.

Quantitative Psychology Lab: SSB 110

Website: Dr. Ruscio’s Home Page

Dr. Ruscio’s CV

Dr. Sandra Sepulveda-Kozakowski

(Temporary Assistant Professor)

Specialization: Developmental and Clinical/Counseling

Education: Ph.D. University of Delaware

Contact:  | (609) 771-2430

Office: Social Science Building 137

Office Hours: Monday/Thursday, 10:00am- 12:00pm; 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Courses: Methods and Tools; Development Across the Lifespan; Developmental Seminar, Power Oppression and Privilege

Research Interests:  childhood maltreatment, foster care, adoption and attachment theory

Dr. Sepulveda-Kozakowski’s CV

Dr. Aimee Stahl

(Assistant Professor)

Dr stahl

Specialization: Developmental and Cognitive

Education: Ph.D. – Johns Hopkins University

Contact: | (609) 771-2702

Office: Social Science Building 112

Office Hours: Monday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm; Tuesday, 10:30am – 11:30am

Courses: Methods and Tools; Development Across the Lifespan; Developmental Seminar

Research Interests:  cognitive development, learning and memory in infants and children, and social cognition.

Website: Dr. Stahl’s Home Page

Cognitive Development Lab

Dr. Stahl’s CV

Dr. Jeanine Vivona


Jeanine Vivona

Psychology Chair

Specialization: Counseling & Clinical, Developmental

Education: Ph.D. – University of Massachusetts

Contact: | (609) 771-2634

Office: Social Science Building 120

Office Hours: Tuesday/Friday, 1:00-1:50pm

Courses: Abnormal Psychology; Research Seminar in Clinical Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Developmental Psychopathology; Collaborative Research Course; Counseling & Clinical Field Study Seminar; Senior Topics Study Group

Research Interests: Psychotherapy process; Language; Identity Development; Sibling Relationships

Clinical Lab: Social Science Building 10A, 11, 17

Dr. Vivona’s CV

Dr. Shaun Wiley

(Associate Professor)

Specialization: Social

Education: Ph.D. – City University of New York

Contact: | (609) 771-2645

Office: Social Science Building 121

Office Hours: Tuesday/Friday, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Courses: General Psychology; Methods & Tools; Social Seminar: Psychology and Diversity

Research Interest: How group members respond to disadvantage; Immigration and cultural diversity; Group identity and intergroup relations; Collective action

Social Change and Collective Identity Lab (SCCI)

Dr. Wiley’s CV

Dr. Wiley’s Google Scholar Page

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Departmental Staff

Madeline Anthes

(Program Coordinator)

  Phone: (609) 771-2437
Office: Social Science Building 109A

Erin Haughee

(Program Assistant)

Phone: (609) 771-2544
Office: Social Science Building 109


Devin Simpkins

(Graduate Assistant)

  Phone: (609) 771-2485
Office: Social Science Building 109

Shira Pollack

(Research Assistant)

  Phone: (609) 771-2486
Office: Social Science Building 109

Lauren Agho

(Office Assistant)

Phone: (609) 771-2485
Office: Social Science Building 109

Cecilia McGuinness

(Office Assistant)

  Phone: (609) 771-2485
Office: Social Science Building 109

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