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Faculty

Department of Psychology Faculty


Top ⇑Full Time Faculty

Julie A. Alvarez, Ph.D.Senior Professor of Practice

Ph.D., 2005, Emory University
Interests: Psychological assessment and clinical neuropsychology

Courtney N. Baker, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2010, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Research Interests: Dissemination and implementation research, early childhood, prevention of socioemotional and academic problems, community-based participatory research.

Oscar A. Barbarin, III, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D.,1975, Rutgers University
The Lila L. and Douglas J. Hertz Endowed Chair in Psychology
Research Interests: Educational interventions for achievement and social well-being and the role of community and family in health risks and health threat.

Paul Colombo, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Ph.D., 1994, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Elucidate the Neuronal Mechanisms of Memory Formation, Test Hypotheses Regarding Independence or Interactions Among Multiple Memory Mystems, and Neuronal Mechanisms of Memory Formation.

David M. Corey, Ph.D.ProfessoR OF PRACTICE

Ph.D., 1999, Tulane University
Interests: Cognitive neuroscience and quantitative methods.

Michael Cunningham, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 1994, Emory University
Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow
Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
Joint Appointment: African and African Diaspora Studies Program
Research Interests:
Examining Adolescent Development in African American children and adolescents.

Jill M. Daniel, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 2000, Tulane University
Director: Neuroscience Program
Research Interests: The impact of estrogens and androgens on the brain and cognition across the lifespan.

Gary P. Dohanich, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 1981, Michigan State University
Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow
Co-Director: Major and Masters Programs in Neuroscience
Research Interests: Influences of biological sex and steroid hormones on cognitive and affective behaviors.

Edward J. Golob, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Ph.D., 1999, Dartmouth College
Research Interests: Cognitive Neuroscience.

Sarah A. O. Gray, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2013, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Research Interests: Clinical Psychology, Early Childhood

Thomas J. Hebert, Ph.D.SENIOR Professor of Practice

Ph.D., 1996, Tulane University
Chair: Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Interests: Behavioral neuroscientist with interests in hormones and behavior.

Jeffrey J. Lockman, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 1980, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Perception-action and cognitive development.

Lisa Molix, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Ph.D., 2007, University of Missouri at Columbia
Research Interests: Intergroup relations, health and well-being among marginalized populations.

Bonnie K. Nastasi, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 1986, Kent State University
Research Interests: Culturally appropriate health promotion and health risk prevention programming for children, adolescents and adult populations.

Laurie O'Brien, Ph.D.ASSOCIATE Professor

Ph.D., 2002, University of Kansas
Associate Department Chair
Research Interests: Prejudice and stigma from the perspective of both targets and perpetrators.

Stacy Overstreet, Ph.D.Professor and chair

Ph.D., 1995, Tulane University
Research Interests: Children at risk for maladjustment due to the presence of chronic stressors in their lives.

Constance K. Patterson, Ph.D.Professor of Practice

Ph.D., 1999, Illinois State University
Interests: Internship and supervision for Professional School Psychology.

Janet B. Ruscher, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 1991, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Associate Dean: Graduate Programs, School of Science and Engineering
Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow
Research Interests:Social cognition, prejudiced communication, metaphoric language.

R. Enrique Varela, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Ph.D., 2002, University of Kansas
Director: School Psychology Training Program
Research Interests: Development of anxiety in youth with a particular emphasis on cultural, familial, and cognitive influences in this process.

Beth E. F. Wee, Ph.D.senior Professor of Practice

Ph.D., 1986, Michigan State University
Associate Dean: Undergraduate Programs, School of Science and Engineering
Co-Director: Undergraduate and Master's Programs in Neuroscience
Interests: Biological rhythms (seasonal and circadian), Neuroendocrinology, Reproduction, Learning and Memory, and Animal Behavior.

Carrie L. Wyland, Ph.D.SENIOR Professor of Practice

Ph.D., 2004, Dartmouth College
Interests: Social psychology with expertise in the self, namely biases related to self-esteem, social cognitive neuroscience, and emotion.

top ⇑Adjunct Faculty, Research Professors, Post-Docs

Adjunct faculty comprise individuals who hold primary appointments outside the Department, and who have a long-standing research or professional training relationship with the Department. Tulane research professors are funded externally as researchers, and rarely engage in course instruction. Post-doctoral fellows are funded externally on specific research grants.

Kate C. Baker, Ph.D.Research Professor

Ph.D., 1992, University of Michigan
Coordinator: Environmental Enrichment
Email: kbaker1@tulane.edu
Phone: 862-8040 Office: Primate Center
Tulane National Primate Research Center

Michael J. Burke, Ph.D.Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., 1982, Illinois Institute of Technology
Email: mburke1@tulane.edu
Phone: 862-3328 Office: Business School
A. B. Freeman School of Business

Joseph Constans, Ph.D.Assistant Clinical Professor, Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D., 1993, Louisiana State University
Research Interests: Cognition and emotion; Posttrauamatic stress disorder (PTSD); PTSD-related biases in attention, judgment, memory; Anxiety disorders.

Diane Franz, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Children's Hospital-New Orleans

Elin Grissom, Ph.D.Post-doctoral Fellow

Ph.D., 2013, Tulane University
Email: egrissom@tulane.edu

Michael Hoerger, Ph.D.research Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2010, Central Michigan University
Email: mhoerger@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Translational psychological science; Decision-making; Cancer care; Personality; Emotion; Depression.
Curriculum vitae

Jodi Kamps, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty

Clinical Psychologist
Children's Hospital-New Orleans

Marva L. Lewis, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D., 1993, University of Colorado
Email: mlewis@tulane.edu
Office: Social Work Building
Tulane School of Social Work

Jeff Mock, Ph.D.research assistant professor

Ph.D. 2007, Tulane University
Email: jmock@tulane.edu
Phone: 862-3306 Office: 3073 Percival Stern Hall

Gale Naquin, Ph.D.Research Professor

Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Email: gnaquin@tulane.edu
Office: 3025 Stern

Julie Price-Smith, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty, Director

Newcomb Childcare Center
Email: jsmithpr@tulane.edu

Scott Rubin, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Adjunct Faculty

Department of Communication Disorders
LSU Health Science Center-New Orleans

top ⇑Emeritus Faculty

Lawrence Dachowski, Ph.D.Associate Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Illinois

Terry E. Christenson, Ph.D.Associate Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., 1974, University of California, Berkeley
Email: tchris@tulane.edu

William P. Dunlap, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Tulane University
In Memoriam, Professor of Psychology
The William P. Dunlap Memorial Award
Website: William Dunlap's Home Page

Arnold Gerall, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Iowa State University
In memoriam, Professor Emeritus

The Arnold Gerall Prize for Neuroscience

Barbara E. Moely, Ph.D.Professor Emerita

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Email: moely@tulane.edu

Edgar C. O'Neal, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Missouri
Email: edgaroneal@optonline.net

C. Chrisman Wilson, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of South Carolina
In Memoriam, Associate Professor of Psychology

top ⇑Adjunct Instructors

Melinda Cannon Fabian, Ph.D.Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Email: mcannon2@tulane.edu
Office: 3012F Stern

Bethany Rollins, Ph.D.Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Email: brollins@tulane.edu
Office: 3012F Stern

Department of Psychology • 2007 Percival Stern Hall • New Orleans, LA 70118 • Phone: 504-865-5331 • psych@tulane.edu