Andrew Abeyta
Assistant Professor of Psychology                                                                                          
Ph.D. North Dakota State University

Armitage Room 355
(856) 225 – 2986
Email: andrew.abeyta@rutgers.edu
Web: abeyta.camden.rutgers.edu
Office Hours – by appointment

I am a Social Psychologist focused on how people satisfy the need for meaning in life (defined as the desire to feel that one’s existence is important, purposeful, and coherent), for example through nostalgia, religion, culture, and achievement. My research also focuses on the need for social belonging, as well as psychological factors, like nostalgia, that promote social belonging. Finally, I am interested in the implications of these needs for psychological well-being and resilience. Inspired by my experience as a first-generation college student, I am currently researching the importance of  meaning in life and belonging for the persistence and academic success of underrepresented college students.


Sarah Allred
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Washington

Armitage Hall 323
(856) 225-6141
Email: srallred@camden.rutgers.edu
Web: allred.camden.rutgers.edu
Office Hours – by appointment

I am a neuroscientist and data storyteller who studies how the human brain makes clear, unambiguous (but often technically incorrect) judgments about the world from the unclear and ambiguous information at its disposal. My research methods include behavioral psychophysics, computational modeling, and quantitative analysis of large secondary data sets. My fundamental interest in how the brain parses information underlies two distinct scholarly trajectories: publicly-engaged health equity work and basic science research in perception and memory. In my research, teaching, and service, I practice my belief that when scholars are in communication with public and community stakeholders as well as other scholars, the end result is both better scholarly work and a better world.

I will be on sabbatical for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Research Interests: health equity, covid-19, grantmaking, prevention science, computational modeling, statistical downscaling, data storytelling, data accessibility, context effects, cognitive load, perception, cognition, philosophy of perception.


Kristin August
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine

Armitage Hall 413
(856) 225-6431
Email: kristin.august@rutgers.edu
Web: kristinaugust.camden.rutgers.edu
Office Hours – by appointment

My primary research interest involves how relationships with family members, friends, and health care providers can help or hinder the engagement in health behaviors. I have a secondary interest in the link between physical and mental health more broadly (including topics such as body image and stress). I am interested in examining these ideas in diverse populations, such as individuals with chronic illness, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, and individuals with disabilities. I seek to not only understand these processes better, but also to develop evidence-based intervention strategies to promote physical, mental, and social health.  See my published articles here.


Courtenay Cavanaugh, Undergraduate Director
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University

Armitage Hall 359
(856) 225-6120
Email: cocavana@camden.rutgers.edu
Web: cocavana.camden.rutgers.edu
Office Hours – by appointment

Research Interests: The impact of violence on women and children’s health and development including risk and resilience for psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and HIV/STIs.


Lauren Daniel
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Drexel University

Armitage Hall 343
(856) 225-6535
Email: lauren.daniel@rutgers.edu
Web: laurendaniel.camden.rutgers.edu
Office Hours – by appointment

I am a Clinical Psychologist focused on improving health and quality of life in children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer.  My research focuses  on how sleep impacts health outcomes and family functioning.  My recent research publications have described the relationship between sleep and cancer symptom burden, like pain, nausea, and fatigue, and how sleep is related to mental health in childhood cancer survivors. One current project is looking at sleep in children undergoing stem cell transplants at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and another project is examining why college students may enroll in a stem cell transplant registry (“Be The Match”).


Sean Duffy
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Armitage Hall 351
(856) 225-6204
Email:  seduffy@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Web:   duffy.camden.rutgers.edu/
Office Hours – by appointment

I am an experimental psychologist interested in cognition, development, culture, and memory. I have studied the development of spatial reasoning in infants and young children, how information stored in memory affects our judgments about categorized stimuli, how culture fundamentally shapes the way we perceive the world, and how physical environments (both natural and built) tacitly affect human behavior. I also collaborate on projects about economic decisions, automatic imitation, and humor. I am very interested in statistics and research methodology.

 


Jamie Dunaev
Associate Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University – Camden

Armitage Hall
(856) 225-6732
Email: Jamie.Dunaev@rutgers.edu
Office Hours – by appointment

 


Daniel Hart
University Professor, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute for Effective Education
Ed.D. Harvard University

Armitage Hall 361
(856) 225-6438
Email: hart@camden.rutgers.edu
Web: hart.camden.rutgers.edu
Office hours – by appointment

Research Interests: Cognitive, civic, moral, and personality development in childhood and adolescence, particularly in urban contexts.


Charlotte Markey, Director of Health Sciences                                                                                                              

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of California, Riverside

Armitage Hall 
(856) 225-6332
Email: chmarkey@camden.rutgers.edu
Web: markey.camden.rutgers.edu
Office Hours – by appointment                                                                                                                       

My primary research interest involves the development of eating behaviors and body image.  Most of this work has focused on sociocultural influences on these behaviors and attitudes, such as romantic partners, parents, and media.  I’m also interested in exploring eating behaviors and body image among diverse populations, including individuals living with chronic illness and sexual and gender minorities. My recent scholarship has involved translating this research into publicly accessible articles and books, the most recent of which can be found here.  

See my published journal articles here


Naomi Marmorstein, Associate Provost, Rutgers – Camden
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Armitage Hall 365
(856) 225-6434
Email: marmorst@camden.rutgers.edu


Tamara Nelson
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Clark University

Armitage Hall 347
Email: tamara.nelson@rutgers.edu
Web: https://sites.rutgers.edu/tamara-nelson/

In my research, I explore how cultural and contextual factors impact mental health and help-seeking among racial and ethnic minoritized groups in general and Black/African American women specifically, using quantitative and qualitative methods. Some of my research questions include: What factors explain the relationship between gendered racialized roles (i.e., SBW/Superwoman Schema) and psychological distress among Black women? What facilitates the mental help-seeking process? What are the mental health needs of Black women during the perinatal period? I am also interested in community-engaged approaches for preventing and mitigating perinatal depression.


Lisa Payne

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Drexel University College of Medicine

Armitage Hall 359
(856) 225-6378
Email: lisa.payne@rutgers.edu
Web: payne.camden.rutgers.edu
Office hours – by appointment

Research Interests: How can we suppress distraction in order to pay better attention and improve memory? Why do we have such a difficult time ignoring printed or spoken words, especially words spoken by our own inner voice? Does it help to know where or when or what kind of irrelevant information will appear in our environment? Investigation into these interactions of attention and short-term memory include behavioral tests and EEG.


Ira Roseman,  Interim Graduate Director

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Yale University

Armitage Hall 353
(856) 225-6341
Email: ira.roseman@rutgers.edu
Web: crab.rutgers.edu/~roseman
Office Hours – by appointment

Among my research interests: (1) Why do we feel the emotions that we do?  And what effects do these different emotions have?  Together with my research group, I examine the causes, properties, and effects of specific negative and positive emotions, such as guilt, shame, anger, contempt, hope, and joy.  (2) What leads people to endorse particular political or religious beliefs?  We study factors leading to strong support for political candidates, movements, and belief systems, such as anti-immigrant parties and right-wing populism.

Sample publications–more at https://crab.rutgers.edu/~roseman/

Roseman, I. J. (2011). Emotional behaviors, emotivational goals, emotion strategies: Multiple levels of organization integrate variable and consistent responses. Emotion Review, 3, 434-443. request pdf

Roseman, I. J., Rudolph, B., Steele, A. K., & Katz, S. (2021). A tale of two outcomes: Understanding and countering extremist narratives. In K. Aumer (Ed.). The psychology of extremism (pp. 5-46). Springer. (request pdf


RobrechtRobrecht van der Wel, Chairperson
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University.

Armitage Hall 349
(856) 225-6485
Email: r.vanderwel@rutgers.edu
Web: vanderwel.camden.rutgers.edu
Office Hours – by appointment

Major Research Interests: Psychological mechanisms underlying everyday physical actions, motor control, object manipulation, sequence planning, interpersonal action planning and coordination (joint action), belief representations in action, and the sense of agency.


Bill WhitlowBill Whitlow
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Yale University

Armitage Hall 327
(856) 225-6334
Email: bwhitlow@camden.rutgers.edu
Web: billwhitlow.camden.rutgers.edu
Office Hours – by appointment

I will be on sabbatical for the 2022-2023 academic year.

I am a disciple of John Locke, who believed our knowledge is the result of learning from experience and reflection, and endorse an evolutionary perspective that asserts we can learn about learning from studies with people and with animals other than people. My research seeks to understand how learning leads to intelligence and how to improve education, especially science education, for everyone.


Emeritus (Retired) Faculty

Beth AdelsonBeth Adelson
Ph.D. Harvard University
Email: adelson@camden.rutgers.edu
Web: sites.rutgers.edu/beth-adelson

Research interests: Focuses on creative insight in scientific problem-solving and the resolution of conflict.

Mary BravoMary Bravo
Ph.D. Northwestern University

Email: mbravo@camden.rutgers.edu
Web: crab.rutgers.edu/~mbravo/home.html
Office hours by email

Research Interests: Visual processes involved in perceptual organization.

Luis GarciaLuis Garcia
Ph.D. Kansas State University
Email: lgarcia@camden.rutgers.edu
Web: fas.camden.rutgers.edu/2012/09/17/dr-luis-garcia/

Research Interests: Social cognitions about sexuality.

Bill TuckerBill Tucker
Ph.D. Princeton University
In Memoriam
Web: tucker.camden.rutgers.edu/

Research interests: Ethics in science; the relations of social policy and psychological research; the nature of research on racial differences.

Michael WoganMichael Wogan
Ph.D. University of North Carolina
Email: mwogan@camden.rutgers.edu
Web: crab.rutgers.edu/~mwogan/

Research interests: Clinical psychology and the interface between Psychology and Law.

Part-Time Lecturers

Stephen Bernardini, stephen.bernardini@rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment

Gianna Bowler, gianna.bowler@rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment

Laura Collins, laura.collins@rutgers.edu
Honors College
Office hours by appointment

Anjennett Corry, ars318@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment

Michelle Dixon Palmer, michelle.dixon@rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment

Sara Fiorot, sara.fiorot@rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment

Katherine Glick, katherineglick@gmail.com
Hours by appointment

Charles Idler, cidler@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Hours by appointment

Steven Katz, katsteven@gmail.com
Office Hours by appointment

Alex Konkel, ak1338@camden.rutgers.edu 
Office hours by appointment

Barbara Leavy, bgleavy@camden.rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment

Christopher Maute, cm123@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment

Angela C. Meluso-Scafidi, acmeluso@gmail.com
Office hours by appointment

Ines Meier, imeier@camden.rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment

Autumn Nanassy, adn34@camden.rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment

Alexandra O’Donnell, Alexandra.Odonnell@rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment

Jessica Schulz, jschulz2@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment

Brianna Soreth, 
MA – Rutgers Camden; BA – Rutgers Camden
Certificate in Data Analytics – The University of Pennsylvania (expected Fall 2021)
Email: briannasoreth@gmail.com, bos7@camden.rutgers.edu
Office Hours by appointment or email.

Areas of expertise: Learning, memory, and executive functions. Research methods and clinical research.

Lorie Sousa, lorie.sousa@rutgers.edu
Office hours by appointment, email only

Emily Wood, ewood@camden.rutgers.edu
Office hours: by appointment

Douglas Zacher, dnz7@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Office hours: by appointment