Faculty

Larissa BarberLarissa Barber
Assistant Professor,
Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Office: PM 563
Phone: (815) 753-0740
E-mail: lbarber@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/barber
Homepage: http://www.niu.edu/lbarber
Research interests: Self-regulation and occupational health; work-life balance; stress and sleep; self-control and counterproductive work behavior; personality in the workplace.


David BridgettDavid Bridgett
Assistant Professor,
Clinical Psychology

Office: PM 308
Phone: (815) 753-0774
E-mail: dbridgett1@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/bridgett
Homepage: http://www.niu.edu/emotionreg/
Research Interests: Emotion regulation and temperament in infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children; early risk and protective factors for developmental psychopathology.


M. Anne Britt M. Anne Britt
Professor,
Cognitive and Instructional Psychology

Office: PM 363
Phone: (815) 753-7082
E-mail: britt@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/britt
Homepage: http://www.niu.edu/~britt
Research interests: Comprehension, cognition, and memory; integration of information from multiple sources; enhancing learning and understanding through use of computer-aided instruction; argument comprehension and construction.


Michelle K. Demaray Michelle K. Demaray
Professor,
School Psychology

Office: PM 575
Phone: (815) 753-7077
E-mail: mkdemaray@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/demaray
Homepage: http://www.niu.edu/demaray/
Research interests: Bullying and victimization in schools, including cyber-bullying and  cyber-victimization, and the role of bystanders in the bullying situation; Measurement of social support and the relations among perceived social support in youth and positive and negative outcomes; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); social-emotional issues in schools.


Amanda Durik Amanda M. Durik
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Psychology
Associate Professor,
Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Office: PM 414
Phone: (815) 753-7069
E-mail: adurik@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/durik
Research interests: Factors that promote optimal motivation (interest and performance) in achievement situations; achievement goals; the development of interest.


Lisa M. Finkelstein Lisa M. Finkelstein
Professor,
Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Office: PM 571
Phone: (815) 753-0439
E-mail: lisaf@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/finkelstein
Research interests: Age and generational issues in the work place; mentoring relationship; obesity bias; humor at work


Angela Grippo Angela Grippo
Associate Professor,
Neuroscience and Behavior

Office: PM 357
Phone: (815) 753-7070
E-mail: angelagrippo@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/grippo
Homepage:
www.grippo.weebly.com 
Research interests: Interactions among social behavior, stress, and the heart; association of depression and heart disease; animal models of psychological disorders and stress.


Michelle LillyMichelle M. Lilly
Assistant Professor,
Clinical Psychology

Office: PM 318
Phone: (815) 753-4602
E-mail: mlilly1@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/lilly
Homepage: http://tmhrlabniu.weebly.com/
Research Interests: Understanding the mental health effects of interpersonal trauma, with a particular focus on intimate partner violence, including ways in which world views and coping affect outcome following trauma.


Mary C. Lovejoy Mary C. Lovejoy
Associate Professor,
Clinical Psychology

Office: PM 303
Phone: (815) 753-7095
E-mail: mlovejoy@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/lovejoy
Research interests: Parental social information processing; developmental psychopathology; parenting practices.


Joseph Magliano Joseph Magliano
Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL)
Professor,
Cognitive and Instructional Psychology

Office: PM 361
Phone: (815) 753-0805
E-mail: jmagliano@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/magliano
Research interests: Understanding of narrative text and film; question asking and answering; individual differences; causal reasoning; learning and memory.


Christine K. Malecki Christine K. Malecki
Director of School Psychology Program
Professor,
School Psychology

Office: PM 312
Phone: (815) 753-1836
E-mail: cmalecki@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/malecki
Homepage: http://www.niu.edu/cmalecki/
Research interests: School psychology; social support perceived by children and adolescents; curriculum-based measurement; innovative school psychology delivery services.


Leslie Matuszewich Leslie Matuszewich
Coordinator of Neuroscience and Behavior Curricular Area
Associate Professor,
Neuroscience and Behavior

Office: PM 420
Phone: (815) 753-7072
E-mail: lmatusze@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/matuszewich
Research interests: Effects of chronic and acute stress on behavior and the brain; Neurotransmitter regulation of the stress response; Animal models of drug abuse; Neural regulation of sexual behavior in rats.


Keith K. Millis Keith K. Millis
Professor,
Cognitive and Instructional Psychology

Office: PM 320
Phone: (815) 753-7087
E-mail: kmillis@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/millis
Research interests: Discourse comprehension; technology and instruction; experimental aesthetics; memory processes.


Nina MountsNina Mounts
Director of the Collaborative on Early Adolescence
Professor,
Developmental Psychology

Office: PM 316
Phone: (815) 753-6968
E-mail: nmounts@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/mounts
Research interests: Social development of children and adolescents across diverse ethnic groups; linkages between parent and peer contexts; parent-child relationships including parenting style and parental management of peers; peer relationships including peer influence and friendship formation.


Holly K. Orcutt Holly K. Orcutt
Professor,
Clinical Psychology

Office: PM 305
Phone: (815) 753-5920
E-mail: horcutt@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/orcutt
Homepage: http://www.niu.edu/~horcutt/
Research interests: Post-traumatic stress disorder; traumatic stress and its consequences; sexual risk-taking behavior; experiential avoidance; structural equation methodologies; forgiveness; prevention science.


Christopher P. Parker Christopher P. Parker
Associate Professor,
Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Office: PM 557
Phone: (815) 753-0734
E-mail: cparker@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/parker
Research interests: Psychological climate and organizational climate/culture; attitude theory and job satisfaction; perceptions of organizational politics; leadership recognition.


Lisa Paul Lisa Paul
Assistant Professor,
Clinical Psychology

Office: PM 569
Phone: (815) 753-0778
E-mail: lpaul1@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/paul
Homepage: http://www.niu.edu/lpaul/
Research interests: PTSD; adult sexual trauma; trauma disclosure, particularly disclosure recipients and reactions to victims; trauma-related social support.


Bradford H. Pillow Bradford H. Pillow
Associate Professor,
Developmental Psychology

Office: PM 353
Phone: (815) 753-7079
E-mail: pillow@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/pillow
Homepage: http://bradfordpillow.weebly.com/
Research interests: Social-cognitive and metacognitive development; Children's perspective-taking abilities; children's ability to reflect on their own mental states; children's conceptions of cognitive processes; children's explanations of others' behavior.


Laura D. Pittman Laura D. Pittman
Director of Clinical Training and Coordinator of Clinical Curricular Area
Associate Professor,
Clinical Psychology

Office: PM 314
Phone: (815) 753-2485
E-mail: lpittman@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/pittman
Homepage: http://niu.edu/pittmanlab/
Research interests: Developmental psychopathology; family process; extended family; parenting practices; poverty; cultural diversity; and transition to college.


Alan Rosenbaum Alan Rosenbaum
Professor,
Clinical Psychology

Office: PM 313
Phone: (815) 753-7084
E-mail: arosenbaum@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/rosenbaum
Research interests: Developmental psychopathology and physiological factors in intimate partner, and generalized, aggression; treatment of intimate partner aggression; female aggression; anger management.


Brad J. Sagarin Brad J. Sagarin
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology
Professor,
Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Office: PM 416
Phone: (815) 753-7067
E-mail: bsagarin@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/sagarin
Homepage: http://www.niu.edu/user/tj0bjs1
Research interests: Social influence; resistance to persuasion; deception, jealousy, and infidelity; evolutionary psychology; human sexuality; statistics and research methodology.


Alecia SantuzziAlecia M. Santuzzi
Associate Professor,
Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Office: PM 561
Phone: (815) 753-7096
E-mail: asantuzzi@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/santuzzi
Homepage: http://niu.edu/asantuzzi/
Research Interests: Metaperceptions (knowing what others think of you); anxiety during interviews; decisions about disclosing stigmatizing information at work; response bias and errors in self-report measures; social interaction in face-to-face and virtual groups.

 


John J. Skowronski John J. Skowronski
Coordinator of Social and Industrial/Organizational Curricular Area
Distinguished Research Professor,
Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Office: PM 418
Phone: (815) 753-7073
E-mail: jskowron@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/skowronski
Homepage: http://www.niu.edu/jskowronski/
Research interests: Processes and structures involved in judgment and memory about others and the self: how we draw conclusions about the internal characteristics (traits, motives, goals) of people, and why we remember certain things about people and forget others.


David P. Valentiner David P. Valentiner
Professor,
Clinical Psychology

Office: PM 422
Phone: (815) 753-7086
E-mail: dvalentiner@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/valentiner
Homepage: http://davidvalentiner.weebly.com/
Research interests: Anxiety disorders; emotional processes related to anxiety and coping; coping with stress; factors that impeded or facilitate natural recovery following trauma and during exposure based treatments for anxiety disorders; the development of anxiety conditions during adolescence; anxiety and academic performance; early identification and prevention of anxiety disorders; parapsychology and scientific anomalies; and  racism, antiracism, and learning about racism and antiracism.


Gregory A. Waas Gregory A. Waas
Department Chair
Associate Professor,
Developmental and School Psychology

Office: PM 411
Phone: (815) 753-7065
E-mail: gwaas@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/waas
Homepage: http://www.niu.edu/~gwaas/
Research interests: Social cognition; peer relations; children's perception of peer deviance; peer harassment/victimization.


Douglas G. Wallace Douglas G. Wallace
PSYC 102 Coordinator
Associate Professor,
Neuroscience and Behavior

Office: PM 309
Phone: (815) 753-7071
E-mail: dwallace@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/wallace
Homepage: http://wallacelab.weebly.com/
Research interests: Rodent models Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases; topographical disorientation; neuro-ethology.


Karen J. White Karen J. White
Director of the Psychological Services Center

Office: PM 52
Phone: (815) 753-8090
E-mail: kwhite1@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/white
Research interests: Developmental psychopathology; teachers' and peers' perceptions of behavior problem children; social problem solving of aggressive, delinquent adolescents; child and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.


Katja Wiemer-Hastings Katja Wiemer
Coordinator of Cognitive/Instructional, Developmental, School (CIDS) Curricular Area
Associate Professor,
Cognitive and Instructional Psychology

Office: PM 307
Phone: (815) 753-5227
E-mail: katja@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/wiemer
Research interests: Concepts and categories; abstract concepts; determinants of similarity; perceptual bases of cognition; embodied cognition; metacognition; semantics; natural language processing; maladaptive cognitions in mood disorders.


Kevin Wu Kevin D. Wu
Associate Professor,
Clinical Psychology

Office: PM 311
Phone: (815) 753-1605
E-mail: kevinwu@niu.edu
Profile: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/wu
Homepage: http://wuniu.weebly.com/
Research interests: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; personality; personality disorders; relations between the mood and anxiety disorders.