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Faculty - Psychology

Dr. Suzanne Helfer
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Ohio University
Teaches Research Methods, Biopsychology, and Health Psychology. Research interests include the relationships between stress and cardiovascular disease, blood pressure and pain sensitivity, health behavior and cancer prevention, and the placebo effect. Recent publications include “Affect and exercise: Positive affective expectations can increase post-exercise mood and exercise intentions” in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Personal interests include gardening, backpacking, and playing with her dogs.

Dr. Janet Pietrowski
Professor of Psychology; Psi Chi Faculty Supervisor
Ph.D. Eastern Michigan University
Teaches Abnormal Psychology, Psychotherapy, Child Psychopathology, History of Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Ethics in Psychology, and Learning Theory.  Main areas of interest are behavioral psychology, general clinical psychology, and clinical child psychology. Personal interests include reading and cooking.

Dr. Stacey Todaro
Professor of Psychology; Department Chair
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Teaches General Psychology, Statistics for Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Cognitive Science Lab. Research interests include language and cognition, discourse processing, individual differences, cognition and instruction, student engagement and motivation. Personal interests include cooking, reading, and spending time with family.

Dr. Julie Osland
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., SUNY Albany
Teaches General Psychology, Psychology of Gender, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods for non-majors, and the Psychology of Power. Research interests include moral injury and power relationships. Personal interests include reading, baking, and backyard birdwatching. 

Emeritus Professors

Dr. Gordon Hammerle

Dr. Judith Hammerle

Dr. Hank Cetola

Dr. Tom Nelson

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