Mary Campa earned her B.A. from Mills College and her Ph.D., in developmental psychology from Cornell University. Her research focuses on adolescent and adult development with an emphasis on close relationships. Her current work is aimed at understanding what makes attachment relationships (our closest relationships) unique and enduring. She teaches introductory psychology, courses in adolescent development and Human Bonding.
Denise Evert received her Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton University. Denise completed post doctoral work in neuropsychology at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. Her research interests focus on the cognitive neuroscience of attentional and emotional processing, with a particular emphasis on lateralization of function in the brain. Her courses contribute both to the Psychology major and the Neuroscience program and include introductory neuroscience, neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience.
Hugh J. Foley got his degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was on the faculty at Union College for ten years prior to joining the Skidmore faculty. He teaches courses in perception (and is co-author of a textbook in that area) experimental psychology, and introductory and advanced statistics. His general research interests are in perception and memory, with specific interests in context effects on judgment, object perception and recognition, and the role of effort in memory.
MARY ANN FOLEY
Mary Ann Foley holds a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her research interests focus on the study of cognitive processes in a variety of contexts. Most recently, these research interests have led to the study the role of imaginal processing in remembering, factors contributing to children's memory confusions, and the study of perceptual closure processes. She teaches experimental psychology, cognition, and seminars on imagination and on autobiographical memory.
Holley Hodgins received a doctoral degree in social psychology from the University of Rochester with a dissertation that investigated biases in social cognition. She has taught at Skidmore since the fall of 1992 and is Chair of the department. Much of her past research investigated autonomy and controlled motivation orientations and their relation to experiences of interpersonal threat and defense. Currently she is investigating the automatic (that is, unconscious) cognitive division of people into ‘us’ and ‘them,’ and the consequences of the ‘us-them divide’ for threat and aggression. She teaches courses in Motivation and Emotion, Social Psychology, Social Psychology Research Experience, and Sleep and Dreams.
Rebecca Johnson received her doctorate with specialization in cognitive psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her primary research interests focus on the cognitive processes underlying reading in normal and skilled readers and individuals with stroke-induced reading disorders. She teaches Psycholinguistics and Experimental Psychology and will be offering additional courses on reading and language processing.
Hassan López received his B.A. in psychology from Harvard University in 1995. He went on to receive his doctorate in psychology, with an emphasis in behavioral neuroscience, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). He joined the psychology department at Skidmore in 2005, and is responsible for teaching several courses within the neuroscience program, including Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology, and Hormones & Behavior. Broadly, his scholarly interests center on the biological basis of sexual attraction, motivation, and courtship behavior in both males and females. He explores these issues using both rodent models and human participants.
Andrew Molteni is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology who received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University. He has been a practicing clinical psychologist for over 25 years directing clinical programs in Health Psychology and Eating Disorders Services as well as maintaining his own private practice. His scholarly and clinical interests include psychological and neuropsychological assessment, psychosomatic and psychophysiological disorders, eating disorders,dissociative disorders and psychotherapy research. He teaches Theories of Personality, Abnormal Psychology and Health Psychology.
Flip Phillips is a Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at Skidmore College. At one point or other in his life, he has been a marching percussion instructor, a computer programmer, a medical imaging researcher, a cyclist/rower/cross country skier, a professional musician and an animation scientist at Pixar Animation Studios. His academic credentials come via The Ohio State University (mail-order branch) and he has taught, lectured, and done research at various institutions all over the world (many times with permission). At Skidmore, Professor Phillips teaches and researches perception & action, and visual and haptic three-dimensional shape. If he were a tree, Dr. Phillips would most likely be cut down and turned into a bookshelf.
Mark Rye received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University. Prior to coming to Skidmore, he taught for 11 years at the University of Dayton. His research interests are in the field of positive psychology. Specifically, he studies how forgiveness and gratitude influence mental health. He teaches Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Psychology of Religion. He also supervises the mental health internship program for junior and senior psychology majors.
Sheldon Solomon earned his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and his doctoral degree from the University of Kansas, where his training focused on experimental social psychology. His current research is primarily concerned with the psychological functions of self-esteem and the effects of the uniquely human awareness of death on thoughts, feelings, and behavior. He taught in Skidmore's Liberal Studies Program and is currently involved in the Scribner Seminars (Human Dilemmas). His departmental teaching includes the introductory course, as well as courses in personality, advanced personality and evolutionary psychology.
Casey Schofield earned her B.A. from Colgate University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Binghamton University. Both her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship were completed at Brown University. Her research interests focus on the development and maintenance of mood and anxiety disorders. Specifically, her work involves the measurement of information-processing biases in disordered and at-risk populations and the role that these biases play in the development and maintenance of disorder. Her courses include Introductory Psychology and Abnormal Psychology.
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