M.S. Graduate Listings

Regina Coles (M.S. 2008)
Regina is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Neurology Department at Georgetown University.  She coordinates recruitment activities for a Phase II randomized clinical trial that is investigating whether hospital-based interventions can significantly reduce the risk of having another stroke in an underserved population at high risk for subsequent stroke and other cardiovascular events.

Corinne Leach (M.S. 2002)
Email:  leachcr@mail.nih.gov
Corinne earned her Ph.D. in Gerontology in 2008 from the University of Kentucky.  She is currently a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Office of Cancer Survivorship (under Julie Rowland) at the National Cancer Institute.  During the first year of her fellowship she earned an MPH in Quantitative Methods from Harvard School of Public Health in 2009.

Regina Sims (M.S. 2002)
Email:  regina.sims@howard.edu
Regina earned her Ph.D. in Neuropsychology from Howard University.  She is currently an Associate Professor at Howard University. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University where she did African-American cognitive aging research, focusing mainly on the impact of health on cognitive function in older adults.

Anna Rusiewicz (M.S. 2001)
Email: Anna.Rusiewicz@va.gov
Anna earned her Ph.D. in Health Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami. She is currently a Health Science Specialist at the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the New Jersey Health Care System, and a Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine for the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Kurrie Wells (B.A. 1996; M.S. 1999)
Kurrie earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Miami. She subsequently completed a post doctoral fellowship in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at Rush in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Stem Cell Transplant and Cell Therapy, and in the Department of Behavioral Sciences. Clinically she focuses on facilitating adjustment and coping in cancer patients undergoing stem cell transplant, and her area of research interest is psychoneuroimmunology and immune reconstitution following stem cell transplant. 

Michael Drew (1999)
Mike is currently in the doctoral program in psychology at Columbia University.

Catherine Brown (1998)
Cathy is employed by the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ.

Brian Lebowitz (1998)
Following his stint at Villanova, Brian was employed by the SciRex company, which does contract research for the pharmaceutical industry. Brian was involved in management of clinical drug trials. He entered the PhD program in Psychology at the University of Cincinnati in 1998.

Joe Stewart (1996)
Joe is currently employed as a research psychologist in the Transportation Safety Division of the Scientex Corporation. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Chestnut Hill College.

Jessica Lease (1996)
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Jessica worked as a research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in the Department of Cognitive Neurology, where she ran neuroimaging (fMRI) studies on working memory.. She has also been an Adjunct Faculty Member at Gwynedd-Mercy College. Jessica is currently a graduate student in the Neuropsychology Track at MCP Hahnemann's Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.

Jonathan Moore (1996)
Jonathan entered the Ph.D. program in educational psychology at the University of Illinois.

Gavan O'Shea (1996)
Gavan entered the Ph.D. program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Virginia Tech.

Sherri Lauver (1996)
Sherri earned her Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania (2002) after completion of her dissertation investigating urban after-school programs. She has accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Education in their Center for Educational Evaluation.

Greg Demas (1995)
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Greg earned his Ph.D. in psychology at Johns Hopkins University (1997) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Georgia State University. He is currently on the faculty at the University of Indiana.

Mike Furr (1995)
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Mike earned his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of California, Riverside. As a graduate student, he won an APA Dissertation Grant, and had articles published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Personality, and Multivariate Behavioral Research. He is now Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. His work has focused on developing a person-centered approach to studying behavioral consistency and predictability. At App State, he is teaching Personality Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Psychological Measurement and General Psychology.

Lance Kriegsfeld (1995)
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Lance finished his PhD at Hopkins in July of 1999 and is now a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University working with Dr. Rae Silver. His research concerns the neural mechanisms regulating circadian rhythms in behavior and physiology.

Daniel Mehan (1995)
Dan completed his Ph.D. at LSU and his clinical internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His is an educational administrator for the Department of Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ.

Cheri Vogel (1994)
Cheri earned a Ph.D. in Policy Research, Evaluation, and Measurement from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. She is now working as a policy researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, NJ.

Lance Bloom (1994)
Lanced earned his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Rice University. After serving as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, he has taken an applied-cognitive/human-factors position with Compaq Computers.

Dawn M. Bielawski (1993)
Dawn earned her Ph.D. in psychology at Wayne State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Pediatrics Department of the Medical School of Wayne State.

Robert Winn (1993)
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Robert earned an M.D. from Hahnemann University in 1998. He is currently a second year resident in Family Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently involved in a research project investigating the health needs of gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered youth. This research is being conducted with several adolescent medicine physicians at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Thomas G. Ghirardelli (1992)
Tom received his PhD in Experimental Psychology from Johns Hopkins University in 1996. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the cognitive neurosciences section of the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, National Institute of Health from 1996 to 1998. In 1998, he accepted a second postdoctoral position at the Army Research Lab. He was named Team Leader of the Visual Attention and Target Acquisition research team. Tom also serves as Instructor in the Part-Time Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology at Johns Hopkins.

Lindsay Holland (1992)
Lindsay earned her Ph.D. in psychology (social) from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. She is currently teaching at Whitman College in Oregon.

Cyrillene (Crichlow) Clark (1992)
Cyrillene earned her Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University. She is currently employed as an Industrial/Organizational psychologist by Blue Shield of California.

Jeffrey Seaman (1991)
Jeff is currently Chief of Consultation and Emergency Psychiatry at WHMC, and Assistant Professor, UTHSCSA. Jeff will be a civilian again after this year, and will likely leave Texas for cooler climates. He would be happy to hear from others from the 88-91 era.

Spencer Morrison (1991)
Spencer earned his PhD at the University of Colorado and is currently a faculty member at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln Nebraska.

Gregory Mondin (1991)
Greg is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sport Psychology program at Ohio State University. He completed his Ph.D. at U. of Wisconsin in August, 1998.

Melodie Fearnow-Kenney (1991)
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Melodie earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Arizona State University. She is currently VP of Research and Development at Prevention Strategies, LLC, where she does research, program development, and evaluation focused on substance use prevention among adolescents and young adults.  She is also mom to three kids.

Joseph A. Horvath (1988)
Joe Horvath is Senior Director for Training and Documentation at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, The Takeda Oncology Company.  He is responsible for the company's learning management, compliance training, and document control programs.  Previously, Joe led the company's Decision Support and Knowledge Management functions.  Prior to joining Millennium, he was an Executive Consultant with IBM Business Consulting and a research manager with the IBM Institute for Knowledge Management.  Before joining IBM, Joe was Associate Research Scientist at Yale University where he conducted research on organizational learning.  He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Brown University.

Carol L. O'Saben (1987)
Email: osabencl@jmu.edu
Current occupation: Counseling psychologist Current position: Licensed staff psychologist and Coordinator of Training, Counseling & Student Development Center, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA After graduating from Villanova, Carol attended the Counseling Psychology program at Southern Illinois University and graduated with my PhD (after internship and a couple of years ABD) in 1994. Her first position (92-96) was as staff psychologist and Coordinator of Training with the University Counseling Services at Northeast Missouri State University. She accepted her current position as Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of Training with the Counseling & Student Development Center at James Madison University in 1996. She administers the graduate training programs in the counseling center and started the Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship Training Program in 1997. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she sees clients, provides supervision to trainees and occasionally gets to teach in the Psych department at JMU.

David L. Penn (1986)
David earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1993 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently a Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Associate Director of the Clinical Training Program.  His research is in psychosocial treatment for schizophrenia and assessment of social cognition in this clinical population.

H. Ann Brochin (1985)
Ann earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is now a licensed psychologist in private practice in Wellesley, MA. She specializes in the evaluation (neuropsychological) and treatment of children and adolescents.  Ann recently acquired a second M.S. degree, this time in Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Stephanie Doane (1983)
Stephanie earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After a stint working for AT&T Bell Labs, she served as a post-doctoral fellowship in cognitive psychology at the University of Colorado, and then took a position as Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is now Associate Professor of Psychology at Mississippi State University.

Stephen A. Wurst (1982)
Email: Stephen.wurst@oswego.edu
Steve received his Ph.D. in perception from New York University and currently is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the State University of New York at Oswego. He is the creator of Psych Jeopardy (www.psychjeopardy.com).

Barbara H. Fiese (1981)
Email:  bhfiese@illinois.edu
Barbara received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago.  She has served as Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Psychology at Syracuse University.  She recently moved to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she is the Pampered Chef Endowed Chair in Family Resiliency and Director of the Family Resiliency Center.

Douglas Teti (1980)
Email:  dmt16@psu.edu
Doug earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Vermont. Currently, he is Professor of Human Development and Psychology at Pennsylvania State University.  He previously was on the faculty of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and served a term as Associate Editor of Developmental Psychology, one of the top journals in the field.

Robert J. Beaton (1980)
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Bob earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (Human Factors Engineering Concentration) in 1983 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Afterwards, he worked as a Senior Scientist for Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon in their in the Advanced Displays Laboratory. While working for Tektronix, Bob directed numerous research and development projects involving visual psychophysics and perceived image quality evaluations for TV, CRT, flat panel, and 3D displays. In 1988, Bob joined the faculty at Virginia Tech to direct the Displays and Controls Laboratory. Bob continues to work extensively with academic, government, and industry projects involving the application of visual science to the design, implementation, and evaluation of electronic display systems. Bob also is involved with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (http://hfes.org) where he directs the development of U.S. National and international technical standards on human factors and ergonomics. Bob is a Fellow of the HFES, a member of their Executive Council, and a recipient of the HFES Alexander C. Williams Award for the application of human factors research to the design of a major U.S. Navy shipboard system.

Gary Dohanich (1980)
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Gary earned his Ph.D. at Michigan State University (Zoology). After postdoctoral training at The Rockefeller University, he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Tulane University, where he is now Full Professor. He has received grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. His current research is an investigation of estrogen regulation of cognitive function. He has received college-wide recognition for teaching including the Tulane Student Senate awards for Excellence in Teaching and for Excellence in Academic Advising. In 1995, he received the Randolf C. Reed Award for Excellence in Teaching and, in 1996, he received the Sheldon Hackney Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching award conferred by the College of Arts and Sciences at Tulane University.

Robert Meisel (1980)
Bob earned his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut. He is teaching at Purdue University, Department of Psychological Sciences, and his research area is "Neuroendocrine Bases of Behavior".

Larry M. Starr (1973)
Larry earned his Ph.D. in psychology as a Canada Council Doctoral Fellow at the University of Windsor (Ontario) and taught at Wayne State University. After starting a small company providing emergency medical education programs in the Philadelphia area in 1976, he sold it in and became Director of Medical Education, Research & Development for Complient, a Cleveland based medical and safety company. While maintaining this role between 1984 and 2001 he taught part-time at Villanova in the Psychology Department, as well as in the Program of Human Resource Development. In 2001, he left Villanova and the corporate world to create and direct the MS in Organizational Development and Leadership program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2002 he was appointed Director and Chair of the Graduate Studies Program of Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania.

William R. Crowley (1972)
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William earned his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1976. He is currently Professor and Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Utah, Neuroscience Graduate Program. His area of research is Neuroendrocrine and neurochemical factors that regulate the secretion of anterior and posterior pituitary hormones.

Frederick Newton (1970)
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Fred earned his Ph.D. at the University of Houston in 1975. He is currently Professor of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino. His research interests are in the areas of physiological psychology, biofeedback, learning, and memory.

Nik Kierniesky (1968)
Nik earned his Ph.D. from Tulane University in 1972. He is currently Professor of Psychology at Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Maryland. His research interests include psychopharmacology, brain function, and learning. He served as Department Chair for 20 years. He is active in undergraduate psychology programs including the Council of Undergraduate Psychology Programs (former National Chair) and activities in Division 2 of APA.

Phil Davidson (1967)
Phil earned his Ph.D. at George Washington University (1970). He was a postdoctoral fellow in Pediatric Psychology and Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina and has been at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry since 1976, where he is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities.