Associated Faculty

Nicholas A. Giudice

Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, 2004),

Associate Professor School of Computing and Information Science

Teaching interests: Human-computer interaction, virtual reality technology as a research tool, experimental design and methodology, human spatial cognition.

Research interests: Multimodal spatial cognition, functional equivalence of spatial representations, information requirements for multimodal interface design, navigation of real and virtual environments, wayfinding without vision, aging and navigation, experimental spatial informatics, neuro-cognitive engineering.

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Jeffrey E. Hecker

Ph.D. (University of Maine, 1986)

Professor of Psychology  and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost.

Teaching interests: Clinical psychology, psychotherapy research.

Research interests: Anxiety disorders, cognitive behavior therapy, juvenile sex offending.

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Craig Mason

Ph.D. (University of Washington, 1993)

Professor of Education & Applied Quantitative Methods.

Teaching Interests: Statistics and methodology.

Research Interests: Developmental epidemiology, biobehavioral informatics.

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April O’Grady

Ph.D. (University of Maine, 2002)

Director of Psychological Services.

Clinical Interests: Cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety, mood and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, and forensic assessment.

Raymond C. Russ

Ph.D. (University of Maine, 1977)

Research Associate

Editor, Journal of Mind and Behavior.

Shihfen Tu

Ph.D. (University of Washington, 1994)

Associate Professor of Education & Applied Quantitative Methods.

Teaching interests: Statistics, cognition.

Research interests: Developmental epidemiology, biobehavioral educational informatics, instrument development, agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, mind, brain, & education, reasoning and decision making.

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Emeritus Faculty

Rebecca E.Eilers

Ph.D. (University of Washington, Seattle, 1972) 

Teaching interests: Child development, infancy, parenting and cognitive and language development.

Research interests: Language development, bilingualism, precursors to speech in infancy, and parenting.

G. William Farthing

Ph.D. (University of Missouri, 1969)

Teaching interests: Evolutionary psychology, motivation, cognition, general psychology.

Research interests: Risk-taking behavior; decision processes; evolutionary approaches to thinking and behavior.

Joel A. Gold

Ph.D. (Colorado State University, 1966)

Research interests: Attraction (love, equity), social memory, attitude change.

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Gordon E. Kulberg

Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University, 1965)

Research interests: Abnormal psychology, psychology and law.

Peter J. LaFreniere

Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, 1982)

Teaching interests: Ethology, emotional development, family and peer relations.

Research interests: Developmental psychopathology, anxiety and social withdrawal, cooperation, and competition.

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Sandra T. Sigmon

Ph.D. (University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1989)

Teaching interests: Abnormal psychology, advanced psychopathology, health psychology.

Research interests: Seasonal affective disorder, depression, coping with stress and health-related problems, gender issues in psychopathology.

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Laurence D. Smith

Ph.D. (University of New Hampshire, 1982)

Research interests: History of psychology, philosophy of science, uses of graphs and other inscriptions in science.

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Geoffrey L. Thorpe

Ph.D. (Rutgers University, 1973), ABPP

Teaching interests: Guest lectures on ethics and professional problems, forensic clinical psychology, and modern test theory methodology.

Research interests: Development of surveys related to (1) cognitive therapy and (2) forensic clinical psychology.

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