Department of Psychology Faculty

Top ⇑Full Time Faculty

Julie A. Alvarez, Ph.D.Senior Professor of Practice

Ph.D., 2005, Emory University
Coordinator: 4+1 Master's Programs in Behavioral Health and Psychological Science.
Interests: Psychological assessment and clinical neuropsychology.

Jacob Appleby, Ph.D.Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2018, University of Minnesota
Office: 3018 Percival Stern Hall

Courtney N. Baker, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Ph.D., 2010, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Research Interests: Dissemination and implementation research, early childhood, prevention of socioemotional and academic problems, community-based participatory research.

Paul Colombo, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Ph.D., 1994, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Neuronal mechanisms of memory, interactions among memory systems, and effects of music-based mentoring on the brain and cognition.

David M. Corey, Ph.D.Senior professoR OF PRACTICE

Ph.D., 1999, Tulane University
Interests: Cognitive neuroscience and quantitative methods.

Michael Cunningham, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 1994, Emory University
Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow
Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
Joint Appointment: Africana Studies Program
Research Interests:
Examining adolescent development in African American children and adolescents.

Jill M. Daniel, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 2000, Tulane University
Director: Tulane Brain Institute
Gary P. Dohanich Professor in Brain Science
Research Interests:
 The impact of estrogens and androgens on the brain and cognition across the lifespan.

Gary P. Dohanich, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 1981, Michigan State University
Fellow: Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow
Director: Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience
Research Interests: Influences of biological sex and steroid hormones on cognitive and affective behaviors.

Jonathan P. Fadok, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2010, University of Washingon
Research Interests: Focus on understanding how the brain controls the formation and expression of emotional memory at the level of defined neuronal circuits.

Sarah A. O. Gray, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2013, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Research Interests: Developmental psychopathology, early childhood mental health, stress & trauma, parenting, autonomic reactivity, sex differences.

Thomas J. Hebert, Ph.D.SENIOR Professor of Practice

Ph.D., 1996, Tulane University
Research Interests: Behavioral neuroscientist with interests in hormones and behavior.

Michael Hoerger, Ph.D., M.S.C.R.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2010, Central Michigan University
M.S.C.R., 2016, Tulane University

Research Interests: Health psychology, adult mental health, psycho-oncology, palliative care, personality, emotion, decision making, depression, measurement, translational science.

Jeffrey J. Lockman, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 1980, University of Minnesota

Lila L. and Douglas J. Hertz Endowed Chair
Research Interests: Perception-action and cognitive development.

Julie Markant, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2010, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Infant learning, selective attention, neuroscience.

Lisa Molix, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Ph.D., 2007, University of Missouri
Chair: Graduate Training

Research Interests: Intergroup relations, health and well-being among marginalized populations.

Damian R. Murray, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2013, University of British Columbia
Research Interests: Evolutionary psychology, interpersonal relationships, disease avoidance.

Bonnie K. Nastasi, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 1986, Kent State University
Director: School Psychology PhD program
Research Interests: Culturally appropriate health promotion and health risk prevention programming for children, adolescents and adult populations.

Laurie O'Brien, Ph.D.ASSOCIATE Professor

Ph.D., 2002, University of Kansas
Associate Department Chair
Chair: Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Research Interests: Prejudice and stigma from the perspective of both targets and perpetrators.

Stacy Overstreet, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., 1995, Tulane University
Research Interests: Children at risk for maladjustment due to the presence of chronic stressors in their lives.

Janet B. Ruscher, Ph.D.Professor

Department Chair
Ph.D., 1991, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow
Research Interests: Social cognition, prejudiced communication, metaphoric language.

Kim Sherman, Ph.D.Professor of Practice

Ph.D., 2008, University of Rhode Island
Interests: Multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), academic and behavior interventions.

Alexandra SimsProfessor of Practice

Ph.D., 2015, Tulane University
Interests: School Psychology.

Beth E. F. Wee, Ph.D.senior Professor of Practice

Ph.D., 1986, Michigan State University
Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow
Associate Dean: Undergraduate Programs, School of Science and Engineering
Director: Undergraduate and Master's Programs in Neuroscience
Interests: Biological rhythms (seasonal and circadian), neuroendocrinology, reproduction, learning and memory, and animal behavior.

Carrie L. Wyland, Ph.D.SENIOR Professor of Practice

Ph.D., 2004, Dartmouth College
Interests: Social psychology with expertise in the self, namely biases related to self-esteem, social cognitive neuroscience, and emotion.

top ⇑Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty comprise individuals who hold primary appointments outside the Department, and who have a long-standing research or professional training relationship with the Department.

Michael J. Burke, Ph.D.Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., 1982, Illinois Institute of Technology
Phone: 862-3328 Office: Business School
A. B. Freeman School of Business

Jeffrey Chenier, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D. Louisiana State University, 2012
Lusher Charter School

Joseph Constans, Ph.D.Assistant Clinical Professor, Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D., 1993, Louisiana State University
Research Interests: Cognition and emotion; posttrauamatic stress disorder (PTSD); PTSD-related biases in attention, judgment, memory; anxiety disorders.

Vanessa Durand, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D. Duquesne University, 2015
Success Preparatory Academy, Thurgood Marshall

Diane Franz, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Children's Hospital-New Orleans

Jodi Kamps, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty

Clinical Psychologist
Children's Hospital-New Orleans

Catherine Kiracofe, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty

Children's Hospital-New Orleans

Heather Henderson Larrazolo, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D., 2017, Tulane University
KIPP Academy

Marva L. Lewis, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D., 1993, University of Colorado
Office: Social Work Building
Tulane School of Social Work

Julie Price-Smith, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty, Director

Newcomb Childcare Center

Rebecca Rothbaum, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty

Children's Hospital-New Orleans

top ⇑Emeritus Faculty

Terry Christenson, Ph.D.associate professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Califormia, Berkeley

Curriculum Vitae

Lawrence Dachowski, Ph.D.Associate Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Illinois

William P. Dunlap, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Tulane University
In Memoriam, Professor of Psychology
The William P. Dunlap Memorial Award
Website: William Dunlap's Home Page

Arnold Gerall, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Iowa State University
In memoriam, Professor Emeritus

The Arnold Gerall Prize for Neuroscience

Barbara E. Moely, Ph.D.Professor Emerita

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Edgar C. O'Neal, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Missouri

Constance K. Patterson, Ph.D.

Ph.D., 1999, Illinois State University
In Memoriam, Senior Professor of Practice

C. Chrisman Wilson, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of South Carolina
In Memoriam, Associate Professor of Psychology
The C. Chrisman Wilson Memorial Award for Graduate Student Teaching in Psychology

top ⇑Adjunct Instructors

Melinda Cannon Fabian, Ph.D.Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Office: 2013 Stern

Bethany Rollins, Ph.D.Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Office: 2013 Stern

top ⇑Post-doctoral Fellows, Research Professors, and Research Scientists

Kate C. Baker, Ph.D.Research Professor

Ph.D., 1992, University of Michigan
Coordinator: Environmental Enrichment
Phone: 862-8040 Office: Primate Center
Tulane National Primate Research Center

Chandrashekhar Borkar Post-doctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Nagpur University, India
Office: 3071 Stern

Mariia Dorofeikova Post-doctoral Fellow

Ph.D. I.P Pavlov First Saint Petersburg Medical University, Russia
Office: 3071 Stern

Jason Frydman, Ph.D. Post-doctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Fordham University
Office: Stern

Maureen Joseph Research Scientist


Wendy Jung Research Scientist

Ph.D. Tulane University

Bjorn (Sascha) Kahrs, Ph.D.Research Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2012, Tulane University

Matthieu Maroteaux, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor


Marjorie Prokosch Post-doctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Texas Christian University
Office: 3015C Stern

Department of Psychology • 2007 Percival Stern Hall • New Orleans, LA 70118 • Phone: 504-865-5331 •