Psychology

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Davidson, NC 28035

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Faculty

We strive to create and maintain a supportive climate and daily excellence within the department that encourages professional growth and contributions to the field of psychology. One of the hallmarks of our program is the collaborative research that takes place between faculty and students.

Please contact any of us if you have questions about studying psychology at Davidson or are interested in learning more about the research and scholarship currently happening in our department.

Ruth Ault

Ruth Ault
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

My teaching and research focus on child development and cognitive development, especially among preschoolers and college students. I have studied memory and problem solving techniques used by both age groups and have written a book on the topic: Children's Cognitive Development.

Cole Barton

Cole Barton (Chair)
Ph.D. University of Utah

I have practiced clinical psychology in Utah, California, and North Carolina. My practice and research have emphasized cognitive-behavioral systems interventions with troubled marriages; families with chronic mental health challenges, forensic problems, medical issues; and families of missing children. I aspire to a scientist-practitioner model of professional training for psychologists.

Maurya Boyd

Maurya Boyd
Ph.D. Ohio State University

I'm a Davidson alumna and teach courses in industrial-organizational psychology.

Jessica Good

Jessica Good
Ph.D. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

I specialize in social psychology, and my current research investigates perceptions of women who are the targets of benevolent sexism, and factors that increase recognition and confrontation of sexism.

John Kello

John Kello
Ph.D. Duke University

My research and applied work is in the area of industrial-organizational psychology. I teach General Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Organization Development, and a seminar on the Psychology of Teamwork.

Ryan Lacy

Ryan Lacy (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Ph.D. University of South Carolina

My primary area of research focuses on the effects of illicit drugs on learning, memory and motivated behavior. 

Diana Leyva

Diana Leyva
Ph.D. Clark University

My research focuses on child development and early childhood education. I am interested in how culture shapes the relation between what adults do and how children develop. I teach courses on general psychology, child development, parenting and literacy, and research methods in child development.

Kristi Multhaup

Kristi Multhaup
Ph.D. Princeton University

My research interest is in cognitive aging, particularly the mechanisms that are responsible for memory changes and, in some cases, the lack of memory changes in healthy older adults. I teach General Psychology, Psychology of Aging, Cognitive Psychology, research methods in Memory, research methods in Adult Development, a seminar on Reminiscence, and a senior capstone seminar on Issues in Psychology.

Margaret Munger

Margaret Munger
Ph.D. Columbia University

My area of interest is perception-how we organize and understand the world around us. I teach General Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, research methods in Perception and Attention and seminars on the history of psychology, and cognition and the arts.

Julio Ramirez

Julio Ramirez
Ph.D. Clark University

My research interests include the recovery of function after central nervous system injury, with an emphasis on determining the functional significance of hippocampal neuroplasticity. I teach undergraduate courses in neuroscience and general psychology, and I've involved more than a 130 undergraduate students in my research program since 1981.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

My primary line of research focuses on the variables contributing to differences in drug sensitivity and drug self-administration across individuals. I teach classes in general psychology, learning and behavioral pharmacology.

Lauren Stutts

Lauren Stutts
Ph.D. University of Florida

My specialty area is health/medical psychology with a focus on cardiac, pain, weight loss, and rehabilitation populations. I'm a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and trained in psychological assessment, including diagnostic interviews, neuropsychological assessments, and health behavior assessments.

Scott Tonidandel

Scott Tonidandel
Ph.D. Rice University

I am a Davidson alumnus with a specialization in industrial-organizational psychology and statistics. My research interests include examining predictors of leadership, the impact of employee mentoring programs, the effects of diversity in organizations, and the utility of various statistical techniques.

Emeriti Faculty

Edward Palmer
Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Staff

Fern Duncan
Department Assistant

Box 7136
Davidson, NC  28035

704-894-2445
Fax: 704-894-2512

Office: Watson 108

Amy Sullivan
Teaching Assistant & Animal Care Coordinator

Box 7118
Davidson, NC  28035

704-894-2617
Fax: 704-894-2512

Office: Watson B025

Johanna Zeigler
Animal Care Technician

Box 7118
Davidson, NC 28035

704-894-2617
Fax: 704-894-2512

Office: Watson B085

Sarah Daniels
Research Technician (Multhaup Lab)

Box 7136
Davidson, NC 28035

704-894-2843
Fax: 704-894-2512

Office: Hamilton 1C2A

Malcolm Moses-Hampton
Research Technician (Ramirez Lab)

Box 7136
Davidson, NC 28035

704-894-2869
Fax: 704-894-2512

Office: Watson B020

Maryam Witte
Research Technician (Smith Lab)

Box 7136
Davidson, NC 28035

704-894-2166
Fax: 704-894-2512

Office: Watson B050