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Psychology

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Box 7136
Davidson, NC 28035

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209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

Faculty & Staff

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.

Maurya Boyd

Maurya Boyd
Ph.D. Ohio State University

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

Heather Burch

Heather Burch
M.S. Florida State University

I am a board certified behavior analyst who works with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

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.

Phil Icard

Phil Icard
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I teach courses in human neuropsychology, focusing on the relationship between brain function (and dysfunction) and behavior. I also offer mentorship opportunities for psychology majors interested in attending graduate school in psychology.

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.

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 (Chair)
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 at 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.

Laura Sockol

Laura Sockol
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

I am a clinical psychologist, and my primary research interest is risk factors for depression and anxiety among new mothers and fathers. I am particularly interested in the way people think about parenthood.

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.

Monica White

Monica White
Ph.D. The Ohio State University

My background and training is in counseling psychology, with focus on career development.

Staff

Kimberly Bourne

Kimberly Bourne
Lab Manager (Social Psychology Lab)
B.S. Colby College

I assist with Social Psychology Laboratory research, programming and running experiments, collecting and managing data and working with students as they conduct research.

Rachael Murdock

Rachael Murdock
Administrative Assistant
M.A. DePaul University

I work closely with the department chair to manage the operation of the department. This work includes budget management, developing and adjusting department processes, and supervising our work study students.

Meagan Thomas

Meagan Thomas
Laboratory Manager/Teaching Assistant
M.S. Eastern Illinois University

I assist with student and faculty research, lab instruction, chemicals and supplies purchases, and budget management. I also work to ensure that our research programs are following all government regulations.

Faculty Emeriti

Ruth Ault, Professor Emerita of Psychology
Cole Barton, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Edward Palmer, Professor Emeritus of Psychology