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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.
Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow
Interests: Psychological assessment and clinical neuropsychology.

Courtney N. Baker, Ph.D. | Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2010, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Director: School Psychology PhD program
Research Interests: Dissemination and implementation research, early childhood, prevention of socioemotional and academic problems, community-based participatory research.

Joseph Billingsley, Ph.D. | Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2019, University of Miami
Interests: Social psychology and evolutionary psychology, with expertise in understanding the psychological mechanisms that regulate cooperation and altruism.

Paul Colombo, Ph.D. | Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1994, University of California, Berkeley
Louise and Leonard Riggio Professor in Social Entrepreneurship
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
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 Washington
The Burk-Kleinpeter Inc. Professorship in Science and Engineering
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. | Associate 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. | Associate 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.

Travis Miller, Ph.D. | Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2020, University of California at Riverside
Interests: Personality and daily behavior, psychological assessment and research methods

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. | Associate 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
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 Sims | Professor of Practice
Ph.D., 2015, Tulane University
Interests: School Psychology.

Anneliese Singh, Ph.D.. LPC, | Professor of Social Work
Professor of Psychology (by courtesy)
Ph.D., 2007, Georgia State University
Associate Provost for Faculty Development/Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer

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.