Faculty

All psychology classes are taught by instructors who have doctoral degrees in psychology. The faculty have published extensively and regularly present papers at professional associations.
Their areas of expertise include:

 

  • Adulthood and Aging
  • African-American, Asian-American,
    and Hispanic mental health
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Death, Dying and Bereavement
  • Emotion expression and emotion recognition
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Family processes and Counseling
  • Language Psychology and Education
  • Motivation
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Sex Differences
  • Social Psychology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress Management and Burnout
  • Urban Youth Violence

 

In small classes and a supportive environment, students quickly get to know their professors as teachers, mentors, and advisors. Each professor serves as an academic advisor to a small number of psychology majors. Students are encouraged to discuss academic and career concerns with their advisors regularly.

 

Jennifer Abe-Kim, Ph.D.
Professor 

Ronald Barrett, Ph.D.
Professor

Larry Bernard, Ph.D.
Professor

Adam Fingerhut, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Maire Ford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Judy Foy, Ph.D.
Professor

Michael Foy, Ph.D.
Professor

Richard Gilbert, Ph.D.
Professor

Cheryl Tawede Grills, Ph.D.
Professor

 

David Hardy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department Chair

Joe Hellige, Ph.D.
Professor, LMU Provost

Joseph LaBrie, S.J., Ph.D.
Professor

Ricardo Machón, Ph.D.
Professor

Michael Mills, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Nora Murphy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Michael O' Sullivan, Ph.D.
Professor, LMU Vice Provost

Vandana Thadani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

 

Clinical Professors

  • Erica Holmes, Psy.D.

Visiting Professors

Part-Time Faculty