Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Assistant Professors

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DeniseBike Denise H. Bike, Ph.D.
Multicultural competence in clinical work and research that includes a specialized focus in vocational psychology; psychotherapists' self-care; research has included the development and validation of a scale on the learning experiences component of the SCCT model of career development. Teaching interests include diversity awareness, research methods, ethics, practice-focused courses such as Theories, Assessment & Appraisal, and Principles & Practices, and practice from a mindfulness-based CBT orientation.
Marianna Carlucci Marianna E. Carlucci, Ph.D.
Moderator, Psi Chi
Co-Moderator, LOFO (Loyola Forensic Organization)
Co-Moderator, PURSUE (Psychological Understanding of Research Studies & Undergraduate Experimentation)
Research interests center around the intersection between psychology and the law; investigated several areas of legal psychology including juries (sexual harassment), eyewitness identification, deception detection and memory conformity; interest in confessions (e.g., particular vulnerabilities) and interrogations (tactics, effectiveness, etc.
Mary Jo Coiro

Mary Jo Coiro, Ph.D.
Research interests include stress and coping among college students; depression prevention; effects of maternal depression on children's mental health and the family environment; risk and protective factors (particularly parenting styles) in the development of child psychopathology; policy issues affecting children.

Theresa DiDonato Theresa E. DiDonato, Ph.D.
Moderator, Psychology Club
Research applies a social-psychological perspective to the intersection of self and other, focusing on romantic relationships and related processes (e.g., humor, jealousy, forgiveness), social perception and the self.
Frank Golom

Frank D. Golom, Ph.D.
Scholarly interests broadly related to the science and practice of applying psychological principles to group and organizational settings, including the group process and attitudinal implications of sociodemographic and sexual orientation diversity in the workplace; organization change, development and resistance; and the design of classroom and organizational environments for effective learning and change.


Michiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.
Minority mental health, geropsychology, inter-racial marriages, family caregiving, long-term care, positive psychology and community outreach/participatory research.
A Johnson Adanna J. Johnson-Evans, Ph.D.
Recruitment and retenion of people of color in psychology programs and academia, traditional African healing practices, qualitative methodology.
Katie Loomis Katie J. Loomis, Psy.D.
Director, Undergraduate & Masters Field Education
Anxiety & stress managment, relaxation techniques, psychological distress and help-seeking behavior.

Julie K. O'Reilly, Psy.D. 
Assessment Coordinator, Psychology Division of the Loyola Clinical Centers
Neuropsychology; Psychological assessment, training, and supervision; Understanding the impact of congenital and acquired diseases, disorders, and injuries across the lifespan and their impact on an individual's neuropsychological function, particularly brain injury, cancer, and stroke; Transition to adulthood for individuals with chronic conditions.

Jason Prenoveau Jason M. Prenoveau, Ph.D.
Experimental fear conditioning, behavioral and psychophysiological correlates of fear and anxiety, and the structure, measurement, and longitudinal stability of fear, anxiety, and related affects.

Samantha H. Rukert, Psy.D.
Correctional mental health, behavioral emergencies, mental health and substance abuse training for first responders and law enforcement.

Dustin Sentz Dustin F. Sentz, Psy.D.
Clinical interests include adult psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, grief/bereavement, relationship issues and marital counseling, as well as personality and forensic assessment.  Research interests include intrusions from implicit memory, effects of modality, phonetic and semantic similarity of information, as well as the differential effects of familiarity and proportion of unintentionally processed information on accuracy of explicit memory.
Angelita Yu Angelita M. Yu-Crowley, Ph.D.
Director, Doctoral Field Education
Psychotherapy, training, supervision.