Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Associate Professors

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Carolyn Barry Carolyn M. Barry, Ph.D.
Chair of Faculty
Social and self development within childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood (18-25 yrs), including peer relationships, friendships, peer influence, academic and social motivation, and issues concerning the transition to adulthood.

Sharon Green-Hennesey

Sharon J. Green-Hennessy, Ph.D.
Access to mental health care, attachment theory, child maltreatment, child and adolescent psychopathology, child and adolescent assessment.


Rachel Grover Rachel L. Grover, Ph.D.
Director, Undergraduate Education
Moderator, Psi Chi
Development and quality of adolescent friendships and romantic relationships, defining social competence, social skills development and training in adolescence, assessment and treatment of childhood anxiety.
Christopher Higginson Christopher I. Higginson, Ph.D.
Area of specialization within clinical psychology is adult neuropsychology. Specific research interests are: 1) the degree to which cognitive measures are predictive of daily function (i.e. ecological validity); and 2) degenerative diseases in general, and the cognitive deficits associated with Parkinson's disease and its surgical treatment.
Matt Kirkhart Matthew W. Kirkhart, Ph.D.
Associate Chair
Medical/health psychology, psychological and medical barriers to adaptation, learning and cognition, adult psychopathology, functional analysis of language, interpersonal psychotherapy, psychological assessment, teaching of psychology.
Beth A Kotchick

Beth A. Kotchick, Ph.D.
Moderator, Active Minds
Parenting and family processes, child and adolescent psychopathology, adolescent sexual and health behavior, cognitive-behavioral theory and therapy with children and adolescents.


Charles LoPresto Charles T. LoPresto, Ph.D.
Homophobia, sexual orientation and sexual minority issues, adolescent treatment issues, cognitive-behavioral approaches to treatment, cross-cultural psychology, men's issues.
Heather Lyons

Heather Z. Lyons, Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Training
Culture, discrimination and person-organization fit in the workplace; social cognitive and cultural influences on career expectations; and training issues in multicultural psychology.

Jenny Lowry Jen L. Lowry, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
Factors influencing duration of psychotherapy, psychotherapy outcomes (effectiveness and efficacy), ethics and professional issues, medical psychology, forensic psychology, managed care issues.
Alison Papadakis Alison A. Papadakis, Ph.D.
The emergence of gender differences in depression during adolescence, gender roles, self-regulation, self-discrepancy, stress and coping, eating disorders.