Loyola University Maryland


Assistant Professors

Diana Betz

Diana Betz, Ph.D.

Stereotyping and prejudice, including: gender stereotypes in math and science, women’s body image and media ideals, prejudice-related and disparagement humor, implicit stereotyping and prejudice, and perceptions of race relevance in everyday events.

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.
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.
Katie Loomis Katie J. Loomis, Psy.D.
Director, Undergraduate & Masters Field Education
Anxiety & stress managment, relaxation techniques, psychological distress and help-seeking behavior.
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.

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.

Emalee Quickel

Emalee J. W. Quickel, Ph.D.
Research interests include legal decision-making, mindfulness, and microaggressions, particularly as they impact the LGBTQ+ community.  Current ongoing research projects include intersectional investigations of LGBTQ+ campus climate and the protective effect of mindfulness, the utility of mindfulness-based interventions to reduce recidivism and substance use among recently incarcerated individuals, and what factors influence decisions related to plea bargaining in criminal cases


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.