Loyola University Maryland


Associate Professors

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 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.
Rachel Grover

Rachel L. Grover, Ph.D.
Director, Undergraduate Education

Associate Department Chair

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.

Director of Masters Education, Practitioner Track

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.

 A Johnson  Adanna J. Johnson-Evans, Ph.D.
Recruitment and retention of people of color in psychology programs and academia, traditional African healing practices, qualitative methodology.
Matt Kirkhart

Matthew W. Kirkhart, Ph.D.

Department 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.
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.
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.