Loyola University Maryland


Assistant Professors

Diana Betz

Diana Betz, Ph.D.
Moderator, Psychology Club

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.

Katherine Cornell

Katherine H. Cornell, Psy.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology
Division Director, Psychology
Loyola Clinical Centers

Research interests center around child, adult, and family therapy, as well as psychoeducational assessment. Internalizing disorders are also an area of clinical interest. Teaching interests are in supervision and clinical applications of assessment and therapy.


 Cara Jacobson, Psy.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director of Doctoral Field Education
Therapy Service Coordinator
Clinical interests include multiculturalism with a focus on intersectional interpersonal relationships; romantic relationships and Gottman couples therapy with a focus on adult attachment; the treatment of eating disorders; interpersonal and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Research interests include the longitudinal factors in the maintenance of romantic relationships.


Katie J. Loomis, Psy.D.
Director of Clinical Professional Counseling Program
Director, Undergraduate & Masters Field Education

Anxiety & stress management, relaxation techniques, psychological distress and help-seeking behavior.



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.


Justin Doo


Justin's education is preparing him for his career by challenging him to think critically and solve problems from different perspectives

Biology, Psychology