Loyola University Maryland


Full Professors

Jeffrey Barnett

Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP

Ethics, legal and professional practice issues in psychology, including distress, impairment and self-care, boundary issues and multiple relationships, supervision, confidentiality, informed consent and advocacy, among others. I am also interested in mentoring, professional development, business of practice, and treatment of children and adolescents, as well as the impact of technology on clinical practice.  

 Carolyn Barry

Carolyn M. Barry, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Graduate Programs, Loyola College of Arts & Sciences

Social and self development during adolescence and emerging adulthood.

   Theresa E. DiDonato, Ph.D.

Close relationships, romantic relationships, factors that affect romantic attraction, humor in relationships, interpersonal trust and decision making, relationship-induced changes in self-authenticity.
  Andrew Futterman, Ph.D.

Assessment depression in later life, response to late-life spousal loss, religious involvement in later life
 Sharon Green Hennesey
 Sharon Green-Hennessy, Ph.D.

Access to mental health care, particularly for children and adolescents.

Rachel Grover

Rachel L. Grover, Ph.D.

Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology

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.

Beth A Kotchick

 Beth A. Kotchick, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President of Graduate Academic Affairs

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.
Jeff Lating Jeffery M. Lating, Ph.D.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, coronary-prone risk factors, and behavioral medicine.
Heather Lyons Heather Z. Lyons, Ph.D.

Culture, discrimination and person-organization fit in the workplace; social cognitive and cultural influences on career expectations; and training issues in multicultural psychology.
 Gina Magyar Russell headshot  Gina Magyar-Russell, Ph.D.

The psychology of religion and spirituality, religious and spiritual appraisals and coping, spiritual struggle, spiritually integrated psychotherapy, evidence-based treatments, cognitive behavioral therapy. 

 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.
 Amanda Thomas

 Amanda Thomas, Ph.D.

Interim President

Family factors in childhood psychopathology: divorce, parental depression; anxiety disorders in children; trichotillomania (hair pulling); behavioral family treatment.

Amy Wolfson Amy R. Wolfson, Ph.D.

Gender and leadership, mental health, health psychology, women's studies, and sleep and circadian rhythms

Lauren Giglio-Thomas

Lauren Giglio-Thomas

A school counselor, Lauren says Loyola’s focus on cura personalis allows her see her students and clients for who they are