Loyola University Maryland


Marianna E. Carlucci, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Psychology
Equity & Inclusion Faculty Fellow, Academic Affairs
Office: FC 225
Email: MECarlucci@loyola.edu


  • B.A. (Psychology), Florida International University, Miami, Florida
  • Ph.D. (Psychology), Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Scholarly Interests:

Generally, I am interested in two areas of psychology: (1) the intersection of psychology and the law, and (2) sex and sexuality. Using principles from social and cognitive psychology, I have several lines of research in these areas: juror decisions, deception detection, interrogations, experiences of LGBTQ people in and outside of the legal system, and sexuality. I am currently working with graduate students on projects regarding the juvenile justice system, juror perceptions of nonconsensual pornography, how media changes perceptions of policies in the legal system, and friendships between lesbians and straight women. In the past, my students have investigated the lived experiences of youth incarcerated with adults, variables that leave some vulnerable to sex trafficking, sexual assault victims' satisfaction with legal professionals, and juror decisions in same-sex sexual harassment cases. I use both quantitative and qualitative methods to answer research questions. For a full list of publications and presentations, see my C.V.

Other Interests:

As Equity and Inclusion Faculty Fellow at Academic Affairs, my work has centered around equitable hiring practices, recruitment and retention of minoritized faculty, faculty development (inclusive teaching practices, leadership development), and creating a welcoming environment for faculty, students, and staff. I work with individual faculty, department chairs, and departments on equity and inclusion projects. Reach out if you'd like to chat!

Course Offerings:

PY101: Introductory Psychology
PY291: Research Methods I
PY292: Research Methods II
PY256: Psychology of Gender
PY421: Forensic Psychology
PY746: Research Methods in Psychology I

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