Online Master's in Psychology

Faculty Profiles

  • Elliot Berkman picture
    "The benefit of this program that I’m most excited about is to put the best, most rigorous scientific tools for developing, testing, and improving community interventions into the hands of the people who are best able to apply them to have an impact: people who are already situated in their communities and know their goals and needs."
    Professor
    Dr. Berkman studies the motivational and cognitive factors that contribute to success and failure at health goals such as cigarette smoking cessation and dieting. His research leverages the distinct strengths of several research methods.
  • Justin Caouette
    As a lecturer, I am very excited about guiding students toward novel, neuroscience-informed approaches to evidence-based practice that can be applied within human services and community health organizations.
    Career Lecturer
    Dr. Caouette’s research background focuses on social determinants of adolescent biobehavioral health, with an emphasis on identifying neural mechanisms underlying substance use decision-making and substance use intervention efficacy in higher-risk youth.
  • Portrait of Phil Fisher
    "The Online Master’s in Psychology provides access to state of the science information using the latest methods for online instruction. Our program emphasizes how research on brain development, program evaluation, and emotional well-being across the lifespan can be put to use in real-world settings."
    Center for Translational Neuroscience Director and the Philip H. Knight Chair and Professor of Psychology
    Dr. Fisher’s research focuses on early childhood interventions in marginalized communities and on translating scientific knowledge regarding healthy development under conditions of adversity for use in social policy and programs.
  • Christina Karns picture
    "I’m enthusiastic about this program because it is focused on the latest cutting-edge research and practices. And it is designed to be accessible and engaging for a wide range of students who will benefit from the flexibility of the online delivery modality."
    Research Assistant Professor
    Dr. Karn's research involves neuroimaging children, teens, and adults with and without disabilities to clarify how attention and self-regulation support healthy neural development.
  • Anne Mannering
    I am excited to be part of this innovative program because it is specifically designed to strengthen the connection between researchers and practitioners on the frontlines of human services. It is an honor to collaborate with students who are working to improve community health and well-being.
    Program Director
    Dr. Mannering’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of early childhood development and education, neurobiology of early life stress, executive function and self-regulation.
  • Kate Mills picture
    I'm excited about the innovative approach to educating and training the kind of student who knows that time is precious and we need to apply science to improve lives now!
    Assistant Professor
    Research in Dr. Mills' lab integrates social network analysis with laboratory assessments and social environmental measures to examine how a child's social environment affects the development of cognitive and behavioral strategies.
  • Jennifer Pfeifer picture
    "In my work as part of the Center for the Developing Adolescent, we partner with youth-serving organizations, policymakers, and practitioners to effect change that takes a holistic, integrative view of adolescent development. "
    Professor
    Dr. Pfeifer is interested in how affect, motivation, regulation, self-evaluation, and social perception interact across contexts, are instantiated at the neural level, as well as influence adolescent choices and well-being.
  • Portrait of Elizabeth Skowron
    "This new online masters program will provide individuals with rich training in how to design, evaluate, and implement effective community-based interventions for children, adolescents, adults, and families. The field needs more trained professionals who have expertise that spans research and clinical practice."
    Professor of Psychology
    Dr. Skowron’s research focuses on the contributions of neurobiology and environment to the development of self-regulation and school readiness in at-risk children. Her work also includes identifying effective interventions that support healthy parenting.
  • Portrait of Maureen Zalewski
    "Because this program is designed for those who have experience in a diverse range of community-based organizations, incoming students will bring a wealth of knowledge with them to the program. In the end, this program will elevate community-based staff's ability to read and evaluate research and program data that pertain to the clients they serve."
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Dr. Zalewski is interested in risk factors that predict the development of emotion regulation in children. She examines the development of emotion regulation in children whose parents struggle with psychopathology.