Faculty


Abramowitz, Jonathan
Professor | Co-Associate Chair
255 Davie Hall
(919) 843-8170
jabramowitz@unc.edu

Dr. Abramowitz studies psychological processes and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, especially obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and health-related anxiety. Visit him online: UNC Anxiety Lab.


Algoe, Sara
Assistant Professor
324 Davie Hall
(919) 962-2538
algoe@unc.edu

Dr. Algoe studies the roles of emotions in social interactions. Visit her online: Emotions and Social Interactions Laboratory.


Arnold, Jennifer
Professor
337B Davie Hall
(919) 843-5737
jarnold@email.unc.edu

Dr. Arnold studies the cognitive mechanisms underlying language comprehension and production in adults and children. Visit her online: UNC Language Processing Lab.


Bardone-Cone, Anna
Associate Professor
268 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5989
bardonecone@unc.edu

Dr. Bardone-Cone studies etiology and maintenance of bulimia nervosa with particular interests in the roles of perfectionism, self-efficacy, and stress; sociocultural factors, including race, ethnicity, family, and media, in relation to body image and eating disorders; and defining recovery from an eating disorder. Visit her online: The Bardone-Cone Lab.


Baucom, Donald
Richard Lee Simpson Distinguished Professor
264 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5035
don_baucom@unc.edu

Dr. Baucom studies marital distress, cognitive-behavior therapy, and gender differences. Visit him online: Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D..


Bauer, Daniel
Professor
362A Davie Hall
(919) 962-4020
dbauer@email.unc.edu

Dr. Bauer studies psychometrics, statistical models for developmental data, multi-level and non-linear models, structural equation modeling, cluster analysis, and finite mixture models. Visit him online: Daniel J. Bauer, Ph.D.


Boettiger, Charlotte
Associate Professor
304B Davie Hall
(919) 962-2119
cab@email.unc.edu

Dr. Boettiger studies the neurobiology of cognitive intermediate phenotypes for addictive disorders and focuses on three types of dysfunction along the perception-action cycle: attentional bias towards addiction-related stimuli, aberrant stimulus response association learning, and immediate reward selection bias. Visit her online: CABLAB.


Bollen, Kenneth
Immerwahr Distinguished Professor
304 Davie Hall
(919) 962-7051
bollen@unc.edu

Dr. Bollen studies structural equation models, longitudinal methods, and latent curve models. Visit him online: Kenneth A. Bollen, Ph.D.


Buzinski, Steven
Lecturer | Gil Internship Program Director | Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
334 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5081
buzinski@email.unc.edu

Dr. Buzinski teaches undergraduate courses in social and cognitive psychology and directs the Karen M. Gil Internship Program. He studies the role of goal systems in self-regulation and the social psychology of the classroom. Visit him online: Steven G. Buzinski, Ph.D.


Carelli, Regina
Stephen B. Baxter Distinguished Professor | Co-Associate Chair
115 Davie Hall
(919) 962-8775
rcarelli@unc.edu

Dr. Carelli studies the behavioral neurophysiology of brain reward processing. Visit her online: Regina M. Carelli, Ph.D..


Chanon, Vicki
Lecturer | Psychology Club Advisor
236 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5081
vchanon@unc.edu

Dr. Chanon teaches courses on various cognitive and neuroscience topics.


Cheatham, Carol
Associate Professor
216 Davie Hall
(919) 843-5020 | (704) 250-5010
carol_cheatham@unc.edu

Dr. Cheatham studies the individual differences in cognitive and social behavior as they relate to nutrition and nutrigenomics, utilizing both electrophysiological and behavioral methodology. Visit her online: Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Laboratory.


Cohen, Jessica
Assistant Professor
335A Davie Hall
919-843-2664
jrcohen@unc.edu

Dr. Cohen studies how functional brain networks interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. Visit her online: Cohen Lab.


Cooper, Shauna
Associate Professor starting July 1, 2017
shauna_cooper@unc.edu


Dr. Cooper studies the cultural and contextual factors that contribute to positive youth development, with a specific focus on African American adolescents and families. Visit her online: African American Youth Development Research Lab.


Cox, Martha
Professor | Director of Research Services
215 Davie Hall
(919) 966-3509
martha_cox@unc.edu

Dr. Cox studies family processes, children’s social and emotional development, lifespan research, and early environments and linkages such as family, daycare, and school. Visit her online: Durham Child Health and Developmental Study.


Curran, Patrick
Professor | Quantitative Psychology Program Director
356 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5235
curran@unc.edu

Dr. Curran studies structural equation and multi-level modeling of longitudinal data, integrative data analysis and the fitting of models to data pooled over multiple independent data sources, and the risk and protective factors associated with the onset and escalation of alcohol and drug use in children and adolescents. Visit him online: Patrick J. Curran, Ph.D.


Daughters, Stacey
Associate Professor
247 Davie Hall
(919) 962-9924
daughter@unc.edu

Dr. Daughters studies addiction, distress tolerance, depression, technology enhanced treatments, behavioral activation therapy, neural correlates of reward processing, and distress tolerance. Visit her online: Biobehavioral Research on Addiction and Emotion [BRANE Lab].


Fitting, Sylvia
Assistant Professor
126 Davie Hall
(919) 962-6595
sfitting@email.unc.edu

Dr. Fitting studies drug abuse and HIV-1 comorbidity by determining the cellular, structural, and molecular mechanisms underlying opioid interaction with neuroAIDS. Visit her online: Fitting Drug Abuse/HIV Group.


Fredrickson, Barbara
Kenan Distinguished Professor
309 Davie Hall
(919) 843-0091
blf@email.unc.edu

Dr. Fredrickson studies emotions, well-being, and positive psychology. Visit her online: Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory.


Gariepy, Jean-Louis
Associate Professor
227 Davie Hall
(919) 962-2392
lgariepy@email.unc.edu

Dr. Gariepy studies the development and evolution of social behavior and the biological and behavioral aspects of social adaption.


Gates, Kathleen
Assistant Professor
344A Davie Hall
(919) 962-4947
gateskm@email.unc.edu

Dr. Gates studies time series analysis, structural equation modeling, Fourier analysis, graph theory, and develops, tests, and disseminates programs for use with intensive longitudinal data such as psychophysiological and dyadic interaction. Visit her online: Katie Gates, Ph.D.


Gil, Karen
Pederson Distinguished Professor
254 Davie Hall
(919) 962-7447
kgil@unc.edu

Dr. Gil studies health psychology, chronic illness, acute and chronic pain, stress and coping, child and family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Visit her online: Karen M. Gil, Ph.D..


Giovanello, Kelly
Associate Professor
341A Davie Hall
(919) 843-1302
kgio@email.unc.edu

Dr. Giovanello studies behavioral, patient-based, and functional neuroimaging approaches to investigate the cognitive neuroscience of human learning and memory. Visit her online: Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Laboratory.


Gordon, Peter
Professor
361 Davie Hall
(919) 962-2440
pcg@email.unc.edu

Dr. Gordon studies word recognition and language comprehension, including the interaction between lexical and higher-levels of language processing and the coordination of language procession with memory, perception, attention, and motor control. Visit him online: Peter C. Gordon, Ph.D..


Gray, Kurt
Assistant Professor
327 Davie Hall
(919) 843-5426
kurtgray@email.unc.edu

Dr. Gray studies moral psychology and and mind perception. Visit him online: Mind Perception and Morality Lab.


Griffin, Desiree
Lecturer
232 Davie Hall
(919) 445-0140
dgriffin@unc.edu


Harrison, Patrick
Lecturer
252 Davie Hall
(919) 843-7000
pharrison@unc.edu

Dr. Harrison teaches applied undergraduate courses in statistics and methodology and theoretical courses in social and personality psychology. He also studies the interface of positive psychology and intergroup relations. Visit him online: Patrick R. Harrison, Ph.D..


Hollins, Mark
Professor | Director of Graduate Studies
102 Davie Hall
(919) 962-2441
mhollins@email.unc.edu

Dr. Hollins studies the biological and cognitive aspects of perception, especially pain and touch. Visit him online: Mark Hollins, Ph.D..


Hopfinger, Joseph
Professor
344B Davie Hall
(919) 962-5085
hopfinger@unc.edu

Dr. Hopfinger studies the cognitive neuroscience of attention including reflexive attention, voluntary attention, effects of memory, and distraction using EEG/ERP, fMRI, eye-tracking, and behavioral measures. Visit him online: Joseph Hopfinger, Ph.D..


Hussong, Andrea
Professor | Director of the Center for Developmental Science
262 Davie Hall
(919) 962-6593
ahussong@email.unc.edu

Dr. Hussong studies social and familial influences associated with adolescent substance abuse and comorbid disorders among high-risk youth. Visit her online: Developmental Risk and Resilience Lab.


Jones, Deborah
Professor
267 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3995
djjones@email.unc.edu

Dr. Jones studies the mental and physical health and well-being in the family context; the mechanisms by which families transmit risk and resilience; and, most recently, the development and enhancement of prevention and intervention programs to meet the unique needs of at-risk and under-served families. Visit her online: Deborah J. Jones, Ph.D..


Kurtz-Costes, Beth
Professor | Director of Undergraduate Studies
221 Davie Hall
(919) 962-4137
bkcostes@email.unc.edu

Dr. Kurtz-Costes studies the development of children’s achievement-related beliefs and motivations. Visit her online: Beth, Kurtz-Costes, Ph.D.


Lindquist, Kristen
Assistant Professor
321 Davie Hall
(919) 843-6260
kristen.lindquist@unc.edu

Dr. Lindquist studies emotions and affective neuroscience. Visit her online: Carolina Affective Science Lab.


Loeb, Jeannie
Teaching Professor | Director of Instructional Development | Clinical Associate Professor (School of Education)
333 Davie Hall
(919) 843-7753
loeb@unc.edu

Dr. Loeb teaches general psychology, biological psychology, health psychology, and laboratory in college teaching. She is passionately interested in evidence-based study strategies, retention, and faculty development of instruction. Visit her online: Jeannie Loeb, Ph.D.


Lysle, Donald
Kenan Distinguished Professor | Chair
126 Davie Hall
(919) 537-3748
dlysle@email.unc.edu

Dr. Lysle studies neuroimmunology, the role of neuroinflammation in opioid addiction, and the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. Visit him online: Donald T. Lysle, Ph.D..


Mulligan, Neil
Professor | Cognitive Psychology Program Director
341B Davie Hall
(919) 962-5038
nmulligan@unc.edu

Dr. Mulligan studies human memory, including implicit vs. explicit memory, episodic memory, attention, and memory retrieval. Visit him online: Neil Mulligan, Ph.D..


Muscatell, Keely
Assistant Professor
328 Davie Hall
(919) 843-9113
kmuscatell@unc.edu

Dr. Muscatell studies how social experiences (e.g., stress, social status, inequality, discrimination, loneliness, social support) influence physical health and emotional well-being, incorporating techniques from social neuroscience and psychoneuroimmunology to identify pathways linking the social environment and health outcomes. Visit her online: Social Neuroscience and Health Lab.


Navarro, Montserrat
Research Associate Professor
119 Davie Hall
(919) 843-4042
mthiele@email.unc.edu

Dr. Navarro studies the brain mechanisms that modulate neurobiological responses to alcohol and is interested in understanding how the brain neurocircuitry changes after ethanol exposure and how these changes can contribute to the transition from alcohol used to alcohol abused.


Neblett, Enrique
Associate Professor
250 Davie Hall
(919) 843-9120
eneblett@unc.edu

Dr. Neblett studies racism and African-American youth mental health; racial ethnocultural and physiological protective mechanisms; and cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments for racial and ethnic minority youth. Visit him online: Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., Ph.D..


Ornstein, Peter
Chapin Distinguished Professor | Developmental Psychology Program Director
222 Davie Hall
(919) 962-4138
pao@unc.edu

Dr. Ornstein studies cognitive development, focusing especially on factors that influence the development of children’s memory. Visit him online: Peter Ornstein, Ph.D.


Panter, Abigail
Professor | Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
353A Davie Hall
(919) 962-4012
panter@unc.edu

Dr. Panter studies evaluation methodology, measurement and testing, advanced quantitative methods, survey methodology, evaluation of HIV/AIDS service and educational programs, substance abuse, educational diversity, and professional advancement educational programs. Visit her online: Abigail T. Panter, Ph.D.


Payne, B. Keith
Professor | Social Psychology Program Director
312 Davie Hall
(919) 962-2055
bkpayne@email.unc.edu

Dr. Payne studies automatic thoughts and feelings, with a focus on stereotyping, prejudice, and social attitudes. Visit him online: Keith Payne, Ph.D.


Penn, David
Wagner-Martin Distinguished Professor
256 Davie Hall
(919) 843-7514
dpenn@email.unc.edu

Dr. Penn studies social cognition and treatment of schizophrenia. Visit him online: Penn Lab.


Penner, Marsha
Lecturer | Director of Undergraduate Research
237 Davie Hall
(919) 962-4942
mpenner@email.unc.edu

Dr. Penner teaches undergraduate neuroscience classes and is interested in evidence-based teaching strategies in STEM courses, science communication, and neuroscience outreach in the community. Visit her online: Marsha Penner, Ph.D.


Picker, Mitchell
Professor
122 Davie Hall
(919) 962-4148
mjpicker@email.unc.edu

Dr. Picker studies the discriminative stimulus effects of opioids, drug tolerance and cross-tolerance, behavior pharmacology, and role of gender and genetics in determining responsiveness to the analgesic effects of opioids. Visit him online: Mitchell J. Picker, Ph.D.


Prinstein, Mitch
Seters Distinguished Professor | Director of Clinical Psychology
240 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3988
mitch.prinstein@unc.edu

Dr. Prinstein studies cognitive-interpersonal models of adolescent depression and self-injury/suicidality, peer influence, and adolescent risk behavior. Visit him online: Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP.


Reissner, Kathryn
Assistant Professor
129 Davie Hall
(919) 843-6885
kreissne@email.unc.edu

Dr. Reissner studies how chronic self-administration of cocaine leads to modifications in cellular physiology and neuronastrocyte communication and how these modifications may contribute to long-term drug abuse.


Sathy, Viji
Senior Lecturer
332 Davie Hall
(919) 843-9119
viji.sathy@unc.edu

Dr. Sathy teaches statistical principles in psychological research and research methods. She studies the impact of new teaching techniques as well as retention in STEM courses. Visit her online: Viji Sathy, Ph.D.


Sheeran, Paschal
Professor
323 Davie Hall
(919) 962-4872
psheeran@email.unc.edu

Dr. Sheeran studies self-regulation; specifically, how people direct their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to achieve goals. Visit him online: Paschal Sheeran, Ph.D.


Sheridan, Margaret
Assistant Professor
248 Davie Hall
(919) 843-3182
sheridan.margaret@unc.edu

Dr. Sheridan studies the neural mechanisms through which adversity affects brain development and risk for externalizing disorders; diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder in early childhood; and typical and atypical development of the prefrontal cortex. Visit her online: Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences.


Telzer, Eva
Assistant Professor
218 Davie Hall
(919) 962-6758
ehtelzer@unc.edu

Dr. Telzer’s research examines how social and cultural processes shape adolescent brain development, with a focus on both prosocial and antisocial behaviors, family and peer relationships, and long-term psychological well-being. Visit her online: Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab.


Thiele, Todd
Professor | Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience Program Director
117 Davie Hall
(919) 966-1519
thiele@unc.edu

Dr. Thiele studies the neurobiology of alcoholism and the central mechanisms involved with neurobiological responses to ethanol, using both genetic and pharmacological manipulations. Visit him online: Neurobiology of Addictive Behaviors.


Thissen, David
Professor
358 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5036
dthissen@email.unc.edu

Dr. Thissen studies psychometrics, item response theory, statistical models for developmental data, and graphical data analysis. Visit him online: David Thissen, Ph.D.


Wise, Erica
Professor | Director of Psychological Services
246 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5034
ewise@email.unc.edu

Dr. Wise studies ethical and legal issues in clinical psychology; clinical training and supervision; and psychotherapy outcomes in training clinics.


Wiss, Charlie
Senior Lecturer | Director of Fellowships
251 Davie Hall
(919) 962-0032
fcwiss@email.unc.edu


Youngstrom, Eric
Professor
257 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3997
eay@unc.edu

Dr. Youngstrom studies bipolar disorder in children and adolescents; evidence-based approaches to assessment; and emotions in developmental psychopathology. Visit him online: Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D..


Youngstrom, Jennifer
Professor | Director of Child and Family Services
212 Finley Golf Course Road
(919) 843-2074
jky@unc.edu

Dr. Youngstrom studies evidence-based or empirically supported treatments; effectiveness research with children and adolescents; and transporting treatments into the community.