Faculty Directory

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Katharina Azim

346 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0226

kbarth@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Ethnic identity; MENA/Arab/Muslim+psychology; women’s reproductive health

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346 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0226

kbarth@buffalo.edu

Julie Bowker

224 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0187

jcbowker@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Individual differences in socioemotional behaviors (e.g.,social withdrawal, aggression); peer relationships and friendships; internalizing problems

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224 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0187

jcbowker@buffalo.edu

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B-77 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0267

bozarth@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Neural basis of appetitive motivation and reward; drug addiction; biological psychiatry; motivational theory

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B-77 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0267

bozarth@buffalo.edu

Craig Colder

227 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0190

ccolder@buffalo.edu

Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Individual, family, and community influences on child and adolescent aggression and substance abuse

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227 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0190

ccolder@buffalo.edu

Derek Daniels

335 Hochstetter

Phone: (716) 645-0264

danielsd@buffalo.edu

Professor
Interim Associate Chair (Fall 2018)
Behavioral Neuroscience Area Head
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Anatomical and biochemical basis of ingestive behaviors, including food, water, and salt intake

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335 Hochstetter

Phone: (716) 645-0264

danielsd@buffalo.edu

Kenneth DeMarree

365 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0218

kgdemarr@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Attitudes; metacognition; self

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365 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0218

kgdemarr@buffalo.edu

Micheal Dent

B76 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0266

mdent@buffalo.edu

Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Behavioral and physiological measures of the perception of complex auditory stimuli in birds and mammals

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B76 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0266

mdent@buffalo.edu

Rina Dias Eiden

1021 Main Street

Phone: (716) 887-3350

eiden@ria.buffalo.edu

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Impact of parental prenatal and postnatal substance abuse on developmental trajectories of risk and resilience from infancy to adolescence

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1021 Main Street

Phone: (716) 887-3350

eiden@ria.buffalo.edu

Michael Frone

1021 Main Street

Phone: (716) 887-2519

frone@ria.buffalo.edu

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Occupational health; workplace substance use; work-family interface; youth employment

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1021 Main Street

Phone: (716) 887-2519

frone@ria.buffalo.edu

Shira Gabriel

358 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0227

sgabriel@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Social self; intimacy seeking and social comparison; need to belong

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358 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0227

sgabriel@buffalo.edu

Kristin Gainey

216 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0240

kgainey@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Depression and anxiety; emotion regulation; mindfulness and decentering; vulnerability/protective personality traits; structural models and assessment

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216 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0240

kgainey@buffalo.edu

Larry Hawk

230 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0192

lhawk@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: The role of motivation and cognition in psychopathology and treatment; clinical psychophysiology; ADHD; smoking

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230 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0192

lhawk@buffalo.edu

Joyce Lacy

222 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0185

jlacy@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Memory; pattern separation; cognitive neuroscience

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222 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0185

jlacy@buffalo.edu

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343 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0219

mauner@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Language comprehension; language production; Implicit learning in language and language experiments

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343 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0219

mauner@buffalo.edu

Christopher McNorgan

353 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0236

cpmcnorg@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Multisensory integration; embodied cognition; neuroimaging; computational modeling

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353 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0236

cpmcnorg@buffalo.edu

Eduardo Mercado

350 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0231

emiii@buffalo.edu

Professor
Cognitive Area Head
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Director
Center for Cognitive Science
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience of learning and memory

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350 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0231

emiii@buffalo.edu

Paul Meyer

B71 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0263

pmeyer@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Behavioral and neurophysiological responses to food- and drug-associated stimuli

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B71 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0263

pmeyer@buffalo.edu

Sandra Murray

364 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0242

smurray@buffalo.edu

Professor
Associate Chair (On Leave Fall 2018)
Social-Personality Area Head (On Leave Fall 2018)
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Close relationships; self-esteem; motivated cognition

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364 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0242

smurray@buffalo.edu

Ericka Nus

356 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0183

nus@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Hierarchical models of personality; measurement of personality; assessment of interpersonal relationships, particularly dating and marital relationships

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356 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0183

nus@buffalo.edu

Jamie Ostrov

227 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3680

jostrov@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Subtypes of aggression and victimization; developmental psychopathology; applied developmental psychology

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227 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3680

jostrov@buffalo.edu

Lora Park

344 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0228

lorapark@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: The self; self-esteem; contingencies of self-worth; motivation; interpersonal processes

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344 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0228

lorapark@buffalo.edu

Kathleen Parks

1021 Main Street

Phone: (716) 887-3301

parks@ria.buffalo.edu

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Women’s substance use and misuse; victimization; drinking contexts

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1021 Main Street

Phone: (716) 887-3301

parks@ria.buffalo.edu

Matthew Paul

319 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0281

mjpaul@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Neuroendocrine regulation of reproductive and social development; biological rhythms; sex differences

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319 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0281

mjpaul@buffalo.edu

Peter Pfordresher

206B Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0234

pqp@buffalo.edu

Professor
Chair
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Sensorimotor integration in sequence production; singing accuracy; the role of auditory feedback in production; the relationship between music and language

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206B Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0234

pqp@buffalo.edu

Michael Poulin

351 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0518

mjpoulin@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Prosocial motivation; meaning; physical and psychological adjustment to stress and trauma

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351 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0518

mjpoulin@buffalo.edu

Wendy Quinton

348 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0230

wquinton@buffalo.edu

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Psychology Honors Program
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Prejudice, discrimination, and stigma; social identity; stress and coping; international students

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348 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0230

wquinton@buffalo.edu

Jennifer Read

231 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0193

jpread@buffalo.edu

Professor
Clinical Area Head
Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Social and individual-level factors in the etiology and treatment of alcohol misuse; affective and cognitive determinants of heavy drinking; PTSD-alcohol use disorder comorbidity

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231 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0193

jpread@buffalo.edu

John Roberts

221 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0184

robertsj@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Psychosocial processes in risk for depression including vulnerable self-esteem, rumination, and overgeneral autobiographical memory

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221 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0184

robertsj@buffalo.edu

Mark Seery

361 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0239

mdseery@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Interim Social-Personality Area Head (Fall 2018)
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Stress and coping; the self; motivation; psychophysiology

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361 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0239

mdseery@buffalo.edu

David Shucard

114A Sherman Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2099, (716) 645-5987

dshucard@buffalo.edu

Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychology
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Neural basis of cognition in normal and impaired infants, children, adults, and animals; clinical neurophysiology; clinical and experimental neuropsychology

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114A Sherman Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2099, (716) 645-5987

dshucard@buffalo.edu

Leonard Simms

218 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0172

ljsimms@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Applied and basic psychological assessment; dimensional models of personality and psychopathology; item response theory applications to personality measures and computerized adaptive testing

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218 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0172

ljsimms@buffalo.edu

Sarah Taber-Thomas

Office: 171 Park Hall

Clinic: 168 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-6888 (Office); (716) 645-3697 (Clinic)

Fax: (716) 645-6186

tabers@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Director
Psychological Services Center
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for children; parenting; child maltreatment; disruptive behavior disorders

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Office: 171 Park Hall

Clinic: 168 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-6888 (Office); (716) 645-3697 (Clinic)

Fax: (716) 645-6186

tabers@buffalo.edu

Maria Testa

1021 Main Street

Phone: (716) 887-2560

testa@ria.buffalo.edu

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Sexual assault; partner violence; women’s sexual behavior; college drinking

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1021 Main Street

Phone: (716) 887-2560

testa@ria.buffalo.edu

Stephen Tiffany

342 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0244

stiffany@buffalo.edu

Empire Innovation Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: The psychopathology of addictive disorders in adolescents and adults including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment; behavioral medicine

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342 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0244

stiffany@buffalo.edu

Ann-Marie Torregrossa

B74 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0354

amtorreg@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Taste; feeding; food choice

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B74 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0354

amtorreg@buffalo.edu

Marieke Van Heugten

360 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0238

mariekev@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Language development; psycholinguistics; early speech perception; word recognition

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360 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0238

mariekev@buffalo.edu