Faculty

pic of anne
Anne Berry
Assistant Professor of Psychology (starting Summer 2019)
Assistant Professor, Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: cognitive neuroscience, executive function, neuromodulator systems (dopamine, acetylcholine), aging
Joseph Cunningham
Joseph Cunningham
Undergraduate Advising Head
Professor of Psychology
781-736-3304 Brown Social Science Center, 317
Office Hours: Tues. 2–3 p.m., Thurs. 1–2 p.m.

Expertise: Clinical and developmental psychology, nonverbal communication, emotional development; gender differences

Paul DiZio
Paul DiZio
Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-2043 Rabb Graduate Center, 5
Office Hours: Tues. & Fri. 11 a.m.–Noon

Expertise: Human spatial orientation, posture and balance, movement control and coordination, sensory-motor adaptation, motor development, multi-sensory interactions, space perception, space flight physiology, human factors in virtual environments, motion sickness, brain-computer interaction

Angela Gutchess
Angela Gutchess
Graduate Program Head
Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3247 Lemberg Hall, 106
Office Hours: Mon. 11:50–12:40 p.m. & Tues 10:50–11:30 a.m.

Expertise: Effects of age and culture on memory and social cognition

Jennifer Gutsell
Jennifer Gutsell
Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3308 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 220
Office Hours: Thurs. 10:45–11:45 a.m.

Expertise: Social and affective neuroscience, cross-group resonance, emotion and self-control, empathy and environmentalism

Shantanu Jadhav
Shantanu Jadhav
Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3147 Bassine Science Building, 301
Office Hours: By appointment

Expertise: Neurophysiology of learning and decision making

Donald Katz
Donald Katz
Department Chair
Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3268 Bassine Science Building, 345
Office Hours: By appointment

Expertise: Neural dynamics of gustatory perception and learning

Margie Lachman
Margie Lachman
Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology
781-736-3255 Lemberg Hall, 107
Office Hours: Thurs. 2–3 p.m. & by appointment

Expertise: Life-span development, midlife, aging, sense of control, adult personality, memory, health-promoting behaviors, intervention research to improve cognitive and physical functioning

James Lackner
James Lackner
Meshulam and Judith Riklis Professor of Physiology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-2033 Rabb Graduate Center, 4
Office Hours: Tues. 1–2 p.m., 5–6 p.m. & by appointment

Expertise: Spatial orientation, human movement control, adaptation to unusual force environments

Xiaodong Liu
Xiaodong Liu
Masters Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Psychology
781-736-3244 Brown Social Science Center, 106
Office Hours: Thurs. 8:55–10:55 a.m. & by appointment

Expertise: Applied statistics, linear and non-linear multi-level modeling / hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), structural equation modeling (SEM), general & generalized linear modeling, longitudinal data analysis child development: factors (at individual, familial, communal & cultural levels) related to child psychological adjustment (internalizing & externalizing) and school performance

Teresa Vann Mitchell
Teresa Vann Mitchell
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
781-736-5333 Brown Social Science Center, Brown 107
Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Expertise: Developmental cognitive neuroscience and psychology

Robert Sekuler
Robert Sekuler
Louis and Frances Salvage Professor of Psychology
Professor of Neuroscience
781-736-3277 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 244
Office Hours: Thurs. 2–3 p.m. & by appointment

Expertise: Visual perception, cognitive processes, particularly visual memory, navigation of complex environments, imitation of seen actions, and age-related changes in cognitive function

Hannah R. Snyder
Hannah R. Snyder
Assistant Professor of Psychology
781-736-3272 Lemberg Hall, 102
Office Hours: Tues, 10–11 a.m. & by appointment

Expertise: Cognitive processes, adolescent development, developmental psychopathology

Ellen Wright
Ellen Wright
Associate Professor of Psychology
781-736-2809 Brown Social Science Center, 128
Office Hours: Tues. 9:30–11 a.m., & Wed. Noon–1:30 p.m.

Expertise: The intersection between clinical psychology, depression, gender, development, emotion regulation, specifically: gender and developmental differences in and risks for depression; risk, resiliency and depression prevention; emotion regulation, self-focused attention, rumination and reflection; coping, and development; psychosomatic obstetrics and gynecology and affective disorders (i.e., postpartum depression and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

Leslie Zebrowitz
Leslie Zebrowitz
Manuel Yellen Professor of Social Relations
781-736-3263 Lemberg Hall, 104
Office Hours: By appointment

Expertise: Social psychology, face perception, facial stereotypes (babyfaceness, attractiveness), aging and social perception

Affiliated Faculty

Rick Alterman
Rick Alterman
Professor of Computer Science
781-736-2703 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 212

Expertise: Computer-supported communication, cooperation and collaboration; learning and technology, cognitive engineering and modeling, human computer interaction, communication and discourse, internet and society

Susan J. Birren
Susan J. Birren
Dean, Arts and Sciences
Professor of Neurobiology
781-736-3451 Irving Presidential Enclave 101
Jane Ebert
Jane Ebert
Associate Professor of Marketing, Brandeis International Business School
781-736-2294 Lemberg Academic Center, 250

Expertise: Consumer judgment and decision-making, affect and emotion, temporal discounting, and health promotion

Sarah Lamb
Sarah Lamb
Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2211 Brown Social Science Center, 208

Expertise: Social-cultural theory, anthropology of aging, gender and sexuality, person and self, medical anthropology, immigrant and transnational communities, understandings of modernity, South Asia, South Asian Americans. US cultural-historical practices of aging

Janet McIntosh
Janet McIntosh
Associate Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2215 Brown Social Science Center, 226

Expertise: Linguistic anthropology, psychological anthropology, religion, ethnicity and race, nationalism, colonialism and post-coloniality, military, East Africa, USA

Andrew Molinsky
Andrew Molinsky
Professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior in the Brandeis International Business School
Director, Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership
781-736-2255 Lemberg Academic Center, 254
Office Hours: By appointment

Expertise: Emotionally demanding tasks at work, including necessary evils and cross-cultural code-switching

Jerry Samet
Jerry Samet
Associate Professor of Philosophy
781-736-2783 Rabb Graduate Center, 305

Expertise: Philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, cognitive science, history of philosophy

Adjunct Faculty

Nicolas Rohleder
Nicolas Rohleder
Associate Research Professor of Psychology
781-736-3319 Brown Social Science Center, 109

Expertise: Human psychoneuroimmunologal and psychoneuroendocrinologal research, in particular how acute and chronic stress is translated into pathophysiological mechanisms at the level of organs and cells

Jutta Wolf
Jutta Wolf
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
781-736-3297 Lemberg Hall, 101
Office Hours: Tues. 2–3 p.m. & by appointment

Expertise: Psychoneuroendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology

Emeriti

Maurice Hershenson
Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Expertise: Visual space perception and information processing, monocular visual space perception: size and shape constancy and the metric perceived space

Ray Jackendoff
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3264

Expertise: Semantics of natural language, syntax, general linguistic theory, evolution of language, language and spatial cognition, consciousness, social cognition, music cognition

Raymond Knight
Raymond Knight
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
781-736-3259 Lemberg Hall, 103
Office Hours: Thurs. 8–9 a.m. & by appointment

Expertise: Clinical psychology and experimental psychopathology, with specific expertise in psychopathy, sexual aggression, and bullying

Joan Maling
Professor Emerita of Linguistics and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: Linguistics. Syntactic theory, historical syntax, metrics, syntactic theory, Icelandic syntax, Korean syntax

Ricardo Morant
Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3269 Brown Social Science Center, 322

Expertise: Perception and sensory processes, experimental psychology, art and illusion

Malcolm Watson
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Expertise: Developmental psychology

Arthur Wingfield
Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience
781-736-3270 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 363

Expertise: Age-related hearing loss in older adults and its effects on cognitive function, speech comprehension and memory

Jerome Wodinsky
Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Expertise: Comparative psychology, learning theory, sensory physiology