Department Leadership & Staff

David Haaga Professor and Department Chair, Psychology CAS - Psychology

Dave Haaga is a Professor of Psychology and has been a faculty member at American University since 1989. Dr. Haaga received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California an

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  (202) 885-1718

Full Time Faculty

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Anthony Ahrens Associate Professor CAS - Psychology

Anthony Ahrens did his undergraduate work at Northwestern University and received his doctorate in psychology from Stanford University. His research interests fall at the interface of social and clini

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  (202) 885-1714

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Nicole Caporino Assistant Professor CAS - Psychology

Dr. Caporino’s primary research interest is maximizing the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders in children and adolescents. This involves iden

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  (202) 885-6358

Michele Carter Professor CAS - Psychology

Dr. Carter received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University and his bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University. He completed a clinical internship at the Palo Alto V.A. foll

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  (202) 885-1712

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Terry Davidson Director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and Professor CAS - Psychology

Dr. Davidson earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Michigan State University and earned his Ph.D. with a specialization in Learning and Memory at Purdue University before completing his pos

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  (202) 885-6541

Laura Duval Professorial Lecturer CAS - Psychology

Dr. Duval earned her bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and her MS and PhD in Social Psychology from Tulane University. She arrived at American University in 2015. As the spouse of an active d

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  (202) 885-1726

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Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus Professorial Lecturer CAS - Psychology

Dr. Enchautegui-de-Jesus received her MA and PhD in Community Psychology from New York University. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the NIMH’s Family Research Consortium III at the University of Mic

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  (202) 885-1773

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Bryan Fantie Associate Professor CAS - Psychology

After completing an Honours thesis on motivational systems in the brain guided by Dr. Roy Wise at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Fantie did his graduate work at Dalhousie University in

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  (202) 885-1790

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Maria Gomez Senior Professorial Lecturer CAS - Psychology

Dr. Gomez-Serrano was born and raised in Madrid where she obtained her Veterinarian degree specializing in animal husbandry and genetics. Right after obtaining her degree, Dr. Gomez-Serrano moved to W

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  (202) 885-2681

Kathleen Gunthert Associate Professor CAS - Psychology

Dr. Gunthert’s program of research focuses on the influence of everyday stress and coping on depression, anxiety, and psychotherapy outcomes. Specifically, she has used intensive daily monitoring tech

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  (202) 885-1701

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David Haaga Professor and Department Chair, Psychology CAS - Psychology

Dave Haaga is a Professor of Psychology and has been a faculty member at American University since 1989. Dr. Haaga received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California an

  dhaaga@american.edu

  (202) 885-1718

Erica Hart Professorial Lecturer CAS - Psychology

Erica teaches a range of psychology courses including Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality Psychology, Introduction to Clinical Psychology and Research Methods. Throughout these courses

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  (202) 885-1418

Nathaniel Herr Assistant Professor CAS - Psychology

Nathaniel Herr is an Assistant Professor of Psychology who joined the department in 2012. Dr. Herr received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and received p

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  (202) 885-1724

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Laura Juliano Professor CAS - Psychology

Laura M. Juliano earned her PhD. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her

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  (202) 885-1715

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David Kearns Associate Professor CAS - Psychology

Research interests:animal models of drug abuse and addiction treatment; the effects of drug cues on behavior; conditioning and learning; extinction; theories of learning; animal models of gambling.Rec

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  (202) 885-1711

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Barry McCarthy Professor

Dr. McCarthy came to American University in 1969 as lecturer, and has been promoted to assistant professor, associate professor, and now professor. He teaches an undergraduate course each semester -in

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Scott Parker Professor CAS - Psychology

Scott Parker began teaching at American University in 1974 and retired in 2017. His primary research activities were in psychophysics, sensory psychology, research methods, and data analysis.

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  (202) 885-1719

Zehra Peynircioglu Professor CAS - Psychology

Zehra Peynirciolu received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford. She started graduate studies in cognitive psychology, specializing in memory, at Princeton (and received an MA) and fol

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  (202) 885-1713

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Anthony Riley Professor CAS - Psychology

Dr. Riley received his undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina and obtained his PhD from the University of Washington. He did a post-doctoral fellowship in pharmacology at Dalhousie

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  (202) 885-1720

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Alan Silberberg Professor CAS - Psychology

My research interests are animal learning, behavioral economics, primatology and smoking. Publications can be seen in Google Scholar as linked from my profile.

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  (202) 885-1709

Catherine Stoodley Associate Professor CAS - Psychology

Catherine Stoodley is interested in the neuroscience of cognitive development, particularly the role of the human cerebellum in cognition, cognitive development and in neurodevelopmental disorders. Sh

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  (202) 885-1785

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Jonathan Tubman Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies Graduate Studies, Office of

Dr. Tubman works with departments and Colleges to develop new graduate programs and to ensure excellence in graduate education at AU. He also works with students, faculty, centers, institutes and exte

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  (202) 885-3778

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Brian Yates Professor CAS - Psychology

Dr. Yates has published or has in-press 94 articles, book chapters, and online pieces, including 5 books. Most of his publications apply cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analysis to the systematic e

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  (202) 885-1727