Department of Psychological Sciences

Robert Greene, Department Chair
rlg2@case.edu


The Department of Psychological Sciences combines the areas of study found in many psychology departments with those typically found in communication sciences departments. Our distinctive department offers undergraduate majors and minors in communication sciences and in psychology. We also offer a minor in communication for health professionals. For graduate students, our Psychology Program offers accredited doctoral training in clinical psychology and experimental psychology within our Developmental, Cognitive and Affective Sciences Program. Our accredited Communication Sciences Program offers a master’s degree in speech-language pathology as well as a doctorate in communication sciences.

Communication Sciences

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, 11635 Euclid Ave, Room 333
Phone: 216.368.2470

The Department of Psychological Sciences offers courses of study in communication sciences leading to Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The Communication Sciences Program prepares undergraduate and graduate students to address broad issues of human communication processes and disorders through the application of cutting-edge technology and rigorous clinical training. We provide a comprehensive foundation in normal and disordered human communication and combine it with innovative interdisciplinary experiences that capitalize on the extensive resources of the university and the surrounding medical community. The department enjoys a particularly close relationship with Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, an outstanding independent, nonprofit provider of care in speech-language pathology and audiology; in fact, the program is housed within the center.

Many students pursue undergraduate study in communication disorders as preparation for further study in other fields or in conjunction with study in other fields. For example, one can combine a major in communication disorders with a major in sociology or psychology or with a minor in gerontological studies. Professionals in human services fields such as medicine, social work, nursing, or education often work with persons with communication disorders. For students interested in academic or research careers, investigation in the field of communication disorders is often done alongside investigation of normal human behavior. For example, one might study the word learning of children with normal language as well as that of children with language impairment.

Psychology

103 Mather Memorial Building
Phone: 216.368.2686

The Psychology Program offers the combined advantages of a strong liberal arts college and a major university. There are classes in all major areas of the psychology field. We encourage close student-faculty relationships and offer many opportunities for individualized study and research.

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. The discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience: from the functions of the brain to the actions of neurons, from child development to care for the aged. In settings ranging from scientific research centers to mental health care services, "the understanding of behavior" is the enterprise of psychologists. An undergraduate major in psychology offers a student preparation for a wide variety of careers. Many majors find psychology to be an excellent preparation for such service-oriented professions as social work, counseling and guidance, special education, and management. Those who pursue graduate work in one of the many fields of psychology often seek positions in teaching and research or applied human services. In addition, the study of psychology provides a knowledge and an understanding of behavior that has applications in professions such as nursing, medicine, law, teaching, business, and public relations.

Department Faculty

Robert L. Greene, PhD
(Yale University)
Professor and Chair
Human memory and cognition

Jennifer L. Butler, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Instructor
Social psychology

Lauren Calandruccio, PhD
(Syracuse University)
Louis D. Beaumont University Professor; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences
Audiology

Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor
Neuroscience of communication and communication disorders in adolescents/adults, with focus on traumatic brain injury

Arin M. Connell, PhD
(Emory University)
Professor
Internalizing problems; coping skills during adolescence

Heath A. Demaree, PhD
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Professor
Cerebral and psychophysiological bases of emotion

Anastasia Dimitropoulos, PhD
(Vanderbilt University)
Professor; Director, Schubert Center for Child Studies
Genetic syndromes involving intellectual disabilities; compulsive behavior in MR/DD; functional neuroimaging

Julie J. Exline, PhD
(State University of New York, Stony Brook)
Professor
Social relationships; transgression; moral and religious issues

Norah C. Feeny, PhD
(Bryn Mawr College)
Professor
Evaluation of interventions for anxiety (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder) and mood disorders

Barbara Lewis, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Professor
Familial and genetic bases of speech/language

Sarah Hope Lincoln, PhD
(Harvard University)
Assistant Professor
Social factors implicated in the etiology, trajectory, and treatment of mental illness

Brooke Macnamara, PhD
(Princeton University)
Associate Professor
Cognitive psychology, skill acquisition, learning, human performance, working memory, cognitive control, bilingualism, and communication

Kathryn (Kay) McNeal, MS, CCC-SLP
(Purdue University)
Instructor
Speech-language pathology

Rachel Mulheren, PhD
(James Madison University)
Assistant Professor
Physiology of swallowing and treatment of swallowing disorders

Jean Nisenboum, MA
(Miami University)
Instructor
Dysphagia; diagnosis of speech

Rita Obeid, PhD
(City University of New York)
Instructor
Predictors influencing language difficulties in school-aged children; predictors of stigma among people with disabilities

James C. Overholser, PhD
(Ohio State University)
Professor; Director, Psychological Clinical Program
Adult psychopathology; depression; suicide; personality disorders

Amy Przeworski, PhD
(Pennsylvania State University)
Associate Professor
Anxiety disorders; emotion regulation; cultural factors in family interactions

Kathryn (Kyra) Rothenberg, PhD
(Kent State University)
Instructor
Health communication

Elizabeth J. Short, PhD
(University of Notre Dame)
Professor
Cognitive psychology; applied developmental; learning disabilities

Lee A. Thompson, PhD
(University of Colorado, Boulder)
Professor; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences
Human behavior genetics; child development


Lecturer

Patrice O. Carothers, MS, CCC-A
(Ithaca College)
Part-time Lecturer
Fluency disorders


Adjunct Faculty

Kelly Bhatnagar, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor; The Emily Program

Rachel Berkowitz, MA, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Instructor; Mayfield City School District

Laura Brady
Adjunct Instructor; Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center

Lisa Bruening
Adjunct Instructor; ALS Association

Jane R. Buder-Shapiro, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; private practice

Barbara Choudhury, MA, CCC-SLP
(Case Western Reserve University)
Adjunct Instructor; Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
Speech-language pathology

Kelly Christian, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Lawrence School

Michael Christie
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Private Law Practice

Tori Cordiano, PhD
(CWRU)
Adjunct Assistant Professor; private practice

Matthew Daly, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Ohio Department of Mental Health

Barbara Ekelman, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor; PT MED - Pediatrics
Pediatrics

Christine Elliot, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Renew Psychological Services

Thomas Ference, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare

Michelle Foye, MA, CCC-SLP
(Kent State University)
Adjunct Instructor; Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
Speech-language pathology

Thomas Frazier, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; The Cleveland Clinic

Zara Gennert, PhD
Adjunct Instructor; University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center

Nicole Gerami
Adjunct Instructor; Western Reserve Speech and Language Partners

Clare Gideon, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

Alan Ho, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Cleveland State University

Emily Hornack
Adjunct Instructor; MetroHealth Medical Center

Vanessa Jensen
Adjunct Assistant Professor; The Cleveland Clinic

Karen Kantzes, AuD, CCC-A
(A. T. Stills University)
Adjunct Instructor; Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
Audiology

Susan Klein, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor; Akron Children's Hospital

Susan M. Knell, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; private practice

Marilyn Malkin, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; private practice

Michael Manos, PhD
(University of Arizona)
Adjunct Assistant Professor; The Cleveland Clinic

Lauren Masuga, MA, CCC-SLP
(Miami University)
Adjunct Instructor; Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
Speech-language pathology

AnnaMaria McLaughlin, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Independent Researcher

Rebecca Mental, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center

Darlene Moenter-Rodriguez, PhD
(Ohio State University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Auditory potentials

Shirley Prok
Adjunct Instructor; Sign Language Instructor, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

Nina Rytwinski, PhD
Adjunct Instructor; Private Practice

Philip Safford, PhD
Adjunct Professor; Professor Emeritus Kent State University

Jes Sellers, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; private practice

Jeremy Shapiro, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Advanced Therapy Center

Harry Sivec, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare

Kevin Smith, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare

Sarah Spannagel, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Tira Stebbins, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Organization for Psychological Health

Kenneth Weiss, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Karen White, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Brigid Whitford, AuD, CCC-A
(A.T. Stills University)
Adjunct Instructor; Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
Audiology

Lucene Wisniewski, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; The Emily Program


Secondary Faculty

Britt Nielsen
Associate Professor; School of Medicine - Psychiatry

Jennifer Anderson, PhD
Clinical Instructor; School of Medicine - Pediatrics

Richard E. Boyatzis, PhD
Professor of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management

Alan Castro, PhD
Senior Instructor; University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Howard Hall, PsyD, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Medicine/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Rebecca Hazen, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Leslie Heinberg, Ph.D.
Professor; Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU

Monica Hooper, PhD
Professor; MED - Division of General Medical Sciences

Alissa Huth-Bocks, PhD
Professor; School of Medicine - Pediatrics

Anthony Jack, PhD
(University College London)
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

Gunnur Karakurt, PhD
Assistant Professor; MED - Family Medicine

Cynthia Kubu, PhD
Professor; Psychiatry - Psychology, Cleveland Clinic

Carolyn Landis, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Medicine/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Aarti Pyati, PhD
(University of Chicago)
Adjunct Assistant Professor; University Counseling Services

Natalie Reiss, PhD
Clinical Instructor; CWRU - University Counseling Services

Lynn Singer, PhD
Professor, School of Medicine/University Hospitals

Terry Stancin, PhD
Professor, School of Medicine/MetroHealth Medical Center

Thomas P. Swales, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine/MetroHealth Medical Center

Gerry Taylor, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Abraham Wolf, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

James M. Yokely, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine


Clinical Faculty

Kathleen Ashton, PhD
(Ohio State University)
Clinical Instructor
Bariatrics

Karen Kernberg Bardenstein, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor; private practice

Karen Broer, PhD
Clinical Instructor; Cleveland Clinic

Richard A. Cirillo, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor; Cuyahoga County Board of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Sandra L. Curry, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

Lori L. D’Angelo, PhD
Clinical Instructor; International Center for Clubhouse Development

Lisa Damour, PhD
Clinical Instructor; private practice

Mathew A. Fuller, PhD
Clinical Instructor; Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Tom Hagesfeld, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor; The Joint Commission in Behavioral Healthcare

Gerald Hayes, PhD
Clinical Instructor; Baldwin Wallace University

Maureen Kreick, PhD
Clinical Instructor; Private Practice

Maryann McGlenn, PhD
Clinical Instructor; CWRU - University Counseling Services

Pamela Nilsson, PhD
Clinical Instructor; Psychological & Behavioral Consultants

Richard Pazol, PhD
Clinical Instructor; Director, University Counseling Services

David Pincus, DMH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

Josephine Ridley, PhD
(West Virginia University)
Clinical Instructor

Robert Smith, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor; Behavorial Management Associates, Inc.

Terry Tobias, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor; private practice

Kelly Wadeson, PhD
Clinical Instructor; Meto - Rehabilitation

Stacy Williams, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor; private contractor


Emeritus

Douglas K. Detterman, PhD
(University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)
Louis D. Beaumont University Professor Emeritus

Donald K. Freedheim, PhD
(Duke University)
Professor Emeritus

Grover C. Gilmore, PhD
(Johns Hopkins University)
Professor Emeritus

Jane Kessler, PhD
(Western Reserve University)
Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor Emerita

Sandra W. Russ , PhD
(University of Pittsburgh)
Distinguished University Professor and Louis D. Beaumont University Professor Emerita

Milton E. Strauss, PhD
(Harvard University)
Professor Emeritus