Psychology Faculty

Karen Chambers
 

Karen Chambers
Associate Professor of Psychology

  • B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.S. Kent State University
  • Ph.D. Kent State University

Areas of Interest: Memory and eyewitness memory, in particular, psychology and the law, and currently working on a project about the media influences/determines the perception of natural disaster survivors.

Email: kchambers@saintmarys.edu

 


Catherine Pittman
 

Catherine Pittman, Chair
Associate Professor of Psychology

  • B.S. Central Michigan University
  • Ph.D. Northern Illinois University

Areas of Interest: Psychotherapy & rehabilitation, brain injury, neuropsychology, anxiety disorders, recovery from sexual assault and other trauma.

Email: cpittman@saintmarys.edu

 


            

Gwen Pursell
Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • B.A. University of Delaware
  • M.A. University of Richmond
  • Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University

Areas of Interests: Child and adolescent peer relations and socioemotional development.

Email: gpursell@saintmarys.edu

 


 

 

Bettina Spencer
Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • B.A. Eugene Lang College
  • M.A. The New School for Social Research
  • Ph.D. The New School for Social Research

Areas of Interest: Stereotyping and prejudice, stereotype threat, perceptions of low-income individuals, rape myths and rape blame, dehumanization and violence.

Email: bspencer@saintmarys.edu

 


 Rebecca Stoddart

Rebecca Stoddart
Professor of Psychology

  • B.A. The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
  • Ph.D. Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Areas of Interest: Communicative and social skill development, attention deficit disorder in adolescents, college women's majors and career interests, writing and teaching pedagogy.

Email: stoddart@saintmarys.edu