UMass Psychology



The psychology department does not assign individual advisors.  Rather, you can meet with any of our faculty/staff advisors to help you with your concerns.  Just check in Tobin 501 and we will be happy to see you!  Often your questions are answered more easily and completely in person, but you can also email us questions.


Associate Chair of Teaching, Learning, and Advising
Chief Undergrad Advisor
Tobin Rm 537

I have had the good fortune of working at UMASS as a Psychology professor and advisor for over 7 years!  Before that, I was a faculty member at the University of Illinois and Trinity College – so I know the differences between navigating opportunities in a small college and a big university like UMASS.  I hail from Oklahoma and received my BS in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma (a school very similar in size and makeup to UMASS).  I received my MS and Ph.D. from Duke University. 

Although now I can’t imagine doing anything else with my career, this was not always the case.  When I was in college and trying to figure out “what I wanted to do with the rest of my life”, I made several wrong turns. Fortunately, I believe these past experiences help me when advising you on both these big issues and the little “ins and outs” of the major.  I look forward to working with you!


Associate Undergraduate Advisor
Tobin Rm 502

I am very excited to be part of the amazing team of psychology advisors!  I have been teaching at UMass for many years and I have always loved speaking with students about the opportunities available at UMass and discussing your future goals.  I am thrilled to be available to work with more of you and to help you achieve your maximum potential at UMass.   

I am a long-term resident at UMass.  I started at a small community college and transferred to UMass and received my BS in Biology.  I then received my MS and Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Behavior from UMass.  I was a postdoc at Northeastern University before I made my return to UMass to teach.  I am looking forward to many more years at UMass. 


Faculty Undergraduate Advisor
Tobin Room 539

I have been a professor and Neuroscience Track advisor here at UMass since 2012, and I am excited to be branching out to now advise all Psychology majors.  Psychology is an incredibly diverse field, and there are so many opportunities within our department and beyond, so I look forward to helping students find the courses and experiences that will shape their futures!

Although UMass has been my home for a while, I grew up near Philadelphia and received a BS in Neuroscience from Lafayette College.  I then received my MS and PhD in Neuroscience and Behavior from UMass, where I researched the relationship between attention and language using neuroimaging techniques.  After a postdoc at York University in Toronto, I missed UMass so much that I was thrilled to return as a member of the faculty!


Professional Undergraduate Advisor
Tobin Rm 503

I’ve been associated with the UMass Psychology Department for over 15 years. In addition to advising, I’ve done research in neuroscience as well as executing a number of administrative functions. I’m going to make it my goal to have the best candy dish in the department, so coming to see me can be productive, helpful and sweet.

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