I teach psychology and evolutionary studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz. I’m the founder and Editor-in-chief of “The Evolutionary Review: Art, Science, Culture” and the founder and editor of “Entelechy: Mind & Culture.” Both journals bridge the arts and humanities with science, particularly evolutionary theory. I’m also the author of Trine Erotic, an evolutionary psychological novel that’s been used in various college courses nationwide. (See below for some course adoptions.)
Cardioelectromagnetic communication, cardiac psychology, literary Darwinism, evolutionary feminism, mental fitness indicators, neuroethology, brain laterality, endocrinology, epigenetics, neuropsychoanalysis, human mating, social neuroscience, evolutionary psychiatry.
Courses I teach are: “Evolutionary Studies Seminar”; “Seminar in Psychology: The Biopsychology of Eros”; “Evolutionary Psychology”; “Social Psychology”; “Personality and Psychotherapy”; “Psychology of Women”; “Clinical Psychology and Counseling”; ”History and Systems of Psychology”; and “General Psychology” with an evolutionary psychological lens.
Am MA-thesis reader for MA candidates; and Honors-thesis reader for Honors students.
Below are some positions I hold and groups I belong to:
Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society, founding member/Council member. (2010- present)
NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Steering Committee. (2006 – 2007)
NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Council Member-at-large. (2007 – present)
SUNY/New Paltz Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Development Committee. (2005 – 2007)
SUNY/New Paltz Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Executive Committee. (2007 – present)
EvoS: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium Editorial Board. (2008 – present)
Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology Editorial Board. (2009- present)
Feminist Evolutionary Psycholgy Society (2010 – present)
SUNY/New Paltz Psychology MA and Honors thesis reader. (2004 – present)
SUNY/New Paltz FMLA (Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance) adviser. (2005 – 2006)
Mothers & Others United to Shut Down Indian Point, founder/chair. (2011- present)
New York Academy of Sciences. New York, NY (2002 – present)
Village of New Paltz Environmental Conservation Commission. (2006 – 2010)
Beyond Pesticides in Ulster County founder/chair. (2006 – present)
Pesticide Action Network North America. (2006 – present)
One Book, One New Paltz committee. (2005 – 2008)
African Film Workshop Advisory Board. (2008 – present)
Women Mentor Women Advisory Board (2011- present)
Our Hudson Valley Network founding member. Kingston, NY (2005 – present)
United University Professions. NY (2003 – present)
New Paltz Cultural Collective founding member. (2004 – present)
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater (2011 – present)
Riverkeeper (2011 – present)
Greenpeace (2011 – present)
Union of Concerned Scientists (2011 – present)
Some adoptions of my novel Trine Erotic:
“Creative Writing III”; English department, SUNY New Paltz. Instructor: Heinz Insu Fenkl.
“Evolutionary Psychology”; Psychology department, Penn State. Instructor: John A. Johnson.
“Psychology of Human Sexuality”; Psychology department, University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. Instructor: Geoffrey Miller.
“Evolutionary Psychology”; Philosophy department, University of New England. Instructor: David Livingstone Smith.
“Human Sexuality”; Psychology department, University of Saskatchewan. Instructor: George Williamson.
Professional Development Award from SUNY, 2006
Going-Out-on-a-Limb Award from the New Paltz Social Society, 2008