Academic/Professional

Current Position
Director of Evolutionary Studies Program
Professor and Chair of Psychology Department
Social Psychologist
State University of New York at New Paltz


Academic Preparation

Ph.D. Psychology; University of New Hampshire; 1997.
M.A. Psychology; University of New Hampshire; 1994.
B.A. Psychology; University of Connecticut; 1992; cum laude, honors.


Professional Experience

SUNY New Paltz (New Paltz, NY, Fall 2000 – Present)

Evolutionary Studies Seminar
Social Psychology (Graduate)
Social Psychology (Undergraduate)
Evolutionary Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Comparative Animal Psychology
General Psychology
Statistics for Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Psychological Underpinnings of Terrorism

Husson College (Bangor, ME, Fall 1999 – Spring 2000)

Theories of Personality (Psyc 333)
Social Psychology (Psyc 231)
General Psychology (Psyc 111)
Human Growth and Development (Psyc 241)
Interpersonal Relations (Psyc 311)

Western Oregon University (Monmouth, OR, Fall 1997 – Summer 1999)

Advanced Social Psychology (Psyc 437)
Theories of Personality (Psyc 435)
Social Psychology (Psyc 334D)
General Psychology (Psyc 201 & Psyc 202)
Evolution and Social Behavior (Psyc 407)
Research Methods in Psychology (Psyc 217)

Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME, Spring 1997)

Social Psychology; Spring 1997

University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH, Fall 1994 – Spring 1996)

Statistics for Psychology; Spring 1996
Personality; Fall 1995
Introduction to Psychology; Fall 1994, Spring 1995


Honors and Awards

(2009) State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

(2009) Residence Hall Honorary Award: Faculty Member of the Month (March)

(2008-2010) National Science Foundation CCLI Grant to support SUNY New Paltz’s Evolutionary Studies Program ($211,387.00; Principal Investigator, along with David Sloan Wilson of Binghamton and Jen Waldo of New Paltz’s Biology Department)

• (2008) AMP/C-STEP grant to support research on mating intelligence.

• (2007) SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association Award: Distinguished Teacher of the Year

• (2007) Provost’s Research Award to support research on Mating Intelligence.

• (2005) SURE grant to support research on Mating Intelligence.

• (2003) AMP/C-STEP grant to support research on the impact of perceptions of parental investment on mating-relevant outcomes.

• (2001) AMP/C-STEP grant to support research on the impact of perceptions of parental investment on mating-relevant outcomes.

• (2000) Husson College Technology Action Committee Grant to support the incorporation of web-based technology into General Psychology courses.

• (1999) Husson College Faculty Development Grant to support research on social perceptual biases regarding judgments of hypothetical behavior in social influence research.

• (1999) Husson College Faculty Development Grant to support research on evolutionary underpinnings of jealousy.

• (1999) Western Oregon University Faculty Development Grant to support research on biases in romantic partner perception

• (1999) Faculty Sponsor: Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant to support research on behavioral correlates of Reactive Attachment Disorder

• (1999) Faculty Sponsor: Western Oregon University Foundation Grant to support student involvement in presentation of research at the 1999 American Psychological Society Conference

• (1998) Western Oregon University Faculty Development Grant to support research on biases in romantic partner perception

• (1998) Sigma Xi Graduate Student Excellence Award honoring dissertation research

• (1996-1997) University of New Hampshire Dissertation Fellowship to support research on factors that affect mate selection

• (1996) University of New Hampshire Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship to support research on factors that affect mate selection

• (1996) Graduate Research Enhancement Award from University of New Hampshire Graduate School to support dissertation research

• (1996) Funding awarded by the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research to support dissertation research

• (1995) University of New Hampshire Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship to support research on factors that affect mate selection

• (1995) Funding awarded by the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research to support dissertation research

• (1992) University of Connecticut cum laude and honors graduate


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