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Faculty and Staff

Craig F. Bielert,
Ph.D.

Professor
32 Bacon Hall
607-436-3219
Craig.Bielert@oneonta.edu

Dr. Craig Bielert is a psychobiologist who teaches courses in comparative and physiological psychology. His research interests involve the biological bases of behavior, especially in non-human primates. He also holds an adjunct appointment in Anthropology, and is a recent recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Julia C.Blau,
Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
35 Bacon Hall
607-436-3221
Julia.Blau@oneonta.edu

Dr. Julia J. C. Blau is an ecological perceptual psychologist. She researches how the structure of event perception affects our cognition, our emotions, and our ability to succeed. Most of her research is in films, but she studies "natural" perception and actions in massively multiplayer on-line role-playing games (MMORPGs) as well.  She teaches courses in Sensation and Perception, Research Methods, Psychology of Film, and Ecological Psychology.
Michael Brown

Michael Brown,
Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
33 Bacon Hall
607-436-3558
Michael.Brown@oneonta.edu
website

Dr. Brown is a social-cognitive psychologist who is interested in how individuals make attributions and judgments when presented with novel, complex, and contradictory information. His research has primarily focused on individuals' decision-making processes, prototypes, impression formation, and attitudes – particularly as they apply to issues involving gender, sexuality, and the law.

Charlene Christie,
Ph.D.
Department Chair

Associate Professor
34 Bacon Hall
607-436-3226
Charlene.Christie@oneonta.edu
website

Dr. Charlene Christie is a social psychologist who conducts research on stereotyping and prejudice, intergroup relations, social identity, and deviance. She teaches courses in social psychology, advanced social psychology, and research methods.

Andrew Gallup,
Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
39 Bacon Hall
607-436-3599
Andrew.Gallup@oneonta.edu
website

Dr. Andrew Gallup is an evolutionary psychologist who has diverse interests in evolution and behavior. His research utilizes both humans and animal models to approach basic and applied questions in ethology and evolutionary psychology. He teaches courses in introductory and biological psychology.

Cynthia L. Miller,
Ph.D.

Lecturer
38 Bacon Hall
607-436-3217
Cynthia.Miller@oneonta.edu

Dr. Miller is a developmental psychologist whose research interests include language and gender development in childhood, as well as a variety of topics related to the psychology of women.  She teaches courses in Developmental Psychology and Psychology of Women.

Geoffrey O'Shea,
Ph.D.

Associate Professor
31 Bacon Hall
607-436-3257
Geoffrey.OShea@oneonta.edu

Dr. O’Shea is a cognitive psychologist who conducts research on memory, implicit learning, mental processing speed and historical studies on reaction time research. Dr. O’Shea was recently awarded a grant from the SUNY Research Foundation to study memory dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. He teaches courses in cognitive psychology, human memory, introductory psychology, and research methods.

Susan C. Turell
Ph.D.

Dean, School of Social Science
333C Netzer
607-436-3488
Susan.Turell@oneonta.edu
A licensed counseling psychologist, Dr. Susan C. Turell  has been a professor for over 20 years.  She has taught many courses in both psychology and women's studies.  Her current research interests focus on same-sex intimate partner violence and community readiness.  She has been active for many years regarding anti-racism work, as well as sexual assault and domestic violence services.  She comes to SUNY College at Oneonta as the founding Dean of the School of Social Science. 

James Zians,
Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
36 Bacon Hall
607-436-3261
James.Zians@oneonta.edu

Dr. James Zians is a clinical psychologist who teaches courses in abnormal behavior, statistics and research design. His research interests involve the role of psychology in health promotion, prevention, and behavior change. Many of his interests and professional experiences involve Community Psychology where he assists in building linkages between community-based organizations that deliver health and social service programs and academic institutions. He is particularly interested in working with underserved populations. Dr. Zians is the internship coordinator for the Psychology Department.

Susan Nelson

Susan J. Nelson
Department Secretary
30 Bacon Hall
607-436-3223
Susan.Nelson@oneonta.edu

Susan Nelson serves as the Psychology Department Secretary.

 

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