Faculty

Dr. Paul Bruno

Associate Professor, Philosophy

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 254
Phone Number: 508.626.4880
Email: pbruno@framingham.edu

Education:
B.A., M.A., & Ph.D.  Boston College

Courses:
Invitation to Philosophy, Logic, Social & Political Philosophy, Ethics, Modern Philosophy.

Scholarship:

The Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy (New York: Bloomsbury), 2013.

Kant’s Concept of Genius: Its Origin and Function in the Third Critique(London: Continuum International Publishing Group), 2010.

Dr. Maggie Campbell Obaid

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 257
Phone Number: 508.626.4861
Email: mobaid@framingham.edu

Education:  

Ph.D., M.A., Clark University, Worcester, MA; B.A. Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Courses:

Research Methods I and II

Originally from central Massachusetts Dr. Obaid received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Framingham State University, with a concentration in human services and a minor in English. She then spent a year working for Boston University and the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts. In 2009, she began a doctoral program in social psychology at Clark University, receiving her M.A. in 2012 and her Ph.D. in 2015.

Dr. Obaid has a wide range of research interests involving the areas of peace, violence, and social responsibility. She is particularly interested in how people’s worldviews (including their religious beliefs and beliefs about good and evil) relate to their political attitudes regarding violent and non-violent policies. Other areas of interest include morality considerations in extreme contexts (such as among resistance groups during a genocide), and constructions of veteran identity following active duty.

Dr. Joseph D'Andrea, Chair

Associate Professor, Philosophy

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 260
Phone Number: 508.626.4883
Email: jdandrea@framingham.edu

Education:
A.B. Holy Cross; M.A. & Ph.D. Boston University

Courses:
Invitation to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of the Nineteenth Century, Contemporary Philosophy.

Dr. Robert Donohue

Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 259
Phone Number: 508.626.4875
Email: rdonohue@framingham.edu

Education:

Ph.D., University of Florida; B.A. University of Massachusetts; 

Courses:

General Psychology,  Child Psychology, Research Methods I & II, Senior Thesis, Cognitive, Biopsychology

Dr. Mirari Elcoro

Assistant Professor

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 241
Phone Number: 508.215.5796
Email: melcoro@framingham.edu

Education:

B.A., Andres Bello University, Caracas, Venezuela; M.S., Ph.D. West Virginia University

Courses:

Introduction to Psychology, Learning and Behavior, Physiological Psychology, Research in Psychology, and Topics in Neuroscience.

Dr. Elcoro is a Governor’s Teaching Fellow from the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia, and has been nominated to the Georgia Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award by Armstrong State University (Savannah, GA) where she taught for nine years. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). Dr. Elcoro serves in the editorial board of the Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis.

Within the experimental analysis of behavior Dr. Elcoro is interested in the study of temporal control, delay of reinforcement, behavioral pharmacology, and resurgence of operant behavior. Also, within applied behavior analysis, areas of interest are the assessment and reduction of problem behavior and resurgence of operant behavior. Dr. Elcoro is also interested in the intersections between behavior analysis and neuroscience and in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

 

 

Dr. Anna Flanagan

Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 252
Phone Number: 508.626.4870
Email: aflanagan@framingham.edu

Psi Chi Faculty Advisor

Education:
Ph.D. & M.A. University of Denver,; B.A. Wellesley College

Courses:
General Psychology, Honors General Psychology, Psychology of Development, Child Development, Adolescent Development, Psychology of Women, Educational Psychology, Research Methods I & II, Thesis, Senior Seminar.

Dr. Paul Galvin

Associate Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 240
Phone Number: 508.626.4890
Email: pgalvin1@framingham.edu

Education:
B.A. Hendrix College; M.A. & Ph.D. Texas Christian University

Courses:
General Psychology, Cognitive, Research Methods I & II, Senior Thesis, Psychological Testing, Health Psychology, History & Systems

Dr. T. Bridgett Perry-Galvin

Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 244
Phone Number: 508.626.4865
Email: bperry@framingham.edu

Education:
B.A. & M.Ed. Central State University; Ph.D. University of Oklahoma

Courses:
General Psychology, Adolescent Development, Behavior Modification, Research Methods I & II, Senior Thesis, Human Sexuality, Internship

Dr. Michael Greenstein

Assistant Professor

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 239
Phone Number: 508.215.5902
Email: mgreenstein1@framingham.edu

Education:

Ph.D.; M.A.  Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY;  B.A. Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Courses: 

General Psychology, Psychology of Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Testing, Seminar on the Effect of Emotion on Memory

Research Interests:

Dr. Greenstein examines how emotions affect memory and decision making usually within applied contexts such as education or forensic situations.

As an undergraduate, Dr. Greenstein double-majored in History and Psychology at Binghamton University. Following this, he attended Stony Brook University where he completed his M.A. in Cognitive Psychology and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science. Before joining the Framingham State University Psychology and Philosophy department in 2015, Michael worked as a visiting assistant professor at Saint Peter's University and Wesleyan University.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Phoebe Lin

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 237
Phone Number: 508.626.4844
Email: plin2@framingham.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Courses:

General Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods I&II, Personality, Psychology of Prejudice

Research Interests: Dr. Lin's area of specialization is in social cognition focusing on attitudes, prejudice, and social influence. She has conducted research on attitude-behavior consistency, stereotypes, and role model influence on health outcomes.

Dr. Lin majored in psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan before receiving her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Wayne State University. She also worked as a visiting assistant professor in Montclair, NJ for one year before joining the psychology/philosophy department at Framingham State University.

Dr. Pamela Ludemann

Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 238
Phone Number: 508.626.4868
Email: pludemann@framingham.edu

DGCE - Undergraduate Psychology Major Coordinator & Advisor

Education:
B.A. Hiram College; M.S.W. West Virginia University; Ph.D. Purdue University

Courses:
General Psychology, Child Development, Adult Development, Theories of Learning, Behavior Modification, Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Psychopathology, Research Methods I & II, Thesis, Senior Seminar.

Dr. Deborah McMakin

Associate Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 250
Phone Number: 508.626.4876
Email: dmcmakin@framingham.edu

Graduate Program: Master of Arts with a Concentration in Counseling Program Coordinator

Psi Chi Faculty Advisor

Education:
B.A. Framingham State University;  M.A. George Washington University;  M.S.W. Boston University; Ed.D. University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Courses:
Psychology of Development, Abnormal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Internship, Research Methods I, II & Thesis

Dr. Cynthia Prehar

Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 253
Phone Number: 508.626.4893
Email: cprehar@framingham.edu

Education:
B.A. University of Texas;  M.A. & Ph.D. Colorado State University

Courses:
General Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods I & II, Senior Thesis, Industrial-Organizational Psychology,  Psychology of Careers, Internship

Dr. Nicole Rossi

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 242
Phone Number: 508.626.4861
Email: nrossi@framingham.edu

Education: Ph.D. , University of New Hampshire; M.A. Brandies University, Waltham, MA; B.A. Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 

Courses: Child Development, Research Methods I & II, History and Systems of Psychology, Adult Development, and Psychology Seminar.

Dr. Rossi's research interests are centered on transitional experiences across the life span.  Her aim is to investigate transitional phenomena across diverse contexts and participant groups, including older and emerging adults, and the gay/lesbian population.  To address these interests, she draws on theories from developmental psychology and employs both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, including behavior assessments, personality inventories, open-ended measures, and content analysis of personal narratives.

Dr. Rossi was born and raised in Central Massachusetts and received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Mount Holyoke College in 1997.  Following work at McLean Hospital and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jamaica Plain, Dr. Rossi returned to school to pursue a Master of Arts in psychology from Brandeis University.  In 2007, she completed a Ph.D. in developmental psychology, as well as a Cognate (minor) in College Teaching, from the University of New Hampshire.  Prior to her current position at Framingham State University, Dr. Rossi was an Assistant Professor at Augusta State University in Augusta, GA; a public state university under the University System of Georgia.

 

 

Dr. Charles Sachs

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 255
Phone Number: 508.626.4873
Email: csachs@framingham.edu

Education:
 Ph.D., Columbia University

Courses:
General Psychology, Research Methods I and II, Internship

Dr. Dawn Vreven

Associate Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 248
Phone Number: 508.626.4872
Email: dvreven@framingham.edu

Education:
Dr. Vreven received a B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University, an M.A. in Psychology from Central Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Brown University in 1999.

Courses:
General Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Sensation & Perception, Research Methods I & II, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Thesis, History & Systems.

Research Interests:
Dr. Vreven has broad research interests in visual perception and cognition.  Recent projects include an exploration of "hot cognition" in relation to sociopolitical concepts, as well as exploratory studies of visual cognition using evoked-related potentials.