Faculty

Dr. Kimberly Arditte Hall

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 253
Phone Number: 508.626.4868
Email: kardittehall@framingham.edu

Education:

Ph.D. & M.S., University of Miami, B.A. Lafayette College

Courses Taught: 

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 322            Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

RAMS 101PS       The Mental Health and Wellbeing of American College Students 

As an undergraduate at Lafayette College, Dr. Arditte Hall majored in psychology. She completed her doctoral degree in adult clinical psychology at the University of Miami. After graduating, but before joining the Department of Psychology and Philosophy at FSU, she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in women’s mental health at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

Dr. Arditte Hall’s research focuses on identifying cognitive (i.e., mental processes) and emotional variables that cause or worsen symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and sleep difficulties in adults. Her research seeks to connect self-reported symptoms to biological and behavioral measures, including neurocognitive tasks and psychophysiological measures. She is also interested in understanding and reducing gender disparities in mental health. Dr. Arditte Hall is the director of the Research in Cognition, Emotion, and Psychopathology (RECAP) laboratory at FSU. Students interested in working in her lab can email Dr. Arditte Hall to learn more.

Dr. Paul Bruno

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 Taught:

PHIL 101              Invitation to Philosophy

PHIL 102              Introduction to Ethics

PHIL 103              Introduction to Logic

PHIL 105              Introduction to Political and Social Philosophy

PHIL 203              History of Modern Philosophy 

Dr. Bruno’s research interests include the philosophy of art, hermeneutics, and life philosophy. He has an ongoing interest in the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer and René Girard.

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 Taught:

PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 224            Social Psychology

PSYC 245            Health Psychology

PSYC 259            Cultural Psychology

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

PSYC 450            Empirical Research Thesis

PSYC 460            History & Systems in Psychology

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 Veteran's 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, social responsibility, and political psychology.  She is particularly interested in how people's worldviews relate to their political attitudes regarding violent and non-violent policies.

Dr. Joseph D'Andrea

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 Taught:

PHIL 101              Invitation to Philosophy

PHIL 102              Introduction to Ethics

PHIL 118              Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

PHIL 222              Contemporary Philosophy

PHIL 226              Nineteenth Century 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 Taught:

PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 201            Child Development

PSYC 263            Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

PSYC 450            Empirical Research Thesis

NEUR 225            Biopsychology 

Dr. Donohue is originally from the Metrowest region of Massachusetts and all of his degrees are from public institutions. Dr. Donohue received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. While at the University of Florida Dr. Donohue was a National Institute of Child Health and Development pre-doctoral trainee and 1989 recipient of the Bernard Tursky Award for Excellence in Predoctoral Research. After earning his Ph.D., Dr. Donohue was appointed as a John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Postdoctoral Fellow and National Institute of Health postdoctoral trainee. Before arriving at FSU Dr. Donohue taught at the University of Denver, Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Donohue’s research training is in infant cognitive development & psychophysiology.

Dr. Mirari Elcoro

Associate Professor, Psychology

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 Taught:

PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 236            Psychology of Learning

PSYC 271            Principles of Behavior Modification

PSYC 280            Sensation and Perception

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

NEUR 380            Neuropharmacology,

NEUR 490            Independent Study in Neuroscience 

Dr. Elcoro discovered behavior analysis as an undergraduate student in her hometown of Caracas, Venezuela. She has studied behavior principles in the laboratory, examining topics in operant conditioning and behavioral pharmacology. She also works applying behavior principles outside of the laboratory. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) in Massachusetts.

In terms of teaching and research, Dr. Elcoro is interested in examining intersections between behavior analysis and neuroscience, in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and in mentoring. 

Dr. Anna Flanagan

Professor, Psychology

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

Psi Chi National Honor Society Faculty Advisor

Education:

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

Courses Taught:

HNRS 101            First-Year Honors Seminar

PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 200            Psychology of Development

PSYC 201            Child Development

PSYC 212            Adolescent Development

PSYC 286            Psychology of Women

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 318            Educational Psychology

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

PSYC 450            Empirical Research Thesis

PSYC 480            Psychology Seminar 

Dr. Flanagan's specialty is developmental psychology with a particular focus on children and adolescents.  Dr. Flanagan's research interests include attachment relationships with parents/peers/romantic partners, the influence of media, educational psychology, and gender issues.

Dr. Flanagan has taught at Framingham State ever since graduating from her doctoral program.  In that time, she has taught over 10 different courses, participated in the Honors and Foundations programs, served as Department Chair for five years, and is currently a faculty advisor to Psi Chi. 

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.S. & Ph.D. Texas Christian University

Courses Taught:
PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 245            Health Psychology

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 305            Human Relations

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

PSYC 450            Empirical Research Thesis

PSYC 460            History and Systems of Psychology

PSYC 495            Internship in Psychology 

Professor Galvin identifies as a Health and Positive Psychologist with a particular focus on stress, stress reduction, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Teaching at Framingham State since 2000, he is also the former Assistant Director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at The Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. A trained and active Life Coach, Dr. Galvin focuses on supporting students and clients by identifying personal strengths and values to live a full and meaningful life. 

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 Taught:
PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 212            Adolescent Development

PSYC 271            Principles of Behavior Modification

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 369            Human Sexuality

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

PSYC 450            Empirical Research Thesis

PSYC 495            Internship in Psychology

 

Dr. Michael Greenstein

Assistant Professor, Psychology

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

Education:

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

Courses Taught: 

PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 200            Psychology of Learning

PSYC 263            Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 373            Psychology and the Law

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

PSYC 480            Psychology Seminar

A Massachusetts native, Dr. Greenstein went to college and graduate school in New York. He then taught at Saint Peter’s in New Jersey and Wesleyan in Connecticut before returning to Massachusetts to teach at Framingham State in 2015. Passionate about teaching, Dr. Greenstein uses evidence-based practices and innovative techniques to give students greater agency in their learning experiences.

Dr. Greenstein’s Memory, Affect, Decision-making (MAD) lab examines how emotions affect memory and decision-making. This work is usually conducted within applied contexts such as education or the criminal-legal system. Students interested in joining the lab should contact Dr. Greenstein after advising ends.

Dr. Jen Lin

Associate 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 Taught:

PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 224            Social Psychology

PSYC 286            Psychology of Women

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 354            Psychology of Prejudice

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II 

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 and Philosophy Department at Framingham State University. 

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

Student Involvement: FSU Psi Chi Chapter, Faculty Co-Advisor

Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program: FSU Inside-Out Course Facilitator & Faculty Contact

Community: Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, President

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

Courses Taught:
PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 200            Psychology of Development

PSYC 259            Cultural Psychology

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 305            Human Relations

PSYC 318            Educational Psychology

PSYC 322            Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 341            Group Dynamics

PSYC 353            Topics in Human Services

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

PSYC 450            Empirical Research Thesis

PSYC 495            Internship in Psychology 

Deborah McMakin is a proud Framingham State alumna!  She earned a B.A. in psychology from Framingham State College in 1992. She earned an M.A. in Special Education and Human Development from the George Washington University (GWU) in 1996 and then taught English and Spanish in a special education day school. Deborah earned an M.S.W. from Boston University in 2000 and worked at Wayside Youth and Family Support Network as a group and individual therapist for ten years. She earned a doctorate in Education from UMASS Lowell in 2012.  She has taught undergraduate courses in psychology since 1998 and graduate courses in counseling psychology at Framingham State University (FSU) since 2000.

Her research interests include faculty and pre-service teachers' views of cultural differences within educational contexts and she enjoys collaborating with faculty on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects.  She has presented numerous Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects at local and national conferences, including college students’ experiences with peer editing and beliefs about climate change. Deborah is currently coordinator of Widening the Circle (WTC), a FSU faculty institute on diversity and inclusive excellence. She is also the current coordinator for the FSU Inside-Out prison exchange program which brings incarcerated and non-incarcerated students together to take a semester long college course. 

Dr. Cynthia Prehar

Professor, Psychology

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 238
Phone Number: 508.626.4893
Email: cprehar@framingham.edu

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

Courses Taught:
PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 224            Social Psychology

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 304            Psychology of Careers

PSYC 338            Industrial-Organizational Psychology

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

PSYC 450            Empirical Research Thesis,

PSYC 495            Internship in Psychology 

Dr. Prehar's research and teaching interests include career paths for psychology majors and college students' social media use. She majored in psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin before receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organization Psychology from Colorado State University. Prior to joining Framingham State in 2003, she served as the Director of Advising for Psychology majors at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Nicole Rossi, Chair

Associate 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 Taught: 

HNRS 101            First-Year Honors Seminar

PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 201            Child Development

PSYC 286            Psychology of Women

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

PSYC 460            History and Systems in Psychology 

Dr. Rossi was born and raised in Central Massachusetts and received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Mount Holyoke College. Following work at McLean Hospital in Belmont 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. Rossi's research interests are centered on transitional experiences across the lifespan. Her aim is to investigate transitional phenomena across diverse contexts and participant groups. She has published in the areas of aging, emerging adulthood, and human sexuality. Regarding her work on human sexuality, she is both a recipient of and reviewer for the American Psychological Foundation Wayne F. Placek Grant that encourages research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation.

More recently, Dr. Rossi has pursued research interests on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), with a particular focus on diversity and inclusion. She has presented SoTL on a Black Lives Matter teach-in, a creative project on diverse psychologists, and critical-thinking teaching tools at regional and national conferences. In support of these efforts, Dr. Rossi served on Psi Chi’s Diversity Advisory Committee, charged with ensuring that the Society reflects the rich diversity of people and perspectives in psychology. 

Dr. Charles Sachs

Associate Professor, Psychology

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

Education:
Ph.D., Columbia University

Courses Taught:
PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 370            Developmental Psychopathology

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

PSYC 495            Psychology Internship

Dr. Dawn Vreven

Professor, Psychology

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

Psychology Program Coordinator, Division of Continuing and Graduate Education

Education:

B.S. Psychology, Michigan State University; M.A. Psychology, Central Michigan University; Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, Brown University 1999.

Courses Taught:

PSYC 101            General Psychology

PSYC 263            Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 280            Sensation & Perception

PSYC 291            Psychology Research I

PSYC 391            Psychology Research II

PSYC 450            Empirical Research Thesis

PSYC 460            History and Systems of Psychology

NEUR 349            Cognitive Neuropsychology 

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. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, CA. She taught at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for five years before joining the faculty at Framingham State University in 2007. Dr. Vreven has broad research interests in visual perception, cognition, and neuropsychology.