SKIP navigation

Developmental Faculty

 

Primary Faculty

 

Brigette O. Ryalls, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Cognitive and language development in early childhood, play assessment, dynamic systems theory

 

Juan Casas, Ph.D., Area Director

Research Interests: Social Development in early and middle childhood, relational aggression and victimization, friendships

 

Jonathan Santo, Ph.D.

Research: Adolescent identity development, Moderators of the depressive effects of peer victimization, Cross-cultural differences in peer relations

 

Emeritus and Affiliated Faculty
  • Joseph C. LaVoie, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
  • Research Interests: Peer relationships, identity formation
  • Jesseline Anderson, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology
  • Research Interests: Suicide patterns among Native American reservation populations
  • Isabelle Cherney, Ph.D., Creighton University, Dept. of Psychology
  • Research Interests: Development of incidental memory and cognitive sex differences in children and adults
  • Michael Cortese, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology
  • Research Interests: Word processing, memory, attention, and language throughout the life span and in those with distinct neuropsychological profiles.
  • Lisa Kelly-Vance, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology
  • Research Interests: Early childhood assessment, school reform, alternative roles for school psychologists, autism
  • Mary Ann Lamanna, Ph.D., Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Research Interests: Sociology of the family, sexuality and reproduction (esp. adolescent and reproductive technology), law and policy re family and gender
  • Thomas Lorsbach, Ph.D., Special Ed. & Communication Disorders
  • Research Interests: Developmental & individual differences in memory & attention, source memory & inhibitory processes in learning disabled & non-disabled children
  • Mary Ann Powell, Ph.D., Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Research Interests: Work and family, family inequality, gender, quantitative methods
  • Roni Reiter-Palmon, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology
  • Research Interests: Adult development in the workplace, personality development in adulthood, transition to adulthood, creativity
  • Carey S. Ryan, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology
  • Research Interests: Stereotype development & intergroup relations, evaluation of social polices & programs affecting children & families