Department of Psychology

News & Events


The Department of Psychology is pleased to welcome four new faculty members this fall. Christopher Allen comes to us with a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina and is a Visiting Assistant Professor in our department. Michael Bar-Johnson joins us as a Visiting Lecturer from the Czech Republic for the Fall 2014 semester. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Charles University in Prague. Rebecca Markovits, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, earned her Ph.D. from Simmons college and serves as a Lecturer in our department. Miko Wilford earned her Ph.D. from Iowa State University with a focus in cognitive and social psychology and joins our department as an Assistant Professor. WELCOME!

Departmental Colloquium Series

All Departmental Colloquia will be held in O'Leary Library Media Center, Room 222, unless otherwise noted. The Departmental Colloquia page on this website contains videos of colloquia that have already taken place, covering several years of past presentations.

  • Wednesday, October 15, 1-2 p.m. - Doreen Arcus, Associate Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, will present "The Geography of Risk: Toxic Pollutants and Autism."
  • Wednesday, October 29, 3-4 p.m. - Michael Bar-Johnson, Visiting Lecturer in Psychology at UMass Lowell, will present "Sexual Identity and the Mental Health of Male Sex Workers in the Czech Republic."
  • Wednesday November 5, 3-4 p.m. - Miko Wilford, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, will present "Improving Lineup and Interviewing Procedures: Psychologist-led Reforms for the Legal System."