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!
  • The Department of Psychology will host two workshops in October designed to provide information to students about careers in psychology and opportunities for graduate study. A Careers workshop will be held from 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8 in Room 140 in the Health and Social Sciences Building (HSSB). A Graduate School workshop will follow on Wednesday, October 22 in HSSB, Room 140, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. A raffle for some cool prizes will be held at both events! Be sure to attend, and tell your friends! 
  • UMass Lowell psychology undergrad and grad students “Rocked the House” at NEPA! Five students from our undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology at UMass Lowell presented posters describing their research at the  New England Psychological Association in Lewiston, Maine on October 18.  Undergrads presenting were Jaclyn  Casavant, Suhad Shahin, and Kelly Morello. Graduate students presenting were Shawn Donnelly and Alexxa Queenan. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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."