Elizabeth Bonawitz

Assistant Professor

Cognitive development and computational modeling; causal, social inference; conceptual change

Paul Boxer


Violent and non-violent antisocial behavior; evidence-based interventions for conduct problems and delinquency; juvenile justice practices and policies; socialization  and social development; influence of violence in communities, the media, families, and peer groups on individual behavior and mental health.

Mauricio Delgado

Professor & Chair

Behavioral and neural correlates of reward-related processing, with an emphasis on how the affective properties of outcomes or feedback influence choice behavior. using neuroimaging and behavioral and psychophysiological methods.

Alan Gilchrist

Professor I 

Visual cognition; surface-color perception.

William Graves

Assistant Professor

Functional brain imaging of language and reading. Tracking in both space (using magnetic resonance imaging) and time (using magnetoencephalography) how the brain computes sound and meaning from what we see.

Stephen Hanson

Professor I & RUBIC Director

Computational neuroimaging, memory and learning, connectionist models, categorization, big data modeling.

Kent Harber

Professor I & Graduate Director

Interracial feedback biases; the effects of resources (e.g., social support, self worth) on perception and judgment; how self-esteem promotes attention to emotions; the effects of emotional disclosure on social judgment; and how emotional disclosure leads to news broadcasting.

Barry Komisaruk

Distinguished Professor

Brain activity related to genital stimulation, sexual response, orgasm, and analgesia in women and men, measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Ken Kressel

Professor I

Social and interpersonal conflict; behavior and unconscious cognitive schema of professionals who mediate conflict; expertise in mediation and related fields (e.g marital therapy; organizational ombudsman).

Vanessa LoBue

Associate Professor

Cognitive, emotional, and perceptual development in infants and young children; threat perception; fear learning.

Luis Rivera

Associate Professor

Implicit social cognition; effect of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination on stigmatized individuals' self-concept and identity, and mental and physical health.

Miriam Rosenberg-Lee

Assistant Professor

Functional neuroimaging of mathematical cognition; cognitive development; learning disabilities; cognition in autism spectrum disorders; learning and reasoning.

Harold Siegel

Professor I 

Attachment theory; adult attachment; attitudes toward mother and other adult relationships.

Elizabeth Tricomi

Associate Professor

Functional neuroimaging of learning and decision making; the influences of affective information on cognitive processing, neural basis of goal-directed behavior.

Gretchen Van De Walle Associate Professor

Research Faculty

Michael Shiflett Research Assistant Professor


Emeritus Faculty

Colin Beer

Professor Emeritus

Communication behavior, social development, and breeding biology of gulls.

Mei-Fang Cheng

Professor Emeritus

Social factors in adult neurogenesis.

Teaching Faculty

Gerard La Morte Assistant Teaching Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator
Ellen Halpern Teaching Instructor
Christina Zambrano Assistant Teaching Professor

Non-Tenure Track Criteria

Part-Time Lecturers

Uri Amit


Kenneth Aizawa ken.aizawa@rutgers.edu

Mary Cahill


Brent Costleigh


Eugene DeRobertis


Michelle Drapkin


Jaqueline Gallios


Frank Gengaro


Matthew Giobbi


Diana Glynn


Jamie Gorman gormanj@psychology.rutgers.edu

Mohammed Haghighi


Ellen Halpern


Robert Jaskiewicz


Nan Jacobson-Wise nanwise@psychology.rutgers.edu
Robert Kurland rkurland@rutgers.edu
Allyson Meloni melonia@psychology.rutgers.edu
James Morgante


Julio Olivo


Warren Reich reichw@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Sandra Samuels


David Stout dstout@brookdalecc.edu
Theresa Tantay-Wilson tessat@newark.rutgers.edu
Roxanne Vega rvega@psychology.rutgers.edu


Associated Graduate Faculty from Other Departments

Jennifer Austin


April Benasich


Raffaella DeRosa


Mark Gluck


Joan Morrell


Catherine Myers


Patrick Shafto patrick.shafto@gmail.com