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Psychology

Dr. William K. Balzer

Dean of BGSU Firelands
Expertise: Psychology in the workplace; job satisfaction; performance evaluation and feedback; improving organizations; organizational change; decision making in organizations.
Credentials: Master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D. from New York University in industrial-organizational psychology; Ohio licensed psychologist.
Office phone: 419-372-8183
E-mail: wbalzer@bgsu.edu

Dr. Verner P. Bingman

Professor of psychology
Expertise: Animal navigation, migration and orientation; neurobiology of spatial learning and memory.
Credentials: Ph.D. and M.S. in zoology from the State University of New York; B.S. in zoology, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin.
Office Phone: 419-372-2301
E-mail: vbingma@bgsu.edu

Dr. Howard Casey Cromwell

Assistant professor of psychology and director of the Affective/Motivational Neuroscience Laboratory
Expertise: Brain mechanisms of emotion and motivation; how emotional information accesses the memory systems at different levels of the brain. His research interests also include the history of mental illness, brain substrates of drug abuse, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Credentials: Bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from DePauw University; master’s degree and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan. Postdoctoral training in neurophysiology and behavior at UCLA and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Has been published in several professional journals and has presented to the Society for Neuroscience, American Psychological Society, European Brain and Behavior Society, and the International Basal Ganglia Society.
Office Phone: 419-372-9408
E-mail: hcc@bgsu.edu

Dr. Eric F. Dubow

Professor of psychology
Expertise: Risk and protective factors in children’s behavioral and emotional adjustment; school-based interventions to promote mental health; the development of aggression in children and adolescents.
Credentials: Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a licensed psychologist.
Office Phone: 419-372-2556
E-mail: edubow@bgsu.edu

Dr. Scott Highhouse

Professor of psychology
Expertise: Employee selection; judgment and decision making; corporate reputation.
Credentials: Bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron; master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His work on applying psychology to practical problems in organizations has been published in several professional journals and in book form.
Office Phone: 419-372-8078
E-mail: shighho@bgsu.edu

Dr. Steve Jex

Associate professor, Department of Psychology
Expertise: Occupational stress; employee health and well-being; workplace aggression.
Office Phone: 419-372-2132
Cell Phone: 419-308-8441
E-mail: sjex@bgsu.edu

Dr. Dale Klopfer

Chair, Department of Psychology
Expertise: Visual perception, cognition and spatial ability.
Credentials: Ph.D. and M.A. from Columbia University; B.A. from Cornell University.
Office Phone: 419-372-2835
E-mail: klopfer@bgsu.edu

Dr. Annette Mahoney

Professor of psychology
Expertise: Psychology of religion and spirituality, especially as it pertains to family life.
Credentials: Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Houston; B.A. from Rice University; recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Kenneth Pargament, to fund the first in-depth, long-term study of the part religion plays in couples’ transition to parenthood. Dr. Al DeMaris from BGSU’s sociology department is also a co-investigator.
Office Phone: 419-372-0282
E-mail: amahone@bgsu.edu

Dr. Kenneth I. Pargament

Professor of psychology
Expertise: Psychology of religion and spirituality; religion/spirituality and health; religion/spirituality, stress and trauma; religion/spirituality and psychotherapy.
Credentials: Ph.D.; author of “Psychology of Religion and Coping”; author of forthcoming “Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred.”
Office Phone: 419-372-8037
E-mail: kpargam@bgsu.edu

Dr. Pat Sharp

Associate professor of psychology
Expertise: Brain science; brain physiology; biological basis of cognition; animal behavior and learning; animal navigation.
Credentials: Ph.D. in psychology and neuroscience from the University of Colorado; M.A. in psychology from Yale University; B.A. in psychology from Macalester College.
Office Phone: 419-372-8059
E-mail: psharp@bgsu.edu