The following is a list of the departmental alumni for whom we have current information. If you are an alumna or alumnus of the department and would like us to include you in this list, please contact us with your current title, photo and website. 

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Sami Abuhamdeh

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Psychology, Marmara University
Ph.D. 2008

Dissertation: What Makes an Intrinsically Motivated Activity Intrinsically Motivated: The Role of Challenge


Karen Hunt Ahmed

Assistant Professor of Finance and Management at DePaul University
Ph.D. 2007

Dissertation: The "Business" of Culture: Morality and Practice in Islamic Finance

Website


David Ansari

Lecturer, Department of Sociocultural Anthropology, Washington University
Ph.D. 2018

Dissertation: "Dare to be a future therapist”: Uncertainty and apprenticeship in mental health services for immigrants and refugees in Paris, France.


Kiyoshi Asakawa

Professor at the Graduate School of Intercultural Communication Major in Intercultural Communication, Hosei University
Ph.D. 1997

Dissertation: The Experience of Interdependence and Independence in the Self-Construal Asian American and Caucasian American Adolescents: Feelings, of Connectedness and Academic Motivation


Michael Axelman

CARE Parenting & Child Counseling
Ph.D. 1999

Dissertation: The Rational Experiences of African-American Adolescents and the Role of Significant Adults: An Examination of Teenage Lives During the Transition to High School


Sue H. Bae

Sue H. Bae, Ph.D. & Associates
Ph.D. 2001

Dissertation: The Experience of Professional Autonomy among Psychotherapists in Korea and the West

Website


Deanna Barenboim

Department of Anthropology, Sarah Lawrence College

Dissertation: Belonging Out of Place: Navigating ‘Illegality’ and Indigeneity in Migrant Maya California

Website


Naomi Bartz-McCormick

Research Project Manager in the Rehab Research Lab of William C. Miller at The University of British Columbia
M.A. 2009

Master's Thesis: "Nothing for Us Without Us:" Local Political Responses to City-Led Strategies of Neighbourhood Revitalization


Les Beldo

Instructional Support Professional, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation: Atheism & Orthodoxy: An Analysis of Moral Reasoning in the American Culture Wars

Website


Douglas Bell

Adjunct Professor, Department of Cinema Arts & Science, Columbia College Chicago
Ph.D. 1994

Dissertation: Meetings on the Horizon of Meanings: A Cultural Analysis of Adolescents "Reading" AIDS

Website


Will Bennis

Scholar, University of Economics and Business, Prague
Ph.D. 2004

Dissertation: Experience, Values, Beliefs, and the Sociocultural Context In Gambling Decision Making: A Field Study of Casino Blackjack


Sam Bergmann

Professor of Psychology, Montgomery College
Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation: Who Wears the Pants?: Family Roles, Gender Role Identity, and Relationship Quality Among Female Co-Parenting Couples


Elise Berman

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation: Children Have Nothing to Hide: Deception, Age, and Avoiding Giving in the Marshall Islands

Website


Ronan Bernas

Professor, Department of Psychology, Eastern Illinois University
Ph.D. 1995

Dissertation: Choosing and Maintaining a Position on a Socio-moral Issue: An Argumentative Reasoning Approach

Website


Rita Biagioli

Data Scientist and Instructor at Metis
Ph.D. 2018

Dissertation: When Perceiving and Thinking about Reality as Relational Motivates Ritual Behavior: A Study of How Bengali Hindus in the U.S. and in India (Come to) Cognize Gods as Material

Website


Matthew Bird

Professor, Universidad del Pacífico Research Center
Ph.D. 2010

Dissertation: The Other Paths: Cultural Economics, Comparative Economic Performance, and the Formation of Capitalist Mentalities in Lima Peru

Website


Mark Blumberg

F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa
Ph.D. 1988

Dissertation: The Interactions Between Sexual Behavior and Thermoregulation in the Male Rat

Website


Lihanna Borhan

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia
Ph.D. 1998

Dissertation: Self-Image of Malaysian Adolescents

Website


Lara Braff

Cultural Anthropology Professor, Grossmont College
Ph.D. 2010

Dissertation: Re/conceiving Personhood: The Localization of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Mexico City

Website


Rachel S. Brezis

Research Associate, Reichman University (formerly the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya)
Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation: Social and Non-Social Memory in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Nicole Brodsky

Independent film producer for educational television
Ph.D. 1998

Dissertation: Art imitates life imitates art: Evolving themes in the lives and works of creative artists


Amanda Brown

Associate Researcher, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas
Ph.D. 2021

Dissertation:  Reevaluating Pretend Play at Home: Children's Individual Variation, Parent Participation, and Developmental Outcomes

Website


Jason Bruck

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University
Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation: New Perspectives on Dolphin Whistles: Evaluating Signal Context, Categorization and Memory


Nancy Burke

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University
Ph.D. 1990

Dissertation: Freud, time, and the content of philosophy

Website


Nadxieli Toledo Bustamante

Assistant Professor, College of Education, California State University
Ph.D. 2018

Dissertation: Socializing Attention, Emerging Participation and Language Choice: Three Case Studies in Juchitán, Oaxaca, México.


Joseph Calabrese

Reader of Medical Anthropology, Tutor of MSc Medical Anthropology, University College London
Ph.D. 2006

Dissertation: Mirror of the Soul: Cultural Psychiatry, Moral Socialization and the Development of the Self in the Native American Church

Website


Jean K Carney

Retired Developmental Psychologist, Author
Ph.D. 1986

Dissertation: Intrinsic Motivation and Artistic Success

Website


Sarah Cashdollar

Research Specialist, Illinois Education and Workforce Research Consortium, housed at the Discovery Partners Institute at the University of Illinois
Ph.D. 2021

Dissertation: Career and Technical Education in the Era of College and Career Readiness: Influences on Youth Postsecondary Aspirations in 'Oaksburg, USA'

Website


Julia Cassaniti

Associate Professor, Anthropology, Washington State University
Ph.D. 2009

Dissertation: Control in a World of Change: Emotion and Morality in a Northern Thai Town

Website


Michael Chladek

Qualitative Researcher, IQVIA
Ph.D. 2017

Dissertation: Making Monks, Making Men: The Role of Buddhist Monasticism in Shaping Northern Thai Identities

Website


In-Soo Choe

Associate Professor, Department of Child Psychology and Education, Sungkyunkwan University
Ph.D. 1995

Dissertation: Motivation, Subjective Experience, Family and Academic Achievement in Korean High School Students


Choi Christina (Sung Aie)

Therapist, The Gottman Institute

Dissertation: The survival strategies of middle-aged women in Korea

Website


Cindy Dell Clark

Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
Ph.D. 1991

Dissertation: The Cultural Psychology of Christmas and Easter-with Special Reference to Children

Website


Chris Collins

Associate Dean for Leadership Development for the Full-Time MBA Program, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: Regulatory Focus in the Context of Work: The Social Impact of Promotion Tactics

Website


Lindsey Conklin

UX Researcher at Bold Insight
Ph.D. 2018

Dissertation: Cartography of Courtship: Space, Community, and Self in Amman, Jordan

Website


Amy Cooper

Associate Professor, Anthropology & Sociology, Saint Louis University
Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation: Vital Politics: Medicine and Citizenship in Venezuela

Website


Katherine Corcoran

Psychologist
Ph.D. 1995

Dissertation: Perceptions of self-change in adolescent development from an interpersonal therapeutic perspective

Website


Suzanne M. Cox

Professor, Department of Psychology, Beloit College
Ph.D. 1994

Dissertation: Attachment in Preterm Infants and Their Mothers: Neonatal Risk Status and Maternal Representations

Website


Sean Coyne

Assistant Professor, Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Ph.D. 2017

Dissertation: The Ontogeny of Sexual Maturation: Factors Affecting the Development of Sexual Signal Production, Perception, and Behavior in Adolescent Female Rhesus Macaques

Website


Bianca Dahl

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
Ph.D. 2009

Dissertation: Left Behind? Orphaned Children and the Politics of Kinship, Culture, and Caregiving during Botswana's AIDS Crisis

Website


Elizabeth Davies

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, University of St. Francis
Ph.D. 2004

Dissertation: Retrospective Reevaluation of Personally Salient Events: A Longitudinal Study

Website


Norma Dávila

Director, The Human Factor Consulting Group
Ph.D. 1991

Dissertation: Patients' experiences of therapeutic support early in treatment: The effects of current social network, general expectations, and anticipated difficulties on patients' evaluations and response to individual psychotherapy

Website


Eric S De Vos

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Saginaw Valley State University
Ph.D. 1992

Dissertation: Complications of Labor: Newborn Behavioral Correlates, and Prenatal Psychological Mediation


David deBoer

Director of Counseling, Wellness Center, Loyola University Chicago
Ph.D. 1999

Dissertation: Vicissitudes of Hope in the Lazarus Effect: Psychological Responses of HIV-Positive Gay Men in the Post Era of HIV and AIDS

Website


Edward Jay Donner

Clinical Psychologist at Aandrus Medical Center
Ph.D. 1989

Dissertation: The contributions of arousal and mood to health and illness

Website


Ashley Elizabeth Drake

Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2020

RO 331B

Dissertation: Militarizing Affection: The Making of the Military Working Dog Team

Website


Daryl Dugas

Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations, Northern Illinois University
Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation: Becoming Adult/Becoming Teacher: Classroom Management as a Site of Tension in Negotiating Emerging Identities

Website


Sarah Sellergren Dunn

Executive Director, Suicide Prevention Action Network of Teton Valley, ID
Owner, Sarah Dunn Medical Counseling and Consulting, LLC, Driggs, ID
Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation: Living With Increased Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Do Religion and Spirituality Influence Health Behavior?


Antonie Dvorakova

Senior Researcher at Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic)
Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation: Beyond the “Two Worlds”: Native American Scholars’ Experience


Carol Edwards

Project Manager at Southern California Edison Company
Ph.D. 1995

Dissertation: The social construction of extraordinary selves: A life span study of creative individuals

Website


Jean Ehrenberg

Psychologist with the Mediators of Texas
Ph.D. 1989

Dissertation: The effect of analytic instructions on young children's ability to solve scientific problems systematically


Johanne Eliacin

Assistant Research Professor in Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine
Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation: An Ethnographic Study of the "Epidemic" of Schizophrenia Among African-Caribbeans in England

Website


Richard Epstein

Research Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University

Dissertation: Beyond the Yellow Door: Outcome and Follow-Up Studies in a Residential Treatment Center

Website


Allison Fasoli

Research Scholar at Middlebury College
Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation: Moral psychology and the socialization of helping in evangelical Christian families

Website


Elizabeth Fein

Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Duquesne University
Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation: The Machine Within: An Ethnography of Asperger's syndrome, Biomedicine, and the Paradoxes of Identity and Technology in the Late Modern United States

Website


Brent Finger

Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Montana State University, Billings
Ph.D. 2006

Dissertation: Exploring the Intergenerational Transmission of Attachment Disorganization

Website


Alan Fiske

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. 1985

Dissertation: How culture, psychology, and natural selection operate together to shape human sociality

Website


Linda May Fitzgerald

Professor Emerita in the Iowa Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D. 1990

Dissertation:  Contributions of home and child care to competence in early childhood

Website


Christine Fleener

Lead Outdoor Educator at Trackers Earth Forest School in Portland, Oregon
Ph.D. 2018

Dissertation: Growing up Rhesus: A dynamic systems approach to spatial cognitive development and early experience in free-ranging rhesus 


Rebecca Frausel

Associate Director of Research and Evaluation, Susan Hirt Hagen CORE; Assistant Research Professor, Psychology, Penn State Behrend
Ph.D. 2018

Dissertation: Narratives of Personal Experience in Early Parent-Child Interactions: Developmental Trajectories and Relations to Higher-Order Thinking

Website


Heidi Fung

Emeritus Research Fellow in the Institute of Ethnology at Academia Sinica, Taipei
Ph.D. 1994

Dissertation:  The Socialization of Shame in Young Chinese Children

Website


Susan Gans

Professor in the Department of Psychology at West Chester University
Ph.D. 1993

Dissertation:  Individual Differences in Reproductive Behaviors and Physiology in Rats

Website


Lawrence Gianinno

Research Professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development
Ph.D. 1999

Dissertation: Children's understandings of everyday economic practices

Website


Barbara Elizabeth Glaessner

Oral Historian at Narrative Portraits
Ph.D. 1994

Dissertation:  Bilingual Children in School: The Negotiation of Language Use in a First Grade Classroom

Website


Christine Glover

Instructor of Psychology at McHenry County College
Ph.D. 2003

Dissertation: What Women Want: The Role of the Social Environment on Romantic Partner Preferences


Lainie (Ilaina) Goldwert

Assistant Professor of Psychology at The New School; Licensed clinical psychologist & Applied psychological anthropologist, in-sync
Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation:  Somatic Hope: Practice, Persuasion & the Body-Self in North American Yoga Therapy

 

Website


David Scott Gortner

Principal Investigator and Instructor at Thriving in Ministry, a Lilly-funded VTS initiative
Ph.D. 2004

Dissertation:  Varieties of Young Adult Personal Theologies: Content, formative Influences, and Current Relationships to Everyday Life

Website


Andrew Guest

Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portland
Ph.D. 2004

Dissertation:  Cultural processes of psychosocial competence and middle childhood: Play, self-esteem, and teamwork in two distinct impoverished communities

Website


Resney Gugwor

MA Teaching Fellow, Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2021

Dissertation: “Making Ends Meet”: The Structuring Role of Financial Distress as Black and Latinx Emerging Adults Enter College

Website


Jennifer Hall

NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Social Work Social Intervention Group, Columbia University
Ph.D. 2020

Dissertation: Parenting within the Hyperghetto Carceral Complex: Making Meaning of Youth Behavior and Parental Identity

Website


Phil Hammack

Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of California Santa Cruz
Ph.D. 2006

Dissertation:  The Narrative Stalemate: Conflict, Identity and the Cultural Psychology of Israeli and Palestinian Adolescence

Website


Amir Hampel

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Global China Studies, New York University Shanghai
Ph.D. 2017

Dissertation: From Mask to Mirror: Self as Object in Chinese Psychology

Website


Andrew Harlem

Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies
Ph.D. 2002

Dissertation:  The Making of the 'Culturally Competent' Psychologist: A Study of Educational Discourse and Practice

Website


Keshia Harris

Research Associate, Renee Crown Wellness Institute of the University of Colorado Boulder
Ph.D. 2018

Dissertation: "Somos Uma Salada de Fruta": Adolescent Achievement in Utopian Brazilian and Colombian Structures of Opportunity

Website


Eleanor Haspel-Portner

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist & Researcher
Ph.D. 1971

Dissertation: Sociocultural Factors in the Development of Guilt: Jewish Parents and Children in Chicago

Website


Joel Hektner

Professor and Head in the Department of Child Development and Family Science at North Dakota State University
Ph.D 1996

Dissertation:  Exploring Optimal Personality Development: A Longitudinal Study of Adolescents

Website


Gretchen Hermes

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine
Ph.D. 2003

Dissertation:  The Embodiment of Social Isolation: Bio-Behavioral Systems, Pre-Disease Pathways, and Patterns of Aging

Website


Jacob R. Hickman

Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Brigham Young University
Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation:  Morality and Personhood in the Hmong Diaspora: A Person-Centered Ethnography of Migration and Resettlement

Website


Christy Hoffman

Associate Professor in Animal Behavior, Conservation and Ecology at Canisius College
Ph.D. 2010

Dissertation:  Costs of reproduction among rhesus macaque females on Cayo Santiago

Website


Laura Horton

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook University
Ph.D. 2018

Dissertation: Conventionalization of Shared Homesign Systems in Guatemala: Social, Lexical and Morphophonological Dimensions


Randall Horton

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Seattle University
Ph.D. 2006

Dissertation:  Refining Theory and Practice in the Cultural Psychology of Emotion: Tibetan Anger and the Roots of the Modern Tibetan Commitment to Non-Violence

Website


Pinky Hota

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Smith College
Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation:  Affecting Violence: Development, Religion and Indigeneity in Kandhamal

Website


Alexis Howard

Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company
Ph.D. 2019

Dissertation: The role of sociocultural context in shaping disability outcomes among aging Latinos in the United States: A mixed methods approach

Website


Steven A. Jacobs

Ph.D. 2019

Dissertation: Balancing Abortion Rights and Fetal Rights: A Mixed Methods Mediation of the U.S. Abortion Debate

Website


Lene Arnett Jensen

Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at Clark University
Ph.D. 1996

Dissertation: Different Habits, Different Hearts: Orthodoxy and Progressivism in the United States and India

Website


Kamaya M. Jones

Studio Innovation Research Principal of Animation at Netflix
Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: Teaching 'Neka: An Exploratory Study of Teacher-Student Relationships at One High-Achieving Urban Public School

Website


Eunsun Joo

Professor in the Department of Psychology at Duksung Women's University in Seoul, Korea
Ph.D. 1996

Dissertation: Different Habits, The psychotherapeutic relationship in Korea: Cross-national and internal cultural comparison


Ernst Karel

Lecturer on Anthropology, Assistant Director of the Film Study Center, and Lab Manager for the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University
Ph.D. 2003

Dissertation: Kerala Sound Electricals: Amplified sound and cultural meaning in South India

Website


Layla Kassem

Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health
Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation: Psychotherapy Between Two Cultures: A Portrait of Psychotherapists in Egypt

Website


Michael Kaufman

Founder, Kaufman Advisory; Senior Research Scientist, Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute
Ph.D. 2014

Website


David W. Kern

Teacher, Isidore Newman School, Math and Science Departments
Ph.D. 2015

Dissertation: Olfactory Function And The Physical, Cognitive, And Social Health Of The Aging Population Of The United States

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Michéle Koven

Professor, Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. 1999

Dissertation: French-Portuguese Bilinguals' Enactments of Self In Two Languages

Website


Julia Kowalski

Assistant Professor of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation: Claiming Care: Regulating Gendered Violence in Jaipur's Women's Rights Network

Website 


Sean P. Larvie

UX Researcher with Google
Ph.D. 1998

Dissertation: Managing Desire: Sexual, Citizenship and AIDS in Contemporary Brazil


Helen Levesque

Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Indiana University at Bloomington
Ph.D. 1994

Dissertation: Women's Definitions of Feminity: An Investigation of Social Class Differences

Website


Roger J.R. Levesque

Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Indiana University at Bloomington
Ph.D. 1990

Dissertation: Adolescents in love: An exploration of adolescent love experiences across and within five sociocultural groups

Website


Bronwyn Nichols Lodato

Ph.D. 2021

Dissertation: Riding the (Shock)Wave: Diverse Young Adult Phenomenological Processes and Postsecondary Experiences through the Great Recession and COVID-19


Lisa Sharon Lombard

Clinical Psychologist
Ph.D. 1991

Dissertation: Narcissistic consequences of female infertility: Disruption and restoration

Website


Emily Anne Lyons

Assistant Professor, Elementary Science Education, Springfield College (Massachusetts)
Ph.D. 2019

Dissertation: Learning Under Pressure: Stereotype Threat and Evaluative Performance Pressure in the Mathematics Classroom

Website


Zhiying Ma

Assistant Professor, The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
Ph.D. 2017

Dissertation: Insanity, Intimacy, and Institution: Governance and Care Under the Mental Health Legal Reform in Contemporary China

Website


Tara Mandalaywala

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation: Effects of early life experience on infant rhesus macaque cognition and stress physiology

Website


Tasneem Mandviwala

Lecturer in the Department of Leadership, Foundations & Policy, University of Virginia
Ph.D. 2019

Dissertation: That Thing on Their Heads: How Muslim American Women Became Navigators of a New Culture


Jocelyn Marrow

Senior Study Director, Westat, Inc
Ph.D. 2008

Dissertation: Psychiatry, Modernity and Family Values: Clenched Teeth Illness in North India

Website


Erin McFee

UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC)
Ph.D. 2019

Dissertation: An Ambivalent Peace: Mistrust, Reconciliation, and the Intervention Encounter in Colombia

Website


Usha Menon

Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Culture and Communications at Drexel University
Ph.D. 1995

Dissertation:Receiving and giving: Distributivity as the source of women's well being

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Almaz Mesghina

Assistant Professor of Instruction and Weinberg College Adviser, Northwestern University
Ph.D. 2021

Dissertation: From Distress to “Eustress”: Contextual and Cognitive Factors in the Arousal-Performance Relationship

Website


Sanja Miklin

MA Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2021

 Dissertation: Containing 'Suicide': Scientific, Public and Political Aspects of a Moral Problem

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Joan Miller

Professor of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at New School for Social Research
Ph.D. 1982

Dissertation: Culture and the Development of Social Explanation

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Erin Moore

Assistant Professor, Anthropology and the History of Medicine, The Ohio State University
Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: Translating Girl's Empowerment: Gender, Adolescence, and Transnational NGOs in Urban Uganda

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Neely Anne Laurenzo Myers

Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University
Ph.D. 2009

Dissertation: Culture of Recovery: Schizophrenia, the United States Mental Health Care System, and the American Ethos of the Self-Made Man

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Olin E (Gene) Jr. Myers

Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at Western Washington University
Ph.D. 1994

Dissertation: Young Children's Sense of Connection to Animals: The Developmental Basis of an Ecological Self

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Jeanne Nakamura

Associate Professor in the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University
Ph.D. 2002

Dissertation: Sustaining Engagement: Continuity and Change into Later Life

Website


Nora Nickels

Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at Carthage College
Ph.D. 2019

Dissertation: The Relationship Between Acute Psychosocial Stress, Hormones, Cognition, and Social Science Behavior in Men and Women

Website


Patrick Nicoletti

Chair, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Saint Joseph
Ph.D. 2000

Dissertation:  The impact of social status on preschoolers' display of direct and ritualized responses to peer conflict

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Nancy Nordmann

Faculty at National Louis University
Ph.D. 1991

Dissertation:  An autogenetic approach to interpersonal development

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Charles Nuckolls

Professor of Anthropology at Brigham Young University
Ph.D. 1987

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Christine Nutter El Ouardani

Associate Professor of Human Development at California State University Long Beach
Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation: Discipline and Development: Negotiating Childhood and Authority in Rural Morocco

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Carly Offidani-Bertrand

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track), Human Development, California State University San Marcos
Ph.D. 2019

Dissertation: Understanding Collective Adaptation to External Threat: A Case Study of a Mixed Status Immigrant Community in Chicago

Website


Kristina Lynn Pagel

Psychology Instructor, Colorado Mesa University
Ph.D. 2020

Dissertation: Biological and Psychosocial Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease: Validating and Analyzing Cytokines in Older U.S. Adults


Suzanne Pelka

Founder and Clinical Director of Psychotherapy Works
Ph.D. 2005

Dissertation: Lesbian Couples Using In-Vitro Fertilization to Co-Mother: A Cultural Study of Biological Ties

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Lara C. Perez-Felkner

Associate Professor of Higher Education and Sociology in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida State University
Ph.D. 2009

Dissertation: Cultivating College Dreams: Social Pathways to Educational Attainment

Website


Nadia Persun

Clinical Care Director and Licensed Clinical Psychologist at GreenPath Clinic
Ph.D. 2006

Dissertation: Choosing Marriage or Cohabitation: Understanding Psychosocial Precedents and Effects on Personal and Relationship Satisfaction

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Sarah Ann Picket

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois-Chicago
Ph.D. 1990

Dissertation: Parental burden and a chronically mentally ill offspring's vocational outcome: Exploring the connections

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Deborah Leman Pool

Vice President of Product Development at Kindermusik International
Ph.D. 1989

Dissertation: Thinking about right and wrong: A study of children's and adults' understanding of "moral," "traditional," and "prudential" breaches

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Séamus Power

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Copenhagen
Ph.D. 2017

Dissertation: From the elites to the streets: the psychology of democracy and economic inequality

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Aarti Pyati

Clinical Psychologist
Ph.D. 2004

Dissertation: Going the Cultural Distance: Worldview-relevant counseling at India's Premiere Psychiatric Institute

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Xu Qin

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Development Methodology Program of the Department of Psychology in Education, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. 2018

Dissertation: Causal Mediation Analysis in Multi-Site Trials

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Marcela Raffaelli

Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. 1990

Dissertation: Sibling conflict in early adolescence

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Barnaby B. Riedel

Chief Research Strategist at RDCL
Ph.D. 2009

Dissertation: The Character Conjuncture: Islamic Education and its Social Reproduction in the United States

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Kelsey London Robbins

Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago
Undergraduate Preceptor
Ph.D. 2021

Rosenwald 331A

Dissertation: Remaking Irish Catholicism: Moral Authority, Reproductive Politics, and the State

Website


James Roney

Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara
Ph.D 2002

Dissertation: Psychological and Hormonal Responses of Men to Sensory Cues from Women (William Henry Prize)

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Shana Fruehan Sandberg

Senior Analyst at the US Government Accountability Office
Ph.D. 2010

Dissertation: Embodying Intimacy: Premarital Romantic Relationships, Sexuality, and Contraceptive Use Among Young Women in Contemporary Tokyo

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Shaifali Sandhya

Director of CARE Family Consultation
Ph.D. 2002

Dissertation: A Study of Hindu Married Couples: The Role of Family Living Arrangements and Gender in Maintaining Happiness and Well-Being

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Keith R. Sawyer

Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations at the University of North Carolina
Ph.D. 1994

Dissertation: The Performance of Pretend Play: Enacting Peer Culture in Conversation

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Jennifer Schmidt

Associate Professor, College of Education, Michigan State University
Ph.D. 1998

Dissertation: Overcoming Challenges: Exploring the Role of Action, Experience, and Opportunity in Fostering Resilience among Adolescents

Website


Aaron T. Seaman

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine-General Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa
Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: Figuring Families: Caregiving in the Midst of Alzheimer's Disease

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Nancy L. Segal

Professor of Psychology, California State University, Department of Psychology
Ph.D. 1982

Dissertation: Cooperation, Competition and Altruism Within Twin Sets: A Reappraisal

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Lilah Shapiro

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Human Development & Social Policy, Northwestern University
Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation: Driven to Orthodoxy: Jewish Identity and Narratives of Exceptionalism, Essentialism, and the Family in American Jewish Culture as Motivations of "Conversion" to Orthodox Judaism

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Benjamin Smith

Associate Professor of Human Development, Sonoma State University
Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation: Language and the Emergence of Masculine Potency in Peruvian Aymara Boyhood

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David Paul Smith

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Ph.D. 1998

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Amy June Sousa

Senior User Experience Researcher at Amazon
Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation: Pragmatic Ethics, Sensible Care: Psychiatry and Schizophrenia in North India

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Maria Ann Sullivan

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University
Ph.D. 1990

Dissertation: The Cultural Meanings of Mental Illness: Depression and Alcoholism Among the Irish

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Jill Dianne Swenson

President of Swenson Book Development
Ph.D. 1989

Dissertation: TV news viewers: Making meaning out of Iran Contra

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Margarita Tarragona

Director of PositivaMente
Ph.D. 1989

Dissertation: Patients' Experiences of Psychotherapy between Sessions: Their Relationship to Some Input, Process, and Output Variables of Psychotherapy

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Gregory Thompson

Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Brigham Young University
Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation: Involving Identity: a study of the effects of identity in-interaction on the involvement of tutees in the tutoring encounter

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Sarah Van Deusen Phillips

Manager, Medical Volunteer Programs at Chicago Event Management
Ph.D. 2008

Dissertation: When Looking is Listening: Gesture, Multi-Modal Language, and the Socialization of Deaf Children in Castellano-Speaking Families

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Gabriel Velez

Assistant Professor, Marquette University
Ph.D. 2019

Dissertation: Conceptualized Peace: A Study of Columbian Adolescents' Meaning Making and Civic Development

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Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer

Clinical Associate Professor and M.A. Program Coordinator, Psychology Department, New York University
Ph.D. 2002 

Dissertation: Making the Connection: Psychosocial Wellbeing, Group Psychotherapy and On-line Support Groups for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Elayne Vollman

Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Lake Forest
Ph.D. 2021

Research: early childhood education; socio-emotional development; cognitive development; early experience; stress/adversity; home environment; cross-cultural studies

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Lauren S. Wakschlag

Professor and Vice Chair for Scientific & Faculty Development, Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University
Ph.D. 1992

Dissertation: Intergenerational Continuities: The Influence of Mother-Grandmother Relationships on Parenting in the African-American Young Mother Families

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Janet Walker

Research Professor, School of Social Work, Portland State University

Dissertation: Manufacturing Reality: Gender, Culture, and the Resolution of Everyday Moral Conflicts

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Kimberly Walters

Associate Professor of International Studies at California State University, Long Beach
Ph.D. 2015

Dissertation: Our Family Girls: From Sex Work to Sex Trafficking in South India

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Ning Wang

Assistant Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University
Ph.D. 2002

Dissertation: The Making of a Market Economy: The Institutional Transformation of a Freshwater Fishery in a Chinese Community

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Talia Weiner

Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of West Georgia
Ph.D. 2017

Dissertation: Home of the Blues: The Political Economy of Mood DIsorder, Self-Management in 21st Century Chicago

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Jessica Whitham

Animal Welfare Biologist for the Chicago Zoological Society
Ph.D. 2007

Dissertation: The Grunt and Girney Vocalizations of Free-Ranging Female Rhesus Macaques

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Judith B Wilen

Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Ph.D. 1986

Dissertation: Adolescent Adjustment and the Parent-Child Relationship

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Jay Williams

Chief Diversity Officer, Adjunct Professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Ph.D. 2013


Emily Wilson

Communications Analyst at the US Government Accountability Office
Ph.D. 2021

Dissertation: Friendly Welfare: Care after Austerity in Northern England

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Maria Wong

Professor of Experimental Psychology at Idaho State University
Ph.D. 1992

Dissertation: Autonomy, Quality of Experience, and Academic Performance

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Stanton Wortham

Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College
Ph.D. 1992

Dissertation: Participant Examples and Classroom Interaction

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Shenghe (Lily) Ye

Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2021

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Dissertation:  Talking science to schools: Organizing the research-practice nexus in early 21st century American education

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