Faculty Research Interests
The School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences offers a graduate-only academic environment where graduate students work intimately with nationally and internationally renowned faculty on a wide range of research projects. The list below contains the names and research interests of the many faculty members who work with SBOS students at CGU.
The functional faculty for SBOS is known officially as the Graduate Faculty in Psychology (GFIP). The GFIP includes the full-time core CGU psychology faculty, certain graduate faculty members of other CGU departments who have agreed to work with psychology students, and those members of the faculty at the various other Claremont Colleges who have been nominated to membership by the CGU Psychology Executive Committee (the core faculty) and approved by the CGU Provost.
These additional members of the SBOS supporting faculty represent a valuable resource for the graduate program, providing a broad range of interests and areas of study to students. To see a sample of recent articles by our faculty, and to download samples, follow the links below for individual faculty pages.
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Core and Supporting Faculty
EUSEBIO ALVARO, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Persuasion and social influence, health behavior change, evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention interventions.
MITA BANERJEE, PSYCHOLOGY, PITZER COLLEGE
Research Interests: Child, social, emotional, and cognitive development; children's early understanding of emotions and children's conceptions about friendship and peer relationships.
DALE E. BERGER, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Computer assisted instruction, drinking and driving, research methodology, and data analysis. Current projects include Internet support of statistics instruction (http://wise.cgu.edu), and control of drinking and driving.
TIFFANY BERRY, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Evaluation of developmental intervention programs serving at-risk children and youth (including family literacy, after school programs, and low-performing schools); evaluation of educational curriculum.
ORLANDO E. BLAKE, HUMAN RESOURCES DESIGN, CGU
Research Interests: Conflict resolution, change management consulting, individualized personal coaching programs, and leadership, Program On Negotiation (PON) Harvard Law School used research by Dr. Blake to study critical moments in negotiation and mediation.
MICHELLE C. BLIGH, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Organizational culture, culture change, post-merger integration, charismatic leadership, interpersonal trust, political and executive leadership, and qualitative research methods.
JESSICA BORELLI, PSYCHOLOGY, POMONA
Research Interests: Links between close relationships and emotional experience in adults and children, internalization of parent-child relations and its influence on future patterns of relating and emotionality over the life-span.
RAYMOND BURIEL, PSYCHOLOGY, POMONA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Acculturation and adjustment of Mexican immigrants, using cohorts of first-, second-, and third-generation subjects to examine how the acculturation process changes over time. Presently expanding to include Asian descent, and Central American immigrants, as well as African Americans, in order to study similarities and differences in the acculturation and adjustment of these distinct minority groups.
DEBORAH M. BURKE, PSYCHOLOGY, POMONA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Cognition and aging, memory, language
DENNIS CAMPOS, HUMAN RESOURCES DESIGN, CGU
Research Interests: Performance management (improvement and measurement), coaching and counseling supervisors, managers and executives, troubleshooting, conflict resolution and problem solving strategies, employee and labor relations expertise, and training and management development programs.
MARJORIE CHARLOP, PSYCHOLOGY, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Treatment and generalization with autistic children, speech and language acquisition with autistic children, the use of aberrant behaviors in the treatment of autism (e.g., self stimulation, echolalia, rituals), social skills training with autistic children.
CHRISTINA A. CHRISTIE, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Examining the relationship between evaluation theory and practice, comparative evaluation theory, and evaluations of social and educational programs targeting high-risk and underrepresented youth.
GABRIEL COOK, PSYCHOLOGY, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Human learning and memory, Mechanisms of prospective memory, Decision criteria in source memory, Applied aspects of prospective and source memories, Social conformity and unconscious influences in memory, Emotional influences on memory
MARK COSTANZO, PSYCHOLOGY, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Human communication, interpersonal influence, social cognition, and the application of social psychology to environmental issues, the law, and education.
WILLIAM D. CRANO, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Attitudes, values, minority influence and applied research methodology.
MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Flow, creativity, and the evolution of consciousness. Positive psychology.
STEWART I. DONALDSON, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Work & health, career and organizational development, organizational effectiveness, applied psychological measurement, theory-driven program development and evaluation.
PHILIP H. DREYER, EDUCATION, CGU
Research Interests: Lifespan human development; self concept and identity formation, cognitive development. Factors related to educational achievement: critical thinking skills, motivation. Women's development: sex role preference, sex differences in thinking. Gerontology: retirement and life satisfaction.
REBECCA M. EDDY, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Learning and cognition; educational evaluation.
HALFORD H. FAIRCHILD, PSYCHOLOGY AND BLACK STUDIES, PITZER COLLEGE
Research Interests: Social Psychology, Black Psychology, intergroup and race relations, research methodologies, computer applications.
PAM GEFKE, HUMAN RESOURCES DESIGN, CGU
Research Interests: Executive and leadership development, leadership development experiences designed to stimulate change, team building, executive coaching, mentoring, career development, change management, action learning, facilitating vision and values work, designing transition plans for organizations experiencing major change and developing in-house, "high-end" sophisticated executive development programs.
SHARON G. GOTO, PSYCHOLOGY, POMONA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Cross cultural methodology, intercultural interactions, Asian-American psychology.
JENNIFER GROSCUP, PSYCHOLOGY, SCRIPPS COLLEGE
Research Interests: Psychology and law; legal decision making; expert evidence; scientific evidence; the affect of attitudes and pre-existing knowledge on perceptions of players and procedures in the legal system.
DIANE HALPERN, PSYCHOLOGY, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Work & family, stress, child development.
MICHAEL HOGG, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Group processes, intergroup relations, the self concept, group formation, solidarity and cohesion, group structure and processes of marginalization and deviance, attitudes, norms and group influence, communication, language and identity, group and identity motivations, leadership processes in public and small group contexts, the role of social identity in translating uncertainty into orthodoxy and group extremism.
ROD HOOVER, HUMAN RESOURCES DESIGN, CGU
Research Interests: Human resources, corporate and multi-site union and non-union manufacturing, distribution and service operations.
ERIC HURLEY, PSYCHOLOGY, POMONA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Sociocultural theory, African American culture, communalism, group orientation.
WEI-CHIN HWANG, PSYCHOLOGY, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Ethnic, racial, and cultural issues in mental health and depression, Cultural competency and adaptation of services for ethnic minorities, acculturation and family issues.
TOMOE KANAYA, PSYCHOLOGY, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Intersection of developmental psychology and public policy, impact of social and environmental contexts on children’s cognitive development and school performance using longitudinal and advanced, statistical methodologies.
DANIEL KRAUSS, PSYCHOLOGY, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Abnormal psychology, forensic psychology, law and psychology.
SHANA LEVIN, PSYCHOLOGY, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Prejudice and intergroup relations; diversity in higher education; intergroup attitudes in the United States, Israel, Lebanon, and Northern Ireland.
JEFFREY LEWIS, PSYCHOLOGY, PITZER COLLEGE
Research Interests: Organizational psychology.
LEAH L. LIGHT, PSYCHOLOGY, PITZER COLLEGE
Research Interests: Memory, language, and aging; memory for contextual information in young and older adults; implicit memory versus explicit memory.
JEAN LIPMAN-BLUMEN, MANAGEMENT, CGU
Research Interests: Leadership and achievement theory; power theory; crisis theory; social policy, managerial behavior, formal organizations and organizational development; entrepreneurship; gender roles.
LLOYD C. LOOMIS, HUMAN RESOURCES DESIGN, CGU
Research Interests: Employment law issues involving both employment litigation and counseling, class action discrimination and wage hour matters, wrongful termination, age, race, sex and national origin discrimination, sexual harassment and drug testing.
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AMY MARCUS NEWHALL, PSYCHOLOGY, SCRIPPS COLLEGE
Research Interests: Intergroup relations, displaced aggression, psychology and the legal system, psychology of women.
DEBRA MASHEK, PSYCHOLOGY, HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE
Research Interests: Self identity as influenced by interpersonal connections. Transdisciplinary research in psychology and other social sciences (public policy, criminology, sociology) as relating to interpersonal connections. Intimacy. Psychological distress experienced by jail inmates with competing allegiances to the criminal community at the community at large.
DAVID S. MOORE, PSYCHOLOGY, PITZER COLLEGE
Research Interests: Sensory integration in infancy, categorization in pre-verbal infants, neonatal cognition and behavior, precursors of mathematical abilities in infants.
JILL NEMIRO, HUMAN RESOURCES DESIGN, CGU
Research Interests: Organizational and group creativity, the virtual workplace.
ROBERT OBERLANDER, HUMAN RESOURCES DESIGN, CGU
Research Interests: Management, administration, organizational development, human resource management, and consulting.
ALLEN OMOTO, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Sex and gender, friendship, social action and policy, gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues, close relationships, volunteerism, and HIV/AIDS.
SUSAN PAIK, EDUCATION, CGU
Research Interests: Urban and international studies, K-12 educational productivity, minority learning and talent development.
ADAM PEARSON, PSYCHOLOGY, POMONA
Research Interests: Social cognition, social interaction, group processes, self-regulation, nonverbal behavior, nonconscious processes.
WILLIAM PEREZ, EDUCATION, CGU
Research Interests: Immigration, child and adolescent development, alculturation, biculturalism.
KATHY PEZDEK, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Memory and comprehension, eyewitness memory, cognitive development, visual memory.
CATHERINE L. REED, PSYCHOLOGY, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Attention, perceptual and emotional processing (with particular focus on interpersonal body perception and emotional perception), the role the body plays in directing perception and cognition to our own actions and those of others, behavioral and neuroimaging techniques.
BECKY REICHARD, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Impact of leadership and undergraduate leadership education, the motivational aspects driving leader self-development, building the development of global mindset, developmental readiness and motivation to learn, authentic leadership development, development of positive psychological capital.
RONALD E. RIGGIO, PSYCHOLOGY, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Leadership; personnel screening, testing and selection; assessment centers; emotional and nonverbal communication; social and interpersonal competence.
NORMA RODRIGUEZ, PSYCHOLOGY, PITZER COLLEGE
Research Interests: Latino mental health, acculturation, cultural adjustment, ethnic identity, and familism.
VIJAY SATHE, MANAGEMENT, CGU
Research Interests: Business and corporate strategy, corporate entrepreneurship, new business creation, managing globalization, managing cultural change and transformation, building winning management teams, leadership, revitalization of the organization and oneself.
SCOTT SCHROEDER, HUMAN RESOURCES DESIGN, CGU
Research Interests: Individual effectiveness, organizational theory, organizational development, and crisis management.
STEVE SCHUSTER, HUMAN RESOURCES DESIGN, CGU
Research Interests: Specializes in marrying behavioral science disciplines with solid business strategy needs executive coaching, organization development, leadership development, and other programs designed to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness
PATRICIA A. SMILEY, PSYCHOLOGY, POMONA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Conceptual development in the 1 to 3 year old. Order of emergence of the earliest concepts--objects, movements, actions, persons; inference of person concepts from toddlers' language and interactive behavior with peers and caregivers; individual differences in achievement motivation in 3 to 8 year olds.
DARYL G. SMITH, EDUCATION, CGU
Research Interests: Applied educational research in a number of organizational areas: strategic planning, higher education administration, impact of college, adult development and gender, organizational implications of diversity, women's colleges.
MICHAEL SPEZIO, PSYCHOLOGY, SCRIPPS COLLEGE
Research Interests: Social, cognitive, and affective neuroscience; neuroscience of political decision-making; neuroscience of virtue; neuroscience of autism.
SUZANNE C. THOMPSON, PSYCHOLOGY, POMONA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Coping with chronic disease, HIV disease and AIDS, physician-patient relationship, outgroup homogeneity, attitudes toward the environment.
ROBERT THORNTON, LINGUISTICS AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES, POMONA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Sentence processing, Cognitive aging, Grammatical agreement processes, relationship between production and comprehension, formal models of language acquisition, connectionism.
PIERCARLO VALDESOLO, PSYCHOLOGY, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Moral judgment and behavior, institutional corruption, synchrony and embodied cognition.
SHEILA WALKER, PSYCHOLOGY, SCRIPPS COLLEGE
Research Interests: Developmental changes in word meaning-cross cultural findings.
NICOLE Y. WEEKES, PSYCHOLOGY, POMONA COLLEGE
Research Interests: Psychological stress, stress hormones, neuropsychological functioning and health; Individual and group differences in neuropsychological functioning; Effects of hormones on hemispheric specialization and interhemispheric (i.e., callosal) interactions.
STACEY WOOD, PSYCHOLOGY, SCRIPPS COLLEGE
PAUL J. ZAK, ECONOMICS, CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Neuroeconomics; brain basis for decisions that involve other people; why people are good or virtuous; brain basis for financial decisions and leadership; psychophysical measurement techniques including fMRI, hormone assays, psychopharmaceutical interventions, and genotyping; positive psychology.
ROBERT S. GABLE, PSYCHOLOGY, CGU
Research Interests: Drug policy, human potential, social applications of operant conditioning, and legal issues.
DONALD W. GRIESINGER, MANAGEMENT EMERITUS, CGU
Research Interests: Organizational information and decision processes, organizational design, theory of the firm, practice of management
STUART OSKAMP, PSYCHOLOGY EMERITUS, CGU
Research Interests: Applied social psychology; attitudes and opinions; energy and resource conservation and recycling; working for a sustainable world; social issues in general.
HARVEY WICHMAN, PSYCHOLOGY EMERITUS, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Director of the Aerospace Psychology Laboratory at Claremont McKenna College. Research Interests: Aerospace psychology; cognitive--short-term memory processes for numbers; human factors--astronaut behavior, pilot behavior, and spacecraft environments
ALLAN WICKER, PSYCHOLOGY EMERITUS, CGU