Faculty & Staff


Mark Hallahan

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Psychology

Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Social psychology, person perception, impression formation, causal attribution
Office: Beaven Hall 330 PO Box 164A Phone: (508) 793-2279
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Florencia Anggoro

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Fields: Language and conceptual development; science learning; relational thinking; culture and cognition
Email: fanggoro@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 323 PO Box: 224A Phone: (508) 793-2748
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Alo C. Basu

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Neurobiology of learning and memory, stress-related neuroplasticity, genetic and environmental risk factors for neuropsychiatric disorders
Office: Beaven 403A PO Box:107A Phone: (508) 793-3750
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Noah Berman

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fields: Clinical psychology; obsessive compulsive disorder and related conditions (e.g., body dysmorphia; trichotillomania); cognitive-behavioral therapy
Email: nberman@holycross.edu
Office: Beaven 316  PO Box: 38A      Phone: 508-793-2668
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Daniel Bitran

Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Fields: Neuropsychology and psychopharmacology of anxiety and mood disorders; neurosteroids and psychotropic effects; gonadal hormones and cognition
Office: Beaven 426 PO Box: 39APhone: (508) 793-3329
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Craig Brinkman


Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University at Buffalo
Fields: social psychology; romantic relationships; motivated social cognition; social media; racism
Office:  Beaven 335B   PO Box: 38A  Phone 508-793-3932
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Alexander Browman

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Fields: Motivation; self and identity; societal and classroom conditions that influence academic motivation, learning, and achievement; economic inequality; youth and young adults from less advantaged backgrounds
Email: abrowman@holycross.edu
Office: Beaven 332 PO Box: 38A  Phone: (508) 793-3761
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Lauren Bryant

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Infant and child development, social cognition, self-regulation, and electroencephalography (EEG)
Email: lbryant@holycross.edu
Office: Beaven 336PO Box: 38A Phone:508-793-2368
Zoom Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30 PM, or by appointment




Danuta Bukatko

Affiliate, Women's and Gender Studies
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Fields: Child development, cognitive development in early childhood including memory and representation, social cognition, gender-role development
Office: Beaven 322 PO Box: 175A Phone: (508) 793-3433
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Stephenie R. Chaudoir

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Social and health psychology, stigma, disclosure, HIV/AIDS and other concealable stigmatized identities, health disparities
Office: Beaven 326 PO Box: 125A Phone: 508-793-3620
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Gregory J. DiGirolamo

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Oregon
Fields:  Cognitive neuroscience, cognitive control and its disturbance, visual attention
Office: Beaven 402 PO Box: 216A Phone: (508) 793-3595
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Ebra Elsharnouby


Visiting Lecturer 
: Developmental psychology, sexual development and desire, women's studies, decolonial psychology
Office: Beaven  409A   PO Box: 38A  Phone: 508-793-3934
Zoom Office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment 




Mark Freeman

Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: History and philosophy of psychology; the self; narrative psychology; psychology of art and creativity
Office: Beaven 331  PO Box: 26A  Phone: (508) 793-3081
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Jumi Hayaki

On leave 2021 - 2022

Health Professions Advising
Ph.D., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Fields: Clinical psychology; eating disorders; substance use disorders; emotional dysregulation
Email: jhayaki@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 333PO Box 217A Phone: (508) 793-2612
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Patricia E. Kramer

Charles A. Dana Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor
Class Dean of 2022

Ph.D., Columbia University
Fields: Visual perception, face perception
Email: pkramer@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 204 Phone: (508) 793-3035/2532
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Neal E. Lipsitz

Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Counseling
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Alison Bryant Ludden


Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: Adolescent development, youth risk and resiliency, motivation and schooling, adolescents' use of caffeine and other substances, and civic engagement
Office: Beaven 334 PO Box 114A Phone: (508) 793-3898
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Ryan Mruczek

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Brown University
Fields: Primate vision, object and tool representations, experience-dependent plasticity, visual illusions, systems neuroscience methods
Office: Beaven 403B   PO Box: 38A   Phone: (508)793-2328
Office hours:
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Muhammad Ali Qadri

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Tufts University
Fields: Animal cognition, comparative psychology, animal behavior, visual perception, action recognition, decision making
Email: mqadri@holycross.edu
Office: Beaven 413 PO Box: 38A  Phone: (508) 793-3760
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Anurag Rimzhim


Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics, Reading, Virtual Reality, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Email: arimzhim@holycross.edu
Office:  Beaven 409B   PO BoxPhone: 508-793-3933
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Richard Schmidt

Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Cognitive Science, interpersonal coordination, interlimb coordination, dynamical theories of behavior, ecological psychology
Office: Beaven 328 PO Box 176A Phone: (508) 793-2244
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Colleen Smith

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University
Fields: Psychology; Social Psychology
Email: cjsmith@holycross.edu
Office: Beaven 409B PO Box: 38A  Phone: (508) 793-2278
Zoom Office Hours: 
Wednesdays 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM., Thursdays 10:00 AM. – 12:00 PM, and by appointment




Gary Chalifoux

Lab Coordinator
Office: Beaven 329 PO Box 38A Phone: (508) 793-2261






Administrative Assistant
Office: Beaven 327 PO Box 38A Phone: (508) 793-2218



Faculty Emeriti


John F. Axelson

Professor, Emeritus
Ph.D., Tulane University
Fields: Neuroendocrinology, hormones and behavior, neuroanatomy, health and medicine
Email: jaxelson@holycross.edu 

Charles Weiss

Associate Professor Emeritus
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Suzanne Kirschner

Professor Emerita
Ed.D., Harvard University
Fields: History and philosophy of psychology; cultural psychology; sociocultural studies of psychology/psychiatry; theories of personality
Email: skirschn@holycross.edu
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Charles M. Locurto

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Fordham University
Fields: Animal behavior, comparative intelligence, individual differences in animal problem solving, behavioral genetics
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