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Former Graduate and Honors Students


Mary Himmelstein ‘16 received her Ph.D. in social psychology under the advisement of Dr. Sanchez. Her dissertation research focused on shifting attitudes towards men's professional help seeking. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the UConn Rudd Center for Food and Obesity.

Janell Fetterolf ‘16 received her Ph.D. in social psychology under the advisement of Dr. Rudman. Her dissertation research examined the dominance penalty faced by sexually agentic women. She is currently working at Pew Research Center.

Leigh Wilton ‘15 received her Ph.D. in social psychology under the advisement of Dr. Sanchez. Her dissertation research focused on the consequences of racial and gender diversity for organizations. She is currently a tenure track Assistant Professor at Skidmore College.

Danielle Young was a postdoctoral fellow under the advisement of Dr. Sanchez from 2011-2015. She is now currently a tenure track Assistant Professor at Manhattan College.

Cesalie Stepney ‘16 is currently completing a predoctoral clinical fellowship at Yale. Her research in our laboratory focused on the ethnic identity of biracial adults and the perceptions of parents' racial beliefs and attitudes.

Emily Vargas ‘14 received her B.A. with Honors in Psychology after completing her thesis on intragroup minority relations. Her honors thesis won the Henry Rutgers Award, and the Aresty Award. She will be attending the University of Michigan to gain her doctoral degree in personality psychology.

Janice Tsai ‘14 received her B.A. with Honors in Psychology after completing her thesis on intragroup minority relations. Her honors thesis won the Aresty Award. She will be attending the Columbia University's Teacher College to gain her MA in school psychology

George Chavez ‘13 received his Ph.D. in social psychology under the advisement of Dr. Sanchez. His dissertation research focused on the the development of a measure of certainty in race cognitions. He is currently a tenure track Assistant Professor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Kathryn Kroeper ‘12 received her B.A. with Honors in Psychology after completing her thesis on confronting sexual prejudice. Her honors thesis (now published at Sex Roles) won the Henry Rutgers Award, Abela Award, and the Aresty Award. She will be attending Indiana University to gain her doctoral degree in social psychology

Jessica J. Good ‘11 received her Ph.D. in social psychology under the advisement of Dr. Sanchez. Her dissertation research focused on the consequences of observing confronted and non-confronted sexism. She is currently a tenure track Assistant Professor at Davidson College in NC.

Corinne Moss-Racusin ‘11 received her Ph.D. in social psychology under the advisement of Dr. Rudman (and won the prestigious 2011 Geis Memorial Award from Division 35 of APA). Her research in our laboratory focused on gender roles in relationships and confronting sexism. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University, Dr. Moss-Racusin is now a tenure track Assistant Professor at Skidmore University

Julie Phelan ‘10 received her Ph.D. in social psychology (and the prestigious Gordon Allport Prize) under the advisement of Dr. Rudman. Her research in our laboratory focused on gender roles and sexism in close relationships. She is currently a Research Analyst with Langer Research Associates in NY.

Phillip Handy ‘10 received his B.A. in Sociology and Psychology after advanced independent research study on multiracial identity development in egalitarian familial contexts. His independent research project is now published at Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. After joining teach for America, he started the PhD program in sociology at UC Santa Barbara

Daveena Colwell ‘09 received her B.A. with Mabel Smith honors from Rutgers University. Her research focused on gender identity threats in relationships. She is currently enrolled in the RU Masters Program in College Affairs

Tara Broccoli ‘08 received her Ph.D.in social/health psychology under the advisement of Dr. Sanchez. Her dissertation examined body disconnect and health behavior. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Mitchell College in CT.

Amanda Moreno ‘08 received her Ph.D.in social psychology under the advisement of Dr. Sanchez. Her dissertation examined attachment styles and internet dating. She is currently a tenure track professor at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City.

Kimberly Brynildsen ‘08 received her B.A. with Mabel Smith honors from Rutgers University. She is currently in a Master's Program at George Mason University in Industrial/Organizational psychology. Her thesis was nominated for a NJPA award is currently under review for publication

Adam Biec ‘08 received his B.A. with honors from Rutgers University. He is planning to apply for clinical psychology PhD programs next year.

Dina Graziano ‘07 received her B.A. with Henry Rutgers honors from Rutgers University. She is currently working with underprivileged youth and plans to apply to graduate school next year. Her thesis is under review for publication

Richard Sheridan ‘06 received his B.A. with honors from Rutgers University. He is working on a joint Masters in Divinity and Social Work at the University of Chicago.

Eric Saltzman ‘06 received his B.A. with High Honors as a Henry Rutgers scholar from Rutgers University. Since graduating he worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kiribati and Belize. Eric received his Masters in Public Communication. His thesis was published in 2008 at Social Psychology.

Christina Kalinka ‘04 received her B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan. Her thesis was published in Sex Roles. She currently has her Ed. M in psychological counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University and works as a mental health clinician in NY.

Tracy Kwang ‘05 received her B.A. with high honors from the University of Michigan. She entered the Ph.D. program in social psychology at University of Texas at Austin in 2007. Her thesis was published in 2007 at Psychology of Women Quarterly.

Kathleen Lentz ‘05 received her B.A. with high honors from the University of Michigan. She is working on her law degree at the University of Michigan. Her thesis is in press at the Journal of Social Issues.

 

 

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