Faculty and Staff

Manza Lou Manza, Professor and Department Chair of Psychology
B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton; M.A., Brooklyn College; M. Phil., City University of New York; Ph.D., City University of New York

His teaching interests include cognitive processes, research design & analysis, the history of psychology, and paranormal/pseudoscientific phenomena. His research interests focus on questions related to understanding (a) how people develop various perspectives on paranormal and pseudoscientific beliefs, (b) processes and thoughts underlying academic perseverance and consistency, and (c) attitudes, behaviors, and demographic variables related to writing-based communication skills. Dr. Manza is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the Eastern Psychological Association, and Division 2 of the American Psychological Association (Teaching of Psychology).

Telephone: 717-867-6193
Address: Lynch 287A
Email: manza@lvc.edu

Albert Rachel R. Albert, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Cornell University

Her teaching interests include child and adolescent development, the psychology of language, general psychology, and research methods. Her research focuses on communication between infants and their caregivers. Specifically, she examines how infants transition from babbling to producing their first words. One side of her research focuses on the types of information parents provide in their speech and gestures that may help infants learn language. The other side of her research examines how infants’ vocalizations help organize their attention to facilitate word learning. Dr. Albert is a member of the International Congress on Infant Studies and the Society for Research in Child Development. She is also the faculty advisor for the LVC Psychology Club.

Telephone: 717-867-6192
Address: Lynch 287-F
Email: ralbert@lvc.edu

Dodson Deanna L. Dodson, Professor of Psychology; Director of Curriculum
B.S., Tennessee Technological University; M.S., Memphis State University; Ph.D., Memphis State University

Her teaching interests are in psychobiology, general psychology, and the psychology of gender . Her current research areas include: hemispheric specialization and handedness, and developmental patterns in lateralization, and biological bases of gender differences. Dr. Dodson is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, Sigma Xi, and the Eastern Psychological Association.

Telephone: 717-867-6199
Address: Lynch 287-E
Email: dodson@lvc.edu

Kitchens Michael B. Kitchens, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Mobile; M.A., University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

His teaching interests are in general psychology, introductory and advanced research courses, the science of emotion, and social psychology. His research interests are in the processes of the self (e.g., identity & self-control), the emotion experience, and the application of psychological science to libertarian scholarship and faith. Dr. Kitchens is a member of Psi Chi, Alpha Theta Chi, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Telephone: 717-867-6197
Address: Lynch 287-G
Email: kitchens@lvc.edu
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Laguna Louis B. Laguna, Professor of Psychology
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Millersville University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Nebraska

His teaching interests are in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and abnormal psychology. He supervises internship students. His research interests include psychological factors related to police and public safety personnel and criminal psychology. Dr. Laguna is a member of the Psychological Services Division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.

Telephone: 717-867-6196
Address: Lynch 287H
Email: llaguna@lvc.edu

Niculescu Michelle Niculescu, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Neuroscience
B.S., Muhlenberg College; Ph.D., Temple University, School of Medicine

Her teaching interests include psychopharmacology, general psychology, research methods, learning and memory, and sensory and perceptual processes. Her research interests include the biology and psychology behind drug abuse and addiction. Dr. Niculescu is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the Research Society on Alcoholism, and is also the faculty advisor for the LVC chapter of Psi Chi (the National Honor Society in Psychology.

Telephone: 717-867-6198
Address: Lynch 287-B
Email: niculesc@lvc.edu

Lynn Panattoni, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

Her teaching interests are in clinical psychology and psychological testing. She has worked as a counselor for Iraq war veterans at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, and is currently employed as both a psychotherapist and mental health educator for the Holy Spirit Health System. Her area of expertise is in the area of Traumatic Stress and its effects on children and their families, and she also teaches the Mental Health continuum of care model to Educational Professionals.

Telephone: 717-867-6406
Address: Lynch 285-D
Email: panatton@lvc.edu

Wayne Schmoyer, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
Psy.D., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

His teaching interests are in clinical psychology and neuropsychology, and he is the CEO and Clinical Director of Riverside Associates, P.C., in Harrisburg, PA.

Telephone: 717-867-6406
Address: Lynch 285-D
Email: schmoyer@lvc.edu

Stoothoff Brandon Lee Stoothoff, Adjunct Lecturer in Psychology
MS, Millersville University

His teaching interests are in personality theory and clinical psychology, and he has clinical certifications in crisis intervention, assessment, skills deficits, co-morbidity & medication, and autism treatment. He is currently employed as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and Mobile Therapist at T.W. Ponessa & Associates in Lancaster, PA.

Telephone: 717-867-6406
Address: Lynch 285-D
Email: stoothof@lvc.edu

Martha L Thompson, Adjunct Instructor in Psychology
Psy.D., Forest Institute of Professional Psychology

Her primary teaching interests are in clinical and abnormal psychology, addiction studies, and learning & memory. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with experience in Family-based and Substance Abuse therapies and the supervision of clinical trainees. She also owns and practices at Empower the Mind LLC (in Pottsville, PA), where she provides outpatient therapy for various populations and offers continuing education for mental health professionals.

Telephone: 717-867-6406
Address: Lynch 285-D
Email: mthompso@lvc.edu

Richard J. Tushup, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
A.B., St. Vincent Seminary; M.A.; Ph.D., University of Delaware.

His teaching interests are in experimental psychology, neuropsychology, health psychology, and abnormal psychology, and works as a staff psychologist at the VA Medical Center in Lebanon, PA.

Telephone: 717-867-6406
Address: Lynch 285-D
Email: tushup@lvc.edu

Salvatore S. Cullari, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
B.A., Kean College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D..

Email: cullari@lvc.edu

David I. Lasky, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
A.B., Temple University; M.A.; Ph.D..

Telephone: 717-867-6080
Address: Lynch 285-C
Email: lasky@lvc.edu

Support Staff

Susan M. Snyder, Administrative Assistant for Mathematical Sciences, Psychology and Art

Telephone: 717-867-6080
Address: Lynch 287-C
Email: ssnyder@lvc.edu