Sarah K. Johnson received her B.A. from Bucknell University and her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology with a neuroscience focus from Temple University. Her current research focuses on the role of executive processes, which are mediated by the frontal lobes of the brain, in memory. In particular, Dr. Johnson studies inhibitory processes that can impair our ability to retrieve memories. Her research explores how practicing some information can actually make us temporarily “forget” other related information and investigates the inhibitory components of tests used to diagnose frontal-lobe function. Dr. Johnson is the faculty advisor to the Psychology Club and treasurer of the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience chapter.

(phone: x7100 / email: skjohnson@moravian.edu)


Stacey Zaremba received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Zaremba is the Director of Moravian's Women's Studies program. Her research focuses on measuring feminist attitudes and the relationship between feminist attitudes and attitudes toward menstruation. Dr. Zaremba is also very interested in the use of feminist pedagogy in the classroom, animal memory work and faculty development issues. Drs. Zaremba and Dunn run a comprehensive faculty orientation program for first-year faculty members. Dr. Zaremba received the Bridegam faculty Service Award in May 1991, 1993 and 2004, the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1991 and the ODK Golden Apple Leadership and Teaching Award in 2004.

(phone: x1563 / email: mesbz01@moravian.edu)


Robert Brill received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Bob's research efforts have been in the areas of performance appraisal, motivation, employee assistance programs, and work-family balance. Bob has been involved in a variety of consulting projects with industry including developing and implementing job descriptions, selection predictors, and performance appraisal systems. In addition, he has conducted workshops in the areas of diversity, team-building, stress, conflict management, and supervisory skills. Bob is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, the the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology and the Society of Human Resource Management. Bob also presently serves as Director of the Human Resource Certificate Program. Dr. Brill received the 1994 Bridegam Faculty Service Award and the 1996 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

(phone: x1561 / email: mertb01@moravian.edu)


Dana S. Dunn received his Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from the University of Virginia in 1987, having previously graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982. He has published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of social cognition, rehabilitation psychology, the teaching of psychology, and liberal education. Dunn is the author of a statistics test, Statistics and Data Analysis for the Behavior Sciences (McGraw-Hill, 2001), and a research methods book, The Practical Researcher: A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research (McGraw-Hill, 1999). His most recent book is Measuring Up: Emotional Assessment Challenges and Practices for Psychology. (American Psychological Association, 2004). Dunn is acting Chair of Moravian's Department of Philosophy and the Director of the Learning in Common (LinC) curriculum.

(phone: x1562 / email: dunn@moravian.edu)


Art Lyons, D.A., Lehigh University, is a licensed psychologist who is interested in the teaching/learning process, all areas of psychology that deal with enhancing human functioning, and the application of psychology to community issues and organizations. He is Director of the Introduction to College Life program. He is a charter member of the American Psychological Society and also a member of the American Psychological Association. Within that organization he serves as President for Division 32, Humanistic Psychology. Off campus he serves on the Steering Committee for the Lehigh Valley chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute and runs numerous prejudice reductions, welcoming diversity, and conflict resolution workshops within the local community. Current research efforts include a variety of evaluation, benchmarking projects in local school districts, educational reform projects, and survey research involving local manufacturers. He also serves as an Evaluation and Research Consultant for The Davison Group Inc., a local humanistically oriented consulting firm. He has an ongoing interest in the field of Sport Psychology. His publications include work in the areas of psycholinguistics, humanistic psychology, statistics, personality, and clinical counseling psychology.

(phone: x1564 / email: lyons@moravian.edu)


Michelle E. Schmidt (Chair) earned her B.A., from Drew University and earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from George Mason University. Dr. Schmidt's research interests lie in the area of social and emotional development in childhood and adolescence. Her publications to date have focused on the precursors and consequences of early attachment relationships and the links between social competence in preadolescence and adjustment in early adulthood. Dr. Schmidt's current research projects include a longitudinal study of bullying behaviors in elementary school children and an evaluative study of Moravian's TLC Mentoring Program. Dr. Schmidt serves as the faculty advisor to Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Bethlehem YMCA and the Board of Directors for the Children's Coalition of the Lehigh Valley. Dr. Schmidt is co-director of The Leadership Center of Moravian. She won both the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Breidegam Faculty Service Award in 2003.

(email: mschmidt@moravian.edu)


Lori Toedter, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, is a licensed psychologist who specializes in clinical, community and health psychology. As a clinical psychologist her professional interests involve factors that affect a person's physical and mental well being. As a result she has focused her research in such areas as pregnancy loss and reactions to major life stressors such as stroke. Recently she has also begun to develop an interest in doing writing and research on the process of teaching challenging concepts to students and professionals. She is currently working on developing a series of workshops to train medical and surgical students to understand research methodology and statistics: topics that are rarely covered in detail in medical school. Dr. Toedter is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Associations, and a charter member of the American Psychological Society.

(phone: x1565 / email: meljt01@moravian.edu)


Jackie Giaqunito has been in the department of Psychology for 20 years. She oversees the day to day affairs of the department. She has taken several courses in the Moravian College Division of Continuing Studies. In addition, Jackie received the Lucy McCall Award.

(phone: x1316 / email: mejeg01@moravian.edu)


Frank Kuserk (Faculty Associate: Biological Sciences) and his students are currently conducting investigations on the microbial populations of bog pitcher plants and on stream macroinvertebrate communities. They have received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, and have presented their findings at state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Kuserk has published articles in Microbial Ecology, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Ecology, Journal of Protozoology, and American Biology Teacher.

(phone: x1429 / email: meftk01@moravian.edu)