Psychology is the study of mental and behavioral processes. Psychologists investigate fundamental questions such as, “How do emotion and reasoning influence one another?”, “What is the relationship between the mind and the brain?”, “How does learning occur?”, “What factors promote and hinder successful interpersonal and group interactions?” and many more. Scholars in the Psychology Department engage in nationally and internationally renowned research, training, and teaching. Unique in its combination of small size and high-impact scholarship, the Psychology Department provides students with a variety of opportunities to gain hands-on experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.


For general queries, please email nwk_psych_staff@psychology.rutgers.edu and we will respond as soon as possible.  Alternatively, please feel free to contact the relevant faculty below.  Finally, for advising and mentoring, current undergraduate students are encouraged to attend office hours or arrange an appointment via email with faculty members.  Contact information and virtual office hour times and links are available here.

Leadership Team and Faculty

Leadership Team

Chair: Vanessa LoBue (vlobue@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Vice Chair: Gretchen Van de Walle (g.vandewalle@rutgers.edu)

Graduate Director: Elizabeth Tricomi (etricomi@rutgers.edu)


Undergraduate and Graduate Program Information

Undergraduate Director: Ramona Ross (ramross@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Assistant Graduate Director: Jamil Bhanji (bhanji@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Graduation Certifier: Jamie Gorman (gormanj1@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Neuroscience Major Coordinator: Michael Shiflett (shiflett@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Cognitive Neuroscience Minor Coordinator: Michael Shiflett (shiflett@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Youth Development and Juvenile Justice Minor: Paul Boxer (pboxer@psychology.rutgers.edu)


How You Will Learn

Our students learn how to conceptualize a wide range of questions from a theoretical and empirical perspective, acquiring the ability to bring real data to bear on pressing social and cultural issues of our time. Many of our students go on to pursue clinical, applied, or research-oriented graduate degrees in psychology, counseling, education, or health-related professions. The analytic and critical thinking skills our students acquire also enable students to pursue a wide variety of careers that value innovative, evidence-based thinking. Psychology is proud to offer our students opportunities to conduct research side by side with our outstanding faculty and to be the only undergraduate major program at Rutgers University-Newark to offer students the opportunity to earn Honors in the major. Students in our nationally ranked doctoral program pursue successful careers in higher education as well as industry and business. Come learn with us!


Karen Smith 10:00-11:00 AM, Smith 341
Mauricio Delgado 10:00-11:00 AM, Smith 343
Paul Boxer 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Smith 333
Gretchen Van de Walle 12:00-2:00pm, Smith 335
Barry Komisaruk 1:00-2:00 PM, Smith 327A or Zoom



William Graves 9:30 AM-10:30 AM, Smith 337 or Zoom
Gretchen Van de Walle  11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Smith 335
Michael Shiflett  11:30 AM-1:00 PM, Smith 334
Miriam Rosenberg-Lee 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Smith 338
Kent Harber 2:00-3:00 PM, Smith 352
Stephen Jose Hanson 2:00 PM -3:00 PM, RUBIC 104
Ellen Halpern 2:30 PM -3:300 PM, Smith 330



Elizabeth Tricomi 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM, Smith 350
Paul Boxer 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Smith 333
Ramona Ross 9:00 AM-12:00 PM via Zoom
Christina Zambrano 12:oo PM-2:00 PM via Zoom
Kimele Persaud  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Smith 340
Jamie Gorman            4:00 PM- 6:00PM via Webex
Gerard LaMorte 4:45-5:45 pm, Smith 359



Jamil Bhanji 2:00-3:00 PM, Smith 359



Vanessa LoBue 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM, Smith 342


Psychology Department

101 Warren Street, Smith Hall
Room 301
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Tel: 973-353-3935
Fax: 973-353-1171


Miriam Rosenberg-Lee

Miriam Rosenberg-Lee

Assistant Professor

Barry Komisaruk

Barry Komisaruk

Distinguished Professor

Mauricio Delgado

Mauricio Delgado

Professor and Chair

Michael Shiflett

Michael Shiflett

Research Assistant Professor