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Padmini (Nina) Banerjee, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, and Assistant Director, Women & Gender Studies Minor Program College of Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences Delaware State University 302 857 7040               EDUCATION Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in Human Development & Family Studies (1991). Minor in women’s studies. Doctoral dissertation on multiple roleinvolvement and the sense of control over one’s life in relation to women’s experiences of stress and satisfaction across work and family spheres.   M.S. and B.S. Honors from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, in Child Development and Family Relationships (1976). Master’s thesis on the effectiveness of “training” for creative thinking during middle childhood.   Postdoctoral scholarly affiliation: Ongoing secondary research using global migration data from selected studies archived at Harvard University/ Murray Research Archives, Cambridge, Ma. (2005 - present).   RESEARCH INTERESTS Issues in lifespan and crosscultural psychology – migration, identity and mental health; the “refugee experience” of dislocation, survival, adaptation and change. Stress and health in the context of multiple role involvement; anxiety in modern life; dealing with personal crises and dislocation, coping and resilience. Educational and policy issues – factors affecting student engagement in the classroom, gender equity and aging   PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS American Psychological Association (APA) International Division/ Div 52 of the American Psychological Association (APA) Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)   PUBLICATIONS German, M. and Banerjee, P. (2016). Continental Divides in an Age of Technology: Unanticipated Consequences of Emigration and Implications for the Economic, Political and SocioCultural Arrangements in the Home Country, Journal of Media Watch (Summer 2016), in press.   German, M. and Banerjee, P. (2016). Migration, Technology and Adaptation: PostMigration Experiences of Filipino Immigrants in the US. In C. Sarmento (Ed.), Semiotics of Intercultural Communication: from Theory to Practices. Porto: CEI & Edições Afrontamento    Banerjee, P. and German, M. (2014). ReligiousEthnic Identities in Multicultural Societies: Identity in the Global Age. In M. Kopytowska and Y. Kalyango (Eds.), Why Discourse Matters: Negotiating Identity in a Mediatized World (pp.265284). NY: Peter Lang Publishing.   P. Banerjee. (2012). Studying the Role of Culture in Psychology: An Overview of Approaches, Guiding Concepts, and Issues. In J. Rich (Ed.), Research Doesn’t Have to be Boring . IA: KendallHunt Publishing Company. aspx?id=38988   German, M. & Banerjee, P. (2011). (Eds.) Migration, Technology & Transculturation: A Global Perspective. St. Charles, MO: Lindenwood University Press.   Banerjee, P. (2011). Witkin, Herman, A. (19161979). In R.W. Reiber (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories (DOI 10.1007/19781441904638). Springer ScienceBusiness Media.   Kenney, J. L., & Banerjee, P. (2011). “Would someone say something, please?” Increasing student participation in college classrooms. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching , 22 (4), 5781.   Kenney, J. L., Banerjee, P. & Newcombe, E. (2011). Developing and Sustaining Positive Change in Faculty Technology Skills: Lessons Learned from an Innovative Faculty Development Initiative. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning , 6(2), 89102.   Banerjee, P. and German, M. (2010). “Migration and Transculturation in the Digital Age: A Framework for Studying the “Space Between.” Journal of International and Global Studies, 2(1) , 2235.   Kenney, Banerjee & Newcombe. (2009). Developing and Sustaining Positive Change in Faculty Technology Education: Lessons Learned from an Innovative Faculty Development Initiative. Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Training (SITTE) International Conference in Charleston, SC: March 26, 2009.   Banerjee. P. (2009) – (book review) The Rediscovery of Apprenticeship: An Age Old Solution Aligned to 21st Century Needs. A peer reviewed book review of The Means to Grow Up: Reinventing Apprenticeship as a Developmental Support in Adolescence by Robert Halpern. New York: Routledge, 2009. 230 pp. ISBN 9780415960335. $39.95, Paperback, APA Contemporary Psychology, PsycCritiques Online journal. Banerjee, P. (2008). Amalgamated Identities: New Phenomenon or New Paradigm? International Psychology Bulletin, 12(2) , 1015. &oq=Padmini+Banerjee+amalgamated+identities&gs_l=heirloomhp. 3...835.24760.0.26406. 50.9.889.I5SObSQMTT4 Banerjee, P. and German, M. (2008). Postmodern Religious Ethnic Amalgamated Identities: An Emerging Perspective. Journal of Applied Global Research (JAGR), 1,1.   Banerjee, P. and German, M. (2007). Amalgamated Religious Ethnic Identities: The Promise of an Emerging Postmodern Paradigm. Proceedings of the International Intellectual Consortium (IIC), 1, 178194.   Banerjee, P. (2007). New Dilemmas, New Solutions: Meeting Mental Health Needs of the Indian Diaspora – Proceedings of the International Conference of Psychology and Mental Health (ICPMH), National Institute for Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India.   Hobfoll, S. E., Banerjee, P., & Britton, P. (1994). Stress resistance resources and health. In S. Maes, H. Leventhal, & M. Johnston (Eds.), International Review of Health Psychology , Vol 3. Chichester, England: Wiley.   Britton, P. J. & Banerjee, P. (1992). Film review of Understanding Psychological Trauma . The Community Psychologist , 25 (2), 1213.   BEYOND ACADEMIA Other Writing: 1980 - present: Several nonfiction pieces published in internationally salient newspapers/magazines such as The Philadelphia Inquirer , The Statesman , The Telegraph , The Indian Express and The Hindu . Currently working on a collection of nonfiction essays based on my observations and experiences across continents.


  BRIAN M. FRIEL, PH.D.  Associate Professor of Psychology Room 247, Delaware Hall 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19904 Phone: 302-857-6637 Email:   EDUCATION 1997 - BS 1999 - MS 2004 - PhD St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY (Psychology) The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (Psychology: Cognitive/Experimental) Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (Psychology: Cognitive)                        RESEARCH My research interests are somewhat diverse but they all fall under the umbrella of improving cognitive performance. My current interest deals with strategies for maximizing choice accuracy/satisfaction in information-heavy decision environments, particularly in regard to consumer decisions. I have also investigating topics such as development of expertise, measures of skill development, word recognition processes, and bilingualism.   PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Psychonomic Society Association for Psychological Science (APS) Eastern Psychological Association (EPA)   PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS Hehman, E., Gaertner, S. L., Dovidio, J. F., Mania, E. W., Guerra, R., Wilson, D. C., & Friel, B. M. (2012). Group status drives majority and minority integration preferences. Psychological Science, 23, 46-52. doi: 10.1177/0956797611423547 Shanteau, J., Friel, B., Thomas, R. P., Raacke, J., & Weiss, D. J. (2010). Assessing expertise when performance exceeds perfection. In E. Patterson & Miller (Eds.), Macrocognition metrics and scenarios: Design and evaluation for real-world teams (pp. 85-94). Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. Harris, R. J., Friel, B. M., & Mickelson, N. R. (2006). Attribution of discourse goals for using concrete and abstract-tenor metaphors and similes with or without discourse context. Journal of Pragmatics, 38, 863-879. Shanteau, J., Friel, B. M., Thomas, R. P., & Raacke, J. (2005). Development of expertise in a dynamic decision-making environment. In Betsch, T., & Haberstroh, S. (Eds.), The routines of decision making (pp. 251-270). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.            Friel, B. M., & Harris, R. J. (2004). Operationalizing cognates and false cognates: Using translation elicitation to generate stimuli in six languages. International Journal of Cognitive Technology, 9, 40-54. Friel, B. M., & Kennison, S. M. (2001). Identifying German-English cognates, false cognates, and non-cognates: Methodological issues and descriptive norms. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 4, 249-274. Wichman, A. L., Friel, B. M., Harris, R. J. (2001). The effect of lexical, pragmatic, and morphological violations on reading time and deviance ratings of English and German sentences. Memory and Cognition, 29, 493-502. Kennison, S. M., Friel, B. M., & Sieck, J. P.  (1999). Understanding the bilingual mind. Review of de Groot and Kroll (eds.), Tutorials in bilingualism: Psycholinguistic perspectives. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 13, 187-188.  


JOHN D. RICH, Jr., PH.D.   Associate Professor of Psychology Room 252, Delaware Hall 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19904 Phone: 302-857-6667 Email:   EDUCATION 1991 - BA 1994 - MA 2004 - PhD The College of New Jersey (Psychology) Drew University (Divinity) Temple University (Educational Psychology) RESEARCH Dr. Rich's research interests are twofold: 1) The use of learner-centered assessments to improve retention and deepen understanding of course material; 2) The psychology of humor - analyzing comedic material in order to understand how humor functions, how/why/when it works, and what purpose it serves at an individual and social level. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS   PUBLICATIONS Rich, J. (in progress). A content analysis of contemporary standup comedy: Humor is often very serious. To be submitted to the International Journal of Humor.  Rich, J. (in progress). The three main theories of humor as they are utilized in the sitcom “Louie.” To be submitted to the International Journal of Humor.  Rich, J., Manning, R. and Cage, B. (2015). Feminist pedagogy in the classroom. Psychology Today online journal. Retrieved from  Rich, J., Manning, R. and Cage, B. (2015). Inspiring critical thinking in classrooms. Psychology Today online journal. Retrieved from  Rich, J., Owens, D., Johnson, S., Mines, D. and Capote, K. (2014). Some strategies for reducing social loafing in group projects. Global Journal of Human Social Sciences, 14.  Rich, J., Colon, A., Mines, D. and Jivers, K. (2014). Creating learner-centered assessment strategies for promoting greater student retention and class participation. Frontiers in Psychology, 5.  Rich, J., Dover A., Gordon, A., Gray, K., Morse, P. and Overton, W. (2014). “Deductive reasoning: The use of the selection task to measure educational interventions. European Science Journal, 10, 14-36. Rich, J. (2011). A pilot study of learner-centered assessments: Giving students control over what they learn. Review of higher education and self learning, 4, 67-75.  Rich, J. (2011). Assessments that increase class participation and improve deeper thinking about course material International handbook of academic research and teaching, 15, 265-8.  Rich, J. (2011). Declaration of Independence a challenge to America. Dover Post. July 20 edition.  Rich, J. (2011). Disciplining our children without corporal punishment. Parenting Plus. August 2011 edition, p. 10.  Rich, J. (2011). Fourth of July can inspire us to be a better country. Dover Post. June 15 edition.  Rich, J. (2011). The impact of knowledge and magnitude of criteria on deductive reasoning performance. International handbook of academic research and teaching, 15, 224-8.  Rich, J. (2011). Learner-centered assessments can double as learning experiences: Creating tests that teach. Conference proceedings for the 38th annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning. Rich, J. (2011). Patriotism is slavery. Jesus radicals journal. Retrieved from  Rich, J. (2011). Paying students for grades: Theoretical support. International handbook of academic research and teaching, 15, 253-8. Rich, J. (2011). The relationship between deductive reasoning ability, test anxiety and standardized test scores in a Latino sample. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 33, 261-277.  Rich, J. (2011). Symbolic actions for confronting the powers: The Gospels. Jesus radicals journal. Retrieved from  Rich, J. (2011). Symbolic actions for confronting the powers: The Prophets. Jesus radicals journal. Retrieved from  Rich, J. (2011). The use of pecuniary incentives for academic performance. Journal of applied global research, 4, 35-44.  Rich, J. (2011). What would Jesus do? Jesus radicals journal. Retrieved from  Rich, J. (2010). Assessments that increase class participation and improve deeper thinking about course material. Conference proceedings for the 40th annual conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning.  Rich, J. (2009). No, Virginia, there is no you-know-who. Philadelphia Inquirer. December 15 edition.  Rich, J. (2009). No, Virginia, There Is No Santa Claus. (2008). Dover Post. November 26 edition.  Rich, J. (2008, November 28). Kidding Kids: Why we shouldn’t teach our children about Santa Claus. Bucks County Courier Times.  Rich, J. and Weisberg, R. (2004). Creating All in the Family: A case study in creative thinking. Creativity Research Journal, 16, 247-59.


AMY ROGERS, PH.D.  Associate Professor of Psychology Delaware State University 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19904 Phone: 302-857-6662 Email:   EDUCATION 1987 - BS 1993 - MA 2001 - PhD    Eastern Illinois University (Psychology) Arizona State University (Social Psychology) Southern Illinois University (Applied Social Psychology)                        RESEARCH I’m currently involved in research on gender equity in STEM higher education including the role of microaggressions and implicit bias on STEM women faculty’s career satisfaction and progression.  My research interests extend broadly to issues of social justice and have included skin shade bias and power in marriage.   PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS   PUBLICATIONS Sagrestano, L.M.,  Rogers , A., & Service, A. (2007). Infectious Diseases: HIV and AIDS. In B.A. Boyer & M.I. Paharia (Eds.) Comprehensive Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.  Rogers, J. J., Lisowski, M., & Rogers, A. A. (2006).  Girls, robots, and science education. Science Scope, 29(6), 62-63.  Sagrestano, L. M., Rogers, A., Kittleson, M. J., & Sarvela, P. D. (2005). Examining condom efficacy as a mediator of condom stage of change and condom use among injected drug users. American Journal of Health Behavior, 29, 12-25.  

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Dr. Donna A. Patterson

Bio Donna A. Patterson holds a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University, Bloomington and is the author of Pharmacy in Senegal: Gender, Healing, and Entrepreneurship. Patterson has published articles in the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved and the Journal of Women's History and has held fellowships from the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch, the West African Research Association, and Fulbright. She teaches courses in African, African American, and African Diaspora history and studies. Contact  Office: ETV 211 E-mail: Phone: 302.857.6631