With a comprehensive foundation in the psychological sciences—including theory, research and practice—Dominican’s Psychology program prepares students for successful careers in this dynamic and multifaceted field.

Majoring in Psychology at Dominican is an exciting and meaningful life experience that combines the scientific study of the mind and the study of behavior

During your undergraduate years you will learn the foundations of psychological science, involve yourself in the discipline by working in the field, carry out research of your own design, and attend national or regional professional conferences.  

Incorporating theory, research and practice, the program fosters an atmosphere of mutual respect and encourages individual challenge. The department’s small size allows you to interact one-on-one with Dominican’s faculty of practicing psychologists, acclaimed teachers and researchers. 

Two components make our program distinctive: first-hand experience in the field, and the selection of a personal research focus through the field placement requirement and senior research project.

Academic Programs

Contact Information

Office Hours

Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


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Research and Field Placement

All psychology students engage in research and fieldwork in their senior year. Students will conduct and write an American Psychological Association research project and participate in a community-based internship.

Faculty and Staff

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Afshin Gharib, PhD

Professor of Psychology
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William L. Phillips, PhD

Professor of Psychology
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Ari Adduci

Administrative Coordinator
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LeeAnn Bartolini, PhD



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Veronica Fruiht, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology
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Benjamin D. Rosenberg, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology
Sophie Schuyler

Sophie Schuyler

Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Tamara Daily

Adjunct Instructor

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