Department of Psychology Welcomes New Faculty

The Department of Psychology is honored to welcome three new faculty members:

Dr. Lindsay Malloy:

Graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Cambridge (UK). Her research is focused on children’s and adolescents’ disclosure of negative experiences, cognitive and socio-contextual influences on children’s memory and narratives, and implications of research findings for the legal system. She has published her work in scholarly articles and in reports and chapters for non-academic professional audiences. She is also co-editor of a new volume concerning children’s testimony. Dr. Malloy’s research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and US Department of Health and Human Services. In 2010, she received an award from the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group for early career contributions to the field of investigative interviewing.

Dr. Anthony Dick:

Graduated from Temple University with a doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology. He conducts research in developmental cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on the developmental neurobiology of language and executive function. He uses both behavioral and biological methodologies, and in particular, uses functional magnetic resonance imaging to explore the developing brain in vivo. Dr. Dick is the author and co-author of several research articles and book chapters, and has been funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders to conduct his research.

Dr. Shannon Pruden:

Received her doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology from Temple University. Employing a variety of methodologies (e.g., preferential looking paradigm, eye-tracking, and naturalistic studies of language), and age groups (infancy through early childhood), her research focuses on the development of early language abilities, with an emphasis on the growth of children’s spatial language. More specifically, she has been examining which factors influence children’s early language development, such as the role of cognitive, biological, and environmental factors, including early conceptual knowledge, child gender, and socioeconomic status. She also studies the development of spatial abilities and how language influences the development of spatial skills. Dr. Pruden has been an author on more than a dozen papers and chapters and has presented at more than 20 national and international conferences.