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Psychology Faculty

Dr. Marya Howell-Carter

Office: Knapp Hall, Room 48
Office Phone: 631-420-2725
Office e-mail: carterm@farmingdale.edu

Office Hours:

MONDAY 11:00-1:00pm
TUESDAY 10:00-11:00am; 4:00-5:00pm
THURSDAY 9:30-11:00am

BSEd: Northwestern University
MA: Northwestern University
PhD: Northwestern University
Areas of Specialization: Adolescent Therapy, Psychological Concerns in College Students, Family Therapy, Women’s Issues
Courses Taught: Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Child Development, Lifespan Development, Individual and Group Counseling, Multicultural Psychology, Psychology of Women, Internship / Senior Project I and II

Dr. Michael Goodstone

Office Phone: 631-420-2725
Office E-Mail: goodstms@farmingdale.edu

BA: Syracuse University
MA, Ph.D.: Hofstra University
Areas of Specialization: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, clinical applications in organizations, psychological assessment.
Courses Taught: Abnormal Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Applied Personnel Psychology, Internship/Senior Project I and II.

Dr. Jennifer Gonder

Associate Professor of Psychology and Acting Director of Applied Psychology Program
Office: Knapp Hall, Room 57
Telephone: 631-420-2236
E-Mail: gonderj@farmingdale.edu

Office Hours:

MONDAY 11:30-1:30pm
TUESDAY 9:30-10:30am
THURSDAY 12:30-1:30; 1:30-2:30 (By Appt)

BA: Hofstra University
MA, PhD: Hofstra University
Area of Specialization:  Industrial/Organizational Psychology; performance evaluation and feedback; leadership development; work motivation; customer satisfaction.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Psychology, I/O Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Statistics, Research Methods, Internship / Senior Project I and II

Dr. Sayeed Islam

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: Knapp Hall, Room 51
Office Phone: 631-420-2581

Office Hours:

MONDAY 11-12pm
TUESDAY 11-1pm; 4:30-5:30pm
THURSDAY 11-12pm

BA: Rutgers University
MBA: Fairleigh Dickinson University
MA: I/O Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University
PhD: Applied Organizational Psychology, Hofstra University
Areas of Specialization: Customer service, Self-efficacy, Training and Development, proactive personality
Courses Taught: Introduction to Psychology, Organizational Training and Development, Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Internship / Senior Project I and II

Dr. Marla Johnston

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: Knapp Hall, Room 56
Office Phone: 631-420-2013
Office Email: johnstm@farmingdale.edu

Office Hours:

MONDAY 12:30-2:30pm (Psychology department)


Liberal Arts Office – Memorial Hall 1st floor

WEDNESDAY 12:45-2:45pm

Liberal Arts Office – Memorial Hall 1st floor

AA: Farmingdale State College
BS: University of Maryland at College Park
MA: George Mason University
PhD: CUNY - The Graduate School and University Center
Areas of Specialization: Child Development, Moral Development, Parenting, Discipline, Domain Theory, Adolescent Stress
Courses Taught: Introduction to Psychology, Child Development, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology

Dr. Michaela Porubanova

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: Knapp Hall, Room 57
Office Phone: 631-794-6469
Office E-mail:  porubam@farmingdale.edu

Office Hours:

TUESDAY 10-11am
WEDNESDAY 10:40-1:40pm
THURSDAY 10-11am (by appointment only)
MONDAY, FRIDAY 9am-3pm by appointment: Skype office hours

MA: Masaryk University, The Czech Republic / Maryville College, TN, USA (Exchange Student)
PhD: Masaryk University, The Czech Republic
Research Stays: University of Oslo, Norway; University of Trento, Italy; Aarhus University, Denmark; New School for Social Research, New York, USA
Areas of Specialization: Cognitive Psychology; Visual Attention and Emotion; Culture and Cognition
Courses Taught: Cognitive Psychology, Learning, Introduction to Psychology, Cognition, Culture, & Society (taught in Florence, Italy)

Dr. Maria Anderson

Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Office: Knapp Hall, Room 51
Office Phone: 631-794-6467
Office e-mail: andersm@farmingdale.edu

Office Hours:

MONDAY 11-12pm; 1:40-2:40pm
TUESDAY 1:40-2:40pm

BA Psychology: Stony Brook University
MA Psychology: Stony Brook University
PhD Integrative Neuroscience: Stony Brook University
Areas of Specialization: Behavioral Neuroscience, animal models of Alzheimer’s disease, lifestyle interventions and cognitive decline
Courses Taught: Introduction to Psychology, Biopsychology, Research and Writing in Psychology

Dr. Michael Figuccio 

Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Office: Knapp Hall, Room 56
Office Phone: 631-794-6465
Office e-mail: figuccm@farmingdale.edu


MONDAY 2-3pm (by appointment)
TUESDAY 10-11am
WEDNESDAY 10-10:50am; 2-3pm
THURSDAY 10-11am


BS Human Physiology, Boston University
BA Psychology with Distinction, Boston University
MA Psychology, Boston University
PhD Psychology, Boston University
Areas of Specialization: Developmental Neuropsychology, Reading Development, Infant and Child Development, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Diffusion Weighted Imaging
Courses Taught: Introductory Psychology, Child Development, Physiological Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods

Bindu Annie Dulock, M.A.

Visiting Adjunct Professor
Office: Knapp Hall, Room 51
Office phone: 631-794-6466
Office e-mail: dulockba@farmingdale.edu

Office Hours:


1:00-2:00PM (Psychology dept)


12:05-1:05PM (Psychology dept)

STS HOURS: Memorial Hall, first floor: 1:10-3:10PM

WEDNESDAY 1:00-2:00pm

BA: Psychology, University of St. Thomas

MA: Clinical Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Doctoral Coursework completed (ABD): University of Nebraska-Linoln

Internship and Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center 

Area of Specialization: Child and Family Psychology, Parenting, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment

Courses Taught: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology 



Please note:

The following instructors are Adjunct Faculty and do not have office  hours.  You can speak to them before or after class, leave a message for them in their mailbox (Knapp Hall, room M15 or send them an e-mail.  Faculty e-mail information is located on our department web page.  www.farmingdale.edu, go to the link for psychology department.


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