Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Psychology

Jessica Salvatore, Department Head
Phone: (540) 568-6114
Email: ugpsyc@jmu.edu
Location: Miller Hall, Room 1120
Website: http://www.psyc.jmu.edu/undergraduate

J. Andre, K. Apple, S. Baker, K. Barron, D. Daniel, J. Dyche, W. Evans, M. Hall, D. Holt, J. Irons, K. Jakobsen, N. Kerr, J. Kurtz, S. Lovell, C. Lyons, M. Reis-Bergan, B. Saville, M. Stoloff, T. Zinn

Associate Professors
R. Kondrad, K. Melchiori, K. Moore, J. Salvatore, M. Shoup-Knox

Assistant Professors
B. Blankenship, J. Taft Young, S. Upadhyay

Senior Lecturer
K. DuVall

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Psychology is to educate students in, and contribute to, the science of psychology.


The vision of the Department of Psychology is to sustain and advance a nationally recognized department focused on promoting scientific proficiency within the cross-disciplinary field of psychology. To that end, the curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in psychological science that reflects multiple perspectives within the discipline. The hallmarks of our program are learning opportunities that promote the skills necessary to conduct and evaluate research and to interpret findings. The department trains our students to be responsive to emerging trends and apply their knowledge of psychological science as responsible global citizens.

The Department of Psychology is a dynamic contributor to the General Education program and the university community through the delivery of high-quality courses and other educational experiences emphasizing psychological science. We also contribute to the M.A. program in psychological science. Our faculty strive to create and implement creative and effective pedagogy, embracing the dual role of teacher/scholar. The department fosters a collegial and collaborative environment within which divergent opinions as well as cultural diversity are respected, valued and promoted.

Admission and Retention Requirements

Information on admission to programs within the Department of Psychology, retention and minimum grade requirements may be found on the individual program pages listed below: