The W&J Psychology Department is located in Dieter-Porter Hall.


The Department of Psychology prepares students to study behavior from a wide range of perspectives, including social, clinical, physiological, developmental, organizational, and cognitive.

As a member of the Natural Science and Mathematics division, the psychology department employs experimental methods in laboratory and field settings to learn about behavior and the variables that affect it. The department also participates in a wide range of research and applied programs that intersect the discipline, including neuroscience; mind, brain, and behavior; child development and education; and human resource management.

The department offers a psychology major and minor, as well as an emphasis in Human Resource Management, and the Mind, Brain and Behavior Program. The department also participates in programs for students seeking Teacher Certification, including the Child Development and Education major. Psychology courses also tie into the Neuroscience emphasis and minor.

Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.

Program Resources



Work of Catherine Davis '04 Featured in 'The Atlantic'

Work of Catherine Davis '04 Featured in 'The Atlantic'
April 24, 2014

Davis is the lead author of a study of the psychological effects of deep-space conditions on astronauts.



Lynn A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Timothy S. Klitz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Nicholas J. Cavoti, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair of Psychology

Cathy Petchel, M.A.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Rebecca L. McDonald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Elizabeth A. Bennett, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Michael Crabtree, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Benjamin Seltzer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology

Course Requirements