Faculty and Staff


Our Faculty and Staff

Our eleven full-time faculty pride themselves on being available to students. Please do not hesitate to contact any of us for information about the program, to serve as academic advisors, or to inquire about opportunities for senior or summer research.

Faculty:    C | DH | L | Q | R | S | W

Staff:    Child Development Center | Department of Psychology


Department of Psychology Faculty

Sharon Carnahan, PhD

Sharon Carnahan
Director, Rollins College Child Development Center
Phone: 407.646.2548
Bush 323

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984
B.A., Hope College, 1979

Alice Davidson, PhD

Alice Davidson
Assistant Professor
Phone: 407.646.2129
Bush 322

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2009
M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2006
B.A., Rhodes College, 2002

Paul Harris, PhD

Paul Harris
Phone: 407.628.6316
Bush 318

Ph.D., University of Utah, 1994
M.S., University of Arizona, 1999
M.S., Texas Christian University, 1986
B.A., Knox College, 1984

John Houston, PhD

John Houston
Phone: 407.646.2099
Bush 316

Ph.D., New York University, 1989
M.A., New York University, 1986
B.A., Georgetown University, 1983

Andrew Luchner, PsyD

Dr. Andrew Luchner
Assistant Professor
Phone: 407.646.2457
Bush 329

Psy.D., Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, 2005
M.A., Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, 2000
B.A., Tufts University, 1997

Jennifer Queen, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Queen
Associate Professor and Chair
Phone: 407.646.2206
Bush 321

Ph.D., Emory University, 2003
M.A., Emory University, 2000
B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1995

Roger Ray, PhD

Roger Ray
Phone: 407.646.2278
Bush 325

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1969
M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1964
B.A., Rollins College, 1962

David Richard, PhD

David Richard
Professor and Dean, Hamilton Holt School
Phone: 407.691.1092
Hamilton Holt School Building

Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1999
M.A., University of Hawaii, 1992
M.Ed., Harvard University, 1988
B.A., University of California at San Diego, 1986

Maria Ruiz, PhD

Maria Ruiz
Phone: 407.646.2190
Bush 326

Post Doctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1984-1985
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1982
M.A., University of Florida, 1978
M.Ed., University of Florida, 1974
B.A., University of Florida, 1972

Robert Smither, PhD

Robert Smither
Professor and Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Phone: 407.646.2237
Mills Building

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1981
M.A., California State University at San Francisco, 1978
B.A., Indiana University, 1971

Steven St. John, PhD

Steven St. John | on sabbatical leave Fall, 2012
Phone: 407.691.1153
Bush 320

Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Maryland Medical School, 2001
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1997
M.S., University of Florida, 1995
B.S., University of Florida, 1993

Steven St. John, PhD

Suzanne Woodward
Visiting Professor
Phone: 407.646.2224
Bush 327

Ph.D., City College

Child Development Center Staff

Mary Davis

Caitlin Mason
Lead Teacher
Phone: 407.646.2515
Child Development Center

Caitlin Mason is an early childhood teacher at the Child Development Center. With a background in Family and Child Sciences from FSU, Caitlin creates engaging activities for the children as well as facilitating the undergraduate students' understanding of child behaviors and development throughout the school day. Caitlin is also the Summer program director at the CDC and runs the Down syndrome preschool summer camp.

Diane Doyle

Diane Terorde Doyle
Early Childhood Specialist
Phone: 407.646.2515
Child Development Center

Diane Doyle is the early childhood specialist at the Child Development Center Laboratory Preschool. With an advanced degree in early childhood education, she has worked with young children for the past 25 years, as a teacher, director, and undergraduate instructor. Diane also teaches at Seminole State College in the early childhood education department. Her interests are in children with special needs and in the social and emotional development of young children.

Department of Psychology Staff

Evelyn DeMello

Carol Biggers
Animal Care Technician
Phone: 407.646.2578
Bush 276

Carol Biggers is a Penn State graduate with a BS in Secondary Education for Biology and General Science. She taught biology and anatomy to high school students for 25 years before joining the staff of the psychology department at Rollins. Besides having a keen interest in nature study and maintaining her backyard botanical “jungle” and Koi pond, she thoroughly enjoys her pet rescue pups and all creatures great and small.

Vicki Long

Vicki Long
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 407.646.2227
Bush 319A

Vicki Long joined the Rollins College psychology department in 2002. In addition to her work as administrative assistant, she enjoys taking classes at Rollins. Long has been an educational office professional at various colleges and universities for approximately 25 years, most of this time in her home state of North Carolina.  Long loves being around people and promotes a student-friendly atmosphere in the department. She serves on various committees on campus, has played a leadership role in raising funds for suicide awareness, and is an active advocate for her neighborhood and the surrounding community. These effors were recognized with the 2008 Thaddeus Seymour Staff Award for Community Engagement.

Kevin Miraglia

Kevin Miraglia
Laboratory Teaching Associate/Animal Care Supervisor
Phone: 407.646.2570
Bush 278

Kevin Miraglia is a Rollins College graduate and has been a staff member of the department since 2003. Miraglia supervises the animal lab facilities and is the department's teaching associate. Miraglia's research interests include instructional design and educational technology and he has presented at numerous professional conferences. He also serves on the Rollins College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.


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