Faculty & Staff

The psychology 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.


Sharon Carnahan
Professor of Psychology | Executive Director, Child Development & Student Research Center
T. 407.646.2548

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

Sharon Carnahan is a developmental psychologist who teaches about child and adolescent development, child assessment and developmental screening, cross cultural child psychology, and the psychology of religious experiences. She is a prevention scientist who studies the application of developmental principles to the problems of children and families.

Alice Davidson
Associate Professor
Bush 322
T. 407.646.2129

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

Alice Davidson holds a Ph.D. in human development and family studies (HDFS) from The Pennsylvania State University.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rhodes College.  Dr. Davidson teaches various courses in child and adolescent development, introduction to psychology and research methods and statistics.

Stacey Tantleff Dunn
Bush 324
T. 407.646.2473

Ph.D. University of South Florida, 1995
M.A. University of South Florida, 1992
B.A. George Washington University, 1989

Stacey Dunn is a licensed clinical psychologist whose primary research activity is in the areas of body image and eating behavior, with a focus on media effects and gender differences. Her most recent research, teaching, and clinical work reflect her interests in positive psychology and mindfulness-based therapies. Dr. Dunn teaches courses in positive psychology, psychology of relationships, clinical psychology, and introductory psychology.

Paul Harris
Bush 318
T. 407.628.6316

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

With a doctorate in social psychology and a master's degree in interior design, Paul Harris has twenty years of experience studying the links between physical settings and human response.

John Houston
Bush 316
T. 407.646.2099

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

Dr. Houston's teaching has focused on the psychology of work, group dynamics, statistics and research methods, and social psychology. His research examines several applied areas including competitiveness, aggressive driving, and neighborhood attachment and his articles have been published in a variety of journals.

Andrew Luchner
Assistant Professor
Bush 329
T. 407.646.2457

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

Andrew Luchner is a licensed clinical psychologist whose experience includes the practice of psychotherapy in collegiate, public and private settings, the teaching and supervision of diagnosis, assessment, and treatment, and research in the areas of psychotherapy and personality.

Jennifer Queen
Associate Professor | R-Compass Faculty Director
Bush 321
T. 407.646.2206
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Ph.D. Emory University, 2003 
M.A. Emory University, 2000 
B.A. Washington and Lee University, 1995

Jennifer Queen is a cognitive psychologist with varied interests in how the mind/brain takes in, stores, and uses information from the world.  Dr. Queen’s research interests are evolving as she dives deeply into the cognitive science of learning in college students.  Past work focused on language with projects including memory for spoken language and auditory imagery of speech, the effects of non-linguistic information on speech perception, and individual differences in the ability to understand language.

Steven St. John
Professor and Chair
Bush 320
T. 407.691.1153
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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 is a physiological psychologist whose research focuses on the neural representation of chemosensory perceptual experiences and the behavioral and neural regulation of feeding and drinking behavior. More generally, St. John is interested in the relationship of brain to behavior and to consciousness, and the plasticity of the nervous system to change with age and experience.

Suzanne Woodward
Bush 327
T. 407.646.2224

Ph.D. City College of the City University of New York, 1988
B.A. University of North Florida, 1981

Suzanne Woodward is a cognitive neuroscientist with a program of research on the psychophysiology of sleep.  After a long association with the medical school at Wayne State University, Dr. Woodward spent the last decade teaching in liberal arts institutions such as Rollins College and the College of Charleston. Her teaching interests include cognitive psychology, sleep, and health and she enjoys mentoring undergraduate research.


Rachelle Yankelevitz
Assistant Professor
Bush 325
T. 407.646.2744
Rachelle Yankelevitz is an experimental psychologist with research interests in human and non-human decision making, impulsivity, risk taking, and animal behavior.  After teaching for four years at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, she joined the Rollins faculty in 2017.  Her teaching interests include learning, comparative psychology and behavioral economics.


Carol Biggers
Animal Care Technician
Bush 276
T. 407.646.2578
Vicki Long
Administrative Assistant
Bush 319A
T. 407.646.2227
Kevin Miraglia
Laboratory Teaching Associate/Animal Care Supervisor
Bush 278
T. 407.646.2570
Caitlin Mason
Lead Teacher
Child Development Center
T. 407.646.2515
Diane Terorde Doyle
Director, Child Development & Student Research Center
Child Development Center
T. 407.646.2515

Department of Psychology
Rollins College
Bush Science Center
1000 Holt Ave. – 2760
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2227