Dr. Mary Barnas

McCoy Professor
Office: Mills 403

Degrees: Ph.D. Developmental Psychology (West Virginia University), 1991; Master’s in Developmental Psychology (West Virginia University), 1987; Bachelor’s in Psychology (Loyola College of Maryland), 1985

Research Interests: Social-Emotional Development in children, Intimate Partner Violence, Child abuse and neglect.

Recent Publications: Valaik Barnas, M. (2000). “Parenting”our students: Applying Developmental Psychology to the college classroom. Teaching of Psychology.

Courses (Fall 2015): Family Discord, Child Development, Graduate Developmental Psychology

Courses (Spring 2016): Adolescent Development, Developmental Internship

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes? Students in my courses need to be prepared to discuss the material.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College? The small classes and interaction with the students.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy? Running

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book? Either

What is your favorite Marietta College event? First day of classes