McCoy Professor, Department Chair
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