Psychology Faculty

Michael Ainette

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Phone: (845) 848-4103
Email: michael.ainette@dc.edu

Dr. Ainette received his B.A. in Psychology from Lehman College, and his M.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (with a health emphasis) from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. His research interests involve identification of risk and protective factors for health outcomes with emphasis on stress, social support, and self-regulatory processes. The courses he teaches include, but are not limited to, General Psychology I and II, Psychology of Personality, Cognitive Neuroscience, Abnormal Psychology, and History and Systems of Psychology. Dr. Ainette is the faculty advisor for psychology internships and the Psychology Club advisor, as well.

    Fabiana DesRosiers

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Phone: (845) 848-4070
    Email: fabiana.desrosiers@dc.edu

    Fabiana DesRosiers received her B.A. from Binghamton University and both her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University. She is a First Year Advocate Award recipient, reviewer for the PSI CHI Journal of Undergraduate Research; and a reviewer for graduate and undergraduate grants for PSI CHI. Dr. DesRosiers research interests are in the areas of identity, self-concept, academic motivation, and freshman year issues. She enjoys advising students in the Freshman Year Program, Honors Program, and Alpha Lambda Delta. Dr. DesRosiers teaches Adolescent Psychology, Developmental Psychology I, General Psychology I, Psychological Testing, Psychology of Gender, and Sports Psychology.

        Kelly M. Johnson

        Associate Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of Psychology


        Phone: (845) 848-4074
        Email: kelly.johnson@dc.edu

        Dr. Johnson received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from University of Delaware, an M.A. in General Experimental Psychology from California State University, Northridge, and a B.S. in International Finance from University of Southern California. Her research interests involve Intergroup Relations, particularly as anxiety and control are involved, and more recently, the effect of re-testing on students’ retention of course material. Among the courses Dr. Johnson teaches are Psychological Statistics, Quantitative Research Methods, Experimental Psychology and Social Psychology.