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

      Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Social Sciences Division

      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


          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.

            • Sarah Strout

              Assistant Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of Psychology

              Phone: (845) 848-4114
              Email: sarah.strout@dc.edu

              Sarah Strout is Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Division of Social Sciences, and Coordinator of the Psychology Major. Dr. Strout received her B.A in Psychology from Assumption College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Social, Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology program at Clark University. Among the courses she teaches are General Psychology I and II, Biopsychology, Forensic Psychology I and II and Cultural Psychology. Dr. Strout is also the faculty advisor for Psi Chi.