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Judith L Nye, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Foundations -- General Education

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University

B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University

Office: Rebecca Stafford Student Center, Room FY-2

Phone: 732-571-3683


Regularly Taught Courses:

FY101: First Year Seminar


Judith L. Nye's training is in experimental social psychology, and she conducts research on leadership as viewed through the eyes of the follower, college transitions, and how students make sense of their world.

Research Interests:

Social cognition and group process, student success in higher education.



Nye, J. L., & Brower, A. M. (Eds.) (1996).  What's social about social cognition?  Research on socially shared cognition in small groups.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage..

Scholarly Articles:

Forsyth, D. R., & Nye, J. L. (2008). Seeing and being a leader: The perceptual, cognitive, and interpersonal roots of conferred influence. In C. L. Hoyt, G. R. Goethals, and D. R. Forsyth (Eds.), Leadership at the crossroads: Psychology and leadership.(Vol. 1, pp. 116-131). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Nye, J. L. (2005). Leadership perceptions in the thick of it: The effects of implicit theories, group setbacks, and group outcomes. In B. Schyns & J. R. Meindl (Eds.), Implicit Leadership Theories: Essays and Explorations (pp. 39-77). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Professional Associations:

American Psychological Association

Association for Psychological Science

American Association for Colleges and Universities


Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology, 2005. Awarded by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL)

Distinguished Teaching Award, Monmouth University (2004).

Delegate, People to People Ambassador Program: Psychology of Social Issues Delegation to South Africa, January, 2004

Additional Information:

Outside of work, Dr. Nye is quite active in raising and competing with her dogs. She co-authored an article in Showsight Magazine (voted “Most Beautiful Dog Publication in the World”) entitled “Living with the Keeshond” (July 2012).