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Michele Van Volkom, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Departmental Advising Coordinator (DAC)


Department
Psychology
Office
Howard Hall 134
Phone
732-263-5479
Email
mvanvolk@monmouth.edu

Michele Van Volkom, Ph.D.

Michele Van Volkom, Ph.D., began teaching at the State University of New York at Albany in May of 1999. Van Volkom worked as an adjunct faculty member at Sage College during graduate school. After completing her doctoral program in Social Psychology in 2002, she spent one year as a visiting assistant professor at Susquehanna University. In September of 2003, she began her full-time faculty position at Monmouth University and was promoted to Senior Lecturer, effective July 1, 2020. She has specialization in social psychology with an emphasis on topics such as relationships within the family.

Education

Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

M.A., State University of New York at Albany

B.A., Seton Hall University

Research Interests

Current areas of interest include birth order, personality, and sibling relationships in emerging adulthood.

Publications

Books

Van Volkom, M. (2007).  Instructor’s Manual to Accompany Mastering Social

Psychology by Baron, Byrne, and Branscombe (1st ed.).  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Van Volkom, M. (2005). Instructor’s Manual to Accompany Social Psychology by Baron, Byrne, and Branscombe (11th ed.).  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Recent Scholarly Articles

* = Monmouth University Undergraduate Student Co-Author

McLoughlin, S.*, & Van Volkom, M.  (2020). College students’ perceptions and recognition of sexual harassment across genders.  College Student Journal, 54, 283-293.

Cunha, B.*, & Van Volkom, M.  (2019). The effects of race and gender on perceptions of trustworthiness in a high status occupation.  International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Studies, 5, 80-94.  doi: 10.29032/ijhsss.v5.i4.2019.80-84

Van Volkom, M., Dirmeitis, D.*, & Cappitelli, S*. (2019).  An investigation of the connection between parenting styles, birth order, personality, and sibling relationships.  Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 7, 55-63.  doi: 10.15640/jpbs.v7n1a7  

Kramer, A.*, & Van Volkom, M. (2018).  The influence of cognitive heuristics and stereotypes about Greek letter organizations on jury decisions.  Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 23, 51-60.    

Recent Presentations / Invited Talks

* = Monmouth University Undergraduate Student Co-Author

Skultety, M.*, Van Volkom, M., & Arnold, C. (2020, August).  From behind front lines.  Poster session presented at the (virtual) annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.  

Stapley, J. C., Van Volkom, M., & Palafox, J.* (2020, June).  The effect of professor gender on student evaluations of professors. Poster session presented at the (virtual) annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.

Skultety, M.*, Van Volkom, M., & Arnold, C. (2020, June).  The key to the cuffs: An examination of civilian perceptions of the modern-day police officer.  Poster session presented at the (virtual) annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.  

Stapley, J. C., Van Volkom, M., & Miceli, K.* (2019, March).  Predictors of volunteering among college students: Gender and desire for skill attainment. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Van Volkom, M., Guerguis, A.*, & Kramer, A*.  (2019, March).  Sex differences in self-perceptions of personality traits among emerging adults. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Miceli, K.*, Stapley, J. C., & Van Volkom, M.  (2018, March).  Predictors of volunteering among college students. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Participation in Monmouth University’s Scholarship Week

* = Monmouth University Undergraduate Student Co-Author

Ferejohn, T.*, Laster, M.*, Van Volkom, M., & Stapley, J. (2020, April).  Rate my professor: Gender of professor’s influence on students’ perceptions.  “Hawk Talk” poster presented at Monmouth University’s annual scholarship week (virtual). 

Kaercher, P.*, Aydukovic, S.*, Stapley, J.C., & Van Volkom, M.  (2019, April).  The effect of expected benefits on young adult volunteering. “Hawk Talk” poster session presented at Monmouth University’s annual scholarship week, West Long Branch, NJ. 

Kaur, H.*, Termyna, H.*, Van Volkom, M., & Stapley, J. C. (2018, April).  The effect of benefits on willingness to volunteer.  “Hawk Talk” poster session presented at Monmouth University’s annual scholarship week, West Long Branch, NJ. 

Hollywood, T.*, Soubasis, A.*, Srouji, M.*, Ciarocco, N., Mehrkam, L., & Van Volkom, M. (2017, April).  How people detect fake news: Effects of information source on persuasion and perceptions of information quality.  “Hawk Talk” poster session presented at Monmouth University’s annual scholarship week, West Long Branch, NJ. 

Professional Associations

  • National Academic Advising Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Eastern Psychological Association
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Courses

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Experimental Methods in Psychology and Laboratory (PY 320)
  • First Year Seminar (FY 101)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PY 103)
  • Psychological Statistics (PY 311)
  • Psychological Statistics and Lab (PY 311)
  • Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (PY 205)
  • Psychology of Aging (PY 205)
  • Research Ii: Behavioral Statistics and Laboratory (PY 311)
  • Research Iii: Experimental Methods and Laboratory (PY 320)
  • Service Learning Projects (EX 487)
  • Social Psychology (PY 207)

Recently Taught Classes

2020 Spring

2020 Fall

2019 Spring

2019 Fall

2018 Spring

2018 Fall

2017 Spring

2017 Fall