Category Archives: Psychology

Michael Washco

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Early Childhood Psychology
Office Phone: 518-255-5729

About Michael: Michael Washco, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, earned his B.S. in Sociology and M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the State University of New York, University at Albany. He has over 10 years of experience teaching a variety of courses in psychology, sociology, counseling psychology, and addiction at the post-secondary level. Professor Washco is currently working on his PhD in General Psychology, Cognition and Instruction, from Grand Canyon University. His areas of interest are program development, assessment, and counseling education.

In addition to his educational pursuits, Professor Washco has over 15 years of clinical experience as a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor. Professor Washco has worked in a variety of clinical settings addressing addiction, mental health, and crisis counseling. His educational philosophy is to implement his clinical experiences into student curricula to best-demonstrate application and use of course material.

Outside of the classroom Professor Washco enjoys running, college basketball, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Mary Guerrant

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology
Office Location: Warner Hall 203
Office Phone: 518-255-5737

Areas of Expertise: health equity, community engagement, participatory action research, issues of diversity (especially LGBTQ+, gender, ethnic minority, and immigrant)

Courses Taught: Community Psychology, Health Psychology, Social Psychology, General Psychology, Adult Development and Aging, Statistics, Research Methods, Personality Psychology, Applied Psychology, Gender and Sexuality

About Mary: Dr. Mary Guerrant earned her PhD in Applied Social and Community Psychology from North Carolina State University and holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Music Performance from Centenary College of Louisiana. Dr. Guerrant enjoys teaching a variety of psychology courses, especially those related to her emphasis on health and community psychology. Her goal as an instructor is to encourage student development within and beyond the classroom by blending individual critical thinking with group discussion and collaborative projects. She looks forward to working with advisees in the spring, providing opportunities for student involvement in research, and is always open to engaging with students outside the classroom. Her primary areas of interest center around issues of diversity (particularly LGBTQ+, immigrant, and racial/ethnic), community engagement, and health equity. She applies these interests through active research and holding leadership roles within professional organizations. In her free time, Dr. Guerrant enjoys playing music and attending concerts, traveling (especially internationally), trying new cuisine, and biking.



Corbett, Amy B. – Self-presentation, Justice, Aggression, Depression, College level assessment, Program development and assessment

Guerrant, Mary – Health and Community Psychology, issues of diversity (particularly LGBTQ+, immigrant, and racial/ethnic)

Amy B. Corbett

Title: Professor
Department: Early Childhood and Psychology
Office Location: United States
Office Phone: 518-255-5660
Office Hours: Tuesday 9:15-10:45 & Wednesday 8:30-12 or by appointment

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