Behavioral and Social Sciences Faculty
Chair, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
c [dot] parvan [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8920
Dr. Parvanta’s research contributes to effective communication in public health and health care settings. She welcomes students from any program who want to use qualitative methods, or focus on health behavior, in their research. She...
Director, Master's Program in Health Psychology
e [dot] janke [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8517
Dr. Janke's research targets the intersection of health behaviors, psychosocial risk factors, and chronic disease with a recent focus in the area of pain and obesity. Pain is a common problem that rarely presents itself in isolation....
k [dot] leibow [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8902
During his 30+ years at the University of the Sciences, Ken Leibowitz has conducted over 150 presentations, workshops and train-the-trainer sessions at national, state, and local professional meetings. Much of his work has focused on enhancing...
j [dot] may [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8927
Director, Undergraduate Program in Psychology
Director, University Honors Program
s [dot] moelte [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.7534
Dr. Moelter has been studying brain function and dysfunction since 1991 when he was an undergraduate research assistant in a visual neuroscience laboratory at Penn State University. Dr. Moelter earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at...
v [dot] rajan [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-8588
Dr. Rajan’s research focuses on early childhood cognitive and brain development. One line of her research examines the development of episodic memory, which involves the ability to recall events from a specific time and place. Another line...
m [dot] ramirez [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8548
Dr. Ramirez is a medical anthropologist who received her PhD from the University of Iowa, and her MPH from Portland State University in Portland, OR. She has conducted field work in many parts of Mexico and specializes in women’s health...
j [dot] ruane [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8906
My life has been spent understanding and experiencing the awesomeness of the world around us, and wanting everyone to be able to enjoy life as equals in an ever changing universe. As a professor of sociology I am able to study the various...
j [dot] sautter [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.895.1136
Dr. Sautter’s research and teaching interests focus on demographic and psychosocial approaches to health and aging, with applications in health policy, health services research, and advanced quantitative methods. Her research examines...
volzcf [at] aol [dot] com
Mr. Volz has taught SO304: Crime and Society, a course typically offered in the Spring semester, for four years. He has also taught Crime and Drug Policy, and will teach PO101: Introduction to Political Science.
m [dot] wang [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.895.1155
Dr. Wang earned her PhD from the University of Maryland, her MA from San Francisco State University and her BA from the National Taiwan University. She studies global health, social justice, and international communication.