Doctoral Students Collaborators


Emily Laportrs2

Emily LaPorte

Emily LaPorte is interested in the impact of parent emotion regulation on child attachment and the development of related topics such as purpose, character, and intellectual virtue. She is the current Lab Manager but will transition to teach at the Founders Classical Academy in Louisville TX.


Marlon Goeringrs4

Marlon Goering 

Marlon Goering is a doctoral student at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. His research interests include moral development, developmental problems in adolescence, particularly in how the development of empathy and prosocial reasoning is influenced by parental and other social factors. Marlon is also interested in the long term effects of pubertal timing and tempo. We are grateful for his expert collaboration on a number of MAP Lab research projects.


Ken Mcclurers1

Kenneth McClure

Ken works in the Statistical Learning and Measurement (SLAM) Lab at Notre Dame. He is interested in text mining, latent variable modeling, and applications of machine learning in clinical psychology. We are grateful for his expert collaboration on a number of MAP Lab projects.

Current Undergraduate Lab Members

  • Adele Bonomi (San Francisco, CA)
  • Jack Bailey (Granger, IN)
  • Claire Crafts (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
  • Ceci Driano (Sunfish Lake, MN)
  • Demetrios Fotopoulos (Munster, IN)
  • Caitlyn Hagerty (Glenview, IL)
  • Mariale Sheppard Espino (Panama City, Panama)
  • Katie Honegger (Morton IL)
  • Madison Holdsworth (Cerritos, CA)
  • Mia Jimenez (Miami FL)
  • Brian Johny (Pembroke Pines, FL)
  • Lauren Kennedy (Darian CT)
  • Caroline McCaffrey (Canonsburg, PA)
  • Emily McDougal  (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Maggie Murphy (Buffalo, NY)
  • Molly O'Leary (Brighton, MI)
  • Caroline Paige (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  • Caroline Quinn (Westfield IN)
  • Brandon Roberts (Columbus, OH)
  • Joshua Sobo-Ogunrinde (London, UK)
  • Lukas Villalba (Tempe, AZ)

Doctoral Alumni

Hill Patrick

Pat Hill

Dr. Hill took up a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois after graduating from Notre Dame, working with Professor Brent Roberts.  He was named an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University (Canada), before moving on to his current position in Psychology and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Pat teaches and writes in the area of health and personality psychology and various topics in life-span development, including the development of purpose.


Paul Stey

Paul Stey

Dr. Stey’s research concerned how children and adults arrive at judgments about the moral qualities of actions, and to what degree these judgments are influenced by an  understanding of causality and intentionality.  He was also interested in the relationship between cognitive science and philosophy and how the two fields can be mutually informative. Paul defended his dissertation in Spring 2014 and he took a research position with the Environmental Protection Agency. Paul is a Biomedical Data Scientist and Director of Scientific Computing and Data Science at Brown University.


Katie Kelleyrs4

Kathyrn Kelley

Dr. Kelley's research focuses on various topics associated with spiritual and religious development, identity, struggles, and formation in schools and family. Katie defended her dissertation in Spring 2023. She taught courses in developmental psychology in the Department of Psychology at Hope College in the Spring term of 2023, and she joins the Department of Psychology at Taylor University in a tenure track position beginning the Fall term 2023.

Undergraduate Alumni

Class of 2023

  • Joe Ernst (New Orleans, LA)
  • Scott Lucitt (Cohasset, MA)
  • Caroline Paige (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  • Bettina Villegas (Bordentown, NJ)

Class of 2022

  • Zosia Canzoniero (Sparta, NJ)
  • Katherine Machado (Orange County, CA)
  • Savannah Miracle (Mequon, WI)
  • William Ostergard (Marietta, GA)
  • Ziyu Ren (Nanjing, China)
  • Lillie Renck (Seaford, NY)

Class of 2021

  • Grace Kaiser (Kildeer, IL)
  • Blake Johnson (St. Louis, MO)
  • Lucia Cho (Lubbock, TX)
  • Maria D'Ambrose (Downers Grove, IL)
  • Alexa DeVito (Essels Fells, NJ)
  • Meghan Greene (Woostock, GA)
  • Brian Kelley (Foxboro, MA)
  • Chelsea Logo (valley Village, CA)
  • Jeff Musema (Granger, IN)
  • Nicholas Righi,(Macomb, MI)
  • Emilie Sienko (Newington CT)
  • Bayley Stewart (Fort Collinls, CO)
  • Rachel Tanczos (Danielsville, PA)

Class of 2020

  • Francesca Boley (Washington, IL)
  • Emily Graff (Chicago, IL)
  • James Newman (Los Angelas, CA)

Class of 2019

  • Ian Dorney (Sammamish, WA)
  • Bridget Geyer (Powell, OH)
  • Jessica Hummel (White Plains, NY)
  • Tristan McGrath (Citrus Heights, CA)

Class of 2018

  • Hanna Moffet (Houston, TX)
  • Jason Newell (Omaha, NE)
  • Henry Orlowski-Scherer (New Brunswik, NJ)
  • Armani Porter (Mandeville, LA)
  • Jonathan Rouhana (Plymouth, MI)

Class of 2017

  • Alyssa Schlotman (Florence, KY)

Class of 2016

  • Kathryn McCarty (Knoxville, TN)
  • Nicole Murgas (Grayslake, IL)
  • Claire Ryan (Evergreen Park, IL)
  • Tayyab Mahmood (Allen, TX)
  • Catherine Lee (Elizabethtown, KY)
  • Angela Reilly (St. Petersburg, FL)

Class of 2015

  • Jamie Trost (Walkerton, IN)
  • Claire Cosgrove (Kenilworth, IL)
  • Juili Chen (Guiyang, China)
  • Rafael Guerra (Salvador, Brazil)
  • Alex Vega (Birmingham, AL)

Class of 2014

  • Christen McDonough, (Charlotte, NC)
  • Lisa Rague, (Hilliard, OH)
  • Jessica Kusina, (Toledo, OH)
  • Madeline Jarrett,( Indianapolis, IN)

Class of 2013

  • Katie Elish, (Highland, IN)
  • Elizabeth Cooney, (Palm Beach, FL)
  • Elliott Mitchem, (West St. Paul, MN)

Class of 2012

  • Guanqi Hang, (Peoples Republic of China)
  • Erin Reilly, (Media, PA)
  • Robby Carter, (Cranford, NJ)     
  • Norah Hass, (Burnsville, MN)
  • Corinne Vittori, (Elmhurst, IL)
  • Ellen Peralta, (Charleston, NC)

Class of 2011

  • Nick Biagini, (Chevy Chase, MD)
  • Mary McKeever, (South Bend, IN)
  • Ashley Renteria, (Hawthorne CA)

Class of 2010

  • Courtney Ball, (Lawrenceville, Georgia)
  • Andrew Cavanagh, (Pelham, NY)
  • Laura Lauck, (Brookfield, WI)
  • Mark Russo, (Nutley, NJ)
  • Nicole Sugiyama, (Wilmette, IL)
  • Meghan Thornton,( Monrovia, CA)

Class of 2009

  • Shanelle Felder, (South Bend, IN)

Class of 2008

  • Jessica Jimenez, (Escondido,CA)
  • Loretta Rodts (St. Mary’s College, Mishawka, IN)