Jared J. McGinley, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Towson University. He is the director of the Emotion Science Lab. He received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Religion from Rutgers University – New Brunswick. He then went on to complete his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biological Psychology at Virginia Tech. He has received research training in a variety of research labs. This training includes brain imaging, psychophysiological, secondary data analytic, and animal research methods.

His research interests are:
Emotion, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Heart Rate Variability, Adaptability and Resilience

For more information, visit his personal site.
Link to his CV.

Undergraduate Students

Tyre Johnson is a junior currently working toward completing his bachelor’s degree in psychology. He plans on working towards a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in the near future.


Deanna Lebo is currently a senior at Towson University. She is working towards her bachelor’s degree in psychology and is on a pre-med track. She also works and volunteers at St. Joseph Medical Center. After graduation, Deanna plans to attend medical school to pursue a career in psychiatry.


Gabi Martin is a senior at Towson University and currently studying psychology. She’s considering pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology, but she is still figuring out what she wants to do in the future.


Lauren Terry has recently graduated with a B.S in psychology, and is currently working at Sheppard Pratt during her gap year.  After her gap year, she plans to apply to medical school with the hopes of becoming a psychiatrist.





Nicole Golabi has graduated with a degree in psychology from Towson and is assisting in research in their gap year. She has plans to go to graduate school for forensic or cognitive/neuro psychology.



Kennedy Edmonds is a senior completing a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in English. She is currently figuring out what she wants to do in the future.





Lab Alumni

Alix Gondringer, M.A., 2021
Kristen Judy, M.A., 2021
Chris Mullin, M.A., 2020
Shelby Walker, M.A., 2019
Drew Parton, M.A., 2018
DJ Rompilla, M.A., 2017

Mikayla Scott, Honors Thesis Program, B.S., 2021
Sarah Elsayed, Honors Thesis Program, B.S., 2019
Olesya Sagan, Honors Thesis Program, B.S., 2018

Tanisha Bhattacharya
Brenda Villanueva, B.S., 2021
Michelle Pais, B.S., 2021
Donald Rinker, B.S., 2021
Olivia Sears, B.S., 2021
Citlalli Rendon-Garcia, B.S., 2021
Gerlyn Bracewell, B.S., 2021
Diana Ferdinand
Gabriella Capobianchi
Jayme Choe, B.S., 2020
Anais Assi, B.S., 2021
Shajuan Simpson., B.S., 2020
Alexis Scudder, B.S., 2021
Jenna Hathazi, B.S., 2020
Max Thomas, B.S., 2020
Erika Lutz, B.S., 2020
Michaela Langley, B.S., 2020
Lior Fagan, B.S., 2020
Katie Larkin, B.S., 2020
Britney Reyes, B.S., 2021
Emily Miller, B.S., 2019
Shelby Moody, Penn State University
Ashley Akinwale, B.S., 2020
Xavier Fernandez, B.S., 2019
Rachel Garvin, B.S., 2019
Daysha Holmes, B.S., 2019
Morgan Pearce, B.S., 2019
Ememobong Sunju-Abbey, B.S., 2019
India Eady, B.S., 2018
Luis Muniz
En’dea Small, B.S., 2019
Halie Seyboth, B.S., 2018
Jazmine Wedlock, B.S., 2019
Breanna McGriff, B.S., 2018
Samantha Elzein, B.S., 2018
Keionna Rose, B.S., 2018
MacKenzie Forbes, B.S., 2018
Brooke Weldon, B.S., 2018
Zach Atkinson, B.S., 2017
Jessica Miller, B.S., 2017
Savannah Yerman, B.S., 2018, Loyola Marymount University
Eric Wesner, B.S., 2017
Shannon Hillery, B.S., 2017
Brittney Workman, B.S., 2017
Kelsey Roberts, B.S., 2017
Fred Katana, B.S., 2017
Leah Hanold, B.S., 2017
Kyle Berger, B.S., 2016
Talar Simon, B.S., 2016

What is emotion? How is it regulated? How is it communicated?

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