Department of Psychology, St. John's University
300 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
Tel: (718) 390-4513 FAX: (718) 442-3612


I received my doctoral degree in Cognitive Studies from Rutgers University in 1989. That same year, I joined the faculty of St. John's University (Staten Island, NY) where I am currently a professor of psychology. Since the early 1990s, I have been carrying out research in the area of academic dishonesty with an emphasis on the problem of student plagiarism. For the past decade or so, my research and writings have also focused on the problems of plagiarism and self-plagiarism in the sciences, including authorship issues falling within the scope of the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Brief biography                                               Publications                             Presentations                            On letters of recommendation                               Faculty-Student Research Contract

General Psychology (PSY 1000C)
Scientific Inquiry (SCI 1000C)

Altered States of Consciousness and Parapsychological Events (PSY 2100)
Statistical Methods (PSY 2030)
Research Methods (PSY 2040)
Experimental Psychology of Sensation & Perception (PSY 3290)                                          

"Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get".  W. L. Bryan

On the purpose of obtaining a college education: "… It isn't to make money. It is, or should be, to understand ourselves and our world better. Thus, educated people make better citizens, better parents and better workers too, and therefore tend to make more money. However, that money is a result, not a purpose. I learned that in college. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone did?" Glenn Cheney in a letter to the NY Times, June 2, 1997.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.  Confucius



Some interesting sites to visit related to psychology:
Why is Psy1000C so difficult?                                                                                                                       
Linda Walsh’s Home page                                                                                                                                         
Classics in the history of Psychology
Invitation to Psychology                                                         
Scientific American Frontiers                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Carolyn Vigorito’s Home page                                                                                                           
John Nichol’s Megapsych pages         

Check out Richard Cook’s art page

Hope can work      Phil Drucker’s book

DOWNLOAD THE PLAGIARISM DETECTIVE:  A Microsoft Word macro designed to detect plagiarism between two or more text files