I started my academic career at Seton Hall University after receiving my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University and completing my clinical internship through the Vanderbilt University/Nashville Department of Veterans Affairs Internship Consortium. Since arriving at Seton Hall, I've taught a range of courses, but my favorites are Abnormal Psychology, International Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, and Statistics. I also enjoy translating my teaching into writing, and have co-authored several textbooks for Worth Publishers/Macmillan, including textbooks for statistics and introduction to psychology.
I have been involved in international psychology throughout my career. I have developed a course in international psychology at Seton Hall, served as a United Nations representative for the American Psychological Association for five years, and conducted research on international psychology education in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar.
I am currently pursuing several lines of research, and welcome undergraduate and graduate student involvement. First, I am interested in perceptions of people with psychological disorders, including the stigma associated with mental illness. Second, I study the education and career trajectories of women and men pursuing professions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Finally, I study misinformation and scientific literacy, including in the classroom.
- Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1999
- M.S., Northwestern University, 1996
- A.B., College of the Holy Cross, 1990
- Nolan, S. A., Bakker, H. E., Cranney, J., Hulme, J., & Dunn, D. S. (2020). Project Assessment: An international perspective. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 6(3), 185-197. https://doi.org/10.1037/stl0000217
- Halonen, J. S., Nolan, S. A., Frantz, S., Hoss, R. A., McCarthy, M. A. Pusateri, T., and Wickes, K. (2020). The challenge of assessing character: Measuring APA Goal 3 student learning outcomes. Teaching of Psychology, 47(4), 285-295. https://doi.org/10.1177/0098628320945119
- Rubin, N. S., Flores, R. L., Gary, J. M., Nolan, S. A., & Ober, T. (2020). Psychology, human rights, and the implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In N. S. Rubin & R. L. Flores (Eds.). The Cambridge handbook of psychology and human rights. Cambridge University Press.
- Nolan, S. A., & Simon, A. F. (2019). The inextricable link between culture and statistics. In K. D. Keith (Ed.). Cross-Cultural Psychology: Contemporary Themes & Perspectives (2nd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.
- Hockenbury, S. E., & Nolan, S. A. (2019). Discovering psychology (8th ed.). Macmillan.
- Morgan-Consoli, M. L., Inman, A., Bullock, M., & Nolan, S. A. (2018). Framework for competencies for U.S.A. psychologists engaging internationally. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 7, 174-188. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ipp0000090
- Fisher, P. H., Nolan, S. A., & Galazyn, M., Abnormal Psychology, In D. S. Dunn (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of undergraduate psychology education. Oxford University Press, April 2015.
- Heinzen, T. E., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Nolan, S. A., The Horse That Won't Go Away: Clever Hans, Facilitated Communication, and the Need for Clear Thinking, New York: Worth Publishers, 2014.
Honors and awards
- President, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2021.
- Fukuhara Award for Advanced International Research and Service, International council of Psychologists, 2020.
- U.S. Fulbright Scholar, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2015-2016.
- President, Eastern Psychological Association, 2014-2015
- Fellow, Association for Psychological Science, elected 2014.
- Albert B. Hakim Faculty Service Medal, Seton Hall University, 2014.
- Fellow, Eastern Psychological Association, elected 2014.
- Fellow, American Psychological Association, elected 2013.
- Kuck, V. J., Nolan, S. A., Buckner, J. P., Marzabadi, C. H. (2003-2006). GDSE/RES Study of the Role of Gender in the Training and Career Paths of Women and Men in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). (HRD-0327904) Grant from the National Science Foundation.
- Kuck, V. J., Marzabadi, C. H., Nolan, S. A., Buckner, J. P. (2003). Conference - Dissolving Disparity, Catalyzing Change: Are Women Achieving Equity in Chemistry? $14,478 grant (CHE-0341126) from the National Science Foundation.
- Kuck, V. J., Buckner, J. A., Marzabadi, C. H., Nolan, S. A. (2002). The Training and Hiring of Chemical Scientists: A Study of Gender Inequities. Grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.