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 two lines of research, and welcome undergraduate and graduate student involvement in both. 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.
- Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1999
- M.S., Northwestern University, 1996
- A.B., College of the Holy Cross, 1990
- Hockenbury, S. E., & Nolan, S. A. (2018). Psychology (8th ed.). New York, NY: Macmillan Learning.
- De Iorio, M. L., Nolan, S. A., & Teague, S. (2017). The effect of education type on common misconceptions of traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 62, 516-524. DOI: 10.1037/rep0000131
- Nolan, S. A., & Heinzen, T. E. (2017). Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4th ed.). New York, NY: Macmillan Learning.
- 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.
- Simon, A. F., Galazyn, M., & Nolan, S. A. "Internationalizing Research Methods in the Western Psychology Curriculum." Psychology Learning and Teaching. Special Issue: Globalization and the Teaching of Psychology, 11(3), 439-444, September 2012.
- Nolan, S. A., & Heinzen, T. E. "Graphing Literacy in the Psychology Major: Florence Nightingale and the Creation of a Beautiful Display of Data." Association for Psychological Science Observer, September 2009.
- "Training and mentoring of chemists: A study of gender disparity", Sex Roles, 58, 235- 250, February 2008.
- Dissolving Disparity, Catalyzing Change: Are Women Achieving Equity in Chemistry?, New York: American Chemical Society (ACS) Books, 2006.
Honors and awards
- 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.