I joined the faculty at Middlesex in the Fall of 2010. I teach courses such as Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, Theories of Personality, Social Cognition and Close Relationships. Prior to teaching at Middlesex, I have taught at The University at Buffalo. On a personal note, I love cats, playing ultimate frisbee and dancing.
Feel free to view my website to learn more about courses that I teach, my research and to obtain information about psychology.
Dr. Steven Barnhart is Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of History and Social Science at Middlesex County College.
He earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, with special expertise in learning technologies.
Dr. Barnhart speaks internationally about learning and meaningful contact with culture, and is currently working with UNESCO to develop guidelines and standards for educators in Asia and the Pacific, including China, India, Afghanistan, Japan, and Thailand.
He serves on the college’s strategically important Academic Technology Advisory Committee whose highest priority charge is to encourage infusions of meaningful technologies into instruction. Dr. Barnhart is also an editor and frequent contributor to Middlesex: A Literary Journal.
"Success is built on hope and support. Believe in yourself, focus on your strengths, expect positive outcomes, and use your support systems to realize your academic and personal goals."
Dr. Christine Harrington is a licensed psychologist with extensive counseling experience, particularly with students who have learning or psychiatric disabilities. She received her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling and Personnel Services from The College of New Jersey, formerly Trenton State College, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University.
Dr. Harrington has been an invited speaker at numerous professional organizations, colleges, and school districts on topics such as assessment, ethics, special education transition, learning and psychiatric disabilities, motivation, and student success. She is currently leading campus academic and service assessment initiatives. Her primary research interest is in the field of student success.
In the classroom, Dr. Harrington sets challenging yet accomplishable goals for her students and assists students in meeting these goals through support, lively discussions, activities, and challenging assignments.