2017 Conference Pictures, Presenters, Panelists

Dr. Meredith Lutz Stehl

Dr. Meredith Lutz Stehl obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Washington College and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University. Her research background has focused on pediatric psychology, with specific interests in family functioning, adolescent transition and post-traumatic stress in children with blood disorders, cancer, and weight based issues. Following residency at AI duPont Hospital for Children, Dr. Lutz Stehl completed a fellowship in pediatric psychology in the Division of Oncology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Upon leaving CHOP, she returned to AI duPont as a faculty member to help create, and co-direct, the Adolescent Bariatric Surgery team. She also had responsibilities including psychologist to the Weight Management Team, Co-Director of the Under-5 Behavioral Consultation Clinic, and faculty at Thomas Jefferson University. For the past 7 years she has maintained a private practice and been a Professor of Psychology at Cecil College.

Professor Manolya Bayar

Professor Manolya Bayar is an Associate Professor of Psychology and has been teaching at HCC since 1995. Prof. Bayar holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from The City College, CUNY, and she is ABD for a doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Fordham University. Before coming to HCC, she taught in New York at Lehman College, CUNY, College at Old Westbury, SUNY, Manhattan College, and College of Mount Saint Vincent. She teaches a variety of courses at HCC including child psychology, human development across the lifespan, adolescent psychology, introductory psychology and bio-psychology. Prof. Bayar has served on the Harford County Board of Education Advisory Committee for the Gifted and Talented Program. Prof. Bayar has a special interest in the area of ethical research practices and is a member of the Institutional Review Board at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Professor Colleen E. Kline

Professor Colleen E. Kline obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from McDaniel College and her Master's Degree is in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University in Washington, DC. Her professional career in Forensic Psychology has centered on providing mental health assessment, intervention and treatment in correctional and criminal institutions. Her career began working with repeat juvenile offenders, but branched out to include sex offenders, sexual predators, violent offenders, perpetrators of domestic violence, etc. Having a focus in psychopathy, the study of psychopaths, her Master's Thesis was a meta-analysis of the childhood indicators of psychopathy. Professor Kline has been teaching Psychology since 2007 in adjunct capacity, but in 2012 left her clinical practice to teach full-time on the college level. Professor Kline currently teaches at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). Professor Kline offers a variety of classes including General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Positive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Infant & Toddler Development and Adolescent Psychology.

Dr. Mark Chachich

Dr. Mark Chachich earned his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina, and a M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Towson University, and a B.M. in Music Performance from the University of Miami. His areas of expertise include neuropathology, neuroanatomy, and statistics. Dr. Chachich was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry, where he was the pathologist and statistician for a research group studying diabetes. He then worked at the NIH/NIA as a neuropathologist and statistician before his faculty appointment at Towson University. He has had several research and teaching assignments and has published numerous articles, served on boards and committees, and mentored graduate students. His current teaching interests include Physiological Psychology, Behavioral Statistics, Research Methods, Psychology of Aging and Psychopharmacology.