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Dr. Ron Salafia

Professor of Psychology
salafia@fairfield.edu
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Professor Salafia received his B.S. Degree in Physics from Loyola College (Baltimore) in 1960, and his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Fordham University in 1967. He served as an adjunct faculty member at Hunter College from 1963 to 1965 before joining the faculty at Fairfield University as an Instructor in 1965. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1966, Associate Professor (with Tenure) in 1969, and Professor in 1974.

Shortly after arriving at Fairfield, Dr. Salafia developed and introduced the B.S. degree in Psychology to complement the B.A., making Psychology the first major at Fairfield to offer both tracks. From 1976 to 1979 he was Chair of the Psychology Department, and from 1984 to 1987 he was honored with the Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny Professorship in the Health Sciences. In 1996, Dr. Salafia became the first Director of the new interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, a program that had grown out of Psychology and was subsequently re-absorbed into Psychology. His major intellectual, teaching, and research interests have traditionally been statistical analysis, neural mechanisms of behavior, and applied behavior analysis. These seemingly disparate interests have recently coalesced into an interest in research on the Psychology of Science.