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James Scepansky
Chair/Associate Professor


B.A. in Psychology, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Kent State University
Ph.D in Experimental Psychology, Kent State University


Eastern Psychological Association Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)

Career Highlights

Before joining the faculty at Cedar Crest, Dr. Scepansky taught for one year at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and for six years at Longwood University in Virginia. Dr. Scepansky has also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.

Courses Taught

Dr. Scepansky teaches several classes, including General Psychology, Experimental Design and Statistics, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, as well as the capstone experience, Psychology Research (Thesis I and II).

Research Interests

Research interests are eclectic, and include impression formation, motivated skepticism, attitudes and persuasion, and social memory. Dr. Scepansky welcomes the opportunity to work with students on research projects in their own areas of interest.