Faculty and Staff
Louis J. Lichtman
Acting Dean, CLAS
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Seidlin Hall
Department: School Liberal Arts/Sciences  
Phone: 607.871.2171  
Email:    
Louis J. Lichtman
Education
Ph.D.: Psychology
University of Maine, 1971

Background
Biography
A member of the Alfred faculty since 1970, Dr. Lichtman has received four Alfred University Awards for Teaching Excellence, an "Alfie" award for Faculty Contribution to Campus Life, and an Abigail Allen Award for improving the quality of women's lives. He served as Chair of the Psychology Division during three periods of time, from 1972 to 1979, from 1996 to 2000, and from 2008-2010. From 1979 to 1985 he was the Assistant Dean of College of Liberal Arts Sciences, and from 2004-2008 he was the Acting Dean. In 2013, he became Acting Dean again. He has served on numerous committees, including the University's Faculty Senate, the Faculty Council for Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Strategic Planning Council.

He has written a book, A Practical Guide for Raising a Self-Directed and Caring Child, which was published in 2011.

He is into serious "trekking" -- and for many years spent about 3-4 weeks hiking at high altitude, primarily in the Himalayas and Andes Mountains. Following each of these adventures, he provided a talk and slide show. Recently, he has had to cut back on the more difficult treks due to a knee problem.

Classes Taught
Neuropsychology
Parenting Seminar
Senior Seminar
Introductory Psychology

Current Research
Hemispheric Specialization
Neural Correlates of Behavior Disorders
Weight Control Male/Female Brain Differences