Carla Marquez-Lewis PhD

Academic Director, Psychology Program

Carla Marquez-Lewis PhD

101 W. 31st St., 7th Fl.

New York, NY 10001

Phone: (646) 344-7268

Carla Marquez-Lewis, Academic Director for the Psychology Program, has spent much of her time in academia within the CUNY system. In addition to receiving her Ph.D. in Psychology (Social-Personality) from the CUNY Graduate Center, she has also taught within the Psychology departments at Lehman College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She also spent time in California as a full-time faculty member at Fresno Pacific University and simultaneously, as a part-time faculty member at the University of California, Merced.

Her research has focused on wishful thinking, collaborative remembering, eyewitness testimony, violent crime, identity, parole practices in New York State, and hurdles/facilitators to post-incarceration reentry for those incarcerated for long terms. Her interest and background in Social Psychology (the study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others) has shifted her to another area of interest over the last several years, consumer behavior. Prior to her time at CUNY SPS, Carla spent several years at Sony Music Entertainment, applying her background in psychology and research to a digital marketing context.

Recent News

CUNY SPS student researching on laptop

Mental Health Scholarship Now Available for Psychology Students

November 08, 2023

Both undergraduate and graduate CUNY SPS psychology students are eligible for a new scholarship geared to improving mental health care diversity.

Photos of CUNY SPS faculty and psychology professionals Dr. Mahoney and Dr. Paisha-Zaidi

Latest Installments of Speaker Series Connect Students with Educational Psychologists

September 07, 2023

In two talks offered as part of the Day in the Life speaker series, Dr. Mahoney and Dr. Pasha-Zaidi spoke about their careers in educational psychology.

Speakers Share Their Stories at CUNY SPS First-Generation Student Event Held In Spring 2023

Latest Installments of First-Gen Student Series Provide Career Toolbox And Guidance from Professors

August 17, 2023

In two events held this spring, guest speakers and faculty offered career networking and confidence-building tips for first-generation students.

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Psychology Speaker Series Continues to Inspire CUNY SPS Students

March 10, 2023

The CUNY SPS psychology program hosted its popular ongoing program, A Day in the Life, which allows students to connect with psychology practitioners.