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 Undergrad Psychology Rated in Top Five by U.S. News

January 26, 2023

In its 2023 list, the publisher ranked the School's online BA in Psychology #4 in the nation.

First-Generation Student Series Kicks Off Second Year With College Success Tips and Mentoring Advice

January 06, 2023

Designed for first-generation college students, the two events aimed to provide them with the information and tools to succeed.

Spring Installment of First-Generation Student Series Features Funding and Confidence-Building Advice

May 13, 2022

The webinars, which explored how to fund school and overcome imposter syndrome, are part of a series addressing the challenges first-generation college students face.

Undergrad Psychology and Business Earn High Marks from U.S. News

January 26, 2022

In its 2022 lists, the publisher ranked CUNY SPS's BA in Psychology #2 in the nation and its BS in Business #30 in the nation.