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

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Psychology Professor Awarded 2024 Adjunct Faculty Teaching Prize

May 15, 2024

 Dr. Jill Johnson was presented with the award, which officially recognizes CUNY SPS adjunct faculty and comes with a $1,000 prize.

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Online Psychology Academy Provides Community College Graduates With Seamless Pathway to a Bachelor’s

April 18, 2024

CUNY SPS' Psychology program created an articulation agreement with CUNY Community Colleges to provide an easy and welcoming transition for students advancing toward their BA.

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Online Psychology BA Earns Another U.S. News Top Ten Ranking

February 13, 2024

The CUNY SPS BA in Psychology online degree program has been ranked #8 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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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.