Faculty and Staff
Nancy Furlong
Professor Psychology
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Science Center 423C
Department: Psychology & Communication  
Phone: 607.871.2858  
Nancy Furlong
Ph.D.: Developmental Psychology
University of Pittsburgh, 1983

M.A.: Developmental Psychology
University of Dayton, 1980

B.A.: Psychology
SUNY at Fredonia, 1976


Joined the Faculty in 1983.

Dr. Furlong served as the Chairperson of the Psychology Division from 1993 to 1996, 2000 to 2008, and 2010 to 2013. She has served on the Alfred University Reaccreditation Self-Study Steering Committee, the Promotion and Tenure Committee, the Faculty Council of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the University Faculty Senate. She served as the Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences from 2003-2009.

She is a member of four national honor societies: Psi Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Phi Kappa Phi. Her memberships in professional organizations include: Society for Research in Child Development, American Psychological Society, the Cognitive Development Society, the Jean Piaget Society, Division 2 (Teaching of Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, and the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development.

Dr. Furlong won Excellence in Teaching Awards in 2004 and 2006 and was the primary author of a textbook entitled Research Methods and Statistics: An Integrated Approach (Harcourt-Brace, 2000). She also created the instructor's manual and a student's study guide to accompany this textbook.

She was awarded three "Alfies" for Faculty Contribution to Campus Life, and received the 1999 Faculty Leadership Award.

Classes Taught
Cognitive Development
Social Development
Research Methods & Statistics
Research Design
Introduction to Psychology

Current Research
Ageism during childhood
Children's Autobiographical & Eyewitness Memory
Social-Cognitive Development in Childhood & Adolescence
The Development of Scientific Reasoning
The Development of Children’s Theories of "Mind"

1st Assistant Chief for the A. E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Company, Alfred's Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company. Certified as an EMT-CC (Critical Care Technician) in New York State.
Member of the University Chorus (almost continuously) since 1984.

Administrative Experience
Chairperson, Division of Psychology 1993-1996, 2000 - 2008, 2010 - 2013.
Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 2003 - 2009