Faculty: Maria Vita Calkins, MA, EdD

Maria Vita Calkins, MA, EdD

Maria Vita Calkins, MA, EdD

Adjunct Faculty, BS in Psychology and Human Services

Degree Institution Year
EdD University of Massachusetts–Amherst 2005
MA Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA 1986
BA Amherst College, Amhers, MA 1985


  • BSSC 317  Social Neuroscience

Research and Practice Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Personality Psychology

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Quinsigamond Community College

Prior Experience

  • Over 30 years of postsecondary teaching experience in the areas of psychology and sociology
  • Assumption College
  • Worcester State University
  • University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Education

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association, 2000-present
  • Division 2:  Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Division 8:  Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Community Involvement

  • Lifeskills, Inc. – developmentally disabled adults
  • Charlton United Methodist Church – staff, parish relations, member and secretary; tech. co-coordinator