John M. Marazita
||Professor of Psychology
Social and Behavioral Sciences
||B.A., The University of Akron;
M.A., Ph.D. Kent State University
Dr. John Marazita came to Ohio Dominican University in 1995 following a visiting professorship at Muskingum College. Dr. Marazita earned his B.A. from the University of Akron and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Kent State University in experimental psychology with a specialization in cognitive development. Over the course of his studies he was elected to membership in various honorary organizations including Psi Chi, Phi Sigma Alpha, and Sigma Xi and he is currently a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the Ohio Psychological Association where he serves on the science committee and Small College Roundtable. His research addresses metacognitive contributions to young children’s language and memory development. Over the past decade he has given conference presentations and has published a number of coauthored book chapters and articles in the journals Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Language Learning and Development, and the Journal of Child Language on these topics. At ODU he supervises undergraduate research and he serves as the psychology club advisor. Dr. Marazita teaches child and adolescent development, adult development and aging, applied cognitive psychology, cognitive processes, a senior capstone seminar on current issues in the discipline and introduction to psychology.