Associate Professor
Degrees: M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University
Expertise: Child Clinical, Health Psychology

Fall 2014 Courses

PS 101.60 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm
PS 262.51  ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT  TR   12:30-1:45 pm


Fall 2014 Office Hours

Wednesday: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday:   3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Other times by appointment



  • examination of adherence with infection control (IC) guidelines in individuals with cystic fibrosis
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • adolescent development, culture, & perspectives


    • Berliner, R. & Loye Masterson, T. (in press). Promoting empathy development in the early childhood and elementary classroom. Journal of Research in Childhood Education.
    • Loye Masterson, T., & Meeks, L. M. (2014). What support might help students with autism at university?. Good Autism Practice (GAP), 15(1), 47-53.
    • Loye Masterson, T., Dimitriou F., Turko, K., & McPartland, J. (October, 2012). An undergraduate course and practicum in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI 10.1007/s10803-012-1673-y
    • Loye Masterson, T., Wildman, B.G., Newberry, B.H., & Omlor, G.J. (March, 2011). Impact of age and gender on adherence to infection control guidelines and medical regimens in cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 46(3); 295-301. DOI: 10.1002/ppul.21366
    • Loye Masterson, T., Wildman, B.G., Newberry, B.H. & Omlor, G.J. (2008). Compliance with Infection Control in Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 43: 435-442. DOI: 10.1002/ppul.20781
    • Seftel, A.D., Strohl, K.P., Loye, T.L., Bayard, D., Kress, J. & Netzer, N.C. (2002).  Erectile dysfunction and symptoms of sleep disorders. Sleep; 25(6), 643-7.


      • Recipient of the Curtis W. Miles Faculty Service Award (2014)
      • Awarded a Mandel Grant to develop programming for the LGBTQ population at JCU and will be collaborating with multiple student and staff organizations (2014)
      • Recipient of the David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service (2012)
      • Nominated for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty (2012)
      • Recipient of funding award from the Ad Hoc Review Committee for New Academic Programs to develop a new course/practicum in autism spectrum disorders (2009)
      • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Student Traineeship Grant  (2006)
      • Applied Psychology Center Student Under-Researched Population Award (2006)


      •  2007-2008: Pediatric Psychology Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
      • 2006-2007: Pediatric Psychology Resident, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Division of Behavioral Health
      • 2006: Student Clinician, Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Neurodevelopmental Center
      • 2005-2006: Assistant Director, Kent State University Psychological Clinic
      • 2004 – 2005  Student Clinician, Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
      • 2002 – 2005: Student Clinician, Kent State University Psychological Clinic
      • 1998: Direct Care Worker, MaryCrest Residential Treatment Center


      • Have coordinated 6 JCU students to serve as behavioral coaches for students with autism in the community (2012)
      • Serve on the Arrupe Scholars Interview Committee (2012 – present)
      • Serve on the JCU Health Advisory Group (2012 – present)
      • Faculty Advisor for Autism Speaks U Chapter at John Carroll University (2011 – present)
      • Faculty Advisor of Psychology Club and Psi Chi National Honor Society (2009 – present)
      • Coordinate Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism Internships (2008 – present)
      • Actively incorporate service learning into Adolescent Development, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Psychology of Autism, and Psychopathology courses (2008-present)
      • Featured in the marketing video for the Center for Service and Social Action at JCU (2012)
      • Participated in the “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” in Cleveland, Ohio as the JCU Department of Psychology Team; coordinated several JCU student volunteers (2011, 2009)
      • Participated in the Lerner School for Autism 19th Anniversary Run (2011)
      • Acted as a supervisor (and volunteer) for Cultivating Community; coordinated group of 6 student volunteers at St. Thomas Aquinas  School (2011)
      • Co-lead the First Annual Transitions Symposium at John Carroll University (2011)


      • Association for Behavior Analysis (2012- present)
      • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Pediatric Pulmonology (2010 – present)
      • Psi Chi, The National Honor Society of Psychology, Member (2009 – present)
      • American Psychological Association (APA), Member (2001-present)
      • Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) Member (2009 –2011)
      • Society of Pediatric Psychology, Member (2001-present)
      • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2007-2008)
      • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management (2007-2008)
      • Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron – Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Leadership Council (2003-2004)