Psychology Faculty

Manolya Bayar

Associate Professor


B.S., CUNY-City College
M.A., Fordham University
M.A., CUNY-City College

Manolya Bayar has been teaching at the college level since 1989 and has been teaching at Harford Community College since 1995. She is a developmental psychologist; in addition to General Psychology, she also teaches Human Development Across the Lifespan, Adolescent Psychology, and Child Psychology.

Prof. Bayar went to college (City College of NY) and graduate school (Fordham University) in New York. Having been there and done that, living in Harford County at this time in life is ideal; for her, it's a great place to raise husbands, children, and cats! What else can a very soon to be 50-year-old woman ask for?


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2486
Email:  MBayar@harford.edu

Nicollette Krenzien

Resident Faculty


B.A., Richard Stockton College
M.A., New York University

Nicollette Krenzien has been teaching at Harford since 2018. She received her B.A. in Psychology at Stockton University and minored in Spanish and Behavioral Neuroscience. She received her M.A. in General Psychology at New York University where her research emphasized power and gender stereotyping. Nicollette teaches Introduction to Psychology (PSY101), Human Development (PSY214), and Psychology of Women (PSY205). She is also the co-advisor of the Psychology Honor Society, Psi Beta.

Nicollette takes a great interest in psychology, true crime, traveling, and caring for her cats and plants. In her spare time, she is usually hiking, exercising, or catching up on some TV and movies.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2263
Email:  nkrenzien@harford.edu

James Kuterbach

Assistant Professor


B.S., Pennsylvania State Univ
M.A., Edinboro Univ of Penn
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State Univ

Dr. James Kuterbach has been teaching at the post-secondary level since 2001 and has been with Harford Community College since 2019. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from Penn State University, his Master degree in Clinical Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and his Doctoral degree from Penn State University in Educational Theory and Policy. Prior to becoming a teacher Dr. Kuterbach worked as a School Psychologist and as a psychotherapist, with specialty areas in adolescence, substance abuse, and trauma. His research focuses on psychometrics and test assessment, learning, and adolescent substance use. In his spare time Dr. Kuterbach likes to play music and spend time with his dogs.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2065
Email:  jkuterbach@harford.edu

Theresa Lilienthal

Assistant Professor


B.A., Loyola University Maryland
M.A., Loyola University Maryland

Theresa Lilienthal began teaching Psychology at Harford Community College as an Adjunct professor in 2009. She joined the full-time faculty in 2018 and teaches General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Child Psychology, as well as Introduction to Sociology.

Prior to coming to HCC, Theresa worked as a Staff Psychologist at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore. As part of an interdisciplinary team, she provided psychological services to children and their families on both an in-patient and out-patient basis. She participated in data collection for studies conducted by the Kennedy Krieger Institute on the effects of lead poisoning on cognitive abilities in children and by the St. Agnes Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the ongoing developmental prognosis for children who were born prematurely and with a significantly low birth weight.

After moving to St. Mary's County, she worked with adolescent boys in a therapeutic residential group home setting, where she provided counseling and support services with the goal of reintegrating the boys back into the community. She was concurrently employed by St. Mary's County Public Schools to serve as the educational coordinator in order to provide direct educational support and to ensure appropriate educational placement of each resident, as well as to facilitate communication between school personnel and the staff of the group home.

While raising her two daughters, Theresa became involved in the Harford County 4-H Program, first as a parent volunteer, then as a volunteer club leader. Even though her daughters have aged-out of 4-H, Theresa continues to serve as a club leader. She believes in the 4-H motto "Learn by doing" and facilitates activities that encourage the acquisition of life skills and the development of leadership, responsibility, citizenship, and teamwork in Harford County youth.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2182
Email:  tlilienthal@harford.edu

Regina Roof-Ray

Associate Professor


B.A., Messiah College
M.Ed., Millersville University

Regina Roof-Ray came to Harford Community College in 1997 as a career counselor and began teaching credit and non-credit classes in 1998. After nine years as an adjunct professor she joined the full time psychology faculty in 2007. She earned a Bachelors degree in behavioral science from Messiah College, a PA guidance certificate and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Millersville University. Her early focus was on cross-cultural counseling and included time in Nairobi, Kenya at Daystar University.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2022
Email:  RRoofRay@harford.edu