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?

Phone: 443-412-2486

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.

Phone: 443-412-2263

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.

Phone: 443-412-2065

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.

Phone: 443-412-2182

Elizabeth Mosser

Associate Dean of Academic Operations

B.A., West Chester University
M.A., Ohio State University

Elizabeth Mosser knew she loved psychology from the moment she began her undergraduate career at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She spent many hours working on research projects related to a variety of psychological phenomena. One of her favorites was on the use of superstitions by College athletes. As with most research, this particular study developed out of her own experiences. While at WCU, she was captain of the tennis team, playing singles and doubles all four years. After graduation, she had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of working in South Africa doing a needs assessment with health clinics and schools that were struggling due to the Aids epidemic.

Professor Mosser, an educational psychologist, then completed her graduate work at The Ohio State University where her research focus was on how students, particularly adolescents, can be better self-regulated. She spent time in the classroom (teaching courses ranging from Lifespan, Adolescent and Child Psychology to Educational Psychology and Pedagogy to The History and Foundations of Education) at OSU as well as Columbus State Community College.

Outside of the classroom, Professor Mosser was able to work within many local high schools facilitating programming related to the improvement of learning strategies and conducting research on self-reflection and the use of performance feedback. During her time in Ohio, Professor Mosser got married and had a daughter... who, yes, has curly red hair like her mommy! Not to be outdone, her son, who arrived just after the family's move to Maryland, is just as much a redhead as his sister!

For the last several years, Professor Mosser has split her time as an adjunct between Harford Community College and Towson University (with some time being spent at Howard Community College as well). She joined the full-time faculty at HCC in 2014 and is excited to begin new projects at such an inspiring institution. She is also very proud to be the Assistant Women's Tennis Coach at HCC. Go Fighting Owls!!

Phone: 443-412-2319

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.

Phone: 443-412-2022