Matthew Paolucci Callahan


Matthew Paolucci Callahan
Matthew Paolucci Callahan


Stevenson 3208

Office Hours

11:00 am-12:00 pm In person or via Zoom Professor Paolucci’s Zoom Link
1:00 pm-2:00 pm In person or via Zoom Professor Paolucci’s Zoom Link
Areas of Interest
Social Psychology

BA, Psychology, Salem State University

MS Social Psychology

PhD Social Psychology, Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Paolucci Callahan is a social psychologist who conducts research on topics focused on social justice. His research topics include transgender prejudice, dehumanization of immigrants, antigay prejudice and empathy as prejudice reduction (with Dr. Alexis Boutin, Anthropology). His current project - in collaboration with Dr. Lynn Cominsky, Physics Department - focuses on reducing gender bias and sexual harassment in STEM disciplines and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Paolucci Callahan is also the faculty fellow for Teaching and Learning at SSU's Center for Teaching and Educational Technology (CTET), where he offers campus wide workshops and consultations on evidence based practices in teaching and learning.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Boutin, A.T. & Callahan, M.P. (2019). Increasing empathy and reducing prejudice: An argument for fictive Osteobiographical narratives. Bioarcheology International, 3, 1-10.

Jaurique, A., Ryan, D., Smith, H.J. & Callahan, M.P. (2018). Observing discrimination: Implications for group-based respect and organizational morality. Social Issues and Policy Review, 13, 125-153.

Callahan, M.P. & Zukowski, K.T. (2017). Reactions to Transgender women and men in public restrooms: Correlates and gender differences. Journal of Homosexuality.

Invited Talks

2018     Annual International LVC- LIGO Meeting, Sonoma State University. The social psychology of gender bias in STEM.

2017     Humboldt State University, Department of Psychology. Nowhere to go: Reactions to transgender women and men in public restrooms.

External Grants

2020-2023. National Science Foundation: “Expanding STEM Ethics Education to Reduce Sexual Harassment and Gender Bias”. M.P. Callahan (PI), (Co-PI) Cominsky, Physics. (Co-PI) $320,00 total costs)