Division Chair, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor
Psychology Program
Social Science Division
Pandora Mill Building, Room 527
Phone: 603-641-4179
Office Hours: Posted each semester on office door.


Dr. Gary Goldstein received his Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 1980. He then retrained as a clinician and worked for several years as a staff psychologist in community mental health. He has been a faculty member and Psychology Program Coordinator since 1987 and Chair of the Division of Social Sciences since 1995. In 2003, he received the UNH Manchester Excellence in Teaching Award.

His research focuses on various dimensions of college teaching and he has published articles in The Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, Research in Higher Education, College Teaching, and Teaching of Psychology.

In addition to his teaching interests, Gary enjoys home gardening and cooking. He has two children, a son and daughter. Gary’s wife is a third-grade teacher.


Educational Psychology


  • Intro to Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Personality
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Counseling
  • Advanced Topics: Adult Psychopathology
  • Internship
  • Independent Study
  • Classroom Assessment and Research (Center for Teaching Excellence)


  • Reviewer for the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology
  • State of New Hampshire: Certified Clinical Psychologist #379 (currently inactive)
  • American Psychological Association, Division Two of the American Psychological Association: Teaching of Psychology


  • University of NH at Manchester Teaching Excellence Award, 2003
  • Faculty Development, Grant, or Fellowship Awards, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1989, 1988


  • Goldstein, G. S. (2007). Using classroom assessment techniques in an undergraduate class in statistics. College Teaching, 55, 77-82
  • Benassi, V. A., & Goldstein, G. S. (2006). Students' beliefs and knowledge about paranormal claims: Implications for teaching introductory psychology. In D. D. Dunn & S. L. Chew (eds.) Best practices in teaching introduction to psychology. Mahwah, NJ:Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
  • Goldstein, G.S., & Benassi, V. A. (2006). Students’ and instructors’ beliefs about excellent lecturers and discussion leaders. Research in Higher Education, 47, 685-707.
  • Goldstein, G. S., (2006). Syllabi for Introduction to Psychology and for Counseling. Project Syllabus, Division Two of A.P.A.
  • Fernald, P. S., & Goldstein G. S. (in press). Humanistic Education in a Capstone Psychology Course. College Teaching.


  • Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, 1980
  • M.A., University of New Hampshire, 1976
  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1971

Curriculum Vitae