James J. Hodge, Ph.D.

James Hodge, Ph.D.
Director, Susan Hirt Hagen CORE
Assistant Research Professor, Psychology
Faculty Affiliate, The Public Policy Initiative at Penn State Behrend
CORE, Federal House

Mailing Address:
ERIE, PA 16510

Dr. James Hodge is a proud Penn State Behrend graduate with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a doctoral degree in social psychology from the University of Vermont. James was named the director of CORE in March 2019, having previously served as the interim director, director of evaluation, and Positive Youth Development coordinator. James also has an appointment as an assistant research professor at Behrend, which gives him the opportunity to teach a number of classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. James brings to CORE extensive training in quantitative research, coupled with a passion for understanding and promoting positive social change for youth.

Mediating Effects of Hope in the Relationship between Peer Victimization and Emotional Dysfunction Among Adolescents, International Journal of Bullying Prevention - July, 2023
Collaborators: Charisse Nixon, Primary Author; Wilson Brown; Rebecca Frausel; Ava Michael; Melanie Hetzel-Riggin

Weight Stigma and Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical Axis Reactivity in Individuals Who Are Overweight., Annals of Behavioral Medicine - 2018
Collaborators: Asia McCleary-Gaddy; Carol Miller; Kristin Grover; Brenda Major

A Transactional Approach to Relationships Over Time Between Perceived HIV Stigma and the Psychological and Physical Well-Being of People with HIV., Social Science and Medicine - 2016
Collaborators: Carol Miller; Susan Varni; Andrew Knapp; Taylor McCuin; Janice Bunn

Psychological Symptoms are Associated with Both Abstinence and Risky Sex Among Men with HIV, Archives of Sexual Behavior - 2015
Collaborators: Carol Miller; Sondra Solomon; Janice Bunn; Susan Varni

Improving Diversity in Engineering Education: The Subtle Effects of Stereotypes., American Society for Engineering Education - 2009
Collaborator: Dawn Blasko

Ph.D., Social Psychology, The University of Vermont

Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University