Miriam McCarthy Dumville, RVCC Humanities Dept.



Miriam McCarthy Dumville

Professor, Psychology

Humanities, Social Sciences & Education

Office: S-338
Phone: 908-526-1200, Ext. 8302
e-mail: mdumvill@raritanval.edu




  • A.B.D., Ph.D. program, Fordham University, Psychology
  • M.A., Fordham University, Psychology
  • B.A., Marymount Manhattan College, Psychology


Educational Philosophy

My primary goal in any psychology course is to help students make connections. Students should be able to apply their learning to the living of their lives. I work to enable students to become critical "consumers" of psychology, meaning that they are able to evaluate the research that they read in books, newspapers and magazines or that they watch on TV magazine shows. This transformation of thinking happens when students make the connections between their text, lectures, and discussions and the events happening in their own lives; that is, when psychology is informing their perceptions, understandings and behaviors.

Professional Memberships


Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 103) - service learning and online options available
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 211)
  • Social Psychology (PSYC 201)
  • The Psychology of Women and Gender (PSYC 203) - honors option available
This document maintained by: Mimi Dumville; last modified 3/6/2013 by HJS