Bryan T. Karazsia

Bryan Karazsia

Dean for Curriculum & Academic Engagement - Academic Affairs; Associate Professor - Psychology

Office: Galpin 110
Phone: 330-263-2008



  • B.S., Denison University (Psychology)
  • M.A., Kent State University (Psychology)
  • Ph.D., Kent State University (Clinical Psychology; Minor in Quantitative Methods)

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 212: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 250: Statistics
  • PSYC 325: Personality: Theory & Research
  • PSYC 325L: Personality Lab
  • PSYC 340: Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC 450-451: Independent Study

Publications (Selected)

See a complete list of publications.

*Asterisk denotes Wooster student author

  • Karazsia, B.T., Murnen, S.K., & Tylka, T.L. (2017). Is body dissatisfaction changing across time? A cross-temporal meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 143, 293-320.
  • Karazsia, B.T., & *Smith, L. (2016). Preparing for graduate-level training in professional psychology: Comparisons across clinical Ph.D., counseling Ph.D. and clinical Psy.D. programs. Teaching of Psychology, 43, 305-313.
  • Karazsia, B.T., & *Wong, K. (2016). Does training in table creation enhance table interpretation? A quasi-experimental study with follow-up. Teaching of Psychology, 43, 126-130.
  • *Benton, C., & Karazsia, B.T. (2015). The effect of thin and muscular images on women's body satisfaction. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 13, 22-27.
  • Karazsia, B.T. & *Muller, A.P. (2014). Depictions of safety gear usage in the world's most popular video games. Journal of Media Psychology, 26, 4-9. Note: Manuscript appears in Special Issue on "Trends in Health Communication".
  • Karazsia, B.T., Berlin, K. S., Armstrong, B., Janicke, D. M., & *Darling, K. E. (2014). Integrating mediation and moderation to advance theory development and testing. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 163-173. Note: Manuscript is part of a March 2014 special issue on Quantitative Methodologies.
  • Karazsia, B.T., van Dulmen, M.H.M., *Wong, K., & Crowther, J. H. (2013). Thinking meta-theoretically about the role of internalization in the development of body dissatisfaction and body change behaviors. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 10, 433-441. 
  • Karazsia, B.T., Stavnezer, A.J., & *Reeves, J.W. (2013). Graduate training in clinical neuropsychology: The importance of undergraduate training. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 28, 711-720.


Bryan Karazsia, Associate Professor of Psychology, is serving as the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement.

The Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the academic program and for supporting curriculum development. The Dean is also responsible for creating opportunities for academic excellence for our students, leading student academic development, managing faculty advising, maintaining academic standards, and hearing student concerns related to teaching and program issues.

In collaboration with  staff from Academic and Student Affairs, the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement monitors the academic progress of students at risk, provides support to these students, and serves as a point of appeal for student petitions. The Dean also is responsible for the following areas:

  • Overseeing the curriculum and working with individual faculty and departments to develop optimal offerings of courses, including First-Year Seminar in Critical Inquiry and other interdisciplinary courses
  • Supporting faculty in curriculum development
  • Working with The Educational Policy Committee to develop and implement educational policies
  • Planning advising workshops for faculty in collaboration with the Academic Advising Office 
  • Planning ARCH, the summer academic orientation, including summer reading assignment, for first-year students
  • Planning and coordinating the fall Forum series
  • Overseeing the Center for Academic Advising, Learning Center, and the Writing Center
  • Appointing the Scholarships and Fellowships Committee
  • Collaborating with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion on academic outreach programs to under-represented students
  • Collaborating with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion on diversification and globalization of the curriculum and on off-campus study programs