All eighteen full-time faculty have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in clinical, school or some other area of psychology, and all teach undergraduate and graduate courses. In addition to teaching, faculty are actively involved in research and professional and community service. Numerous opportunities exist for student participation in faculty research and service.
STEPHEN R. ARMELI, Ph.D.
University of Delaware, 1998
AREAS OF INTEREST: Social, Personality, and Health Psychology; Statistics.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Social-learning based models of alcohol use/substance use. Application of daily process research methods (e.g., daily diaries, experience sampling methodology) in understanding the stress and coping process and health-related behavior (e.g., alcohol use). Measurement of implicit attitudes regarding well being and substance use.
RON DUMONT, Ed.D., NCSP
Boston University 1985
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES:Learning Disabilities; Serious Emotional Disturbances; Cognitive Functioning; Psychoeducational Assessment; Intellectual Constructs and Assessment; Technology for School Psychology.
RESEARCH PROJECTS:Use of the Differential Ability Scales in Psychoeducational Evaluations; Comparisons of Standardized IQ Tests; Use of Cross-battery Assessment.
ANDREW R. EISEN, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Albany, 1992
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Cognitive-Behavioral.
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Child Behavior Disorders; Child Anxiety Disorders; School Refusal Behavior.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Prescriptive Treatment of Childhood Anxiety Disorders; Role of Family Variables in the Etiology and Maintenance of Child Anxiety; Dimensional and Categorical Classification Models; Parent Training Strategies.
BENJAMIN D. FREER, Ph. D.
University of Kentucky, 2011
AREAS OF INTEREST: Theoretical Perspective: Interdisciplinary; Developmental Psychopathology; Cognitive Neuroscience
Experimental—Cognitive Development; Neuroscience; Education.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Behavioral and Cognitive Deficits of Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Relationship between Environmental and Social Context on Developmental Pathways in Childhood; Construction of Personal Narratives in Response to Trauma; Effective Ways to Teach the Logic of the Scientific Method to Elementary School Students.
DEBBIE GREEN, Ph.D.
Fordham University, 2010
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Integrative
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES:Forensic assessment and evaluation of offenders.
RESEARCH PROJECTS:Assessment of malingering in criminal and civil forensic evaluations; evaluation of and restoration to competency to stand trial; violence risk assessment; conceptualization of torture
MEAGHAN CURRAN GUINEY, Ph.D., NCSP
Fordham University, 2010
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Cognitive-Behavioral
AREAS OF INTEREST: School-Based Consultation, Response-to-Intervention, Crisis Response, Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Consultation Self-Efficacy, Consultation Effectiveness, School-Based Prevention and Intervention Programs, Supervision and Mentoring of School Psychologists.
JUDITH KAUFMAN, Ph.D.
Yeshiva University, 1970
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Psychodynamic/Eclectic.
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Adolescent/Young Adult Development; School Learning Problems; Pediatric Psychology.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Risk and Resilency in Adolescents; Psychosocial Consequences of Chronical Illness; Diversity Issues in Assessment and Treatment.
JULIANA RASIC LACHENMEYER, Ph.D.
Columbia University, 1976
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Cognitive-Behavioral.
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Eating, Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders; Behavioral Medicine (e.g., Failure to Thrive, Seizure Disorders); Parenting.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Medical Compliance; Behavioral Pediatrics; Eating Disorders; Failure to Thrive; Assessment and Treatment Outcomes in Obsessive-Compulsive and Panic Disorders.
KATHARINE L. LOEB, Ph.D.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2000
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Family-Based Interventions.
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Eating Disorders; Obesity; Anxiety Disorders
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Early Identification and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa; Parent-Based Treatment for Pediatric Overweight; Parents as the Exclusive Agents of Change in the Treatment of Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa; web-based dissemination and implementation of eating disorder treatments;exposure-based body image interventions; applying behavioral economics tothe prevention of childhood obesity.
ROBERT McGRATH, Ph.D.
Auburn University, 1984
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Eclectic/Psychodynamic.
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES:Individual Adults; Marital Therapy.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Test Development; Personality Assessment.
DAVID L. POGGE, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico, 1986
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Diagnostic Assessment; Neuropsychological Assessment; Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders and Paraphilic Disorders; Forensic Assessment.
RESEARCH PROJECTS:Standardization and validation of performance-based measures of attention; validity studies of personality and diagnostic tests for adolescents and children; identification of neuropsychological and psychometric predictors of differential treatment response and outcome for psychiatric patients; evaluation of the management of violent and aggressive behavior by psychiatric inpatients.
ROBERT PRENTKY, Ph.D.
Northwestern University 1975
AREAS OF INTEREST: Assessing risk of dangerousness in juveniles; pre-adolescent and adolescent boys and girls with sexually inappropriate behaviors; attachment disorders and other adverse life events and proximal clinical features of psychopathy in juveniles; female adult sex offenders; “peculiar” expressions of extreme violence – anomalous homicide.
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Forensic assessment and evaluation of criminal offenders; expert witness testimony; ethical practice of psychology in the criminal justice system.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Predictive validity of risk protocol for juvenile sex offenders; caregiver instability, attachment disorder and emotional detachment in abuse-reactive youngsters with sexually inappropriate behaviors; a multi-prong study of child cyber pornography focusing on offender etiology & risk, and apprehension; public policy and social amplification of risk in a high voltage population.
CYNTHIA L. RADNITZ, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Albany, 1990
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Cognitive-behavioral.
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Anxiety disorders, Major Depressive Disorder, Relationship problems, Substance Abuse, Behavioral Medicine.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Healthy eating in young children, School-based obesity prevention, Pro-environmental behaviors and attitudes in school-aged children, Vegetarianism, Optimal Defaults as a behavior change strategy.
JULIE L. RYAN, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Albany, 2010
Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive – Behavioral
AREAS OF INTEREST: Emotion regulation in children and adolescents; Anxiety and Mood disorders, Effectiveness and Dissemination research, Mediators of psychopathology in youth.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with youth and young adults, Anxiety, Mood disorders, Emotion Dysregulation, Disruptive behavior disorders in young children.
LANA A. TIERSKY, Ph.D.
California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles, 1995
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Psychodynamic.
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Psychoanalysis; Neuropsychological Evaluation and Cognitive Rehabilitation.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI); Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS); Psychosomatic Illness.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Assessing the Efficacy of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in MTBI; Assessing Disability in CFS; Assessing Disability, Psychiatric Status and Neuropsychological Functioning in Adult ADHD; Examining the Efficacy of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Adult ADHD.
STEFANIE ULRICH, Ph.D.
Fordham University 1996
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Psychodynamic/Integrative
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Depression, grief and loss; cultural issues in diagnosis and treatment; trauma, PTSD, and veterans services; women's issues; acute care; adults and adolescents.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Therapy and supervisory processes; veterans and trauma, Asperger's and college, women and leadership; attachment; program evaluation; gender and cultural issues in psychotherapy.
KATHLEEN VIEZEL, Ph.D.
Ball State University, 2007
THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE: Cognitive-Behavioral
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Psychoeducational Assessment, Psychological Assessment, Family Assessment, Child and Adolescent Therapy
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Child/Adolescent Anxiety Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
STEVEN G. YOUNG, Ph.D.
Miami University, 2010
AREAS OF INTEREST: Social Cognition; Experimental Psychology; Evolutionary Psychology
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Face Perception, Cognition and Emotion, Interpersonal Relationships and Social Belongingness.
JAMIE ZIBULSKY Ph.D.
Universityof California, Berkeley 2009
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Developmental; Eclectic
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: School-based prevention and intervention programs; Psychoeducational assessment; Educational consultation
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Early literacy development; Early social-emotional development; Teacher knowledge and professional development