Psychology and Counseling - Faculty


Donalee Brown - Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, LP

Associate professor of psychology, earned her Ph. D. from Seton Hall University. Her areas of specialization are counseling, trauma work and forensic psychology.

Her research interests include efficacious treatments for adult female incest survivors, clinical applications of attachments, and behavioral finance/investment behaviors.

(973) 443-8987


Daniel Calcagnetti


Associate professor of psychology, earned his Ph.D. from Temple University. His area of specialization is behavioral neuroscience.

His research interests are in behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology.

(973) 443-8974


Robert Griffo- Director - Industrial/Organizational Psychology program

Experimental Social Psychology

Assistant professor of psychology, earned his Ph.D. from Northeastern University. His area of specialization is experimental social psychology.

His research interests include personality assessment, accuracy and bias in self evaluation, and self-concept and social identity. Dr. Griffo is editor of the Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences.

(973) 443-8556


Madonna Saganda – Director, COMPASS-Florham Program, Practicum and Internship Coordinator

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, LAC

Director of the COMPASS program on the Florham campus and Practicum and Internship Coordinator in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, she earned her M.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and M.A. in Experimental Psychology from St. John’s University.

Her research interests include ASD in young adults: transitioning from high school to college, enhancing academic and social supports, and adult-age bullying.

(973) 443-8550


Katherine Shirley

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, LPC, NCC, ACS

Assistant professor of Counseling, earned her Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision from Old Dominion Univrsity. Her area of specialization is child and adolescent mental health counseling. Her research interests include childhood suicidality, child abuse and neglect, adoption and foster care issues and multicultural supervison of counselors with high-risk populations.

(973) 443-8553


Paul Strauss - Director - MAI/O Organizational Behavior Program 

Organizational Behavior/Leadership

Dr. Strauss has a M.A. in Industrial Psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Development from New York University. Dr. Strauss is the Director of the department's MAI/O Concentration in Organizational Behavior program, Applied Leadership Programs, and the Psychology and Counseling Resource Center.His research interests include customer service training, and behavioral change theory-coaching and mentoring. Dr. Strauss is a New Jersey Licensed Psychologist.

(201) 568-8676


Anthony Tasso - Department Chair

Associate professor in psychology, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. His areas of specializations are counseling and clinical psychology.

His research interests include domestic violence, hypnosis and suggestibility and health psychology.

(973) 443-8094


Vincent S. Viglione LPC NCC ACS

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Assistant Clinical Professor holds his PhD in Counselor Education from Montclair State University. In his private practice, he specializes in adult bereavement counseling and is the Employee Assistance Referral (EAP) for the Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County.

His research interests include Sibling Grief Reactions vis-à-vis 9/11, bereavement as a process and the human reaction to mass violence.



Diane Keyser Wentworth

Professor of psychology, she holds a PhD. from Wayne State University. Her area of specialization is industrial/organizational psychology.

Her research interests include organizational effectiveness, factors affecting work accessibility, female career development issues, and work-life balance.

(973) 443-8560


Lona Whitmarsh - Faculty Advisor - Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society and Psychology Alliance

Counseling Psycholgy, Licensed Psychologist, ACS

Professor of Psychology and Counseling, earned her Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University. She specializes in career counseling and female development across the life span.

Her research interests include female adolescent development, career change in mid-life, models of adolescent development, and counseling of adolescents.

(973) 443-8549