Faculty

 

All nineteen full-time faculty members have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in clinical, school or another area of psychology. In addition to teaching, faculty members 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.
Email
armeli@fdu.edu

RON DUMONT, Ed.D., NCSP 
Boston University 1985 
THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE: Psychoeducational.
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.
Email: 
dumont@fdu.eduURLalpha.fdu.edu/~dumont/psychology/

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.
Email: 
eisen@fdu.edu 

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.
Email: 
bfreer@fdu.edu

DEBBIE GREEN, Ph.D.
Fordham University, 2010
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Integrative
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Forensic assessment and evaluation of individuals involved in the criminal justice, civil, family, and immigration court systems; clinical evaluations
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Assessment of malingering in criminal and civil forensic evaluations; evaluation of and restoration to competency to stand trial; violence risk assessment and management (see
http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=8668 for a listing of recent publications and presentations)
Email: 
degreen@fdu.edu

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; Legal and Ethical Issues in School Psychology.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Consultation Self-Efficacy, Consultation Effectiveness, Consultant Development, Supervision and Mentoring of School Psychologists.
Email: 
mguiney@fdu.edu

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 Resiliency in Adolescents; Psychosocial Consequences of Chronic Illness; Diversity Issues in Assessment and Treatment; Transition Issues in Emerging Adulthood
Email: 
judith_kaufman@fdu.edu

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.
Email: 
jrlphd@aol.com

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 interventions for child and adolescent eating disorders; parent-based treatment for pediatric overweight; applying behavioral economics to the prevention of childhood obesity.
Email: 
loeb@fdu.edu

ROBERT McGRATH, Ph.D.
Auburn University, 1984 
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Eclectic/Psychodynamic.
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Individual Adults; Assessment
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Assessment and Measurement
Email: 
mcgrath@fdu.edu
URL: http://inside.fdu.edu/pt/mcgrath.html

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.
Email: 
dlpogge@aol.com

ROBERT PRENTKY, Ph.D.
Northwestern University 1975
AREAS OF INTEREST: Assessing risk of dangerousness in juveniles; pre-adolescent / adolescent boys and girls with sexually inappropriate behaviors – precursor and concurrent life events; attachment disorders and other adverse life events and proximal clinical features of psychopathy in juveniles.
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Risk assessment and evaluation of criminal offenders.

RESEARCH PROJECTS: Designing & testing new RNR-type protocols for juvenile sex offenders; caregiver / placement instability in abuse-reactive children with sexually inappropriate behaviors; linear & quadratic trends in normative and deviant sexual behaviors in three child age cohorts; child cyber pornography.
Email: 
rprentky@fdu.edu

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.
Email: 
cynthia_radnitz@fdu.edu

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.
Email: 
ryanj@fdu.edu

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 disability, Character Functioning, Psychiatric Status and Neuropsychological Functioning in Adults with ADHD/LD; Examining the components of effective therapeutic neuropsychological assessment; and understanding the character profile of adults with cognitive complaints.

Email: tiersky@fdu.edu

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.
Email: 
sulrich@fdu.edu

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
Email: 
kmdavis@fdu.edu

JAMIE ZIBULSKY Ph.D.
University of 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
Email: 
Jamie_Zibulsky@fdu.edu

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