Psychology Faculty -- School of Psychology, Metropolitan CampusAll 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: Motivational models of alcohol use/substance use. Application of micro-longitudinal research methods in understanding the stress and coping process and health-related behavior (e.g., alcohol use).
JENNIFER CLEVELAND, Ph.D.
University of North Texas, 1998
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Interpersonal/Eclectic
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Psycho- educational/Neuropsychological Assessment in Children and Adolescents, Parenting issues,
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Efficacy of academic and social supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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; Experimental-Cognitive Development; Developmental Psychopathology; Cognitive Neuroscience.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Higher Order Cognition: Disentangling the Role of Attention in Working Memory; Veterans and Trauma: Effects of Trauma Exposure on Cognition and Family-Processes; The Transition of Veterans: Military Duty to Civilian Life; Adult ADHD/LD: Behavioral and Cognitive Correlates of Functioning; Relationship between Environmental and Social Context on Developmental Pathways in Childhood; Construction of Personal Narratives in Response to Trauma.
MEAGHAN CURRAN GUINEY, Ph.D., NCSP
Fordham University, 2010
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Eclectic
AREAS OF INTEREST: School-Based Consultation, Supervision of School Psychologists, Crisis Response, Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Disorders; Legal and Ethical Issues in School Psychology.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Development of Consultation Self-Efficacy; Analysis of Language in School-Based Consultation
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 interventions for child and adolescent eating disorders; parent-based treatment for pediatric overweight; applying behavioral economics to the prevention of childhood obesity.
ROBERT McGRATH, Ph.D.
Auburn University, 1984
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Eclectic/Psychodynamic.
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Individual adults; Personality assessment
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Measurement and methodology; Positive psychology with an emphasis on the concept of character
ELEANOR MCGLINCHEY, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, 2013
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Interpersonal Psychotherapy; Behavioral Sleep Medicine
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Sleep Disorders; Depression; Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Disorders
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Development of psychosocial treatments for childhood and adolescent mood disorders; Sleep disturbance and circadian rhythm dysfunction as precipitating and maintaining mechanisms in mood and anxiety disorders; Identification of biological markers of treatment response.
ERIKA OAK, Psy.D.
Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2012
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Psychoeducational/Eclectic
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Errors on cognitive assessment; Cross-battery assessment
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Psychoeducational Assessment; Child and Adolescent Behavior Disorders; Childhood Developmental Disabilities; School-Based Mental Health; Parent Training
CAMILLA S. OVERUP, Ph.D.
University of Houston, 2015
AREAS OF INTEREST: Social, Personality and Health Psychology, Statistics
RESEARCH PROJECTS: 1) Use of a daily diary approach to examine the dynamics of self-presentation as a function of interaction partner relationship type and perceived interaction partner behavior. 2) Use of an experimental methodology to investigate the effects of pictures on relationship behavior. 3) Use of a daily diary approach to study the effects of daily interpersonal goals (compassionate vs self-image goals) on relationship welfare. 4) Use of various correlational and experimental methodologies to examine self-determination theory as a framework for understanding responses to conflictual relationship situations that involve aggression and intimate partner violence.
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 / 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: Sexual assault on college campuses; developing a new RNR-type model for managing juvenile sex offenders; caregiver / placement instability in abuse-reactive children with sexually inappropriate behaviors; child cyber pornography.
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, Diet and health in middle age and older adults, Vegetarian and vegan diets, Optimal Defaults as a behavior change strategy.
LINDA M. RAFFAELE MENDEZ, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin, 1993
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Cognitive-Behavioral, Ecological
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children and Adolescents; Trauma-Informed Prevention and Intervention in Schools, Promoting Wellness Among Families Raising Children with Special Needs
RESEARCH PROJECTS:Training teachers in high needs schools in trauma-informed care; longitudinal changes in mental health among unaccompanied homeless youth receiving wraparound community-based services; coparenting in families raising children with behavioral challenges; tiered approaches to school-based mental health.
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.
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., NCSP
Ball State University, 2007
THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE: Cognitive-Behavioral
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Psychoeducational assessment; Psychological assessment; Parent training; Child and adolescent therapy; Young adults with autism
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Developmental and psychological effects of child maltreatment; Profiles and effective interventions for college students with autism; Issues in child assessment
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