Psychology and Counseling - Faculty

Donalee Brown

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, LP; Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program

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.

donalee@fdu.edu

973-443-8987

Daniel Calcagnetti

Experimental/Neuropsychology

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.

daniel@fdu.edu

973-443-8974

Thomas Conklin

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Instructor in counseling, doctoral candidate at Montclair State University. His areas of specialization are addictions counseling and counseling offenders.

His research interests include attachment theory and addictions, social and emotional learning, and multicultural counseling education.

tconklin@fdu.edu

973-443-8730

Danielle DeNigris

Developmental Psychology

Assistant professor of psychology, earned her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. Her area of specialization is developmental psychology.

Her research interests broadly include the development of temporal cognition, episodic memory/foresight, theory of mind, and identity among children and adults with and without autism spectrum disorders. Dr. DeNigris is editor of the Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences.

denida01@fdu.edu

973-443-8389

Robert Griffo

Experimental Social Psychology; Director - Industrial/Organizational Psychology program

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.

rgriffo@fdu.edu

973-443-8556

Madonna Saganda

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, LAC; Director, COMPASS-Florham Program, Practicum and Internship Coordinator

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.

m_sagand@fdu.edu

973-443-8550

Paul Strauss

Organizational Behavior/Leadership; Professor Emeritus

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 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.

dr.paul@strauss.net

201-568-8676

Anthony Tasso

Department Chair

Professor of 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.

atasso@fdu.edu

973-443-8094

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.

diane_wentworth@fdu.edu

973-443-8560