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Psychology Faculty

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Research & Teaching Interests

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Donald Bersoff
Contact
Professor Emeritus
Kline School of Law, Room 271
Donald.Bersoff@drexel.edu
215.571.4819
Research & Teaching Interests

Legal and ethical issues in mental health; developmental disabilities and education; ethics and the law

Department
  • Department of Psychology
Cathy Bolton
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Assistant Teaching Professor
Stratton 208
cathy.h.bolton@drexel.edu
215.571.3928
Research & Teaching Interests

Program Evaluation in healthcare, supportive housing, and government-based social services; Design of performance metrics for quality assessment and clinical outcomes; Development of Quality Assurance Programs; Management of Analytic and Performance Improvement Teams in Healthcare

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  • Department of Psychology
Meghan Butryn
Contact
Associate Professor
Stratton 286
mlb34@drexel.edu
215.553.7108
Research & Teaching Interests

Obesity treatment; physical activity promotion; lifestyle modification; eating disorders prevention; behavioral therapy; acceptance and commitment therapy

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  • Department of Psychology
James Calkins, PhD
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Professor Emeritus


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  • Department of Psychology
Dorothy Charbonnier
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Assistant Teaching Professor
Stratton 210
dorothy.r.charbonnier@drexel.edu
215.571.4407
Research & Teaching Interests

International education, writing, research methodology, AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease

Department
  • Department of Psychology
Douglas Chute
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Louis and Bessie Stein Fellow; Professor of Neuropsychology; Faculty Coordinator of ePsychology
Stratton 218
chute@drexel.edu
215.895.6111
Research & Teaching Interests

Neuropsychology and rehabilitation; Technological applications for the cognitively compromised and those with acquired brain injuries

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  • Department of Psychology
Brian Daly
Contact
Director, Clinical Training; Associate Professor
Stratton 290
brian.daly@drexel.edu
215.571.4252
Research & Teaching Interests

Evidence-based psychosocial interventions for youth; school mental health promotion; prevention and resiliency in urban youth; assessment and treatment of children with chronic illness; and, adolescent risk behaviors.

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  • Department of Psychology
Evan Forman
Contact
Professor
Stratton 282
evan.forman@drexel.edu
215.553.7113
Research & Teaching Interests

Clinical Psychology; Mechanisms and measurement of psychotherapy outcome; Cognitive-behavioral and acceptance based psychotherapies; The development and evaluation of acceptance-based interventions for health behavior change (for problems of obesity and cardiac disease) as well as mood and anxiety disorders; Neurocognition of eating

Department
  • Department of Psychology
Pamela Geller
Contact
Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn and Public Health
Stratton 280
pg27@drexel.edu
215.553.7117
Research & Teaching Interests

Clinical and health psychology; Stressful life events and mental and physical health outcomes particularly in the area of women's reproductive health

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  • Department of Psychology
Maureen Gibney
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Associate Teaching Professor
Stratton 206
maureen.gibney@drexel.edu
215.895.6104
Research & Teaching Interests

Clinical neuropsychology, social service and mental health, aging and ethical issues arising in elder care

Department
  • Department of Psychology
Naomi Goldstein, PhD
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Co-Director of the JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology; Professor
Stratton 328
naomi.goldstein@drexel.edu
215.571.4299
Research & Teaching Interests

Forensic psychology and juvenile justice; Juvenile justice research and program evaluation; Juvenile justice policy and practice reform; Adolescent development and decision-making capacities; Miranda rights comprehension and juvenile confessions; Juvenile probation system reform; Dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline; Anger management with girls in the juvenile justice system; Reducing rates of disproportionate minority contact with the justice system

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  • Department of Psychology
Kirk Heilbrun
Contact
Professor
Stratton 334
kirk.heilbrun@drexel.edu
215.553.7109
Research & Teaching Interests

Forensic mental health assessment; Violence risk assessment; Risk management; Interventions to reduce risk

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  • Department of Psychology
Dr. James Herbert
Contact
Dean, Graduate College; Executive Vice Provost; Professor
Main Building, Suite 301
james.herbert@drexel.edu
215.895.2285
Research & Teaching Interests

Anxiety disorders; Cognitive behavior therapy; Acceptance and mindfulness based psychotherapies; Teletherapy; The role of empiricism in clinical psychology

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  • Department of Psychology
Thomas Hewett
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Professor Emeritus
Stratton 310
hewett@drexel.edu
215.895.2461
Research & Teaching Interests

Human computer interaction; Cognitive engineering; Design of computing systems to support creative work

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  • Department of Psychology
Adrienne Juarascio
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Director, Practicum Training; Assistant Professor
Stratton 226
asj32@drexel.edu
(215) 553-7154
Research & Teaching Interests

Enhancing treatment outcomes for eating disorders and obesity; Acceptance-based behavioral treatments; Evaluating mechanisms of action in behavioral treatments

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  • Department of Psychology
Marlin Killen
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Associate Teaching Professor; Faculty Coordinator of Online Education in Psychology; Faculty Fellow
Stratton 203
Marlin.Killen@drexel.edu
215.895.1068
Research & Teaching Interests Department
  • Department of Psychology
John Kounios
Contact
Director, PhD Program in Applied Cognitive & Brain Sciences; Professor
Stratton 318
jk342@drexel.edu
215.553.7105
Research & Teaching Interests

Cognitive psychology/cognitive neuroscience, focusing on human memory, problem solving, intelligence, and creativity; Specialization in electrophysiological methods (EEG, ERP), and other behavioral and neuroimaging methods (e.g., fMRI)

 

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  • Department of Psychology
Nancy Lee Raitano
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Director of MS and BS/MS Programs; Assistant Professor
Stratton 123E
nancy.raitano.lee@drexel.edu
215.895.2937
Research & Teaching Interests

Neuropsychological and neuroanatomic correlates of intellectual and developmental disabilities; Language, reading, and executive function in Down syndrome and other genetic disorders; Comorbid autism spectrum disorder symptoms in youth with genetic disorders; Neuroanatomic correlates of individual differences in typical and atypical cognition

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  • Department of Psychology
Michael Lowe
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Professor
Stratton 284
ml42@drexel.edu
215.553.7116
Research & Teaching Interests

Psychobiology of eating and weight regulation (dieting, treatment and prevention of eating disorders and obesity); Social cognition (empirical study of conscious and unconscious cognitive processing)

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  • Department of Psychology
Danette Morrison
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Assistant Teaching Professor
Stratton 209
dm3353@drexel.edu
215.571.4308
Research & Teaching Interests

Social and academic motivation within school context; Social relationships and identity development; Educational attainment of ethnic minorities.

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  • Department of Psychology
Arthur Nezu
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Distinguished University Professor of Psychology; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Community Health and Prevention
Stratton 268
amn23@drexel.edu
215.629.6275 (cell)
Research & Teaching Interests

Biopsychosocial models of stress and coping, particularly the role of social problem solving; Applications of Problem-Solving Therapy for chronic illness, particularly comorbid with depression; Treatment and prevention of suicide; Prevention and treatment of behavioral health problems of Veterans and Service Members

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  • Department of Psychology
Christine Nezu
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Professor of Psychology; Professor of Medicine
Stratton 278
cn25@drexel.edu
215.553.7112
Research & Teaching Interests

Contemporary Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) for mood, personality, stress-related disorders; PST for as a biopsychosocial treatment for persons with chronic illness and medical symptoms; PST for Veterans/US Service Members, and their families; Clinical case formulation; Integrative psychotherapy approaches; Emotionally focused interventions and CBT; Departmental concentration areas of cognitive behavioral and health psychology

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  • Department of Psychology
Karol Osipowicz
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Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies;Assistant Teaching Professor
Stratton 204
karol.zdislaw.osipowicz@drexel.edu
215.571.4406
Research & Teaching Interests

Cognitive neuroscience, human brain mapping, neuroimaging to the study of human brain function and anatomy, cognitive plasticity and neural reorganization, psycholinguistics, memory, epileptogenesis, and the methodological advancement of multimodal neuroimaging

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  • Department of Psychology
Diana Robins
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Associate Professor

diana.l.robins@drexel.edu
215.571.3439
Research & Teaching Interests

Early detection of autism spectrum disorder, screening for autism spectrum disorder in community settings, social cognition in autism spectrum disorder

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  • Department of Psychology
Ludo Scheffer
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Chair, Faculty Senate; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Teaching Professor
Stratton 105
lcs22@drexel.edu
215.895.6140
Research & Teaching Interests

Meta-cognitive development, writing, and computers; Language and literacy development in the early years in the context of family and schooling; Youth-at-risk; School violence and bullying; Program/intervention effectiveness

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  • Department of Psychology
Maria Schultheis
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Department Head; Professor
Stratton 123B
schultheis@drexel.edu
215.895.6105
Research & Teaching Interests

Neurorehabilitation; Application of technology to psychology; Virtual reality technology; Driving capacity after neurological compromise; Rehabilitation of functional, everyday activities

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  • Department of Psychology
Jennifer Schwartz
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Director, Psychological Services Center; Associate Teaching Professor
Stratton 266
Jennifer.L.Schwartz@drexel.edu
215.553.7127
Research & Teaching Interests

Adult Psychopathology; Evidence-Based Practice; Competency-Based Training; Competency-Based Clinical Supervision

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  • Department of Psychology
Myrna Shure
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Professor Emeritus
Stratton 332
ms54@drexel.edu
215.553.7120
Research & Teaching Interests

Child development; Problem-solving interventions with children; Prevention programs

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  • Department of Psychology
Chris Sims
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Assistant Professor
Stratton 324
Chris.Sims@drexel.edu
215.553.7170
Research & Teaching Interests

Learning and decision-making under uncertainty; Visual memory and perceptual expertise; Sensorimotor control and motor learning; Computational models of cognition

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  • Department of Psychology
Julia Sluzenski
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Assistant Teaching Professor
Stratton 205
julia.m.sluzenski@drexel.edu
215.571.4309
Research & Teaching Interests Department
  • Department of Psychology
Mary Spiers
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Associate Professor
Stratton 207
spiersm@drexel.edu
215.895.1722
Research & Teaching Interests

Clinical neuropsychology and medical psychology; Memory and practical applications for memory disorders in the elderly; Cognitive health of women

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  • Department of Psychology
Zoe Zhang
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Assistant Professor
Stratton 326
fengqing.zhang@drexel.edu
215.553.7172
Research & Teaching Interests

Neuroimaging data analysis; Data mining; Bayesian inference; High dimensional data analysis

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  • Department of Psychology
Eric Zillmer
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Professor of Neuropsychology; Director of Athletics
Stratton 221
zillmer@drexel.edu
215.895.1977
Research & Teaching Interests

Sports psychology; Sports performance; Psychological assessment; Psychology of terrorists

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  • Department of Psychology