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Brother Joseph F. Burke, F.S.C., Ph.D.
Brother Joseph F. Burke, F.S.C., Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor
B.A., La Salle University
M.Ed., University of Miami
Ph.D., Alliant International University (formerly USIU)
Research Areas:  clinical hypnosis and the history of psychology
Sharon Lee Armstrong, Ph.D.
Sharon Lee Armstrong, Ph.D.                  
Associate Professor
B.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware
Research Areas:  cognitive science: psycholinguistics, concepts, reasoning decision making, metacognitions in autism, and selective mutism
LeeAnn Cardaciotto, Ph.D.
LeeAnn Cardaciotto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College
M.A., MPC Hahnemann University
Ph.D., Drexel University
Research Areas:  mindfulness, psychological acceptance, self-compassion; and social anxiety disorder
Lynn H. Collins, Ph.D
Lynn H. Collins, Ph.D
Associate Professor
B.S., Duke University
M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University
Research Areas:  feminist psychology, psychology of gender, the use of technology in clinical psychology, and gender and psychopathology
David Falcone, Ph.D.
David Falcone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
B.S., University of Dayton
M.S., Western Illinois University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Research areas:  attribution theory, interpersonal relationships, gender issues, creative problem solving, and philosophical issues
Randy Fingerhut, Ph.D.
Randy Fingerhut, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Director, Doctoral Program
B.A., Emory University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Miami
Research Areas:  emotional functioning during the prenatal and postpartum periods
Laura Gambrel
Laura Gambrel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.A., Goucher College
M.A., Naropa University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Research Areas: mindfulness and relationships, mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions, transition to parenthood, couple relationship enhancement, and research methods
Edie Goldbacher, Ph.D.
Edie Goldbacher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.A., The College of New Jersey
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Research Areas:  associations among mood, eating behaviors, and weight;  and interventions for weight loss and aberrant eating
Charles Jacob
Charles Jacob
Assistant Professor
M.S. Ed., Duquesne University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Research Areas:  decision-making of practicing counselors, impact of individual counseling variables, and decision-making in the treatment of domestic violence

Kelly S. McClure, Ph.D.
Kelly S. McClure, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
B.A., Loyola College (Baltimore)
M.A., Ph.D., MCP Hahnemann University
Research Areas:  social problem solving, coping with cancer, and depression
Mary Ellen McMonigle, Ph.D.
Mary Ellen McMonigle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.A., La Salle University
M.A., Ph.D., Temple University
Research Areas:  emotional development of children and adolescents; and relationships among empathy, cognition, and social development
Diana P. F. Montague, Ph.D.
Diana P. F. Montague, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
B.A., Rider College
M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Research Areas:  empathy and its relation with cognition and social development, emotion development in children and adolescents, parent-child relationships, and ecologically valid methodology
Simon M. Moon, Ph.D.
Simon M. Moon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
B.S., Yonsei University
M.A., Yonsei University
Ph.D., The University of Akron
Research Areas:  measuring emotional processes using experimental paradigms, self-regulatory processes, motivation, and procrastination
Simon M. Moon, Ph.D.
Kathleen Murphy-Eberenz, Ph.D.
Director, Community Psychological Services Center
B.S., The College of New Jersey
M.A., Ph.D., Drexel University
Research areas: heterogeneity of clinical presentations in context of etiology, DSM formations of mental illness, novel treatment modalities, e.g., telemedicine
John J. Rooney, Ph.D.
John J. Rooney, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus and Director, Professional Counseling
B.A., La Salle University
M.A., Ph.D., Temple University
Research Areas: work habits and attitudes, effective communication in therapy, and
supervision in counseling and psychotherapy
Gregory Roth
Gregory Roth
Assistant Professor
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Research Areas:  community mental health issues, HIV/AIDS—causes, effects and interventions related to stigma, and vocational rehabilitation/ career counseling

Megan Spokas
Megan Spokas
Assistant Professor
B.S., Saint Joseph’s University
M.A., Ph.D., Temple University
Research Areas:  suicide prevention, sequelae of traumatic events, and CBT for anxiety disorders
Michael Sude
Michael Sude
Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.  Syracuse University
Research Areas: family therapy training and supervision, addressing issues of diversity in practice, using the self of the therapist in practice, and using technology in professional and personal relationships
Donna A. Tonrey
Donna A. Tonrey
Director, Master’s Program
B.A., Temple University
M.A., Psy.D., La Salle University
Research Areas:  relationship issues and interventions, family systems, and working with couples
Dahra J. Williams, Ph.D.
Dahra J. Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.A., Williams College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Miami
Research Areas:  potential barriers to seeking psychological services among adolescents;  the stigma of mental health concerns, especially among young minority populations; and adjustment and coping with chronic health issues
Patricia Wilson, Ph.D.
Patricia Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
A.S., Ocean County College
B.A., Georgian Court College
M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Research Areas:  emotional and social effects of chemosensory stimuli, particularly olfactory and pheromones; impact of emotion on cognitive processes; and positive psychology
Nataliya Zelikovsky
Nataliya Zelikovsky
Assistant Professor
B.A., State University of New York, Binghamton
M.A., Ph.D., Ohio University
Research Areas: psychosocial barriers to poor adherence with medical regimens among adolescents, stress and coping with chronic health conditions, and health attitudes and health behaviors