Faculty and Staff of Psychology and Counseling
All 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.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, LP
Associate Professor of Psychology, earned her Ph.D. from Seton Hall University. Her areas of specialization are counseling, trauma work, and forensic psychology.
Associate Professor of Psychology earned his Ph.D. from Temple University. His area of specialization is behavioral neuroscience.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program
Instructor in counseling, a doctoral candidate at Montclair State University. His areas of specialization are addictions counseling and counseling offenders.
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.
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.
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.
Organizational Behavior/Leadership; Professor Emeritus
Dr. Strauss has an 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.
Department Chair, Professor
Earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. His areas of specialization are counseling and clinical psychology.
Alwin E. Wagener, Ph.D., NCC is an Assistant Professor of Counseling. He holds a doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Professor of Psychology, she holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. Her area of specialization is industrial/organizational psychology.
Andrew R. Eisen, Ph.D.
Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-Behavioral.
Practice Specialties: Child Behavior Disorders; Child Anxiety Disorders; School Refusal Behavior.
Benjamin D. Freer, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Theoretical Perspective: Interdisciplinary; Experimental-Cognitive Development; Developmental Psychopathology; Cognitive Neuroscience.
Meaghan Curran Guiney, Ph.D., NCSP
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.
Juliana Rasic Lachenmeyer, Ph.D. [Ph.D. program core faculty]
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.
Robert McGrath, Ph.D. [Ph.D. program core faculty]
Theoretical Orientation: Eclectic/Psychodynamic.
Practice Specialties: Individual adults; Personality assessment
Eleanor McGlinchey, Ph.D. [Ph.D. program core faculty]
Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Interpersonal Psychotherapy; Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Practice Specialties: Sleep Disorders; Depression; Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Erika Oak, Psy.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Theoretical Orientation: Psychoeducational/Eclectic
Practice Specialties: Psychoeducational Assessment; Child and Adolescent Behavior Disorders; Childhood Developmental Disabilities; School-Based Mental Health; Parent Training
David L. Pogge, Ph.D. [Ph.D. program core faculty]
Practice Specialties: Diagnostic Assessment; Neuropsychological Assessment; Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders and Paraphilic Disorders; Forensic Assessment.
Robert Prentky, Ph.D.
Director, Forensic Training Programs
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.
Linda M. Raffaele Mendez, Ph.D.
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
Jennifer Romei, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative; Cognitive-Behavioral, Meta-Cognitive, & Mentalization-Based Therapy
Practice Specialties: Serious and Persistent Mental Illness, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, Personality Disorders
Research Interests: Violence risk assessment and mitigation for NGRI and civilly committed inpatients; civil commitment, right to treatment, and right to refuse treatment; threat assessment and management; workplace violence prevention; psychotherapy process, outcome, and supervision
Lana A. Tiersky, Ph.D. [Ph.D. program core faculty]
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.
Stefanie Ulrich, Ph.D. [Ph.D. program core faculty]
Director, Center for Psychological Services
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.
Kathleen Viezel, Ph.D., NCSP
Theoretical Perspective: Cognitive-Behavioral
Practice Specialties: Psychoeducational assessment; Psychological assessment; Parent training; Child and adolescent therapy; Young adults with autism
Jamie Zibulsky, Ph.D.
Theoretical Orientation: Developmental; Eclectic
Practice Specialties: School-based prevention and intervention programs; Psychoeducational assessment; Educational consultation