Faculty

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.

STEPHEN R. ARMELI, Ph.D.

[Ph.D. program core faculty]

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).
Email: armeli@fdu.edu

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.
Email: eisen@fdu.edu

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.
Email: bfreer@fdu.edu

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
Email: mguiney@fdu.edu

JULIANA RASIC LACHENMEYER, Ph.D.

[Ph.D. program core faculty]

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.
Email: jrlphd@aol.com

ROBERT McGRATH, Ph.D.

[Ph.D. program core faculty]

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
Email: robert_mcgrath@fdu.edu

ELEANOR MCGLINCHEY, Ph.D.

[Ph.D. program core faculty]

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.
Email: elm@fdu.edu

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
Email: eoak@fdu.edu

BENJAMIN N. JOHNSON, Ph.D.

The Pennsylvania State University, 2021
AREAS of INTEREST: Personality Disorders; Self-Harm; Psychotherapy Integration
RESEARCH PROJECTS: refining assessment of borderline personality disorder; predicting suicide and self-harm in daily life; testing mobile interventions for suicidality and self-harm; exploring the overlap between psychological and physical pain; identifying points of convergence across schools of psychotherapy
Email: b.johnson2@fdu.edu

Rachel A. Petts, Ph.D.

Western Michigan University, 2017
AREAS of INTEREST: Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology, Integrated Behavioral Health, Treatment Processes and Outcomes
RESEARCH PROJECTS: development and evaluation of brief interventions in primary care; measurement of processes of change in youth behavioral interventions; evaluation of pediatric integrated care models.
Email: r.santer@fdu.edu

DAVID L. POGGE, Ph.D.

[Ph.D. program core faculty]

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.
Email: dlpogge@aol.com

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.
Email: rprentky@fdu.edu

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; co-parenting in families raising children with behavioral challenges; tiered approaches to school-based mental health.
Email: raffaelemend@fdu.edu

GREGORY K. TORTORIELLO, Ph.D.

The University of Alabama, 2020
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Experimental-Social; Personality; Multidisciplinary
RESEARCH PROJECTS: the relationship between psychopathy and prosociality (empathy, moral judgments and decision-making, helping behavior); the role of narcissism in romantic relationships; dark personality and subjective well-being; the role of sadistic pleasure in sadistic aggression; masked psychopathy; measurement issues in personality and individual differences.
Email: gtortoriello@fdu.edu

STEFANIE ULRICH, Ph.D.

[Ph.D. program core faculty]

Brown University 1984
Fordham University 1996
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Psychodynamic/Integrative
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Grief and loss; trauma, PTSD, veterans, acute care.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Therapy and supervisory processes; veterans and trauma, women and leadership; stigma; program development. 
Email: sulrich@fdu.edu

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
Email: kmdavis@fdu.edu

GEORGIA M. WINTERS, Ph.D.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The Graduate Center and City University of New York, 2018 
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: Cognitive-behavioral 
PRACTICE SPECIALTIES: Conducting evaluations for both criminal (e.g., competence to stand trial, mental state at the time of the offense, risk assessment, sex offender sentencing, capital mitigation) and civil (e.g., psychological injury, parental capacity) cases
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Sexual grooming of child sexual abusers; paraphilic disorders; perceptions of sexual offenders in the courts; prevention of sexual violence 
Email: gwinters@fdu.edu

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
Email: Jamie_Zibulsky@fdu.edu