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Community Psychology Faculty

​​Dn. Joseph R. Ferrari, Ph.D.
religious community leaders; meaning of psychological home; caregiving; volunteerism; sense of community; spirituality in the community.

Megan Greeson, Ph.D.
Gender-based violence; program evaluation; systems change.

Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D.
Public policy; prevention; substance use; chronic illness; recovery homes.

Susan Dvorak McMahon, Ph.D.
Violence directed against educators; school-based evaluation and intervention; risk and protective factors across multiple ecological levels​.​

Joseph Mikels, Ph.D.
Community interventions with older adults; adulthood & aging; health message framing.

LaVome W. Robinson, Ph.D., ABPP
Suicide prevention; minority mental health; adolescent risk and resiliency; school-based interventions. 

Bernadette Sánchez, Ph.D.
Positive youth development; youth mentoring; culture; education.

Affiliate Faculty

Luciano Berardi, Ph.D.
Young adulthood; educational access and attainment; mentoring; ethnic minority youth; transitions. 

Olya Glantsman, Ph.D.
Cultural diversity; improving academic settings for students and faculty; food and housing security; community psychology values

Howard Rosing, Ph.D.
Urban food access; migration; economic restructuring; community health. 

Emeritus Faculty

Christopher B. Keys, Ph.D.
Empowerment of people with disabilities; culture and attitudes; community research methods; health policy.

While there may be opportunities to collaborate with affiliate and emeritus faculty, affiliate and emeritus faculty do not admit students. Similarly, clinical-community faculty that are not also listed on this page may collaborate with our students, but are not able to admit students in this program.​ 

Community Psychology Faculty Videos:​

​Hear directly from the DePaul Community Psychology faculty. Watch faculty talk about their approach to research, mentoring students, and answer the following questions and more:

  • What are your values and how do they influence your work?
  • What expectations do you have for your teaching and graduate assistants?
  • What is your approach to mentoring students?
  • Who are some successful people you mentored?
  • What expectations do you have for theses and dissertations?
  • What is the culture of your research lab like?

Professors Joseph Ferrari and Leonard Jason discuss their stories coming from two different backgrounds

See all the videos on the Community Psychology YouTube Channel.

Learn more about our faculty.

Other Media:

Professor Joseph Ferrari's Procrastination Podcast
http://bit.ly/JFerrAM

Professor Leonard Jason on NPR's The Academic Minute:
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/564572329/the-academic-minute