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Community Psychology Faculty

Homelessness services and systems; affordable housing.

Impact of home, office, and digital clutter on quality of life; religious community leaders; meaning of psychological home; caregiving; volunteerism; sense of community; spirituality in the community.

Gender-based violence; program evaluation; systems change.

Public policy; prevention; substance use; chronic illness; recovery homes.

Family coping with health stressors including cancer and dementia; diversity of contexts in dealing with health stressors; family communication, cohesiveness, functioning; elderly care; social inclusion and connection to prevent loneliness.

Violence directed against educators; school-based evaluation and intervention; risk and protective factors across multiple ecological levels.

Community interventions with older adults; adulthood & aging; health message framing.

Identity; stereotypes and discrimination; systemic prejudice, intergroup violence; political psychology.

Suicide prevention; minority mental health; adolescent risk and resiliency; school-based interventions. 

Asian Americans; immigrants and refugees; culturally tailored interventions; mental health and trauma; tobacco control and cessation.

Affiliate Faculty

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

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

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:

Professors LaVome Robinson and Lenny Jason on their $6 Million Grant to Support Chicago Youth at Risk of Violence:

Professor Joseph Ferrari's Procrastination Podcast:

Professor Leonard Jason on NPR's The Academic Minute: