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Professor, Clinical Emeritus Faculty Professor

Findings from Dr. Bry's ongoing studies of risk and protective factors have supported the development, evaluation, and dissemination of her manualized preventive intervention-- the school-based Achievement Mentoring Program. Because the program has been designated by the U.S. Department of... read more

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Nicole M. Cain is an associate professor at GSAPP. Previously, she was an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Long Island University–Brooklyn. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at New... read more

Office: Psychology, A225
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Business office
Office: Nelson, D340A
Phone: 848-445-3568
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Professor, Applied Emeritus Faculty, Professor Emeritus

Cary Cherniss is a core faculty member in the APA/NASP approved School Psychology program.  He studies the role of emotional intelligence in the workplace and is the author of Promoting Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (ASTD Press) and The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace (Jossey-Bass).... read more

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Program Coordinator II, Innovation and Corporate Relations
Office: Nelson, D357
Phone: 848-445-3839
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Associate Professor, Director, Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic, Program Chair, Clinical

Brian C. Chu, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in, and Program Chair of the Department of Clinical Psychology in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He is a recent recipient of the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Young Investigator Award to... read more

Office: Psychology, A203
Phone: 848-445-3903
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Unit Computing Specialist
Office: A335
Phone: 848-445-3981
Rachel Diaz
Program Coordinator, Department of Applied Psychology
Office: Nelson, D317
Phone: 848-445-3880
Angelica M. Diaz-Martinez
Associate Teaching Professor, Director for Clinical Training, Clinical Department, Director, GSAPP’s Center for Psychological Services (CPS)

Angelica M. Diaz-Martinez, Psy.D., is a GSAPP alum (Clinical ’98) and is the Assistant Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical Department. In this... read more

Office: Psychology, A339
Phone: (848) 445-3853
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Administrative Assistant, Program Administrator
Office: Psychology, A343
Phone: 848-445-3980
Sharon Slinsky
Unit Administrator, Administrative Assistant
Office: Psychology, A315
Chief Business Officer and Executive Director - GSAPP Innovation Lab

Nayland Smith is a veteran in the digital space. He has worked with multi-billion-dollar firms to bring many products to market. His experiences in digital span various industries from finance to healthcare. Nayland Smith worked with firms such as Dow Jones and Brown Brothers Harriman where he... read more

Office: Nelson, D358
Phone: 848.445.3959
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Business Manager, Business Office
Office: Psychology, A307
Phone: 848-445-3968
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Assistant Director, Center for Psychological Services, Director, The Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Office: 152 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-445-3906
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Professor, Core Faculty, Director Of Research

Dr. Reddy is a Professor in the School Psychology Doctoral Program. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters and six books on classroom assessment, coaching, ADHD, and measurement development and validation.

Her work focuses on integrating assessments and interventions to... read more

Office: Psychology, A235
Phone: 848-445-3849
Elisa Shernoff
Associate Professor, Core Faculty, School Psychology Program

Dr. Shernoff earned her PhD in School Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to Rutgers, she was a Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry (2006-2013) at the Institute for... read more

Office: Psychology, A353
Phone: 848-445-3902
Chief Business Officer and Executive Director - GSAPP Innovation Lab

Nayland Smith is a veteran in the digital space. He has worked with multi-billion-dollar firms to bring many products to market. His experiences in digital span various industries from finance to healthcare. Nayland Smith worked with firms such as Dow Jones and Brown Brothers Harriman where he... read more

Office: Nelson, D358
Phone: 848.445.3959
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Associate Professor, Clinical Core Faculty

Shalonda Kelly's primary research foci are couples and racial and cultural issues, which she has investigated in the contexts of normal families, therapy, and substance abuse settings.  She studies couples prevention, assessment, and therapy.  She is involved in the understanding and measurement... read more

Office: Psychology, A207
Phone: 848-445-3922
Nancy McWilliams Ph.D.
Visiting Professor, Clinical Visiting Faculty

Nancy McWilliams is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process (1994), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide (2004), all with Guilford Press, and is Associate Editor of the forthcoming... read more

Stanley Messer Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Clinical Emeritus Faculty, Professor Emeritus

Stanley B. Messer, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, is former Dean (2001-2016) of GSAPP and former Chair of its Clinical Psychology Department (1993-2001). He earned his MA and PhD at Harvard University. A past president (2018) of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy... read more

Phone: 848-445-2323
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Assistant Professor

Kristen E. Riley is an Assistant Professor at GSAPP. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a certificate in health psychology is from the University of Connecticut, and completed a health psychology internship at the Miami VA Medical Center and postdoctoral fellowship in cancer... read more

Office: Psychology, A237
Phone: 484-459-2004
Shireen Rizvi
Associate Professor, Clinical Core Faculty

I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Washington where I studied borderline personality disorder and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for more than five years under the mentorship of Dr. Marsha Linehan. I completed my predoctoral clinical internship at the Boston... read more

Office: Psychology, A229
Phone: 848-445-3914
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Distinguished Professor, Clinical Core Faculty

Louis A. Sass has strong interdisciplinary interests involving the intersection of clinical psychology with philosophy, the arts, and literary studies. His publications include critical analyses of psychoanalytic theory; phenomenological studies of schizophrenia; and articles on notions of truth... read more

Office: Psychology, A221
Phone: 848-445-3921
Ken Schneider Ph.D.
Applied Faculty, Emeritus Faculty Professor

Kenneth C. Schneider, professor emeritus, was formerly the Chairman of the Department of Applied Psychology. As a school psychologist he focused on students with educational disabilities. His academic interests focus on the psychological aspects of exceptionality and college students with... read more

Phone: 908 608-3984
Karen Skean Psy.D.
Associate Teaching Professor

Karen Skean's primary professional interests include clinical training and supervision; short-term dynamic psychotherapy, couples psychotherapy, philosophy and psychology; psychodynamic and integrative psychotherapy.  In addition to teaching and supervising students at GSAPP, she maintains a... read more

Office: Psychology, A226
Phone: 732-247-7489
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Clinical Psychology Department, Professor

James Walkup's early training was in philosophy, first at Yale University, then as a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellow at St. Andrews University (Scotland). After receiving his Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology, he held a postdoctoral fellowship in inpatient psychiatry at SUNY (Downstate). In... read more

Office: Psychology, A209
Phone: 212-518-3091
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Professor II, Oscar Krisen Buros Professor

G. Terence Wilson has been a member of the Rutgers faculty since 1971. In 1985, he was appointed Oscar K. Buros Professor of Psychology. In addition to his faculty role in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, he has also served as director of clinical training in the Ph.D... read more

Office: Psychology, A349
Phone: 848-445-3983
Elisa Shernoff
Associate Professor, Core Faculty, School Psychology Program

Dr. Shernoff earned her PhD in School Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to Rutgers, she was a Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry (2006-2013) at the Institute for... read more

Office: Psychology, A353
Phone: 848-445-3902
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Associate Professor, Director, The Rutgers Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education

Dr. Shernoff is Associate Professor of School Psychology, and Director of the Rutgers Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education(CMSCE). The mission of the CMSCE is to improve STEM education in New Jersey and beyond through research and... read more

Phone: 630-418-0162
Joanna Williams
Associate Professor

Joanna Lee Williams earned her master’s degree in human development from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Temple University. As a developmental psychologist her primary interest is the period... read more

Office: Nelson, D
Karen Skean Psy.D.
Associate Teaching Professor

Karen Skean's primary professional interests include clinical training and supervision; short-term dynamic psychotherapy, couples psychotherapy, philosophy and psychology; psychodynamic and integrative psychotherapy.  In addition to teaching and supervising students at GSAPP, she maintains a... read more

Office: Psychology, A226
Phone: 732-247-7489
Yihong Zhao
Associate Professor, Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies and Department of Applied Psychology

Yihong Zhao, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies, and an adjunct faculty in Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University Langone Health. She received an undergraduate degree in Statistics from University of California at... read more

Office: Smithers Hall, 201A