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Dean of GSAPP, Distinguished Professor

Francine Conway, an accomplished scholar and clinical psychologist recognized for her work in aging and child psychopathology, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Conway... read more

Office: GSAPP - Dean's Office
Phone: 848-445-2325
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Associate Dean, GSAPP, Director, GSAPP’s Applied and Academic Autism Services and, Executive Director, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center

Lara Delmolino is a Clinical Professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and serves as the Executive Director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. Dr. Delmolino earned her doctorate in... read more

Office: Dean's Office, A315
Phone: 848-445-3831
Tim Cleary
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of School Psychology, Director, School Psychology Program

Dr. Timothy J. Cleary is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from Manhattan College, his master's degree and professional certification in School Psychology from Queens College, and... read more

Office: Psychology, A337
Phone: 848-445-3982
Peter J Economou
Associate Professor and Director, Master of Applied Psychology (MAP)

Pete J. Economou Ph.D., ABPP was trained in counseling psychology and is board certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT) specializing in evidence-based psychology and working with high performers (e.g., athletes). Dr. Pete is licensed by NJ and NY to practice psychology and is also a... read more

Office: Smithers Hall, 207C
Phone: 848-445-9395
Alexander Alperin
Postdoctoral Associate/Lead Behavior Consultant

Alexander Alperin is a Lead Behavior Consultant in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University, where he teaches “Human Development.” He is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Alperin received his B.A. from Rutgers College and his... read more

Vanessa Bal
Karmazin and Lillard Chair in Adult Autism, Associate Professor

Dr. Vanessa H. Bal earned her M.Sc. in neuroscience from the University of Oxford and her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan. She also completed her clinical psychology internship at the University of Michigan and a postdoc in human genetics at the University of California, San... read more

Office: Smithers Hall, 213
Phone: 848-445-2300
Marsha Bates
Distinguished Research Professor, Center for Alcohol Studies

Dr. Bates directs the Cardiac Neuroscience Laboratory, which promotes translation between basic human experimental and clinical science. Her transdisciplinary research program seeks to build novel intervention and prevention approaches to alcohol and drug related problems based on neurocognitive... read more

Office: SMH 221B
Phone: 848-445-3559
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Director of Psychology Continuing Education
Office: 41 Gordon Road, Suite C, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-445-3987
Distinguished Professor, Clinical Core Faculty

Nancy Boyd-Franklin's special interests include multicultural issues, the treatment of African-American families, ethnicity and family therapy, home-based family therapy, marital and couples therapy, the multisystems approach to the treatment of poor inner-city families, issues for women of... read more

Office: Psychology, A213
Phone: 848-445-3924
Nicole Breeden

Nicole Breeden is an assistant research professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) who received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in August 2017. Prior to beginning... read more

photo of Fran Conway
Dean of GSAPP, Distinguished Professor

Francine Conway, an accomplished scholar and clinical psychologist recognized for her work in aging and child psychopathology, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Conway... read more

Office: GSAPP - Dean's Office
Phone: 848-445-2325
Lara_photo
Associate Dean, GSAPP, Director, GSAPP’s Applied and Academic Autism Services and, Executive Director, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center

Lara Delmolino is a Clinical Professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and serves as the Executive Director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. Dr. Delmolino earned her doctorate in... read more

Office: Dean's Office, A315
Phone: 848-445-3831
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Business office
Office: Psychology, A303
Phone: 848-445-3568
Rachel Diaz
Program Coordinator, Master of Applied Psychology (MAP)
Office: Smithers Hall, 207A
Phone: 848-445-3880
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Sr. Administrative Assistant, Student Services Coordinator
Office: Psychology, A309
Phone: 848-445-3965
Alice Liou
Administrative Assistant, Assistant to the Dean
Office: Psychology, A315
Phone: 848-445-3970
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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: 41 Gordon Road, Suite C, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848.445.3959
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Business Manager, Business Office
Office: Psychology, A307
Phone: 848-445-3968
photo of Fran Conway
Dean of GSAPP, Distinguished Professor

Francine Conway, an accomplished scholar and clinical psychologist recognized for her work in aging and child psychopathology, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Conway... read more

Office: GSAPP - Dean's Office
Phone: 848-445-2325
Lara_photo
Associate Dean, GSAPP, Director, GSAPP’s Applied and Academic Autism Services and, Executive Director, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center

Lara Delmolino is a Clinical Professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and serves as the Executive Director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. Dr. Delmolino earned her doctorate in... read more

Office: Dean's Office, A315
Phone: 848-445-3831
Tim Cleary
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of School Psychology, Director, School Psychology Program

Dr. Timothy J. Cleary is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from Manhattan College, his master's degree and professional certification in School Psychology from Queens College, and... read more

Office: Psychology, A337
Phone: 848-445-3982
Peter J Economou
Associate Professor and Director, Master of Applied Psychology (MAP)

Pete J. Economou Ph.D., ABPP was trained in counseling psychology and is board certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT) specializing in evidence-based psychology and working with high performers (e.g., athletes). Dr. Pete is licensed by NJ and NY to practice psychology and is also a... read more

Office: Smithers Hall, 207C
Phone: 848-445-9395
Catriona_Francis
Director, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center

Catriona Francis, M.Ed., BCBA, Director of the DDDC. Catriona Francis has worked at the DDDC using applied behavior analysis with individuals with autism since 1996. She is certified as a Teacher of the Handicapped in New Jersey. Catriona earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration... read more

Office: DDDC
Phone: 848-932-9137
Denise
Professor, Clinical Research Faculty, Director, Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies

Denise Hien, Ph.D., ABPP joined Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as the Director for the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies, and Professor... read more

SungWoo Kahng
Associate Professor, Director of Academic Programs in Autism and ABA

SungWoo Kahng is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at Rutgers University and director of academic programs in autism and ABA. Prior to his current position, he was an associate professor at the University of Missouri (MU) where he was also the chair of the Department... read more

Office: Smithers Hall, 211
Phone: 848-445-8131
Christopher
Executive Director, Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice
Phone: 848-445-3973
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: 41 Gordon Road, Suite C, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848.445.3959
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Clinical Psychology Department, Director of Clinical Training, 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 (... read more

Office: Psychology, A339
Phone: 212-518-3091
photo of Fran Conway
Dean of GSAPP, Distinguished Professor

Francine Conway, an accomplished scholar and clinical psychologist recognized for her work in aging and child psychopathology, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Conway... read more

Office: GSAPP - Dean's Office
Phone: 848-445-2325
Vanessa Bal
Karmazin and Lillard Chair in Adult Autism, Associate Professor

Dr. Vanessa H. Bal earned her M.Sc. in neuroscience from the University of Oxford and her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan. She also completed her clinical psychology internship at the University of Michigan and a postdoc in human genetics at the University of California, San... read more

Office: Smithers Hall, 213
Phone: 848-445-2300
Distinguished Professor, Clinical Core Faculty

Nancy Boyd-Franklin's special interests include multicultural issues, the treatment of African-American families, ethnicity and family therapy, home-based family therapy, marital and couples therapy, the multisystems approach to the treatment of poor inner-city families, issues for women of... read more

Office: Psychology, A213
Phone: 848-445-3924
Nicole Cain

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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Associate Professor, Director, Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic

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

Office: Psychology, A203
Phone: 848-445-3903
Angelica M. Diaz-Martinez
Director of Clinical Training

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, A359
Phone: (848) 445-3853
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Emeritus

Daniel B. Fishman is editor-in-chief of the online journal, Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy (http://pcsp.libraries.rutgers.edu). His prior appointments were as associate director of a large community mental health center in... read more

Office: Psychology, A211
Phone: 914-815-1298
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Assistant Teaching Professor, Clinical Faculty, GSAPP Alumnus

When not at GSAPP, Brook Hersey maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan.

Office: Psychology, A224
Denise
Professor, Clinical Research Faculty, Director, Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies

Denise Hien, Ph.D., ABPP joined Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as the Director for the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies, and Professor... read more

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Associate Teaching Professor

Monica Indart's primary professional interests include: early intervention in trauma, treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder, crisis intervention, disaster mental health services, grief, loss and mourning, HIV/AIDS, and the primacy of culture in trauma  response and healing. Her... read more

Office: Psychology, A224
Tim Cleary
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of School Psychology, Director, School Psychology Program

Dr. Timothy J. Cleary is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from Manhattan College, his master's degree and professional certification in School Psychology from Queens College, and... read more

Office: Psychology, A337
Phone: 848-445-3982
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Associate Professor, Core Faculty

Nancy S.Fagley is a core faculty member in the APA & NASP approved School Psychology Program. Her research focuses on two areas: decision making and positive psychology. In the area of decision making, her research focuses on identifying moderators of the framing effect of choice, which is... read more

Office: Psychology, A355
Phone: 848-445-3989
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Professor, Core Faculty

Susan G. Forman, university professor is interested in the organizational factors that influence use of evidence-based interventions in educational settings and the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral interventions with children and adolescents. Prior to coming to Rutgers in 1992, she was a... read more

Office: Psychology, A337
Phone: 848-445-3975
Todd
Associate Research Professor

Dr. Glover is an educational psychologist and Associate Research Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University with approximately 20 years of research experience in the areas of multi-tiered student supports (MTSS), behavioral consultation, school-... read more

Office: 41 Gordon Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Anne Gregory
Professor, Core Faculty

Since Dr. Anne Gregory joined the faculty at Rutgers, she has been dedicated to making advances in her areas of research on school discipline.  Disparities in out-of-school suspension and expulsion by race, gender, and... read more

Office: Psychology, A351
Phone: 848-445-3984
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Associate Professor, Core Faculty

 

Ryan J. Kettler, PhD is a core faculty member in the School Psychology Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He earned his doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. Dr. Kettler's research on data-based decision making... read more

Office: Psychology, A347
Phone: 615-772-1184
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Assistant Research Faculty

Dr. Adam Lekwa is an Assistant Research Professor in the Graduate School for Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He completed his graduate training in school psychology at the University of Minnesota, where he received a Ph.D. in 2012.... read more

Office: 41 Gordon Road, STE C, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-445-5437
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Professor, Core Faculty

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

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, A335
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
Lara_photo
Associate Dean, GSAPP, Director, GSAPP’s Applied and Academic Autism Services and, Executive Director, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center

Lara Delmolino is a Clinical Professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and serves as the Executive Director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. Dr. Delmolino earned her doctorate in... read more

Office: Dean's Office, A315
Phone: 848-445-3831
Peter J Economou
Associate Professor and Director, Master of Applied Psychology (MAP)

Pete J. Economou Ph.D., ABPP was trained in counseling psychology and is board certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT) specializing in evidence-based psychology and working with high performers (e.g., athletes). Dr. Pete is licensed by NJ and NY to practice psychology and is also a... read more

Office: Smithers Hall, 207C
Phone: 848-445-9395
Vanessa Bal
Karmazin and Lillard Chair in Adult Autism, Associate Professor

Dr. Vanessa H. Bal earned her M.Sc. in neuroscience from the University of Oxford and her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan. She also completed her clinical psychology internship at the University of Michigan and a postdoc in human genetics at the University of California, San... read more

Office: Smithers Hall, 213
Phone: 848-445-2300
Katefiske
Clinical Associate Professor

Kate Fiske, PhD, BCBA-D is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Applied Department of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). She has worked in the field of autism treatment for over 20 years, providing evidence-based services in inpatient, outpatient, and school... read more

Office: DDDC
Phone: 848-932-4500
SungWoo Kahng
Associate Professor, Director of Academic Programs in Autism and ABA

SungWoo Kahng is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at Rutgers University and director of academic programs in autism and ABA. Prior to his current position, he was an associate professor at the University of Missouri (MU) where he was also the chair of the Department... read more

Office: Smithers Hall, 211
Phone: 848-445-8131
Robert LaRue Ph.D.
Clinical Professor

Robert H. LaRue, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Clinical Professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He earned a dual doctorate in biological and school psychology from Louisiana State University in 2002. He completed his predoctoral internship with the... read more

Phone: 848-932-4500
Matthew_lee
Assistant Professor

Dr. Matthew Lee is lifespan-developmental addictions researcher. Much of his graduate and postdoctoral research investigated “maturing out” of problem drinking during young adulthood. As a postdoctoral trainee, he was awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence grant, which facilitated extension... read more

Office: Smithers Hall, 215
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Assistant Research Faculty

Dr. Adam Lekwa is an Assistant Research Professor in the Graduate School for Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He completed his graduate training in school psychology at the University of Minnesota, where he received a Ph.D. in 2012.... read more

Office: 41 Gordon Road, STE C, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-445-5437
Stephanie Lyons
assistant Teaching professor

Stephanie Lyon is an assistant professor of clinical practice at GSAPP working primarily in the ADHD and child behavioral disorders specialty training clinic, investigating mentalization-based treatment for children. Additional research interests include the unique experiences of stress and... read more

Office: 41 Gordon Road, Suite A, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-932-5908
Lesia Ruglass
Associate Professor , Assistant Director, Center of Alcohol Studies

Dr. Lesia Ruglass is a licensed clinical psychologist and an associate professor in the Applied Department at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University, where she also serves as assistant director of the Center of Alcohol Studies. Prior to joining... read more

Office: Smithers Hall, 222