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Our Faculty

Meet the individuals who teach and lead at Derner.

The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies has an excellent reputation, largely because of its dedicated administration and faculty. These professionals are committed to the high standards that have long been associated with the program. And here you’ll find their contact information and professional profiles.

Professors

Jacques P. Barber, Ph.D., ABPP
Dean

Robert Bornstein, Ph.D.

Jean Lau Chin, Ed.D.

Francine P. Conway, Ph.D.
Chair of Undergraduate Psychology Department

Rebecca C. Curtis, Ph.D.

Jerold Gold, Ph.D., ABPP

Mark J. Hilsenroth, Ph.D.

Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D., ABPP

Karen Lombardi, Ph.D.

Robert Mendelsohn, Ph.D., ABPP

J. Christopher Muran, Ph.D.
Associate Dean

Joseph W. Newirth, Ph.D., ABPP

Michael O’Loughlin, Ph.D.
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Susan Petry, Ph.D.

Joel Weinberger, Ph.D.

Associate Professors

Jennifer Durham, Psy.D.

Jairo N. Fuertes, Ph.D, ABPP, LMHC

Ionas Sapountzis, Ph.D.

Carolyn M. Springer, Ph.D.

Kate A. Szymanski

Assistant Professors

Dana Boccio, Ph.D.

Laura E. Brumariu, Ph.D.

Katherine Fiori, Ph.D.

M. Joy McClure, Ph.D.

Michael Moore Ph.D.

Lars Ross, Ph.D.

Clinic Faculty

Wilma Bucci, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty

Laura DeRose, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Bruce Hillowe, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty

Lynn Hugger
Adjunct Faculty

Bernard Gorman
Adjunct Faculty

Jonathan Jackson, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Psychological Services and Field Training

Kirkland Vaughans
Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D. Program – Clinic Diagnostic Supervisors

Steven Alter, Ph.D.

Robert Kayne, Ph.D.

Anu Raj, Ph.D.

Shahal Rozenblatt, Ph.D.

Glenna Rubin, Ph.D.

Ilene Solomon, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Program – Psychotherapy Supervisors

Miri Abramis, Ph.D.

Steven Alter, Ph.D.

Annabella Bushra

Calliope Callias, Ph.D.

Eric Dammann, Ph.D.

Nancy Eppler-Wolf, Ph.D.

Michael Fayne, Ph.D.

Tova Ferstenberg, Ph.D.

Anton Hart, Ph.D.

Nina Katzander, Ph.D.

Robert Kayne, Ph.D.

Alan Kintzer, Ph.D.

William Kline, Ph.D.

Rachel Kozlowski, Ph.D.

Eva Lapidos, Ph.D.

Alex Levi, Ph.D.

Suzanne Little, Ph.D.

Ruby Malik, Ph.D.

Jon McCormick, Ph.D.

Nancy Nereo, Ph.D.

Neil Newman, Ph.D.

Gudrun Optiz, Ph.D. 

Anu Raj, Ph.D.

Daniel Ratner, Ph.D.

Mark Rehm, Ph.D.

Shahal Rozenblatt, Ph.D.

Glenna Rubin, Ph.D.

Nicholas Samstag, Ph.D.

Teri Schwartz, Ph.D.

Alice Sohn, Ph.D.

Ilene Solomon, Ph.D.

Alessandra Sternberg, Ph.D.

Kirkland Vaughans, Ph.D.

Deborah Waxenberg, Ph.D.

Samuel Weisman, Ph.D.

James Zaikowski, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Stroscio, Ph.D.

M.A. in General Psychology and M.A. in Mental Health Counseling

Elizabeth Axel, Ph.D.

Bhupin Butaney, Ph.D.

Rosemarie Chatterton, MA, LMHC

Sherri Donovan, JD

Aleksandra Goncharova, MA, LMHC

Jill Jackowski, Ph.D.

Morton Kissen, Ph.D.

Daniel Kremin, Ph.D.

Mark Lazarus, Ph.D.

Arthur Lilling, Ph.D.

Harrald Magny, Ph.D.

Robin Ann McGonigle-Pope, MA

Rita Mercante, MA, LMHC

Patricia Morley, Ph.D.

Cory Morris, MA

Jessica Nami, MA, LMHC

Errol Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Valentina Syoycheva, Ph.D.

T.J. Vlavianos, MA, LMHC

Mark Wielgus, Ph.D.

M.A. in School Psychology

Michelle LaForest, PsyD

James Osinsky, Ph.D.

Mark Peterson, Ph.D.

Christopher Schnepf, Ph.D.

Debora Serani, PsyD

Steven Taylor, Ph.D.

Lynne Thies, Ph.D.

Gaston Weisz, PsyD

 

Program Affiliates

Amy McCue-Negri, Ph.D.

Betti Stanco, MA

Undergraduate program

Brian Belfi, PsyD

Marsha Borovikova, MA

Wayne Bullock, PsyD

Michael Buls, MA

Christine Feeley, Ph.D.

Gabriel Feldmar, Ph.D.

Dov Finman, PsyD

Nicole Flores, PsyD

Jack Giamanco, MA, MS

Rafia Hamid, Ph.D.

Catherine Holder, MA

Dustin Kahoud, PsyD

Patricia Morley, Ph.D.

Amy McCue-Negri, Ph.D.

John Ozehosky, Ph.D.

Monica Pal, Ph.D.

Teaching Fellows

Catherine Holder, MA

Masha Borovikova, MA

 

Post Doctoral Fellows

Wayne Bullock, PsyD

Dustin Kahoud, PsyD

Amy McCue-Negri, Ph.D.

 
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