Psychology Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Tiffany Andrews
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Tiffany Andrews
  • Associate Professor, Psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: B.A., Psychology, Cedar Crest College; M.A., Psychology, Marywood University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Temple University
  • Office: Founders Hall 209
    Phone: (215) 504-8542 Ext: 8542
  • Courses Taught

    PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC120: Human Sexuality
    PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
    PSYC270: Experimental Psychology

Biography

William Ford
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William Ford
  • Professor, psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Executive Assistant, Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs
  • Academic Credentials: BA, Catholic University of America; MS, DA, Lehigh University
  • Office: Tyler 103
    Phone: (215) 968-8285 Ext: 8285
  • Home Page: http://faculty.bucks.edu/fordw/
  • Courses Taught

    INTG285: Integration of Knowledge
    PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC270: Experimental Psychology

Biography

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Catholic University of America in 1972. My graduate studies were completed at Lehigh University, where I received a Master of Science (1974) and a Doctor of Arts in Psychology in 1976. The focus of my graduate training was the teaching of Psychology. Although I consider myself a generalist, I have particular interests in research methods, social psychology, cognition, and philosophy. I have been a member of the psychology faculty at Bucks County Community College since 1976, and I constantly marvel that there are people in this world that would actually pay me for doing something that is so much fun: teaching. In addition to PSYC110, I also teach "Experimental Psychology", and two Integration of Knowledge courses: “Self, Identity & the Human Experience” and "Creativity." I have worn a number of "hats" while at the College. I served as Chairperson of the Department of Behavioral and Professional Sciences from 1982 to 1989. In the 1989-1990 academic year I served as Interim Director of Development (a fund raising position) and Grants Coordinator for the College. In 1990 I returned to full-time teaching. More recently, I led the College’s institutional Self-Study for reaccreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2002 I was honored to receive the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2009 I took the position of Executive Assistant to the Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs. In that position I am responsibility for faculty professional development, assessment of learning outcomes in the core curriculum and academic majors, and grants. I have worked with just about every office in the College and know just about everyone. If you ever find yourself wondering where to go or who to talk to at the College to get something done, don't hesitate to ask me for assistance.

Marianne Kepler
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Marianne Kepler
  • Professor, Psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: AA, Bucks County Community College; BA, Immaculata University; MA, Rider University
  • Office: Founders Hall 207
    Phone: (215) 968-8071 Ext: 8071
  • Courses Taught

    PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
    PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management

Biography

Deborah Sedik
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Deborah Sedik
  • Associate Professor, Psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: BA, MEd, MS, Lehigh University
  • Office: Founders Hall 224
    Phone: (215) 968-8095 Ext: 8095
  • Courses Taught

    PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
    PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
    PSYC215: Introductory Psychological Statistics
    PSYC230: Neuroscience of Psychology
    PSYC280: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

Biography

Learning should be fun! I teach psychology online, conventional face to face and hybrid courses (mix of face to face & online). All courses share the goal of granting the learner a better understanding of self, others and our world. Courses are geared toward student success & actively engage students, encouraging friendships and collaboration. Classes are void of rote, boring lectures as they encompass student opinions and experiences. We don't just learn what to think but HOW to think and apply these skills to a variety of topics. Career Bio (Past)- * High School Guidance Counselor * Mental Health & Mental Illness Presentations * Behavioral Consultant (Mental Health) specializing in Autistic Spectrum Disorders * Research Theses & Presentations: Identity Development, Virtual and Non-Virtual * Publication: Career Exploration and Choice * Set up, maintenance and supervision of experimental design labs * Professional and Educational Trainings re: Multicultural Diversity

Shared Resources

Many videos and live websites that reinforce topics being learned in the classroom. Use of personality and career assessments. Host sites in Bucks and Montgomery Counties that grant service learning and internship opportunities.

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Betsy Sell
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Betsy Sell
  • Educational Planner, Advising & Transfer Services
  • Academic Credentials: BA, Muhlenberg College, Psychology M.Ed, Counseling Psychology, Lehigh University
  • Office: Rollins 23
    Phone: 215-504-8579 Ext: 8579
  • Office Hours:
    By appointment
  • Courses Taught

    PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
    PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
    PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
    PSYC280: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

Biography

Wilma Starr
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Wilma Starr
  • Professor, psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: BA, Muhlenberg College; MEd, Temple University
  • Office: Founders Hall 207
    Phone: (215) 968-8062 Ext: 8062
  • Courses Taught

    EDUC170: Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood: Birth through five years
    PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
    PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
    PSYC185: The Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
    PSYC190: Educational Psychology

Biography

I have been teaching at the college level for 25 years. I am married and have two children. I love sports and I have an arts background. Comments on my courses and my approach to teaching: I think of myself as a tour guide for my students. I help them through the chapters but students need to go further and explore the topics on their own. I stress thinking about, not memorization of, material. Students need to “own” the material so that it will be with them for a long time not just to pass a test.

Shared Resources

Resources I have that I am willing to share with colleagues: Advising/Transfer information for education and psychology majors.

Part Time Faculty
Mary Burch
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Mary Burch
  • Instructor , Psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Office: Founders Hall 210
    Phone: 215-968-8061 Ext: 8061
  • Courses Taught

    PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management

Biography

Don Burstein
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Don Burstein
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Office: Founders Hall 210A
    Phone: (215) 968-8270 Ext: 8270
  • Courses Taught

    PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
    PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
    PSYC280: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

Biography

Chrissy Bush
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Chrissy Bush
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: BA, Psychology/Education, Hope College; MBA, Temple University; MA, Clinical Psychology, La Salle University
  • Office: UBC 228
    Phone: 215-901-0661
  • Office Hours:
    MWF 11p-12p or as scheduled
  • Courses Taught

    PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology

Biography

Craig Cooper
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Craig Cooper
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: Social Studies Certification Program, Millersville University; MA, Social Psychology University of Dayton; BS., Psychology, Penn State University
  • Office: Founders Hall 210A
    Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6553
  • Courses Taught

    PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
    PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
    PSYC200: Social Psychology

Biography

Shared Resources

  • Motivation scales measuring needs for power, intrinsic/extrinsic motivation, affiliation, etc.
  • Compatibility Test
  • Memory experiment—demonstrates elaborative rehearsal and chunking
  • Very cool/powerful perceptual set demo (better than the famous old/young women demo)
  • Brian Coover
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Brian Coover
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Office: LBC
      Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6475

    Biography

    Christina Dassing
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Christina Dassing
    • Instructor , Psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: MS, School Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; BA, Psychology, Temple University
    • Office: Founders Hall 210
      Phone: 215-968-8061
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology

    Biography

    Edward Donahue
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Edward Donahue
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Office: Founders Hall 210
      Phone: (215)968-8061

    Biography

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    Biography

    Jane Fetterolf-Griffin
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Jane Fetterolf-Griffin
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: Master of Science in Counseling, Cairn University Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Organization Management, Eastern University Certified Conflict Mediator
    • Office: Founders Hall 210
      Phone: 215-968-8061 Ext: 6330
    • Office Hours:
      Mon, Wed, Fri. Email professor to schedule apt.
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
      STUS110: Career Decision Making

    Biography

    Currently and for the past 17 years I have been a Adjunct Member of Social and Behavior Science at BCCC. Most of my work experience has been in the mental health and criminal justice fields of study. For over 20 years I have thoroughly enjoyed working in various positions within the human service field. From a director of a psychiatric hospital program, therapist, ER crisis worker, case worker and DUI facilitator for a Bucks County agency, I have much gratitude for those enriching experiences. Most often I share my work experiences in relation to the many psychological concepts and principals we study in class! This always makes our time more fun and interesting! Of course my goal is that students learn psychological principles for their needed education...but most importantly in this day and age... I hope they take the principles we discuss in class to heart! Applying all they have learned to their own personal lives so they can have true success and meaning through the good times and the bad times! I have found it such a joy and rewarding satisfaction to have had this wonderful opportunity to work with all the students at BCCC!

    Christine Ford
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Christine Ford
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: MA Clinical-Counseling Psychology: LaSalle University BS in Psychology: Gwynedd-Mercy College AGS: Montgomery County Community College
    • Office: LBC
      Phone: (267)475-6495
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC120: Human Sexuality
      PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management
      PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan

    Biography

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    Caroline Genovese
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Caroline Genovese
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: Masters, Counseling; NJ LPC
    • Office: Founders Hall 210A
      Phone: (215) 968-8270 Ext: 8270
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology

    Biography

    Cheryl Giacomelli
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Cheryl Giacomelli
    • Instructor , Psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: TC, Columbia University, MA, Developmental Psychology New York University, BS Nassau Community College, AA
    • Office: Founders Hall 210
      Phone: 215-968-8061 Ext: 8061
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan

    Biography

    Michael Goldblatt
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Michael Goldblatt
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: MA, Psychology, Marist College; MA, Communication, SUNY Albany; BA, Psychology SUNY Albany
    • Office: UBC
      Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6012
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management
      PSYC160: The Psychology of Addiction and Substance Abuse
      PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan

    Biography

    I possess a Masters Degree in Psychology from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. I have been employed in different treatment settings in a clinical capacity. The places where I have worked include: a school district, a correctional facility, two community hospitals, and the largest forensic psychiatric center in New York State. In addition, I have significant experience working both as an Inpatient and Outpatient Therapist in the area of substance and alcohol abuse or dependence.

    Shared Resources

    I have a rather collaborative style of teaching. It is my opinion that education is a partnership and my goal is to help my students learn the material. I find that students learn more when they are having fun. Further, I try to share my experiences and opinions from my professional work to illuminate a student’s understanding of the course material. One of my key goals is to also make myself available to help any student with any questions they may have. Given my professional experience, I have some knowledge of drug and alcohol treatment. I also have knowledge of the mental health field from having worked in mental health and forensic psychiatry.

    Dan Gross
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Dan Gross
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Office: Founders Hall 210
      Phone: 215-968-8061

    Biography

    Patti Hemko-Alloway
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Patti Hemko-Alloway
    • Professor, Psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: BS, Psychology, University of Hartford; MS, Counseling Psychology, University of Hartford; PhD in progress, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor
    • Office: Founders Hall 210A
      Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6559
    • Office Hours:
      Monday, Wednesday by appointment
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC120: Human Sexuality
      PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan

    Biography

    Patti Hemko Alloway received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Hartford in 1990. She has treated children, adolescents, families, and individuals in numerous settings. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in play and art therapy with children. Patti also specializes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, trauma survivors and grief counseling for people of all ages. She is currently on faculty at Bucks County Community College where she has taught for the past 11 years. She has also taught Psychology at St. Joseph's University. She also is on staff at the Ivyland Counseling Center in Ivyland.

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    Mary Himmelstein
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Mary Himmelstein
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: MA, General-Experimental Psychology, St. John's University, 2009 PhD, Social/ Health Psychology, Rutgers University, in progress
    • Office: Founders Hall 210A
      Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6209
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
      PSYC280: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

    Biography

    In my other non-bucks life, I conduct and publish research related to the following areas: gender, stigma & prejudice, obesity & weight, and psychological barriers to preventative healthcare.

    Sachi Horback
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Sachi Horback
    • Assistant Professor, psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: BA, Millersville State University; MA, Immaculata College; PsyD, Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill College PsyD
    • Office: Founders Hall 209
      Phone: (215) 504-8542 Ext: 8542
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
      PSYC190: Educational Psychology
      PSYC200: Social Psychology
      PSYC205: The Psychology of Cultural Diversity

    Biography

    Elizabeth Kulick
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Elizabeth Kulick
    • Dean of Enrollment Services, Enrollment Services
    • Academic Credentials: BA, M Ed, Antioch University; JD, Rutgers University School of Law
    • Office: Pemberton Hall 121A
      Phone: (215) 968-8123 Ext: 8123
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness

    Biography

    Kimberly Lenherr
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Kimberly Lenherr
    • Assistant Professor, Psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: BA, Psychology, HFU; MA, Counseling Psychology, Arcadia University
    • Office: LBC
      Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6588
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management
      PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
      PSYC190: Educational Psychology

    Biography

    I have been teaching since 1994 and have been in the Human Services field for over 23 years. I try as much as possible to introduce real-world experiences into my classroom teaching.

    Shared Resources

    Any and all.

    Tanya Letourneau
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Tanya Letourneau
    • Instructor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: EdD, Teaching and Learning, Walden University (in progress); MA, Counseling and Educational Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia; BA, Psychology, Saint Michael's College
    • Office: UBC 128
      Phone: (267) 421-6347
    • Office Hours:
      T/Th 12:15p - 1:30p; 2:45p-4:15p or by appt
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management
      PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
      PSYC190: Educational Psychology
      SOCI110: Introduction to Sociology

    Biography

    Hi. I've been teaching at Bucks for 9 years and in higher education for twenty years. Teaching is one of my passions (the others being my family, traveling and gardening) and I am very committed to helping students succeed in both the online and on-site environments.

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    John Mohl
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John Mohl
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: BS, Psychology, BA, German, Ursinus College MA, Psychology, MEd, Secondary Education, West Chester University PhD, General Psychology, Walden University (in progress)
    • Office: LBC
      Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6203
    • Portfolio: http://www.cheltenham.org/webpages/jmohl/files/curriculum%20vitae_website.docx
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC180: Human Growth and Development

    Biography

    In additon to my teaching commitments at BCCC, I also teach psychology and German in the Cheltenham School District. I am currently working on my PhD in psychology. I hope to have that completed by 2012.

    Debra Niehoff
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Debra Niehoff
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Office: Founders Hall 205
      Phone: 215-968-8270 Ext: 8270

    Biography

    Catherine O'Conor
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Catherine O'Conor
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: MA, MEd, Counseling, Antioch University; BA, Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University; Permanent Certificate Education New Jersey K-12; Certified National Board Counselor, Certified National Mental Health Counselor 1980-2005
    • Office: Founders Hall 210
      Phone: (215) 968-8061 Ext: 8061
    • Office Hours:
      Online via Chat Toom arr.individually
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
      PSYC105: Introduction to Group Dynamics
      PSYC120: Human Sexuality
      PSYC160: The Psychology of Addiction and Substance Abuse
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
      PSYC280: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
      SOCI110: Introduction to Sociology
      SOCI130: Contemporary Social Problems
      SOCI160: Marriage and the Family
      SSWK110: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
      SSWK120: Social Services - Interviewing, Assessment, and Referral/CAC
      SSWK130: Ethical Issues in Addiction Treatment/CAC
      SSWK150: Introduction to Family Dynamics in Addiction/CAC
      SSWK171: Sexual Orientations - LGBT Issues in Counseling/CAC
      SSWK235: Multi-Cultural Issues in Counseling
      SSWK265: Mental Health and Addiction - Dual Diagnosis/CAC

    Biography

    Born in Ohio I attended private schools there and in Connecticut. After two years of college I entered an education based religious order for five years, left, finished my Bachelors degree and taught elementary/middle school and worked on a Child Study Team in New Jersey for three years. Twelve years later having married, given birth to three children, divorced, I returned to school for a Master’s in Counseling. Following supervision and time at a Community Mental Health center I went into Private Practice in 1980 as a National Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. My reputation grew as an educator of hospital and facility/agency staff members and volunteers and I was asked by a colleague to substitute for her in several classes at BCCC. The following January I was asked to take a Saturday morning class in sociology. Thus began my career at Bucks. The next year I was asked to join the Social and Behavioral Department as a part time faculty member and two years later to take over the Social Services Program as Coordinator. In 2000 after ten very fulfilling years I thought I retired. However Bucks continued to haunt me even on Cape Cod and in January 2001 I returned to teach Online from the Cape.I have continued to do so and enjoy the ongoing contact with students and faculty. I return to Bucks in August and January a week before Orientation each semester to attend faculty meetings, maintain contacts and meet with students.

    I have not regretted one minute of it and hope to continue to teach for Bucks County Community College for many years to come.

    Shared Resources

    Communication is the cornerstone of good teaching. Even though I am 350 miles away I maintain communication with my students through “online classes” in chat rooms, bulletin board discussions and question/answer places on the discussion boards and through email. I am also available for one-on-one times in a chat room if it is requested by a student-like an office hour.

    My students in online courses fulfill the same requirements as did the students in my F2F courses and have weekly assignments. Few undergraduate students are sufficiently self- disciplined to completely self pace, I have discovered. I also emphasize reading, critical thinking and writing, because I believe strongly that these skills are to be developed more fully during a college career.

  • DVD’s, CD’s, Audio/Video Tapes
  • Web sites
  • Articles I come across in my own reading
  • Experiences
  • Kate Pickett
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    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: MEd, Counseling Psychology, Temple University; BA, Psychology, Penn State University
    • Office: UBC
      Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6011
    • Home Page: http://katepickettcounseling.ybsitecenter.com/
    • Office Hours:
      Tuesday 8:30 to 9:30, Thursday 12:15 to 1:15
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
      PSYC280: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

    Biography

    I have been practicing counseling and clinical psychology for close to 25 years in schools and in clinical settings. I am a licensed psychologist and a certified guidance counselor. I currently have a very busy part-time practice in Doylestown. I am a solo practitioner but coordinate care with many other professionals in the community. I am a founding board member of Philadelphia Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, an attachment based form of couples therapy with solid research backing.

    Shared Resources

    I believe Psychology to be the most interesting field of study and try to encourage students to be just as fascinated. My intention is that any student who is willing to work hard will be successful in the courses I teach, but will also enjoy the work. Because psychology is an essential part of our everyday lives, every student has a base of knowledge and something to contribute to the class.

    I have a broad knowledge of clinical information and tools available via the web. I have a background in providing school consultations. I have a close connection to several locally prominent organizations in the autism community and regularly schedule speakers on that topic for my Psych 180 classes. Any faculty member is welcome to encourage their students to attend.

    Leslie Rewald
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Leslie Rewald
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Office: Founders Hall 210A
      Phone: 215-968-8061
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
      PSYC105: Introduction to Group Dynamics
      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management
      PSYC180: Human Growth and Development
      PSYC181: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
      PSYC190: Educational Psychology
      PSYC205: The Psychology of Cultural Diversity
      PSYC280: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
      SOCI130: Contemporary Social Problems
      SOCI160: Marriage and the Family

    Biography

    James Richard
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James Richard
    • Professor Emeritus, psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: BA, Psychology, LaSalle University; EdM, EdD, Counseling Psychology, Temple University; Licensed Psychologist
    • Office: Founders Hall 210A
      Phone: (215) 968-8061 Ext: 8061
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management
      PSYC130: Psychology Applied to Business
      PSYC180: Human Growth and Development

    Biography

    I am a widower after being married for forty-three years. I had five children, four are living. I also have four grandchildren. I have been at Bucks since 1967. I have served as a dept.chair for six years and coordinator of Psychology for twenty-seven yrs. Prior to coming to Bucks, I was an administrator and faculty member at Temple University for five years.I have maintained a limited private practice in Newtown for the past thirty-six years. I am interested in fianance, exec.coaching,and creativity.

    Lauren Richmond
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Lauren Richmond
    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Office: Founders Hall 210A
      Phone: 215-968-8061
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology

    Biography

    John Rosella
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John Rosella
    • Professor Emeritus, Psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: PhD, Clinical Psychology, Walden University; MEd, Counseling Psychology, Temple University; Certification, Education, St. Joseph's University; BS, Psychology, Villanova University; Licensed Psychologist; Clinical Member, AAMFT; Fellow, ACFE; Fellow, PPA
    • Office: Founders Hall 210A
      Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6014
    • Office Hours:
      By Appointment
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management
      PSYC280: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
      READ090: Introduction to College Reading
      READ110: College Reading and Study Strategies

    Biography

    I am the first born child of Italian Immigrants. My parents settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania prior to World War II. They were loving but strict disciplinarians. What they lacked in formal education they more than made up for in their knowledge of the world and "how to survive" skills. This was passed on to me and has been a motivating factor in the development of my philosophy of life. They encouraged education because they lacked the opportunity in their native country. They loved the United States of America and all of the opportunities it provides but could not understand why many American born individuals do not avail themselves of this countries many riches. They instilled in me the idea that success in life comes through education and hard work.They provided me with the opportunity to attend Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia where I was introduced to a solid college preparatory and disciplined education . In high school I participated in sports and other school sponsored activities. I also was a member of the varsity track team where I earned several letters.During my senior year I enlisted in the Army National Guard. I left for basic training shortly after graduation. I served in the National Guard for eight years and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. This was the Cold War Era and the many stressors and conflicts that our country endured.I was the first in my family to graduate high school and college.I started my career in 1962 as a science teacher, counselor and reading instructor at Father Judge High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1967 I was hired by the Bristol Township School District, Pennsylvania as a school counselor. Since, my employment at BCCC I have been able to develop the colleges Reading and Study Skills course, the now defunct Department of Basic Studies and several psychology courses.Currently, I am retired from full-time teaching but continue to teach two psychology courses at the college. I also continue to provide counseling and psychotherapy on at the Fairless Hills Psychological Associates, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. I have been married for nearly 50 years, have two adult children and three grandchildren and one great-grandson. I am also the senior male member of a large extended family where I can enjoy many social activities as well.

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    I enjoy bringing my experiences as a longtime practicing clinical psychologist and professor to the classroom. I attempt to integrate these experiences with textbook and other assignments so as to make the course more interesting and relevant to each student. My approach may also be viewed as student centered. I often use the technique of parables to assist students in relating to the topics discussed in class so as to help students relate these to their personal situations. I also encourage students to participate in class discussions and to explore relevant areas of psychology that may lead to a possible career in the profession either as a teacher or practitioner. I do require students to complete a multitude of assignments that enhance critical thinking skills in the hope that these will carry over to other areas of each individual’s life. In conclusion, I enjoy my work as a teacher and practicing psychologist and the excitement of my ongoing quest for new knowledge.

    I will share with my and colleague’s experiences from my many years of work in the professions of psychology and education. Any materials I own; i.e. videotapes, texts, journals, etc. I will gladly share as well as my work as a forensic psychologist.

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    Varsha Shah
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    • Part-Time Faculty, psychology, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Office: Founders Hall 210A
      Phone: (215) 968-8270 Ext: 8270

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    Lisa Spatafore
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    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Office Hours:
      Before and after class and by appt.
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC190: Educational Psychology

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    Janice Ugarriza
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    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: MS, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; BA, SUNY Potsdam
    • Office: Founders Hall 210A
      Phone: (215) 968-8270 Ext: 8270

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    Dana Weachter
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    • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
    • Academic Credentials: BS, Psychology, Holy Family University; MS, Experimental Psychology, St. Joseph's University; MS, Counseling, Holy Family University
    • Office: Founders Hall 210A
      Phone: 215-868-6988 Ext:
    • Courses Taught

      PSYC100: Psychology of Personal Awareness
      PSYC110: Introduction to Psychology
      PSYC120: Human Sexuality
      PSYC270: Experimental Psychology
      PSYC280: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

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