Walden’s School of Psychology features a distinguished faculty of scholars, researchers, and professionals with public and private sector experience who share a commitment to teaching. They blend academic theory with firsthand knowledge to enrich your learning experience and to broaden your perspectives on the latest issues and best practices.

Academic Leadership

Marilyn Powell, PhD, The University of Kansas; BA, Austin College
Dean, School of Psychology

Kristen Beyer, PhD, MA, University of Detroit Mercy; BA, University of Michigan
Program Director, MS and PhD in Forensic Psychology

Patricia Costello, PhD, University of Minnesota; BA, University of Thomas
Program Director, Undergraduate Psychology Programs

Lori LaCivita, PhD, MS, Capella University; BA, Western Illinois University
Program Director, MS and PhD in Organizational and I/O Psychology

Timothy Lionetti, PhD, Lehigh University; MA, West Chester University; BA, Villanova University
Program Director, MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology

Amy Sickel, PhD, George Washington University; MA, Boston College; BA, Drew University
Program Director, PhD in Psychology, Education, General, Health, and Social Specializations

Sreeroopa Sarkar, PhD, MS, University at Albany; MA, University of Calcutta; BA, Presidency College, Calcutta, India
Program Director, MS in Psychology, MS and PhD in Developmental Psychology

Nina Nabors, PhD, University of Florida; MS, BS, Illinois State University
Program Director, Academic Operations & Residency

Psychology Faculty

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Name Program Email
Dr. Timothy Lionetti MS in Clinical PsychologyPhD in Psychology, Clinical specialization timothy.lionetti@waldenu.edu
Dr. Amy Sickel PhD in Psychology, Educational, Forensic, General, Health, and Social specializations amy.sickel@waldenu.edu
Dr. Kristen Beyer MS and PhD in Forensic Psychology kristen.beyer@waldenu.edu
Dr. Lori LaCivita  MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology  lori.lacivita@walden.edu
Dr. Sreeroopa Sarkar MS in Psychology and MS and PhD in Developmental Psychology sreeroopa.sarkar@waldenu.edu
Dr. Patricia Costello BS in Psychology, BS in Forensic Psychology patricia.costello@waldenu.edu

Stacy M. Bjorkman, PhD, MA, Northern Illinois University; BS, University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kimberley Cox, PhD, Claremont Graduate University; MA, Pepperdine University; BA, University of California, Irvine

Kathryn Dardeck, EdD, MA, University of Massachusetts; BS, Boston University

Carolyn Davis, PhD, Tennessee State University; MA, BA, Michigan State University

Barbara deVelasco, PsyD, MS, Carlos Albizu University, Miami

Matthew Fearrington, PhD, University of Tennessee; MS, University of North Carolina; BA, Wake Forest University

Rodney Ford, PhD, Walden University; MSW, University of Michigan; BA, Michigan State University

Vincent Fortunato, PhD, University at Albany; MA, Binghamton University; BS, State University of New York at Oswego

Elisha Galaif, PhD, University of Southern California; MS, California State University; BA, University of California

Martha Giles, PhD, Walden University; MA, St. Mary’s University; BA, Loretto Heights College

Mona Hanania, PhD, Auburn University; BA, University of Texas at Austin

Frederica Hendricks-Noble, PhD, University of Missouri; MEd, Antioch University; BA, Vassar College

Donna Heretick, PhD, MA, Virginia Commonwealth University; BA, The College of William & Mary

Mitchell Hicks, PhD, University of Cincinnati; MA, University of Indianapolis; BA, Anderson University

Chet Lesniak, PhD, New York University; MA, The New School for Social Research

Steven Little, PhD, Tulane University; MS, University of New Orleans; BS, Tulane University

Tracy Marsh, PhD, University of Southern California; BA, University of California, Santa Cruz

Meredith McKee, PhD, MA, University of Kansas Main Campus

Anthony Perry, PhD, Brandeis University; MA, BA, California State University 

Marites Pinon, PhD, MA, University of Kansas; BA, University of South Florida

Bruce Powers, PhD, MA, University of Notre Dame

Brian Ragsdale, PhD, MA, University of Rhode Island; BS, Morgan State University

Susan Rarick, PhD, Lehigh University; MEd, Boston University; BA, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

John K. Schmidt, PhD, MA, University of Houston; BA, Washington and Lee University

Leann Stadtlander, PhD, MA, BS, The Ohio State University

Susana Verdinelli, PsyD, Our Lady of the Lake University; MEd, MA, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

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