Jay Greiner

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Professor Jay Greiner is a Ph.D. Developmental Psychologist having completed graduate work at Michigan State University, with post-doctoral training in Neuropsychological Assessment at University of Michigan. Professor Greiner has been a College Professor since the 1980s, and has been Contributing Faculty with Walden University since 2004. Dr. Greiner’s overall interest area is biopsychosocial development and componential approaches to understanding the interface between biological, cognitive-behavioral and social developmental assessment and intervention. His Bachelor's level education was in Medical Science as Physician Assistant, and he is interested in research that interfaces biological science, health, medicine, and psychology. With the arrival of neuroimaging techniques and new information on biological, genetic and hormonal influences in psychology, this interface has been facilitated. Dr. Greiner serves as Research Dissertation Chair and recent dissertations and publications are in the fields of health and developmental psychology, traumatic brain injury and autistic spectrum disorders.

Courses Taught

PSYC 9000 - Dissertation Research

PSYC 8315 - Program Evaluation

PSYC 8316 - Tests and Measurement

PSYC 8747 - Psychoneuroimmunology

PSYC 8412 - Research Foundations

PSYC 8748 - Stress and Coping

CPSY 6215 - Lifespan Development

RESI 8402Z - PhD Residency

PSYC 8741 - Psychopharmacology


PhD, Michigan State University

MA, Michigan State University

BS, Alderson-Broaddus College

Public Service

Codependents Anonymous, Volunteer - Harrisburg

Awards / Honors

Evelyn C. Keiser Teaching Excellence Award, Keiser University, 2007

Instructor of Distinction, Keiser University, 2008


Greiner, J., Fitzgerald, H., Cooke, P., Djurdjic, S. (1985). Assessment of sensitivity to interpersonal stress in stutterers and nonstutterers. Journal of Communication Disorders

Erickson, J., Greiner, J. R. (2019). Public service announcements to promote physical activity. Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences

Zapf, J., Greiner, J., Carroll (2008). Attachment styles and male sex addiction. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity

Greiner, J., Fitzgerald, H., Cooke, P. (1986). Bimanual hand writing in right- and left-handed stutterers and nonstutterers. Neuropsychologia

McCants, B. M., Greiner, J. R. (2016). Prebirth education and childbirth decision making. International Journal of Childbirth Education

Fitzgerald, H., Cooke, P., Greiner, J. (1984). Speech and bimanual hand organization in adult stutterers and nonstutterers. Journal of Fluency Disorders

Greiner, J., Fitzgerald, H., Cooke, P. (1986). Speech fluency and hand performance on a sequential tapping task in left- and right-handed stutterers and nonstutterers. Journal of Fluency Disorders

Rosenthal, M. M., Greiner, J. (1987). The barefoot doctors of China, From political creation to professionalization. Westview Special Studies of China

Greiner, J. R. (2013). The whole-brain child: 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind. International Journal of Childbirth Education