Academics

Department Faculty

Welcome to the Department of Counseling and School Psychology's Faculty Overview Page.  Please click on the names below to learn more. 

Amy Cook, PhD University of Connecticut, multicultural issues and counselor educator preparation, examining ways to promote academic achievement and wellness among Latino students. Amy is an assistant professor in the School Counseling program and in the PhD program.   

Boaz Levy , PhD University of Southern California, dual diagnosis, addiction, and bipolar disorder. Boaz is an associate professor in the Mental Health and in the PhD program. 

Esmaeil Mahdavi, PhD Indiana University, Esmaeil is a clinical professor in the Mental Health program. 

Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD University of Massachusetts Amherst, MPH Harvard University, family health, eHealth, technology’s impact on families, and immigration. Gonzalo is a professor in the Family Therapy program and in the PhD program.  

Laura Hayden, EdD Boston University, life skill development through sport and physical activity, professional issues in school counseling. Laura is an assistant professor in the School Counseling program and in the Counseling Psychology PhD program.

Lindsay Fallon, PhD University of Connecticut, training educators to be accurate self-reporters of their own treatment integrity data, school-based consultants to offer treatment integrity promotion strategies to other educators, and families to implement structured behavioral supports at home. Lindsay is an assistant professor in the School Psychology program and in the PhD program. 

Lisa Cosgrove, PhD Duquesne University, informed consent, conflict of interest, and women’s health. Lisa is a professor in the Mental Health program and in the PhD program. 

Mel Collier-Meek, PhD University of Connecticut, evaluate treatment integrity and related implementation variables, including barriers; develop effective and feasible methods to promote implementation within consultation and coaching frameworks; and support the implementation of evidence-based practice across school, home, and community settings. Mel is an assistant professor in the School Psychology program and in the PhD program.   

Melissa Pearrow, PhD Northeastern University, prevention and intervention in school-based mental health services, youth empowerment, and opportunities and challenges for the promotion of positive behaviors and the provision of mental health services in schools, particularly in urban school. Melissa is an associate professor in the School Psychology program and is the director of the School Psychology master's program.

Rakhshanda Saleem, PhD Colorado State University, neuropsychological assessment, systemic/structural violence, psychology of social oppression, transformative education, and transnational feminism. Rakhshanda is a clinical professor in the PhD program and a clinical instructor (part-time) in the Department of Psychiatry with Harvard Medical School.   

Sharon HornePhD University of Georgia, gender issues; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues; social justice and international psychology. Sharon is a professor in the Mental Health program and is the director of the Counseling Psychology PhD program.  

Sharon Lamb , EdD Harvard Graduate School of Education, child/adolescent sexual development, sex education and ethics, media representations, and feminist theory. Sharon is a professor in the Mental Health program and in the PhD program. Sharon is also the Mental Health program director.  

Steven Vannoy, PhD University of Wisconsin, MPH University of Washington, evidence based and alternative psychotherapies, integrated mental health care in medical settings and suicide prevention. Steven is an associate professor in the Mental Health and in the PhD program.  

Takuya Minami (Tak), PhD University of Wisconsin, psychotherapy process and outcome, effectiveness of psychotherapy practiced in clinical service settings. He is an associate professor in the Mental Health and PhD program. He is also the chair of the Department of Counseling and School Psychology.     

Tim Poynton, EdD Boston University, postsecondary transition of high school students, school counselor attitudes and beliefs, and technology applications in school counseling.  Tim is an associate professor in the School Counseling program and in the PhD program. Tim is the current director for the School Counseling program.   

Tracy Paskiewicz, PhD, Temple University, her interests include intellectual/cognitive assessment, adaptive behavior assessment, preschool assessment, differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, culturally competent assessment practices, issues of bias and fairness in assessment, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, and supervision, training, and professional development of school psychologists. Tracy is a lecturer in the School Psychology program.   

Varda Konstam (Emerita)PhD Fordham University, emerging adulthood, clinical judgement, adaptation to chronic illness, and professional growth. Varda is a professor in the School Counseling program.  

Virginia Harvey (Emerita), PhD Indiana University, professional development, supervision of school psychologists, and fostering students' self-regulation and independent learning.