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Psychology

Academic News,Student News

MA Program Featured Alum: Dr. Robert Bowen

Dr. Bowen (’71) is an alum of the Brockport MA in Psychology program and a psychology professor at RIT.

Featured Alum: Brett Bock, ’16 BS, ’20 MA

Brett works at Hillside Family of Agencies as a Care Coordinator II in both General Prevent and Family Finding programs. In this role, Brett helps foster youth rebuild a network of relational and legal supports; once permanency is achieved for the youth, he then helps families stay safe and unified by connecting them to community resources and achieving goals they have set for themselves.

Academic News

Is School/Work-Life Balance Possible?

Professor provides five tips to help students juggle competing priorities.

Featured Alumna: Kaylei Jones, Class of 2010

Kaylei (Miller) Jones ’10 is an Elementary School Counselor working in rural Virginia. She was recognized as a Difference Maker by the Virginia Department of Education at a Division School Counselor Leaders Summit in the fall of 2020 for her work with supporting staff wellness during the pandemic. Kaylei is married to a fellow Brockport alum, Chris Jones who is a Physical Education teacher. They have three beautiful children.

Academic News

Psychology Alumni Panel

Psychology alumni returned to campus to offer advice to current students.

Featured Alum: Bridgena “Gena” Willis, ’09

Gena is a Senior Counselor at SUNY Brockport. After earning her undergraduate degree, she continued her education in the SUNY system and now holds a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University. Gena is currently the advisor for the Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, advisor for the Caribbean Student Association (CSA), a member of the College at Brockport’s UUP College Review Panel, Marion Shrank Award Committee, Rochester Area Career Development Association (RACDA) serving on the professional development committee, ROC 2025 in conjunction with the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and SUNY Career Development Organization where she serves as the Secretary/New Member Coordinator and has served on both the professional development and programming committees, as well as the newly formed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Alumni Updates

Psychology Graduate Alum Spotlight: David Jacobowitz ’93

David Jacobowitz, BS, MA, CGP, CTTS, followed his Master’s degree at SUNY Brockport with a career in clinical practice as a master’s prepared psychologist and substance abuse treatment specialist, then a second career in research administration.

Alumni Updates,Student News

Featured Alum: Lindsay Scott, ’04 BS, ’13 MA

Lindsay is a Psychology II for the New York State’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Her primary job responsibility is conducting Forensic Risk Assessments for the purpose of informing treatment and service planning for people with disabilities who have become criminally involved. She also provides crisis and training consultation to families and community agencies.

Academic News

How Parents’ Psychological Functioning Influenced their Responses to COVID-related Stressors

Jack Peltz co-authored an article currently in press in the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. This study examined the impact of COVID-19 stressors on family and parents’ functioning.

Alumni Updates

Featured Alumnus: Sanjay Narasiwodeyar ’16

Sanjay Narasiwodeyar ’16 is a Data Science Strategist working at Bonsai Data Solutions – a Chicago-based analytics firm.