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Psychology

Meet our Graduates

Bri Vespone (Class of 2013): Majored in Psychology with Departmental Honors/Art and GWS. Bri currently attends the University of Rochester Mental Health Counseling MS program and works as a Community Advocate for Residence Life at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

"Le Moyne was the greatest college experience I could have ever hoped for. The professors inspired me, the academics challenged me, and the community embraced me. It has been, and always will be, my home."

Lindsay Monnat (Class of 2008): Following graduation, Lindsay earned her M.S.Ed at Duquesne University in 2010 then went on to earn a doctorate of psychology in school psychology in 2013. She currently works at the East Liverpool City School District as a school psychologist.

"My favorite thing about being a Psychology major at Le Moyne was the relationships I developed with faculty and my fellow students and the variety of opportunities that were provided to explore different areas of psychology. The support of the faculty to truly follow your interests was incredible and I continue to remain connected with my psychology family at Le Moyne today."

Jessica L. Blasik Class of 2006): After graduating from Le Moyne College, Jessica attended Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA where she earned a PhD in School Psychology. She also has a clinical psych license through the state psychology board and is a nationally certified school psychologist. Currently, she is a psychologist/neuropsychologist at Virginia Beach City Public Schools and adjunct professor at The College William and Mary and at Tidewater Community College.

"I loved my time at Le Moyne. It's is where I made my dearest friends and fell in love with psychology. The Le Moyne psychology professors were supportive and knowledgeable, which gave me the foundation needed to find a place in the psychology world. For these reasons, and many more, Le Moyne will forever have a special place in my heart."

Christina Nicolais (Class of  2011): Upon graduating from Le Moyne, Christina spent a year volunteering on the Upstate Golisano Children's hospital hematology oncology unit as a Child Life Volunteer. She is now attending Virginia Commonwealth University as a full time student in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program. Her research focus at the university is in Child Health Psychology, especially the psychology of childhood cancer survivorship. She is currently working on her Master's thesis which addresses how parent physical health can affect the risk of injury in children with behavior problems. In addition to her studies, she also has a graduate assistantship as an academic advisor to the undergraduate Psychology majors at VCU.

"As a Psychology major at Le Moyne I was able to tailor my degree, with the help of amazing faculty, to be exactly what I wanted and needed it to be to achieve my goals. I've seen first hand, as an academic advisor at a large university, that the opportunities I had as a Psychology student at Le Moyne aren't necessarily some that I would have had at other larger schools. I'm so grateful for my Le Moyne education!"

Lindsay Warner Osborne (Class of 2005): After graduation from Le Moyne, Lindsay attended Alfred University, completing her CAS in school psychology. Currently works as a School Psychologist in Southern Cayuga Central School District.

"At Le Moyne I was a person, not a number....I was given the academic rigor and emotional support by the Psychology department to be successful in graduate school and beyond."

Kim McClure-Brenchley (Class of 2006): After graduating from Le Moyne, Kim completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Connecticut. She is now an Assistant Professor of Psychology at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY

"The best part of being a psychology major at Le Moyne College was the group of professors in the psychology department. They allowed me to do so much more with my education than simply sit in a classroom, such as encouraging me to pursue independent research. Professors such as Monica Sylvia and Birgit Bryant went above and beyond in the time and guidance they gave me while I was at Le Moyne, and their support didn't stop once I graduated. To this day, we keep in touch and they still provide me with invaluable advice. I am so grateful that I chose psychology at Le Moyne College!"

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Daniel J. Kruger, Ph.D. (Class of 1995), currently Assistant Research Scientist in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, was lead author of a paper recently published in the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology. The title of the article is "Time Perspective as a Mechanism for Functional Developmental Adaptation" and was co-written with Thomas Reischl and Marc A. Zimmerman, also of the School of Public Health at U Mich. A copy of his paper can be downloaded in pdf format from the journal site at this link.

This article is the latest among Dan's recent publications. Four other journal publications which have also appeared in 2008 include the following:

  • Kruger, D.J. (2008). Young adults attempt exchanges in reproductively relevant currencies. Evolutionary Psychology, 6, 204-212.
  • Kruger, D.J. (2008). Verifying the operational definition of neighborhood for the psycho-social impact of structural deterioration. Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 53-60. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.20216
  • Kruger, D.J., Brady, J.S., & Shirey, L.A. (2008). Using GIS to facilitate community-based public health planning of diabetes intervention efforts. Health Promotion Practice, 9, 76-81.
  • Alaimo, K., Packnett, E., Miles, R., & Kruger, D.J. (2008). Fruit and vegetable intake among urban community gardeners. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 40, 94-101.

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Dominic A. Carone, Ph.D. (Class of 1998) was recently named "Psychologist of the Year" for 2007 by the Central New York Psychological Association. Dr. Carone is coordinator of the Neuropsychological Assessment Program in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY where he holds the rank of Assistant Professor. According to the announcement by CNYPA, Dr. Carone was selected to receive this award for his work as chair of the association's Legislative Committee and his efforts in Albany to find a compromise to various professional issues arising from the new Scope of Practice Law and its effects upon the work of neuropsychologists across New York State.

A major in psychology at Le Moyne as an undergraduate, Dom received his doctoral degree at Nova Southeastern University where he specialized in Clinical Neuropsychology. A clinical internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center was followed by a two-year postgraduate fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biological Sciences. Since 2001, Dom has also been the founding editor of MedFriendly.com, a well-received comprehensive guide to medical terminology. There are now more than 2,000 entries at the site.