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Faculty Expertise Showcase

Behavioral & Social Sciences


Chair & Professor, Psychology
California University
  • Stress Management
  • Psychological Tests
  • Theories and Applications of Psychotherapy
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Empathy

Holiday Adair Bio
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Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
West Chester University
  • Prison programming and rehabilitation, probation, parole
  • Capital punishment
  • After school and community based programming
  • Gangs and violence in South America

Michael Antonio Bio

Publications:
Evaluating the Effectiveness of the National Curriculum and Training Institute’s “Cognitive Life Skills” Program among Parolees Supervised by Pennsylvania’s Board of Probation & Parole


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Associate Professor, Health and Human Services
California University
  • Cultural humility
  • Refugee & immigrant services research
  • Social work with families and groups

Azadeh Masalehdan Block Bio
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Professor, Psychology
West Chester University
  • Child development and the arts
  • Clinical psychology
  • Poverty-related stress
  • Poverty and family functioning
  • Music, dance, and visual arts and children's emotions

Eleanor Brown Bio

Publications:
Economic instability and household chaos are linked to physiological dysregulation in children
WHYY Post on Dr. Eleanor D. Brown's Research
Pacific Standard Article on Dr. Eleanor D. Brown's Research
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Professor, Sociology & Anthropology
Shippensburg University
  • Disability studies
  • Disability rights
  • Disability policy
  • History of intellectual disabilities

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Assistant Professor, Psychology
West Chester University
  • Primatology

Rebecca Chancellor Bio

Publications:
Chimpanzee seed dispersal in a montane forest fragment in Rwanda
The Influence of Seasonal Variation on Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) Fallback Food Consumption, Nest Group Size, and Habitat Use in Gishwati, a Montane Rain Forest Fragment in Rwanda
Food site residence time and female competitive relationships in wild gray-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena)
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Professor, Master of Social Work
West Chester University
  • Childhood Victimization
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Child Development


Publications:
Selected Works of Wan-Yi Chen


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Chair & Assistant Professor, Master of Social Work
West Chester University
  • Organizational factors that affect job satisfaction and burnout
  • Integration of human rights in social work curricula
  • Immigrant civic engagement
  • Children's and women's rights

Christina Chiarelli-Helminiak Bio

Publications:
Selected Works of Christina Chiarelli-Helminiak


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Associate Professor, Psychology
Millersville University
  • Amnesia
  • Cognitive neuroscience of memory and aging
  • Cognitive neuropsychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Research methodology and statistics

Shaun Cook Bio

Publications:
The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education
Psychology Teaching Review
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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Professor, Recreational Therapy
Slippery Rock University
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Certified Humor Therapist
  • Behavioral health, addictions
  • Treatment modalities, including stress management, therapeutic drumming, humor therapy

Colleen Cooke Bio
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