Northeastern Region TOPSS Speakers Bureau

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

These faculty and other professionals have volunteered to work collaboratively with local teachers via the TOPSS Speaker Bureau. APA does not necessarily endorse or validate these speakers or the content of their talks. The speakers do not necessarily represent the views of APA.

Name Phone Location Specialty Willing to Skype into a high school classroom?*
William Horn (203) 327-5021

Licensed psychologist
Greenwich, Conn.

Licensed psychologist, school psychologist, speciality in marriage and family therapy, sport psychology Yes
Jonathan Aronoff (413) 298-4544

College of Executive Coaching
Stockbridge, Mass.

Positive psychology. Self-employed and consult, coach or conduct therapy for primarily males and couples, many of whom are athletes (both females and males). Identifying and leveraging a person's character strengths/talents to enhance their "wellbeing" in one or more of the primary five areas including career wellbeing, social wellbeing, physical wellbeing, financial wellbeing and community wellbeing. Certified fitness trainer and coach. Yes
John Gorvin (781) 246-4555

Private Practice Clinical Psychologist
Wakefield, Mass.

Clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, sports psychology
Chris Hakala (413) 782-1344

Western New England University
Springfield, Mass.

Cognitive/learning with specialization in language and verbal behavior; reading comprehension, language acquisition, memory, language, bilingualism, teaching/learning
Deborah Sepinwall (401) 595-7575 Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Braintree, Mass.
Anxiety disorders, impulse control problems, weight loss, cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. No
Judy L. Van Raalte (413) 748-3388

Springfield College
Springfield, Mass.

Sport psychology Yes
Mitch Abrams (732) 738-0900

Licensed psychologist
Fords, N.J.

Sport psychology, forensic psychology, anger management, dating violence prevention, prison issues Yes
Jay P. Granat

(201) 647-9191
(201) 242-3663

Private Practice
River Edge, N.J.

Major media outlets, written and lectured extensively on sports psychology and am the founder of Yes
Christine Hatchard (732) 571-4446

Monmouth University
West Long Branch, N.J.

Clinical Psychology (study and treatment of mental disorders), forensic evaluations and mother-daughter sexual abuse. Yes
Anie Kalayjian (201) 723-9578 Cliffside Park, N.J. Trauma, genocide, human rights, spirituality, reconciliation, emotional healing, forgiveness, SAD, ancestral and spiritual healing. Yes
Gary Lewandowski (732) 263-5476

Monmouth University
Monmouth, N.J.

Intimate relationships (attraction, relationship maintenance, cheating, break-up)
Elizabeth Shobe (609) 626-6032

Richard Stockton College
Pomona, N.J.

Cognition/cognitive neuropsychology; behaviorism, evolution and behavior, science of psychology, statistical methods, neuroscience, handedness, right and left hemispheres, and creativity Yes
David Strohmetz (732) 263-5212

Monmouth University
West Long Branch, N.J.

Social psychology/methods/social psych of tipping in restaurants Yes
Ellen Banks (716) 839-8256

Daemen College
Amherst, N.Y.

Developmental psychology (infancy through aging), young adult cognitive development, IQ & other testing
Elaine Bow

(845) 358-1710
ext. 2922

Nyack College
Nyack, N.Y.

Industrial and organizational psychology Yes
Dale Doty (585) 292-3310

Monroe Community College
Rochester, N.Y.

Academics and clinical practice: forensic psychology, health psychology, human sexuality, and abnormal Yes
Beverly Moore

SUNY Sullivan
Loch Sheldrake, N.Y.

Therapy with incarcerated sex offenders, both adult and juvenile. Currently developing a practice focused on GLBT relationships and identity issues Yes
Lorie Nicholas (877) 494-4774 John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, N.Y
Have provided talks to high school students about field of psychology and financial education. Teach college students criminal justice courses. No
Gina Riley (845) 300-5534

Mercy College
Westchester County, N.Y.

Alternative/holistic education, qualitative research methods, health psychology, parent/child attachment, and distance learning; homeschooling/unschooling, intrinsic motivation/self determination, cognitive evaluation theory, learning disabilities, neuropsychology Yes
Harold Takooshian (212) 636-6393

Fordham University

International psychology, careers, industrial psychology Yes
Jason Young (212) 772-5566

Hunter College
New York, N.Y.

Persuasion, influence of mood on judgment, math anxiety, how we spend our money Yes
Joan H. Rollins (401) 353-2838 Rhode Island College
Lincoln, R.I.
Psychology of women, health psychology, social psychology (interpersonal attraction, aggression, helping behavior, the self, group dynamics, leadership). No
Ronald Shapiro (401) 272 4664

IBM Enterprise Program Manager
Providence, R.I.

Human factors, ergonomics, applied experimental, careers in psychology, using psychology games and activities of yesteryear to prepare for our future.
*Please contact for Skype only if speaker has indicated yes.