Psychology at Duquesne

Internationally recognized as a center for existential phenomenology, the Psychology Department at Duquesne University engages you in the systematic and rigorous articulation of psychology as a human science. Our faculty believe that human science approaches provide an illuminating path to grasp the full depth and subtlety of human experience, and walk alongside you as you make connections and inroads to this expansive field.

Here you gain broad exposure to both the human science and natural science approaches to psychology, but our focus is firmly rooted in the human science tradition. Our emphasis on the human science perspective means that coursework aims to foster critical thinking, ethical reflection and creative attention to the nature of psychological life. Many find that our human science orientation is especially helpful to students who plan to pursue careers or graduate studies in disciplines that focus on serving others.

What does it mean to study psychology as a human science?

In contrast with a natural science approach to psychology, studying through a more qualitative, human science lens addresses questions of meaning, values, experience, history, culture and power, and is well suited for studying love, dreams, spirituality, interpersonal relationships, gender roles, race issues, and so on. Our faculty believe that human science approaches provide an appropriate and illuminating path to grasp the full depth and subtlety of human experience.

B.A. in Psychology Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

 

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. William Adams

Dr. William Adams

Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Andrea Chiovenda

Dr. Andrea Chiovenda

Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology

Dr. Elizabeth Fein

Dr. Elizabeth Fein

Department Chair & Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Jessie Goicoechea

Dr. Jessie Goicoechea

Director, Rita M. McGinley Psychology Clinic, Director of Clinical Training, and Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Derek Hook

Dr. Derek Hook

Graduate Director and Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Melissa Kalarchian

Dr. Melissa Kalarchian

Professor & Associate Dean for Research, School of Nursing Associate & Provost for Interdisciplinary Research & Strategic Initiatives, Joint Appointment with Psychology

Dr. Lori Koelsch

Dr. Lori Koelsch

Director of Undergraduate Programs & Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Alexander Kranjec

Dr. Alexander Kranjec

Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Leswin Laubscher

Dr. Leswin Laubscher

Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Manisha Nagpal

Dr. Manisha Nagpal

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Dr. Elizabeth Pienkos

Dr. Elizabeth Pienkos

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Dr. Hannah Stokes

Dr. Hannah Stokes

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychology

Dr. Russ Walsh

Dr. Russ Walsh

Associate Professor, Psychology

Contact Psychology

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Marilyn Henline

Administrative Assistant

Psychology

APA Accreditation

The Psychology Department's Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program has been accredited by the by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association since 2001.

*Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email Link
Web: APA Accreditation