Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Cascardi

Dr. Cascardi studies sexual and dating violence. Her current research focuses on how exposure to violence (child emotional, physical or sexual abuse, bullying, witnessing parental violence) in childhood and early adolescence contributes to development of hostile and destructive dating relationships in late adolescence and young adulthood. Other related projects include physiological markers for post-traumatic stress disorder, prevention of dating and intimate partner violence, prevention of sexual assault on college campuses, and measurement of dating violence.


Dr. Chesin

Dr. Chesin recently completed a pilot study testing a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce suicidality among depressed outpatients at Columbia University Medical Center. At William Paterson, she plans to continue exploring the relationship between mindfulness and resilience to maladaptive outcomes, such as suicidality and emotion dysregulation, using self-report, neuropsychological and psychophysiological measures.


Dr. Diamond

Dr. Diamond is a Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist specializing in organic brain disorders (e.g., stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorders) and neurorehabilitation. His research interests are in the areas of neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience and in the psychophysiology underlying memory, attention/concentration, information processing, and executive function. Current work includes research on the neurocognitive, autonomic and neurophysiological correlates underlying memory, information processing, depression/anxiety, meditation and autism as well as the neurorehabilitation of amnesia and learning disabilities. 


Dr. Mohlman

In 2015 Dr. Mohlman was the lead editor on and a contributing author to a book entitled, "From Symptom to Synapse: A Neurocognitive Perspective on Clinical Psychology." This volume bridges the gap between affective and cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology, covering the use of fMRI, cognitive enhancement strategies, and other tools in clinical settings. She currently runs studies of anxiety and cognition, emotional contrast, and strategies for augmenting cognitive behavior therapy in anxious and depressed younger and older adults.


Dr. Nemeroff

Dr. Nemeroff specializes in community interventions, mind-body approaches to well-being, and lifespan issues. She is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, and therapies that incorporate mindfulness techniques, such as DBT and MBSR.  Her research focuses on stress-reduction and the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder through the integration of traditional psychotherapies and complementary approaches such as mindfulness and yoga. Dr. Nemeroff is a practicing clinician.