Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
As a psychologist and neuropsychologist I am fascinated by the relationship between brain function and behavior. In my clinical duties in the hospital where I consult, most of my work focuses on the assessment and diagnosis of persons with known or suspected cognitive dysfunction from such etiologies as dementia, stroke, head injuries, psychiatric conditions, etc. In addition, I am frequently asked to determine how an individual’s cognitive disorder can affect his/her ability to function in the community, return to work, or make safe decisions.
My research has focused on helping improve the judgment of clinicians in making diagnostic decisions, the application of clinical neuropsychology in forensic or legal matters, the detection of malingering (e.g., faking brain damage), the rehabilitation and outcome of persons with brain injury, and mild traumatic brain injury (e.g., concussion).
The courses that I teach or have taught at PC, and their syllabi, are listed below. I really enjoy working with students and in sharing my passion for psychology in general and neuropsychology in particular. Take a look at the projects of students from my laboratory course or from independent studies to see what students are interested in and the kind of research that they have conducted. GO FRIARS!
Director of Neuropsychology, 1995 - present
Southern New England Rehabilitation Center
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
North Providence, RI
Director of Neuropsychology, 1990 - 1997
Department of Psychiatry
Rhode Island Hospital
Neuropsychology Consultant, 1991 – 1998
Southeast Rehabilitation Center
Charleton Memorial Hospital
Fall River, MA
Clinical Director, Neuropsychology, 1986 – 1990
Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center
Chief, Psychology Service, 1982 - 1984
William Keller Army Hospital
United States Military Academy
West Point, NY