Patricia Oswald, PhD

Chair, Psychology Department
Director, MA Program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Coordinator of Internships, MA Program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

BA, State University of New York
MA, Long Island University
MA & PhD, Columbia University
Phone: (914) 633-2374

Dr. Oswald is a licensed psychologist whose specialties are in the area of social and organizational psychology, and psychological assessment and counseling. Dr. Oswald's recent administrative experiences include serving for six years as Assistant Chair of the Psychology Department and as Assistant Dean and Acting Dean of Iona's School of General Studies for eight years. Dr. Oswald studies the influences of dispositional (personality) and situational factors on human behavior. She has published in the areas of perspective-taking, empathy, altruistic helping, and gender-related issues in employment settings. She holds membership in the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP); New England Psychological Association (NEPA); Eastern Psychological Association (EPA); and American Psychological Association (APA), including Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) and Division 8 (Society for Personality and Social Psychology). Dr. Oswald also enjoys exploring the use of technology in teaching, especially in her quantitative research methods courses.

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