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Stephanie Wilsey PhD

    Director and Associate Professor, Psychology

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 412.578.6394
Email: sawilsey@carlow.edu

  1. Biography
  2. Curiculum Vitae
  3. Publications
  4. Research Interests
PhD – Applied Development Psychology, Research Methodology minor 2006, University of Pittsburgh
B.S. – Pre-Professional Psychology, Music minor 2000, Geneva College

Dr. Wilsey is the Director of the Undergraduate Psychology Program at Carlow University and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Counseling. She primarily teaches developmental and research courses at the undergraduate level, but also teaches research and statistics courses in the Masters in Professional Counseling and PsyD programs at Carlow.
EDUCATION

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006
Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology
Dissertation: A Content Analysis of the Treatment Narratives of Patients with Complicated Grief Quantitative Research Methodology Minor
Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, 2000
B. S. in Pre-Professional Psychology, Minor in Music
Summa Cum Laude, Psi Chi, Alpha Chi, Valedictorian

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
 
Carlow University
Program Director, Undergraduate Psychology Program, Fall 2010-present
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2007-present
Adjunct Instructor, Psychology, 2003-2007
 
Portage Learning
Adjunct Instructor & Online Course Designer, 2004-present 
 
DeVry University
Adjunct Instructor, hybrid psychology course, 2005-2008
 
Geneva College
Adjunct Instructor/Course Designer, Degree Completion Program, 2006-2007
Teaching Assistant, Tutor, Proctor & Grader, 1999-2000
 
University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Student Assistant, School of Education, 2000-2001
Teaching Fellow, School of Education, 2002-2005
Graduate Student Researcher, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 2001-2005 

AWARDS AND GRANTS
 
Sisters of Mercy Award for Excellence in Advising, 2011
Grace Ann Geibel Institute for Justice and Social Responsibility Grant, 2009, 2011, 2012
Strategic Planning Mini-Grant, National Science Foundation, 2007
Psychology Award, Geneva College, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999
 
Wilsey, S. A. (2013). Comparisons of adult- and traditional college-age student mothers: Reasons for college enrollment and views of how enrollment affects children. Journal of College Student Development. In press.

Wilsey, S.A., Arnold, N. Y., Criado, M. M., & Mykita, A. (2013). Experiential teaching in an adult development course: Promoting and understanding of intergenerational interactions. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 41(2), 82-88.

Chung, T. R., Wilsey, S., Bourne, J., Pietropaoli, V., and Walsh, M. (2012). The Effectiveness of Smartphones and QR Codes for Informal Learning at the Zoo. Paper to be presented at the 2nd International Conference on Applied and Theoretical Information Systems Research, December 27-29, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan.

Wilsey, S. A. (2009, October). Educational choices and academic behaviors of adult students who are mothers. Paper presented at the meeting of the Adult Higher Education Alliance, Chicago, IL. 

Wilsey, S. A., & Shear, M.K. (2007). Descriptions of social support in treatment narratives of complicated grievers. Death Studies, 31, 810-819.

Wilsey, S. A., Taylor, R., Barrow, G., Caroff, K., Houck, P. R., Frank, E., & Shear, M.K. (2003, Fall). Discriminating treatments for Traumatic Grief. Paper presented to research fellows at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic.    

 

Dr. Wilsey's research interests include adolescent decision-making processes, emerging adulthood and vocational choice, experiential learning in higher education, work/family/school interface for adult learners, community-based research as pedagogy, and perceptions of aging.