Faculty Experts

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Kristin Chistodulu

Kristin Chistodulu
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Psychology
Department: Director
Department: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities


Expert in the following: Autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, challenging behavior, positive behavior support, sleep disturbances
Campus phone: (518) 442-5132
Campus email: kvc@albany.edu


Dolores Cimini

Dolores Cimini
Department: University Counseling Center
Department: Director
Department: Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program


Expert in the following: Psychology; mental health issues; suicide prevention; alcohol and other drug abuse prevention in college students; peer counseling and peer education; college student hotlines; peer theater programs; disability issues
Campus phone: (518) 442-5800
Campus email: dcimini@uamail.albany.edu


Thomas Gebhardt

Thomas Gebhardt
University Offices
Department: University Police Department


Expert in the following: Personal safety and off-campus affairs; environmental management approach to safety and behavior off campus; college drinking: responsible retailer involvement; building and sustaining successful campus-community collaboratives; social norms campaigns with long term neighbors; safety off campus; neighborhood watch programs; town-gown relations
Campus phone: (518) 442-3130
Campus email: tgebhardt@uamail.albany.edu


Virginia Goatley

Virginia Goatley
School of Education
Associate Professor
Department: Reading


Expert in the following: Literacy instruction; literacy/social studies; connections; Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
Campus phone: (518) 442-5104
Campus email: vgoatley@csc.albany.edu


Maritza Martinez

Maritza Martinez
University Offices


Expert in the following: At-risk students; diversity; conflict resolution; motivation; student success; community relations; effective study strategies; social work; women's issues; coalition building; the importance of mentoring.
Campus phone: (518) 442-5180
Campus email: mmartinez@uamail.albany.edu


Amanda Nickerson

Amanda Nickerson
School of Education
Associate Professor
Department: Educational & Counseling Psychology


Expert in the following: School crisis prevention and intervention; emergency preparedness in schools; students with emotional and behavioral disorders; children and early adolescents' strengths; relationships with parents and peers.
Campus phone: (518) 442-5057
Campus email: anickerson@uamail.albany.edu


Estela Rivero

Estela Rivero
University at Albany
Director of Counseling
Department: University Counseling Center


Expert in the following: Clinical psychology; addiction; recovery; prevention
Campus phone: (518) 442-5800
Campus email: erivero@uamail.albany.edu


Peter Vellis

Peter Vellis
University at Albany
Director
Department: University Health Center


Expert in the following: Family medicine, sports medicine, prevention-based education, osteopathic medicine, on-campus risk assessment of threatening communicable diseases
Campus phone: (518) 442-5454
Campus email: pvellis@uamail.albany.edu