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“Abnormal Psychology”; “The Science of Happiness”; “Clinical Psychology and Counseling”; “Ecopsychology”; “Evolutionary Psychology”; “Evolutionary Studies Seminar”; “History & Systems of Psychology”; “The Biopsychology of Eros”; “Social Psychology”; “Personality and Psychotherapy”; “Psychology of Women”; and “Introductory Psychology.”

MA-thesis reader for MA candidates; Honors-thesis reader for Honors students.

BIO

With philosophy and developmental psychology degrees from Columbia University, I teach psychology and evolutionary studies here at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  I’m a founding member/council member of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society as well as the founder and former editor-in-chief of The Evolutionary Review: Art, Science, Culture.

I serve on the Executive Board of SUNY New Paltz’s Evolutionary Studies program, as well as on the Editorial Boards of Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and EvoS: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium.​  I’m also the founder and editor of Entelechy: Mind & Culture and my novel Trine Erotic (evolutionary fictionwas republished by Codhill Press for its 10th-year anniversary in 2012.

In addition to my academic pursuits, my latest passion and project is SACRED NATURALISM.  I also have a passion for the rights of nature and served on the Environmental Conservation Commission in the Village of New Paltz for 4 years. (I’m the founder of the group Mothers & Others United to Shut Down Indian Point as well as the founder of Beyond Pesticides in Ulster County.)

Singing is another passion; I’m the founder of The Hudson Valley Vocal Improv Collective and am in the trio Biophony. I’ve sung with Gaiatree Sound Project, Clear Light Ensemble, and have done backup vocals for Sri KirtanRadharani’s, and Baba Brinkman‘s  albums.

I currently serve on the Village of New Paltz Board of Ethics and am endorsed by the Humanist Society as a Humanist Chaplain.

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