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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology welcomes new faculty

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), one of the leading nonprofit institutions devoted to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences, welcomes 12 new faculty members to a roster already boasting more than 200 faculty members. The Chicago School includes locations online and on-ground across the U.S. in Chicago, Southern California, Washington, D.C.,  and also in New Orleans in partnership with Xavier University of Louisiana.

“The addition of new faculty is a natural outcome of the growth of our institution and is another way that we ensure that our students have access to a superior educational experience,” said Michele Nealon, Psy.D., TCSPP president.  “We have added some of the best and brightest in our field to an already robust, impressive faculty.”

Having begun in their new roles in the summer and fall semesters of 2015, the following new faculty members have joined their fellow TCSPP professors in several outstanding programs.

  • Ashley Bennett, Ph.D.:  Applied Behavior Analysis  (Chicago Campus)
  • Deirdre Fitzgerald, Ph.D., BCBA: Applied Behavior Analysis (Online Campus)
  • Susan Flynn, Ph.D., BCBA-D: Applied Behavior Analysis (Online Campus)
  • Joshua Garner, Ph.D.: Applied Behavior Analysis (Chicago Campus)
  • Yvette Ghormley, Ph.D.: Business Psychology (Online Campus)
  • Aaron Givan, Ph.D.:  Organizational Leadership (Online Campus)
  • Matthew Holcomb, Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology  (TCSPP at Xavier University of Louisiana)
  • Urmi Jani, Psy.D. : Clinical Psychology (TCSPP at Xavier University of Louisiana)
  • Michael Kocet, Ph.D.: Counseling Psychology (Chicago Campus)
  • Michael Lau, Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology (Washington, D.C. Campus)
  • Dr. Courtland Lee, Ph.D.: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Washington, D.C. Campus)
  • Maria Malayter, Ph.D.: Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Chicago Campus)

“Each one of these professors brings something tremendous to the table, and will help us to achieve the goals of our Strategic Plan. I am honored that they have joined us, and welcome them to The Chicago School community,” said Dr. Nealon.

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences. The university serves nearly 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years. The Los Angeles Campus gained its second recognition in 2014, and its Washington, D.C. Campus received its first award in 2014. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit



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