Program Faculty

All faculty members involved in the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology are listed below, along with their interests. You may reach out to faculty members via email if you have questions about their work or wish to inquire about their plans for mentoring new students in the upcoming year.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consider affiliated faculty members as potential research mentors. Our affiliated faculty members are closely connected with the program and have interests in areas closely related to clinical psychology and/or work with clinical populations. Students mentored by affiliated faculty members will receive additional clinical mentorship by the Director of Clinical Training or another core faculty member.

Core Faculty

Julia H. Coyne, Ph.D., NCSP
Director, School Psychology Program
coynej@monclair.edu
Note: Dr. Coyne does not currently serve as a research mentor

  • Education: Ph.D., School Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Research Interests: Pediatric post-injury cognitive rehabilitation in learning, supporting learning in multi-tiered systems, crisis intervention/prevention, international school psychology
  • Clinical Interests: Field training in school psychology, program evaluation, cognitive and academic assessment and intervention with K-12 students

Anthony V. D’Urso, Psy.D.
Associate Professor
dursoa@montclair.edu

  • Education: Psy.D., Rutgers University
  • Research Interests: Child maltreatment and family violence; forensic interviewing of children relating to memory and suggestibility and investigatory practices; causes and prevention of child fatality; risk assessment in child protection matters 
  • Clinical Interests: Developmental psychopathology and complex diagnosis; PTSD in children and military veterans; assessment of sexually violent predators (SVP) in adolescence and adulthood

Jeremy K. Fox, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
foxjer@montclair.edu
Lab Website

  • Education: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University at Albany, SUNY
  • Research Interests: Developmental psychopathology and early intervention of childhood anxiety; temperament, emotion regulation, and coping; parenting and internalizing disorders; school mental health and dissemination issues
  • Clinical Interests: Cognitive-behavioral interventions for children and adolescents with internalizing disorders 

Milton Fuentes, Psy.D.
Professor
fuentesm@montclair.edu
Profile Page

  • Education: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University
  • Research Interests: Multicultural and Latinx Psychology, focusing on acculturation, biculturalism, colorism, implicit bias, parenting, and pedagogy
  • Clinical Interests: Family and couples therapy; motivational interviewing; multicultural/diversity-centered treatment  

Sally L. Grapin, Ph.D., NCSP
Assistant Professor
grapins@montclair.edu

  • Education: Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Florida
  • Research Interests: Social justice and multicultural issues in psychology, particularly related to training and professional issues; the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) in schools; assessment, prevention, and intervention practices for youth at risk for learning disabilities
  • Clinical Interests: Academic assessment and intervention with K-12 students

Christopher M. King, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
kingch@montclair.edu
Lab Website

  • Education: J.D., Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Drexel University
  • Research Interests: Forensic mental health assessment, correctional psychology, law-psychology
  • Clinical Interests: Forensic mental health assessment, severe mental illness, cognitive behavior therapy, psychotherapy integration 

Mark Kitzie, Psy.D.
Clinical Specialist
kitziem@montclair.edu
Note: Dr. Kitzie does not currently serve as a research mentor

  • Education: Psy.D., School Psychology, Rutgers University
  • Research Interests: Resiliency and assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse children
  • Clinical Interests: Treatment of ADHD, anxiety, and depression in children and adolescents, clinical assessment and forensic assessment related to child protection matters

Sarah R. Lowe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
lowes@montclair.edu
Lab Website

  • Education: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Research Interests: Long-term mental health consequences of traumatic and stressful life events, including natural and human-made disasters, sexual assault, community violence, and discrimination
  • Clinical Interests: Community mental health, particularly among ethnic minority and low-income populations; empirically supported treatments for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders

Danielle Martines, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
martinesd@montclair.edu

  • Education: Ph.D., School Psychology, Fordham University

Carrie Masia Warner, Ph.D.
Professor
masiac@montclair.edu

  • Education: Ph.D., Child-Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University
  • Research Interests: Development and systematic evaluation of evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents in community settings, including schools and pediatric medical settings; understanding how to support the adoption and sustainability of interventions by front-line professionals for anxiety and depression in youth
  • Clinical Interests: Evidence-based interventions for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents; training of school professionals and nurse practitioners in delivery of treatments for anxiety and depression; parent training for prevention and treatment of internalizing disorders

Josiane Menos, Psy.D.
Clinical Specialist
menosj@montclair.edu
Note: Dr. Menos does not currently serve as a research mentor

  • Education: Psy.D., School and Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University
  • Clinical Interests: Family therapy, multicultural systemic perspective 

Jazmin Reyes-Portillo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
reyesportilj@montclair.edu

  • Education: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University
  • Research Interests: Youth mental health services, including use of technology to increase racial/ethnic minority youth access to and use of mental health treatment for internalizing disorders; improving implementation and dissemination of evidence-based treatments and practices in school and community settings; Latino mental health
  • Clinical Interests: Evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent anxiety and depression

Tina M. Zottoli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
zotollit@montclair.edu
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  • Education: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Forensic Specialization, Graduate Center & John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
  • Research Interests: Adolescent decision-making and legal competencies, plea bargaining, wrongful conviction
  • Clinical Interests: Forensic assessment of adolescents and adults, with primary practice areas in legal competencies, sentencing mitigation, and risk assessment


Affiliated Faculty

Laura Lakusta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
lakustal@montclair.edu
Lab Website

  • Education: Ph.D., Cognitive Developmental Psychology/Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University
  • Research Interests: Dr. Lakusta's interests focus on language and cognitive development in typically developing infants and children, as well as children with developmental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Language Impairment, and Williams syndrome. In particular, she studies how infants' representations can support language development and how language input from the environment can influence development.

Joshua Sandry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
sandryj@montclair.edu
Lab Website

  • Education: Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, New Mexico State University
  • Research Interests: Cognitive impairment and neuropsychological changes in multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury
Yingying (Jennifer) Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
  • Education: Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Alabama
  • Research Interests: Cognitive development in typically developing children and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Yang is also interested in applying developmental research to real-world educational and clinical settings.