Richard F. Heath

Rick HeathProfessor of Psychology

Maguire Hall G12
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Dr. Richard Heath joined STAC in 1996. His previous work included Chief Psychologist of the Learning Disabilities Unit of the SUNY College of Optometry, psychologist at the Hallen School formerly in Mamaroneck, NY, adjunct instructor at Ramapo College and Mercy College. He has had private practices in psychology in Westchester and Manhattan. Clinical specialties are the assessment of adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, and he was an expert witness in Bartlett v. New York State Board of Law Examiners. Dr. Heath has presented on learning disabilities assessment both in the US and Brazil.

Teaching interests include Psychology of Harry Potter, Psychology of Literature, Personality Theories, Psychological Testing, Statistics, Adolescent Psychology, among many others, and he enjoys working with students on independent studies in psychology. Some of his favorite pastimes include reading, baking, knitting, watching British sitcoms and Britcrimes on TV, "old" films (the more sentimental, the better), listening to music (especially classical and alternative). He also notes his love of Harry Potter, Christmas, Halloween, dark chocolate, dogs, and my honorary grandchildren.

Publications & Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Society for Personality Assessment

International Dyslexia Association

Degrees & Certifications

B.A in Psychology and Mathematics (1979)

Alvernia University; M.A. in Psychology (1981)

Fordham University; Ph.D. (1986) in Clinical Psychology

Fordham University; New York State Licensed Psychologist

Member of the New York State Speech Communication Association and the National Communication Association.

Degrees & Certifications

B.A., M.A., Ph.D.