|Name:||Prof. William Van Ornum|
|Title:||Full Professor, Psychology and Senior Faculty Member, SBS
|Office Location:||Dyson 375|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 2968|
PhD in Clinical Psychology, Loyola University of Chicago, 1981.
NYS Licensed Psychologist
Currently I teach Exceptional Children, Measurement and Evaluation, and Abnormal Psychology.
My major research interest now is as Project Lead in a grant involving the American Mental Health Foundation and Pearson Assessments. In effect, it will be a downward extension of IQ tetsts so that persons with mild to pround intellectual disability can receive intensive neuropsychological/cognitve assessments. This will help in planning and assisting neurologists in conditions such as pre-Alzheimer's and Alzheimers, assessment of strokes, tumors, and other brain insults on functioing, and as a baseline to see improvement or deterioration.
The working title is Kobler Cognitve and Neuropsychological Test, which I have named after my mentor in graduate school.
I also support undergraduate research and have sponsored many undergrads at regional and national conference.
I have interdisicplinary interests, see some of my articles and blogs at
|Awards & Honors:||
SBS Teaching Commendation for Research with Students, 2012
Induction, Knights of Malta 2010
SBS Teacher of the Year, 2008
Marist College Teacher of the Year 2005
Marist Library Award for Outstanding Research
Literary Award Catholic Press Association 1997
Vice President's Award for Outstanding Research 1994
Literary Award Catholic Press Association 1994
Editorship, Continuum Counseling Series, 1987-1994
*Acquisitions Editor and General Editor, Crossroad Publishing Company, NYC, 1987-1994. Oversaw development of 25 books in Crossroad Counseling Series
Intellectual disabilities (aka develop disabilities, mental retardation)
Fellow of APA Division 37 Youth Programs
I enjoy cycling, white-water fly fishing, hiking in the Catskills, and of course--reading and teaching