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Dr. Deborah Gatins

Dean, and Associate Prof of Psychology

Office Location: Dyson 326
Phone: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2715

Degrees Held:

B.A. Vassar College
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology - University of Miami, Florida


New York State licensed psychologist since 1990


Dr. Gatins worked in residential treatment settings with adolescents for ten years before teaching at the college level. She teaches courses at both an undergraduate and graduate level and is considered an expert in adolescent development. She has been a full time member of the Marist faculty since 1999.


Kinlaw, C. R., Gatins, D., & Dunlap, L. L. (2015).  Differences in views of family life according to age, gender and parental marital status.  Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 56(7), 517-534.

Gatins, D., Kinlaw,C. R., & Dunlap, L. L. (2014).  Impact of postidivorce sibling structure on adolescent adjustment to divorce.  Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55(3), 239-251.

Gatins, D., Kinlaw, C. R., & Dunlap, L. (2013). Do the kids think they're okay? Adolescents' views on the impact of marriage and divorce. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 54(4), 313-328.


Member of the American Psychological Association.


Gatins, D. (2007). Adolescents' Opinions About the Impact of School-Based Substance Abuse Programs. Presented at the American Psychological Association conference held in San Francisco, CA.


Dr. Gatins has been a consultant for Human Relations Media since 1992. She helps develop videos for middle school and high school classrooms on topics related to adolescent health issues such as substance abuse, eating disorders, relationships, communication skills, self-esteem and stress. Since 1992, she has contributed to the production of 25 video projects as a writer, a creative collaborator, in developing teachers' guides and/or as an on-camera expert.