Dr. Thomas Killian

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Prior to coming to Marist, Dr. Killian worked in a variety of settings with clinical work and academic training in individual and group counseling, play therapy, and career and academic counseling in the following areas: a university counseling center and the university psychological services clinic, a university athletic department, a play therapy institute, and various K-12 settings. Dr. Killian’s broad research interest focuses on advancing multiculturalism in mental health counseling training and practice, while his primary research interest focuses on the pedagogical practices that best promote multicultural competency and social justice advocacy for counselors-in-training. He also focuses on culturally responsive counseling for diverse populations and on adapting often-inadequate traditional approaches to meet these populations’ unique needs. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and trying out new breweries.


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Academic School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Dyson 344




845-575-3000 ext. 2080