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Nov 25 2014

NYIT Architecture Students Design and Build Beach Project

Nov 18 2014

NYIT Celebrates International Education Week

Nov 10 2014

Men’s Soccer Wins ECC Championship with 1-0 Victory over LIU Post

Nov 07 2014

Dr. Jerry Balentine New Vice President for Medical Affairs and Global Health

Nov 07 2014

NYIT Management Students Advance to Fed Challenge Semi-Finals

Dec 01 2014

Job Search Strategies

Dec 01 2014

Head in the Cloud? Protecting Your Privacy in a Mobile World

Dec 01 2014

Give ‘Em the Business: Resources for Management Students

Dec 02 2014

“Year of Turkey 2014” - Conference: Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry-A Global Perspective

Dec 02 2014

School of Engineering & Computing Sciences Graduate Info Session

Maria LaPadula, Ph.D.
Maria LaPadula

Associate Professor and Chair
E-mail: mlapadul@nyit.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York, September 1995
  • B.A., Psychology, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, May 1987
  • Licensed psychologist in New York since December 1996

Academic and Clinical Appointments

  • 2003–Present: Chairperson and associate professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, New York Institute of Technology
  • 1997–2003: Assistant professor and coordinator, Department of Behavioral Sciences, New York Institute of Technology
  • 1994-1998: Assistant psychologist, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Research interests

  • Parenting skills, disruptive behavior disorders, online student services

Current Professional Activities

  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, Eastern Psychological Association

Publications

  • LaPadula, M. (2003). "A comprehensive look at online student services". American Journal of Distance Education, 17, 119-128.
  • Mannuzza, S., Klein, R.G., Bessler, A., Malloy, P., and LaPadula, M. (1998). "Adult psychiatric status of hyperactive boys grown up". American Journal of Psychiatry, 155, 493-498.
  • Vinnick Kaller, L., and LaPadula Perez, M (2002). "Skillful Parenting: An interactive guide to raising great kids". Maryland: University Press of America.

Presentations

  • LaPadula, M., and Pardine, P. (2005). "Homonegativity and self-esteem maintenance among sex-typed males". Proceedings and abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, 76, 51.
  • LaPadula, M., Gioia, C., Pardine, P, and Calabro, W. (2003). "Sex role identity in rape myth socialization among males". Proceedings and abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, 74, 31.
  • LaPadula, M., and Pardine, P. (2002). "Rape myth acceptance among black and white undergraduate students". Proceedings and abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, 73, 47.
  • Pardine, P., and LaPadula, M. (2004). "Dimensions of personality and health behavior negligence".  Proceedings and abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, 75, 39.

Grants

  • LaPadula, M. (2002). "Online student support services: A continuation of pilot projects". Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology, New York Institute of Technology.
  • LaPadula, M. (2001). "Online student support services". Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology, New York Institute of Technology.
  • LaPadula, M. (2000). "A comprehensive look at online student services". Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology, New York Institute of Technology.
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