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Deacon Joseph R. Ferrari

Dn. Joe Ferrari is a professor of psychology and Perminent Deacon in the Catholic faith serving the people of the Diocese of Joliet, IL. He began his career in 1980 teaching at a private junior college and then a community college as well as a term faculty member in the CUNY system back in New York. He joined the faculty at DePaul In 1994 as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and then was hired as an Associate Professor without tenure in 1998. He was awarded Full Professor status in 2003 and became a member of the Society in 2006. Dn. Joe was the Director of the MS in General Psychology program for 15 years and was the founding Director of the PhD in Community Psychology. He is a Fellow in six professional organizations and was awarded the 2001 ‘Excellence in Scholarship’ and 2009 ‘Excellence in Public Service’ awards from DePaul, plus the APA 2016 'Distinguished Italian-American Psychologist' Award. A prolific scholar awarded over $4.2 million in NIH grants, as of 2020 he has over 400 professional articles, 35 books and book chapters, 700 conference presentations, and is a frequent motivational and professional speaker. Rev. Dr. Ferrari is Editor of the prestigious Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community (Taylor & Francis, Publishers] since 1995. He earned his PhD and MA degrees from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, MS degree from SUNY at Cortland, and BA degree from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY. , and was Ordained a Permanent Deacon in 2013, at St. Margaret Mary Parish, Lisle-Naperville, IL.

Recent Works:
+ Ferrari, J.R., Johnson, J.L., & McCown, W.G. (1995). Procrastination and task avoidance: Theory, research, and treatment. New York: Plenum/Springer Science Publications. + Ferrari, J.R. (2010). Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. + Ferrari, J.R., Bottom, T., McAuliff, K., & Williams, S. (2013). The college as community: [Themed Issue]. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, Taylor & Francis, Publ. + Jason, L.A. & Ferrari, J. R. (Eds.). (2009). Recovery from addiction in communal living settings: The Oxford House model [Special Issue]. Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 4. + Ferrari, J.R. (2010). Chronic procrastination: Life beyond ineffective time management. InF. Columbus (Ed). Time management (pp. 147-162). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. +Ferrari, J.R., & Tibbett, T. P. (2017). Procrastination. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T.K. Shackelford (Eds). Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, pp. 1 - 8. New York: Springer Meteor Press. +Milstein, G. & Ferrari, J.R. (2017). Religion, cultural competence, and community service: Promoting wellness – responding to stress – facilitating sustained recovery. In A. Hoffman (Ed). Creating a transformational community: The four pillars of community service work, pp 105- 128. New York: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield. + Ferrari, J.R. (2018). Spiritual retreats with urban homeless adults. In. K.J. Linfield & E.J. Posavac (Eds.). Program evaluation: Methods and case studies. Philadelphia, PA: Routledge + Appleby, D., & Ferrari, J.R. (2020). Psi Chi officers can develop a full portfolio of career-related skills In Hettich, Iles, & Cannon (Eds) An eye on the workplace: Achieving a career with a bachelor's degree in psychology (pp. ). Chattanooga, TN: Psi Chi Press. + Pardo, M., & Ferrari, J.R. (2020). Morning vs. night people. In B. Carducci (Ed). Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, pp. 459-465. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. ARTICLES [since 2015]... + Argiropoulou, M., & Ferrari, J.R. (2015). Chronic procrastination among emerging adults: Factor structure of the Greek version of General Procrastination Scale. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 12, 85-104. + Ferrari, J.R. (2015). Ministers with a mission: Living one’s faith in action as a permanent deacon. The Community Psychologist, 48, 8-10. + Ferrari, J.R. (2015). Size does not matter: Exploring the number of clergy on the parish sense of community. Review of Religious Research, 57, 151-152. + Ferrari, J.R., Drexler, T., & Skarr, J. (2015). Finding a spiritual home: The effects of a spirituality retreat on loneliness among urban homeless adults. Psychology: International Open Access Journal, 6, 210-216. + Ferrari, J.R. (2015). Catholic Hispanic deacons and Hispanic parishes: Minister with machismo or caballerismo? Hispanic Journal of the Behavioral Sciences, 37, 23-36. + Ferrari, J.R. (2015). “Rev. Doctor” or “Rev. Mister?” Examining the role of education on the religiosity, spirituality, and secular lives of permanent Catholic deacons. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 26, 87-98. + Ferrari, J.R. (2015). Religiosity and personality traits of Hispanic and non-Hispanic Catholic Deacons: Machismo or caballerismo? Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 37, 1-13. + Ferrari, J.R. (2015). “But, who do I say that I am?” The self-reported personality traits of Catholic deacons. Journal of Spirituality and Mental Health, 17, 172-186. + Ferrari, J.R. & Collins, K. (2015). Single, married, or widowed: Describing the religiosity and personality of deacons. Journal of Diaconate Review, 2, 97 – 103. + Matteo, E., & Ferrari, J.R. (2015). A social psychological perspective to higher education management. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 12, 3-16. + May, E. M., Hunter, B. A., Ferrari, J., Noel, N., & Jason, L. A. (2015). Hope and abstinence self-efficacy: Positive predictors of negative affect in substance abuse recovery. Community Mental Health Journal, 51, 695-700. + Tibbett, T., & Ferrari, J.R. (2015). The portrait of the procrastinator: Risk factors and results of an indecisive personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 82, 175-184. + Williams, S.M., & Ferrari, J.R. (2015). Identification among first-generation citizen students and first-generation college students: An exploration of school sense of community. Journal of Community Psychology, 43, 377-387. + Argiropoulou, M., Kalantzi-Azizi, A., & Ferrari, J.R. (2016). Academic procrastination in Greek higher education: Shedding light on a darkened yet critical issue. Psychology: Greek Journal, 21, 150-160. + Ferrari, J.R. (2016). Education level and parish ethnicity with Catholic Hispanic Deacons: Assessing religiosity, spirituality, faith-related behaviors, leadership styles and personality dimensions. Hispanic Journal of the Behavioral Sciences, 38, 134 - 149. + Ferrari, J.R. (2016). Men in ministry: Comparing deacons and candidates on religiosity, leadership, personality, and worship-work behaviors. Journal of Spirituality and Mental Health, 18, 185-199. + Ferrari, J.R. (2016). Higher calling, but no wages? Examining differences in leadership style of employed, unemployed, and retired Catholic deacons. Journal of Diaconate Review, 3, 50-56. + Ferrari, J.R. & Dosen, A. (2016). Perception of the parish sense of community: Does an elementary school heighten parish belongingness? Education, 136, 391 - 399. + Ferrari, J.R., & Vaclavik, D.S. (2016). The leadership style of permanent deacons: Servant and transformational married, middle-aged ministers. North American Journal of Psychology, 18, 1-12. + Harvey, R., Jason, L., A., & Ferrari, J. R. (2016). Substance abuse relapse in Oxford House recovery homes: a survival analysis evaluation. Substance Abuse, 37, 281-285. + Roster, C., Ferrari, J.R., & Jurkat, P. (2016). The dark side of home: Assessing possession 'clutter' on subjective well-being. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 46, 32-41. + Ferrari, J.R. (2017). Religious commitment, spiritual transcendence, and the private life of married clergy: Generational cohorts and geographic regions comparisons of deacons. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 36, 29-34. + Ferrari, J.R. (2017). Called and formed: Personality dimensions and leadership styles among Catholic deacons and men in formation. Pastoral Psychology, 66, 225-237. + Ferrari, J.R. (2017). Male and female ministers: Comparing Roman Catholic and Methodist deacons on personality structure, religious beliefs, and leadership styles. Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 71, 5-11. + Ferrari, J.R., & Collins, K. (2017). Called to serve: Celebrating chaplaincy ministries by permanent deacon. Journal of Diaconate Review, 4, 69-74. + Reed, J. & Ferrari, J.R. (2017). Permanent deacons and non-profit directors: Comparing leadership styles among facilitators of community agencies. Review of Religious Research, 59, 21-29. + Vaclavik, D., & Ferrari, J.R. (2017). Serving in the parish and out in the community: Ministry assignments of Roman Catholic permanent deacons. Journal of Diaconate Review, 4. 61-68. + Ferrari, J.R. & Guerrero, M. (2017). Children, careers, and clergy life: Predictors of religious commitment from stressors among Catholic deacons. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 19, 287 – 294. + Ferrari, J.R., Reed, J., & Guerrero, M (2017). Personality as predictor of religious commitment and spiritual beliefs: Comparing Catholic deacons and men in formation. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 19, 30-33. + Ferrari, J.R., Excell, S., Pardo, M. A., Crum, K.P., Dao, T. A., Dao, A, Hamilton, T., Luby, A. L., & Mortenson, E. (2017). A pilot assessment of a spiritual retreat program for homeless adults in recovery: Finding one’s self in a safe, sober, and sacred place. Journal of Addiction Research, 1, 1-4. + Ferrari, J.R. (2018). Introduction to “procrastination, clutter, and hoarding.” Special Issue, Current Psychology, 37, 424-425. + Ferrari, J.R. & Crum, K.P. (2018). ‘Somos pobres, urbanos, y grandes?’ Examining sense of community among Hispanic Catholic parishes by economic status, location-size, and family size. Journal of Prevention & Intervention of Community, 46, 372-379. + Ferrari, J.R., & Pardo, M.A. Crum, K.P. (2018). Decisional procrastination: Assessing characterological and contextual variables around indecision. Special Issue, Current Psychology, 37, 436-440. + Ferrari, J.R., & Guerrero, M. (2018). “My dad, the deacon”: Assessing personality dimensions as predictors of number and gender of married Catholic clergy with children. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 20, 185-197. +Ferrari, J. R. & Roster, C.A. (2018). Delaying to dispose: An investigation of the relationship between procrastination types and clutter across generational cohorts. Special Issue, Current Psychology, 37, 426-431. + Ferrari, J.R., Roster, C.A., & Crum, K.P. (2018). Procrastination, and clutter: An ecological view of living with excessive stuff. Special Issue, Current Psychology, 37, 441-444. + Nomura, M., & Ferrari, J.R. (2018). Factor structure of a Japanese version of the Adult Inventory of Procrastination scale: Delay is not culture specific. North American Journal of Psychology. 20, 223-238. + Tibbett, T. P., & Ferrari, J. R. (2018). The U.S. as a ‘ProcrastiNATION’: Assessing indecision on life satisfaction and life regret. North American Journal of Psychology, 20, 111 - 120. + Uzun, B., Ferrari, J.R., & LaBlanc, S. (2018). Put aside procrastination: Positive emotional outcomes of self-forgiveness for delays. North American Journal of Psychology, 20, 171-183. + Wieland, L.M., Grunschel, C., Limberger M.F., Schlotz, W. Ferrari, J.R., & Ebner-Priemer, U.W. (2018). The ecological momentary assessment of procrastination in daily life: Psychometric properties of a five-item short scale. North American Journal of Psychology, 20, 318-388. + Goroshit, M., Hen, M., & Ferrari, J.R. (2018). Life-domain regret regarding procrastination (LDR- P): Scale validation in the United States and Israel. Current Psychology, 37, 1-13 + Crum, K.P., & Ferrari, J.R. (2019). Toward an understanding of psychological home and clutter with emerging adults: Relationships over relics. North American Journal of Psychology, 21, 45-56. + Crum, K.P., & Ferrari, J.R. (2019). Psychological home, clutter, and place attachment on life satisfaction among women of color: Home is beyond physical space. Journal of Contemporary Research in the Social Sciences, 1, 87 – 96. + Ferrari, J.R. (2019: Sept). Men of ministry: Where the servant serves. Deacon Digest, pg. 10-14. + Markiewicz, K., Filipiak, S.B., & Ferrari, J.R. (2019). Exploring the impact of cultural diaspora on procrastination by gender and age. The New Educational Review, 57, 27-38. + McGarity-Palmer, R., Excell, S., & Ferrari, J.R. (2019). “I can’t decide, but I am hopeful:” Assessing self-critical cognitions and indecision among young adults. Current Issues in Personality Psychology, 7, 8-14. + Tibbett, T.P. & Ferrari, J.R. (2019). Return to the origin: What creates a procrastination identity? Current Issues in Personality Psychology, 7, 1-7. + Dao, T.N., & Ferrari, J.R. (2020). The negative side of office clutter: Impact of work-related well-being and job satisfaction. North American Journal of Psychology, 22, 441-454. + Ferrari, J.R. (2020). Should the sheep dog become the shepherd? Deacons as parish administrators. Journal of Diaconate Review, 10, 9-12. + Ferrari, J.R. (2020). Living the lay lifestyle: Deacon education, employment, marital/family, being single, and “female deacons?” Journal of Diaconate Review, 10, 13-16. + Pardo, M.A., & Ferrari, J.R. (2020). The impact of perspective-taking and defendant name on juror decisions: Does a defendant’s name impact juror decisions? North American Journal of Psychology, 22, 1 – 12. + Roster, C.A., & Ferrari, J.R. (2020). Time is on my side, or is it? The influence of perceived control over time and procrastination on emotional exhaustion on the job. Behavioral Sciences, 10, 1-15. + Roster, C., & Ferrari, J.R. (2020). Does work stress lead to office clutter, and how? Mediating influences of emotional exhaustion and indecision. Environment & Behavior, 52, 923-941. + Uzun, B., LeBlanc, S., & Ferrari, J.R. (2020). Relationship between academic procrastination and self-control: The mediational role of self-esteem. College Student Journal, 141, in press. + Migliorini L., Rania N., Varani N., & Ferrari J.R. (in press). Unaccompanied migrant minors: A Europe vs U.S. comparison from psychological and care perspectives. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community.

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