Joseph R.  Ferrari

Professor of Psychology
College of Science & Health

Joe Ferrari is a professor of psychology who began his career in 1980 teaching at a private junior college back in the New York area. 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.

Joe is the Director of the MS in General Psychology program and was the founding Director of the PhD in Community Psychology. He was awarded the 2001 ‘Excellence in Scholarship’ and 2009 ‘Excellence in Public Service’ awards from DePaul. A prolific scholar who has been awarded over $4.2 million in NIH grants, as of 2010 he has over 185 professional articles, 21 books and book chapters, 465 conference presentations, and is a frequent motivational and professional speaker.

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. Joe is a Fellow in APA, APS, and SCRA, as well as a Fellow in MPA and EPA.

RECENT works include:

Ferrari, J.R. (2010).  Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done.  New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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., Bottom, T.L., & Gutierrez, R.E. (2010). Passing the torch: Maintaining faith-based university traditions during transition of leadership. Education, 131, in press

Ferrari, J.R., Cowman S.E., & Milner, L.A. (in press).  A pilot assessment of student leader     involvement in campus organizations: Be true to your school. Journal of Catholic Higher     Education

Jason, L.A., & Ferrari, J.R. (2010). Oxford House recovery homes: Characteristics and   effectiveness. Psychological Services, in press.

Rosing, H., Reed, S., Ferrari, J.R., & Bothne, N. (2010). Understanding student complaints in the service learning pedagogy. American Journal of Community Psychology, in press.

Temperato, J.R. & Ferrari, J.R. (2010). Preparing to live the institutional mission: An evaluation of a pilot program with engaged students Journal of Catholic Higher Education, in press .