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Adler School Names New Faculty Members at Chicago Campus 09.15.12
Adler School Names New Faculty Members at Chicago Campus

CHICAGO--Adler School of Professional Psychology is pleased to announce the following new faculty members have joined the Chicago Campus faculty as of the 2012-2013 academic year.

The School has also named founding directors for a new Center on the Social Determinants of Mental Health at the Institute on Social Exclusion; for its new Office of Global Affairs; and for a new Director of Community Engagement for the Chicago Campus.

Among the Adler School’s new faculty:

  • Tsui-Yee Chow, Ed.D., Department Chair, Counseling Psychology. A licensed clinical professional counselor, Dr. Chow joined the Adler School in spring 2012 with extensive experience teaching and training students in multicultural counseling, clinical supervision, supervision of group leaders, career counseling, research and program evaluation, and teaching in higher education. Her current research interests include cross-cultural conflict resolution, cross-cultural supervision, group counseling, and interracial couple and family counseling. She holds her doctorate of education and an M.A. in Education from Northern Illinois University.
  • Lawrence Cull, Psy.D., Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology Program. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Cull is Director of Behavioral Medicine at Diamond Headache Inpatient Unit, which treats individuals diagnosed with chronic headache and co-morbid medical and psychological disorders. He earned his Psy.D. and M.A. in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
  • Matthew Finn, Psy.D., M.A. in Counseling, Specialization in Forensic Psychology Program. Dr. Finn comes to the Adler School from Rock Valley College, where he taught as an adjunct faculty member. In addition to teaching at several Illinois institutions, he has background in providing forensic psychological services involving expert testimony, psychological reports, and psychology consultation. He earned his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.
  • Grady Garner, Ph.D., Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program. Dr. Garner comes to the Adler School from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he taught courses in research methodology, program evaluation, and statistics. Garner co-chairs the Division 44 (LGBT) Bisexual Issues Committee of the American Psychological Association. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and M.A. in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago.
  • Monique Jimenez, Psy.D., Associate Department Chair, Clinical Psychology. Dr. Jimenez has taught various graduate and undergraduate classes. She has spent over 10 years for providing bi-lingual (Spanish-English) psychological services to individuals and professional development trainings to mental health professionals and educators. Dr. Jimenez earned her Psy.D. and M.S. in psychology with a School Counseling concentration from Carlos Albizu University (previously known as the Miami Institute of Psychology.
  • Seema Saigal, Ph.D., Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program. Dr. Saigal has taught various classes at Northwestern University and Texas A&M University, where she also held teaching assistantships in several psychology classes. She comes to the Adler School from Cornell University, where she was a Post-Doctoral Resident at Gannett Health Services. Dr. Saigal earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University.

Christopher Holliday, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been appointed as founding Director of the Center on the Social Determinants of Mental Health, a newly created national center of excellence through the Adler School Institute on Social Exclusion. A senior-level public health professional and community psychologist, Dr. Holliday has more than 20 years of experience in population and clinic-based public health, primary healthcare, and nonprofit services. Before coming to the Adler School, he was CEO of Communities Joined in Action (CJA), a national organization of 200 community health coalitions in 44 states providing access to care for uninsured individuals and other high-risk populations. He holds doctoral and M.A. degrees in psychology from Northwestern and Georgia State universities, and his master’s in public health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.

Kevin Lamarr James, Ph.D, has been named Director of Community Engagement for the Chicago Campus. In this role, he will oversee the Chicago Campus’ Community Service Practicum (CSP) and Community Engagement Practicum (CEP) programs through which hundreds of Chicago-area social service agencies partner with the Adler School as practicum sites for Adler School students. Dr. James comes to the Adler School after serving as Director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University in South Bend. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology with a specialization in race, ethnicity and gender from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Cecil Thomas, M.U.P, M.A., has been named Director of the Office of Global Affairs. Since 2009, he served as the School’s Associate Director of Community Engagement. He holds a Master of Urban Planning & Policy: Economic Development from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and received an M.A. in International Education from the School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont. 

About the Adler School

The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for 60 years. The School’s mission is to train socially responsible graduates who continue the visionary work of Alfred Adler throughout the world. The Adler School offers 13 graduate-level programs enrolling more than 1,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Vancouver, British Columbia, and through Adler Online.


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