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A Psychology degree prepares graduates for clinical, health, counseling, developmental, forensic, school psychology, or neuroscientist careers.

Psychology Professionals
Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments. Psychology professionals can work independently in private practice or as members of healthcare teams. Additionally, psychologists can collaborate with social workers and teachers or conduct research.
As a psychology major, your studies will focus on the challenging questions surrounding what drives human behavior and impacts mental health. Department of Psychology faculty are committed to preparing students for graduate school and successful careers in psychology and related fields.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts


Bachelor of Arts

Pre-Art Therapy

Bachelor of Arts

Pre-Pastoral Counseling

Bachelor of Arts

Criminal and Social Justice/Psychology Dual Major

Lourdes University is accredited by nine national, regional, and professional organizations including the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly known as the Ohio Board of Regents).

As a member of the Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts, we offer a clear, consistent pathway in psychology for community college students transferring to Lourdes University.

Psychology Department History

The Psychology Department at Lourdes University was founded in 1976 to provide psychology instruction to young women wishing to enter the convent. The department was part of the Social Science Division and offered coursework as part of an Associate Degree program with a concentration in Social Science. The founding faculty members were Sr. M. Francis Lopata, Ph. D. (left), and Sr. M. Constantia Fudali, Ph. D. In 1982, the department added a B.I.S. concentration in Psychology. Four years later, in 1986, the department began offering a B.A. in Psychology, the same degree awarded today.

Sr. M. Francis Lopata, Ph.D.
Sr. M. Constantia Fudali, Ph.D.

Psychology Faculty

Kelly Averill-Savino

Kelly Averill-Savino, M.F.A.

Instructor of Art

Patricia A. Bellomo

Patricia A. Bellomo, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita

Ben Brown

Ben Brown, Ph.D.

Chairperson and Professor of Theological Studies

Bob Campbell

Robert Campbell, M.A.

Professor Emeritus

Patrick DuBreuil

Patrick DuBreuil, M.F.A.

Instructor of Art

Larry Godfrey

Larry Godfrey, Ph.D.

Instructor of Psychology

Matthew E. Lancaster

Matthew E. Lancaster, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Teddi Moorman

Teddi Moorman, M.Ed.

Instructor of Psychology

Peter Sibilio

Peter Sibilio, Ph.D.

Director of MA in Theology; Assistant Professor of Theological Studies

Erin Szavuly

Erin Palmer Szavuly, M.F.A.

Chairperson of the Department of Art; Associate Professor of Art

Kristen Williams

Kristen K. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Psychology Program Director

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