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Psychology (Pleasantville)

Make a Positive Impact

The Psychology department on Pace University’s Westchester campus offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and combined degree programs, providing academic pathways for you to confidently join the next generation of psychology professionals. The department views psychology as a “hub science,” and as a result, you will be immersed in an interdisciplinary learning experience, while engaging in meaningful research and practicum opportunities, giving you the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on others.

We're ranked #1 Best Applied Psychology Bachelor’s Degree in the Middle Atlantic Region and #1 Best Mental Health Counseling/Counselor Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans (Source: College Factual).

Unique Opportunities

Ensuring Your Success

Our departmental faculty are laser-focused on your success, providing resources and advisement to ensure you are thriving academically and personally. You will also have opportunities to engage in student activities, including honors societies and research conferences.

In addition to the research opportunities provided within the curriculum, you’ll have opportunities to get involved Psychology Club and the psychology honors society, which provide resume-building professional experiences.

Success Starts Here

Pace University's Psychology Pleasantville student James Kennedy

As a Pace student, James has engaged in multiple research opportunities, such as participation in the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) and the World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) in Coventry, England.

Read James Kennedy's Story


Contact and Location

Paul Griffin, PhD
Chair, Psychology Department
Marks Hall Room 33
Phone: (914) 773-3647
Email: pgriffin@pace.edu

Courtney Gosnell, PhD
Assistant Chair, Psychology Department
Marks Hall Room 31A
Phone: (914) 773-3343
Email: cgosnell@pace.edu

Poonam Doshi, PhD, LMHC, LPC, NCC
​PhD Program Director
Marks Hall Room 21A
Phone: (914) 773-3632
Email: pdoshi@pace.edu

Core Faculty

Michael Tursi, PhD
PhD Program Director
Marks Hall Room 24
Phone: (914) 773-3544
Email: mtursi@pace.edu

Sara Vasta, PhD, LMHC
Director, MS in Mental Health Counseling Program
Marks Hall Room 23
Phone: (914) 773-3011
Email: sjuncaj@pace.edu

Support Staff

Vanessa Ramkissoon. MS
Psychology and Mental Health Counseling PhD, Academic Program Manager
Marks Hall Room 22
Phone: (914) 773-3791
Email: vramkissoon@pace.edu

Meghan Seixas, MPA
Mental Health Counseling MS, Academic Program Manager
Pleasantville Campus, Remote
Phone: (914) 773-3627
Email: mseixas@pace.edu

Alondra Castro
Mental Health Counseling, Internship Coordinator
Marks Hall Room 25
Phone: (914) 773-3837
Email: acastro@pace.edu


Marks Hall Room 22
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: (914) 773-3791