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Christina Lesyk

Christina Huie Lesyk, LMSW, HS-BCP
Curriculum Coordinator
Associate Professor

  • B.A., Women’s Studies, Minor: Psychology
  • MSW, Community Organization and Planning, City University of New York/Hunter College School of Social Work
  • Ph.D., Hospitality Management, Iowa State University (ABD)
  • LMSW, Licensed Master of Social Work (NY)
  • HS-BCP, Human Services - Board Certified Practitioner
  • Instruction in Human Services, Psychology, and Social Sciences

Professional/Research Interests:

Psychosocial influences on academic and professional achievement and training, consumer behavior, and human resource management.

Marcella Chiromo

Marcella Chiromo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

  • B.A., Psychology, The University of the Cumberlands
  • M.A., Intercultural Youth and Family Development, The University of Montana
  • Ph.D., International Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Professional/Research Interests:

  • Mental Health
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Clinical Practice
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Research involving adolescents and equitable, culture-centric research involving Black, African descent populations
Patrick McManus

Patrick McManus, LMHC, CASAC II, M.S., M.A., B.A.

  • B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Northern Arizona University
  • M.A., Applied Sociology, Northern Arizona University
  • M.S., Mental Health Counseling, St. Lawrence University
  • L.M.H.C. – Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY)

Professional/Research Interests:

  • Instruction in mental health practices
  • Counseling skills and processes
  • Crisis intervention
  • Alcohol and drugs in society
Barat Wolfe

Barat Wolfe, Ph.D.
Psychology, Associate Professor
IRB Chair

  • B.S., Psychology, St. Lawrence University
  • M.A., Human Kinetics (Sport Psychology), University of Ottawa
  • Ph.D., Applied Social Psychology, University of Windsor
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Western University

Professional/Research Interests:

  • Health, wellness, and culture
  • Mixed methods, qualitative research, intersectionality
  • College students, eSports competitors, survivors of interpersonal violence, new immigrants, women and youth


  • Katey Baruth, Ph.D., H.S.P.P, L.A.C. (IN), Licensed Psychologist (IN, CT)
  • Edward Boyd, M.Ed.
  • E. Nate Chapman, M.S, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist (CA, DC, WV), Licensed Clinical Psychologist (VA), APIT
  • Christopher Cryer, M.Ed., BCBA, NYS LBA, QIDP
  • Angela Doe, M.S., LMHC, Master-CASAC, ICADC, HS-BCP
  • Melinda Miller, M.S., LMHC, CAS (Counseling and Development)

Advisory Board Members

  • Cynthia Ackerman, MBA - Director of Community Supports and Program Development, The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence
  • Emma Brackett, LCSW-R, CASAC - Therapist Lead, St. Lawrence Health/Outpatient Mental Health Services
  • Nancy L. Davis, New York State Licensed Behavioral Analyst, The Arc of Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties
  • Andrea Montgomery - Director, St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging
  • Michele Montroy, RN, MBA - the Arc of Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties
  • Dave Nelson, LCSW-R - Director of Behavioral Health Services, United Helpers
  • John T. Nixon, Ph.D. - Retired Faculty Emeritus, SUNY Canton Applied Psychology Program and Retired Psychology Faculty, SUNY Potsdam
  • Joseph Seeber, Commissioner, St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services
  • Carolyn L. Tracy, - Supervisor, St. Lawrence County Probation Department
  • Jennifer Waite, MSW, M.Ed., CASAC - Retired Associate Professor, SUNY Canton Applied Psychology Program

Applied Psychology
Curriculum Coordinator

Christina Lesyk, LMSW, HS-BCP
Associate Professor

Social Sciences Department Chair
Dr. Maureen Powers-Maiocco