Christiana Awosan, Ph.D.
Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
Dr. Awosan is an Assistant Profession in the Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy. She received her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008 from Syracuse University and her Ph.D. in Couple and Family Therapy in 2014 from Drexel University. Prior to her employment at Seton Hall University, Dr. Awosan worked as a psychotherapist at the Ladipo Group in Philadelphia and as an adjunct professor at LaSalle and Drexel Universities.
As a family scholar and therapist, Dr. Awosan's commitment to social justice and multicultural issues have guided much of her training of graduate students, research and clinical work by understanding the ways in which contextual factors impact the mental, emotional, relational, spiritual and social well-being of underserved individuals, couples, and families in our society. Her current research agenda focuses on social-historical, cultural and structural factors that influence Black couples and singles' intimate romantic relationships. Her research on the coupling experiences of never married heterosexual Black men and women won the 2012 prestigious John L. and Harriette P. McAdoo Dissertation Award. Dr. Awosan has presented at several national and international conferences, and she is an active member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and National Council on Relations (NCFR).
- Ph.D., Drexel University
- M.A., Syracuse University
- B.S., Syracuse University
- "Understanding the experience of Black clients in marriage and family therapy" Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 37(2), 153-168, April 2011
- AAMFT /SAMHSA Minority Fellowship
- 2012 John L. and Harriette P. McAdoo Dissertation Award