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Eric Podchaski, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Department of Psychology

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Eric Podchaski, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Psychology

I joined Seton Hall in 2017 after nearly a decade of clinical practice with the US Department of Veteran's Affairs. My clinical background is in geropsychology, which includes geriatric cognitive/neuropsychological assessment, palliative care, and hospice. Prior to my clinical work I completed a few years of doctoral work in social psychology and received a bachelor's degree in special education with several years of classroom teaching experience.

Teaching has long been part of my professional life both in classroom and non-classroom settings. I thoroughly enjoyed training doctoral students, interns, postdocs, medical students, and residents, in addition to the many undergrad classes I've taught over the years. In 2014 I began teaching classes completely online for a doctoral program in clinical psychology and continue to do so. I've also taught undergraduate courses in online format for several universities since then.

At Seton Hall I teach a range of courses covering areas in social and personality psychology, psychological disorders, statistics, measurement, and aging. I enjoy being interactive and as experiential (e.g. hands on) in class as possible. I also feel application is one of the best ways to learn something new. Some of my favorite classes are discussion based and make use of student's creative side (e.g. content analysis of social media, creating scales to measure latent constructs, making a hierarchical model of the self).

I continue to have a broad interest in psychology including aspects of self/identity, mindfulness, and positive psychology. I also have a growing interest in learning experience design and program evaluation. Outside of SHU, my interests lie in the outdoors (e.g. hiking), photography, and dogs.