Faculty and Staff

Megan Chesin

Professor • Department of Psychology

Dr. Chesin is a Full Professor at William Paterson University (WPUNJ), and serves on the core faculty for the PsyD Program. She also holds an appointment at the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System. She completed her graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York and a postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia University. She studies biobehavioral risk factors for impulsive-aggression, third-wave behavioral interventions, and mechanisms that explain treatment gains among impulsive and aggressive individuals. She is the 2016 recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the 2019 recipient of the WPUNJ College of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Research Excellence Award. Her work has been supported by a foundation grant and is published in several leading psychiatry and psychology journals.
For more information:
Dr. Chesin's Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Megan_Chesin
Dr. Chesin's Lab Page: https://www.iartwpunj.com/


PhD Clinical Psychology, City University of New York New York, NY


Clinical Psychology, suicidal behavior, depressive disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder, treatment

Notable Courses Taught

Theories of Personality
Research Methods

Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy

2050 Hennings Science East

Tuesdays, 12:15-1:15pm