B.A., University of South Florida
M.A., Hofstra University
Ph.D., Hofstra University
Jennifer Lancaster, Ph.D., is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Academic Dean for St. Francis College, responsible for planning, managing and evaluating all academic programs offered by the College and regular evaluation of academic personnel. Lancaster advises the President on all academic and curriculum matters, and represents the College at local, regional and national meetings and events as designed by the President;
Lancaster took on her current role in 2017, after having been a Professor in SFC’s Psychology Department since 2000 and serving as that department’s Chair since 2011. As a Professor, Dr. Lancaster taught courses in experimental psychology, introduction to psychological research, psychology of the exceptional child and a clinical and counseling seminar and in collaboration with department colleagues, designed and implemented the College’s 5-year BA/MA Program in Psychology. She is an honorary member of the Duns Scotus Honor Society, a lifetime member of Psi Chi and has been awarded both faculty and administrator of the year at SFC.
Lancaster's primary research interests are in the areas of religious and LGBT identity, the etiology and prevention of panic disorder, and the teaching of psychology. She has presented research at both regional and national conferences. A licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice, Dr. Lancaster also supervises doctoral candidates from various area programs.
Lancaster earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University and a B.A. in Psychology from University of South Florida. She also earned a certificate in Strategic Enrollment Management from the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education.