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Faculty | Faculty Director of General Education / Veteran Services POC / Professor

Michele Hirsch

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[email protected]
Office: 718.489.5455
Room 6014


BA, Psychology and French Language & Literature, SUNY Stony Brook
MA, Behavioral Technology Specialty, Adelphi University
MA, Clinical Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook
PhD, Clinical Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook

Dr. Hirsch is a professor of psychology at St. Francis College and she currently serves as the first appointed Faculty Director of General Education. From 2011-2015, she served as the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Prior to this, she served as the Department Chair for Psychology (2010-2011) and she was appointed as the first Director of Assessment for St. Francis College (2009-2011). She also served as a member of the Honors Council for many years. Dr. Hirsch’s interests lie in the area of health psychology, specifically pain, trauma, the mind/body connection, psychoneuroimmunology, and healing. Her chapter, entitled “Healing the body and mind: An overview of biopsychosocial foundations and applications”, appears in Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy (Erlbaum/Taylor & Francis, 2008). She has published in the journals Pain and Clinical Infectious Diseases and her research has been presented at regional, national and international conferences. In addition to her own research interests, she enjoys mentoring and collaborating with students on their Honors theses, their psychology theses and independent study research projects. Dr. Hirsch served as the Associate Academic Dean during the 2005-2006 academic year. She is a former co-director of the St. Francis College Women’s Studies Minor and the founding Director of the Women’s Studies Center.

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