The links below will take you to a listing of the research interests and current research of faculty in the Nathan Weiss Graduate College and will provide access to individual faculty web pages
The mission of the Counselor Education program is a humanistic, multicultural, non-sexist program designed to train professional counselors. Among other areas, the Counselor Education faculty are researching patterns of counselor licensing violations as they relate to training and standards; disaster and trauma issues; and programs helping students succeed through classroom interventions such as the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) program. .
The Educational Leadership faculty conducts research in the areas of testing and assessment, gender discrimination in educational leadership; educational technology; school district organization; and, evaluation of instruction. The faculty cultivates both the acquisition of substantive knowledge and the interpersonal skill and commitment to use that knowledge in bringing about controlled, positive change in the public schools. The Kean Doctor of Education in Urban Leadership program is designed to create an advanced and diverse environment which supports personal and professional learning regarding school, family and community. Students are provided with the knowledge and advanced skills they need to work effectively to improve educational practice and improve the academic achievement of urban students.
The Graduate Management Studies faculty are actively engaged in research including sports marketing and sponsorship; global branding and customer relationship management; virtual team development and leadership; and, economics and financial management. The faculty prepares managers to succeed in a global business environment with global-focused courses, experiences and training in global business issues, problems and opportunities. The M.B.A. in Global Management program is unique in its extensive global experience requirement and support for developing a second language proficiency.
The Doctoral Studies in Psychology faculty conduct research across a range of areas including anger, violence and emotion regulation; prediction of treatment outcomes; assessment and prediction of behaviors in various settings; trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy with youth and their families; and, family and child responses to pediatric chronic illnesses. The Kean Psychological Services Training Clinic is a state of the art facility that provides evidence-based treatments to adults, adolescents, and children in the greater New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area. The Psy.D. program in Combined School and Clinical Psychology, in addition to extensive clinical training, gives students the opportunity to engage in research throughout all years of the program, thus advancing the profession through scientific and scholarly contributions.
The Occupational Therapy faculty research areas include pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations in the psychosocial domain; teaching strategies to improve the clinical reasoning and professional skill development of occupational therapy students; implementing community re-entry; and, how clients' goals connect with the goals of the occupational therapist. The occupational therapy faculty prepares students to become superior clinicians, administrators, educators, and researchers.
The graduate Social Work faculty engage in research on the topics of gerontology and end-of-life decisions within different cultures; violence in schools; and, the foster-care system among others areas. Faculty are actively involved in the community, in professional organizations, and in provision of services to social service agencies and to their consumers. Faculty provides consultative services to DYFS and the National Urban League and have promoted a global exchange of ideas through international contacts. Through the MSW Program faculty prepare students for professional development and lifelong learning in the social work profession as informed citizens committed to social justice.