In our “Meet the Mount” series, we’ll be highlighting some of the Mount’s people – our students, faculty, staff, and alumni – who make this college the wonderful community it is.
Dr. Paul Schwartz, Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Development
Title: Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Development
Years at the Mount: 41
Division: Division of Social Science
One could say that Dr. Paul Schwartz is dedicated to the Mount and its students – he’s been a professor at the college since 1977!
He is much beloved by the students, and the feeling is mutual: The students are his favorite thing about working at the college, he explains. He loves “watching the future take shape and develop in them” and is passionate about teaching them how to think. Continue Reading
Today we will hear from Diana Pernicano, a senior nursing student in the Honors Program. Diana has been a guest on the blog once before, when she talked about being a nursing major at the Mount. Today, she will share her experiences as a part of the Mount Saint Mary College Honors Program, and how it has helped her to become a well-rounded student.
Hello! My name is Daria Sullivan, and I am a sophomore majoring in Counseling Psychology. I personally got my beginnings in psychology in high school. I have always thought like a psychologist, though I did not realize this until senior year in high school. I have always been empathetic, with a passion for helping other people. My mother had a huge influence on my decision, too; she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology as well.
At the Mount, I’ve had classes and professors who have assisted me greatly. My favorite class within the major is Abnormal Psychology, where we focus on human abnormalities. This includes disorders like bipolar, depression, and PTSD, and all of their treatments, particularly why some work and others do not. In addition, while taking Developmental Psychology with Dr. Amanda Maynard, I was challenged by her tests and papers, yet felt like I learned so much. I do not think I would have the interest I have today in psychology without having her as a teacher. She pushed me in a way that I do not believe any other teacher has and truly wanted all of her students to succeed. Continue Reading