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Academics Jonathan Mack - Psychology/Educational Psychology


Teaching Philosophy

Jonathan has taught psychology for more than twenty years.  He was a professor at the College of Old Westbury of the State University of New York.  Like Marlboro, the College at Old Westbury places special emphasis on interdisciplinary studies, the uniqueness of the individual learning process, and the importance of social change.

"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to teach at Marlboro," Jonathan says, "It's a unique environment that fosters the educational values in which I believe."

Research Interests

Jonathan's approach to psychology and education stems from his interest in how people struggle to achieve their potential for creativity, integrity, intimacy and community, and to search for meaning in the face of society's pressures.

After completing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at NYU, Jonathan taught psychology at the University of Chile during the upheaval of Salvador Allende's presidency.  While in Chile, Jonathan also became involved in community organizing, worked with a literacy program for Chile's indigenous population and made a documentary film.  When he returned, he worked with Head Start programs and with adolescents in residential placements.

B.A. University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, New York University; Marlboro College 2008 -

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