William James College Announces Faculty Promotions

By Anne Wilson, Director of Communications June 03, 2021

The College has announced an elevation in rank of seven faculty members. Congratulations to:

Paola Contreras, Psy.D., Associate Professor, Counseling and Behavioral Health Department

Natalie Cort, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

Shira Fishman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Department and Organizational Leadership Psychology Department

David Haddad, Ed.D., Professor, Counseling and Behavioral Health Department

Daniel Jacobs, Psy.D., Associate Professor, School Psychology Department

Jason Kaplan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School Psychology Department

Susan Powell, Ph.D., Professor, Counseling and Behavioral Health Department

“We commend their accomplishments as they have distinguished themselves with excellence in the classroom and field,” said Dr. Stacey Lambert, vice president for Academic Affairs.

William James College maintains a practitioner faculty, and for many years used a recognition system related to that practice. However, the College switched to a formal academic rank system in recent years to better acknowledge the scholarship and professional activities of faculty members and to assist in attracting clinical researchers who plan to make a career in higher education.

The William James College Faculty Rank System endorses “faculty rank considerations that support, appreciate, and reward a mosaic of talent that includes inclusive teaching, practice, and research.”

Per the faculty handbook, the broader definition of scholarship that supports the ranking system is designed to “sustain creativity, support diversity, equity and inclusion, maintain ethical standards and promote the values intrinsic to William James College’s distinct mission: Meeting the Need … Making a Difference.”