Company: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Location: New York, NY
Dr. Silvia Mazzula is an assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Mazzula has been involved in the education field for 10 years and has been serving in her current position for the past four years. Dr. Mazzula started her career as a therapist working with marginalized communities, as well as underserved and underrepresented populations. She conducted valuable research on racial and cultural competencies in psychology research and practice, the intersection of racial cultural psychological processes, discrimination and mental health, and Latina/o psychology. Dr. Mazzula has presented research findings at more than 25 professional science meetings throughout the country, and has received recognition for her work from the City University of New York, the American Psychological Association Division 17’s Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity and on Hispanic.com. Throughout her career, Dr. Mazzula has played a major role in various projects. She is a NIH Diversity Research Supplement fellow at Columbia University’s Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group where she works with colleagues investigating the mental health needs of mothers involved with the criminal justice. More recently, Dr. Mazzula designed and implemented the Latina Researchers Conference: Increasing the Pipeline for Future Scholars, which addresses the underrepresentation of historically disadvantaged populations in research activities. Dr. Mazzula’s past experience and strong skill set enable her to fulfill her teaching responsibilities at John Jay. A licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor, Dr. Mazzula earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and M.Phil. in counseling psychology at Columbia University, a Master of Arts in community counseling and human services and a Bachelor of Science in biology, with a minor is psychology, at The College of New Jersey.
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