Michael Ferrari



119 Alison Hall


(302) 831-8566




  • Ph.D., Psychology, Rutgers University
  • M.S., Psychology, Rutgers University
  • B.A., Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook
Curriculum Vitae

Course Taught or Developed:

  • HDFS 328: Intro to Research Process
  • HDFS 332: Counseling Theories
  • HDFS 339: Adult Development and Aging
  • HDFS 475: Topics in Human Development and Family Studies


My interests principally lie in understanding brain-behavior relationships and some of the factors that influence brain development. Past research has largely centered on studies of normal and abnormal developmental processes in children and adults with particular emphases on neurodevelopmental disabilities. My current research interests include differential brain development in boys and girls, models of psychiatric diagnosis, and clinical application. In the area of teaching, I regularly teach courses centering on themes of ongoing development during adult life, health concerns and positive health practices, as well as courses in counseling and research methods. Professionally, I also serve as a regular reviewer for several professional journals in the field and periodically consult to hospital based programs and agencies in the region regarding neuropsychological, developmental and vocational concerns for persons with acquired brain injury and various neurodevelopmental disorders.

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