Joan Calvert, Ed.D., MS., LMFTVisiting Professor, Interim Program Director of Marriage & Family Therapy, Department of Psychology, Family, & Justice Studies Joined USJ:
Dr. Joan Calvert, visiting professor, joins the School of Interdisciplinary Health and Science in the Department of Psychology, Family, and Justice Studies in Fall 2021 as Interim Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She serves as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Teacher, Supervisor, Sound Healer, Reiki Practitioner and Right Use of Power teacher and trainer for MFT Ethics courses. Prior to joining USJ, she was Professor of Department of Computer Science and Counselor Education and Family Therapy at Central CT State University, now Professor Emerita. Her action research activities explore evidence-based ways of helping individuals, couples, and families on their journeys to self-love, awareness, compassion, and self-empowerment from a biopsychosocial and spiritual ecology perspective.
Dr. Calvert’s professional background includes over thirty years of teaching, mentoring, and program development, specifically in the design and development, involving three schools and four departments, of the multidisciplinary program in Computer Information Technology at CCSU. Dr. Calvert received her Ed.D. in Human Development and Curriculum Design from the UMASS Amherst, and also studied at the Master’s level Bioethics and Medical Ethics at Yale Divinity School, along with theoretical Mathematics at Wesleyan University and Computer Science at the Hartford Graduate Center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.