School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
About the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences seeks to foster caring in our global community. Through learning to treat one person at a time, helping individuals and families better manage every day issues, or working in a large organization, Mercy University teaches students how to become an integral part of their world.
School of Social & Behavioral Sciences Degrees & Programs
Message from the Dean
I am Dean Stuart Sidle and I welcome you to the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The faculty at the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are dedicated to our undergraduate and graduate students because we know they will change the world! We teach and learn from our students who are interested in Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Social Work, Legal Studies, Political Science, Paralegal Studies, Criminal Justice and International Relations and Diplomacy.
Student Spotlight: Sasha Garcia '19
See how one of our recent Behavioral Science graduates balances life at our Manhattan campus with her pursuit of her degree, all while managing clubs and demands outside of school. The support she receives from Mercy's faculty, staff and students makes all the difference.
Arthur G. McCann 4th Annual Memorial Lecture
Who are we and what are we looking at? Addressing the systemic racism and cultural identity in the counseling relationship.
Lecture by: Dr Jonathan Rust on October 26, 2021, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
To listen to the recording click here. Passcode: $W85x&hC
Careers in Social & Behavioral Sciences
With a degree in the Social or Behavioral Sciences, you can pursue a career in one of many essential helping professions. As the world realizes the importance of mental health and social connection, there has been an increase in the number of fields that rely on social and behavioral scientists. For intelligent, hardworking and ambitious students who want to pursue a career in anything related to the social and behavioral sciences, Mercy University is the perfect place to launch your career.
A good internship brings academic coursework to life and provides work experiences and professional contacts that help ensure a successful professional career. The ultimate goal is to help you identify and secure an internship that not only meets your academic objectives but also enhances your professional career in the social and behavioral sciences.
By pursuing your degree at Mercy University, you'll have the support you need to secure a fulfilling internship in your desired field. The people you have met here, courses you have taken, things you have done, and information you have collected throughout your time at Mercy will all prepare you with the tools you need to launch a satisfying career.
Faculty & Student Research
The directed research course in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences provides a hands-on research experience for students where students work in small groups with a faculty mentor to conduct original research on the faculty member's research project.
IHELP at Mercy University
Mercy University is here to help our students and communities succeed. The new Interdisciplinary Health Education Learning Program (IHELP) fellowship aims to expand internship opportunities that provide services for children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth who are at risk for behavioral health disorders in high need and high demand areas for graduate Fellows in Mercy's School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Occupational Therapy programs.
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Contact the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Stuart Sidle, PhD
Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Wendi Vescio, MS
Associate Dean, SSBS
Eduardo Albrecht, PhD
Associate Dean, SSBS
Alexandra Enderle, BBA
Assistant to the Dean
Marla Moulton, MBA
Coordinator, SSBS Graduate Programs
Rachel Pierinelli, BA
Administrative Assistant, SSBS Undergraduate Programs
Gracemarie Venticinque, AA
Administrative Assistant, SSBS Social Work Program
Administrative Assistant, SSBS