Alberto Manzi

  • Associate Professor, Psychology
Alberto Manzi

Dr. Manzi has been a full-time faculty at Mercy University since 2009, where he holds the rank of Associate Professor of psychology. He received a Doctorate in Mind Sciences from the Second University of Naples, Italy and completed post-doc training at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

He has conducted research on memory, attention, executive functioning, academic skills, and creative problem solving. His work has been featured at national and international conferences and has appeared in high-impact journals including the Journal of Vision, Psychophysiology, Memory, and Frontiers in Psychology.

Currently, his research focuses on clinical psychology and psychopathology, and he maintains an ongoing collaboration with the Ackerman Institute for the Family and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, investigating the development and testing of different forms of psychotherapy.

In addition to his academic endeavors, Dr. Manzi has pursued training in counseling, family therapy and psychoanalysis. He is a proud graduate of the Master’s program in Mental Health Counseling of Mercy University. He is a licensed psychotherapist and in 2019 he was awarded the honorary title of Research Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Mercy University, New York - May 2016

Doctorate in Psychology & Mind Sciences

Psychology Department, Second University of Naples, Italy - January 2008


Bachelor's & Master's Degree in Psychology

Concentration in Development & Education (5-year joint program, Summa cum laude)

Department of Psychology, Second University of Naples, Italy - December 2004

  • Graduate Courses: Counseling & Applications, Statistics and Research Methodology, Practicum Seminar, Internship Seminar, Thesis Supervision
  • Undergraduate Courses: Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psychobiology, Research Methods (Lecture and Lab), Statistics, Psychology of Personality
  • Extracurricular teaching: Internship Supervision, “Step up to STEM” Summer Program, New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop.