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Richard Siegel

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Richard A SiegelChair of Psychology, Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentPsychology
  • Phone(978) 934-3961
  • EmailRichard_Siegel@uml.edu

Research Interests

addictions, assessment of student learning

Psychology of addictive behaviors, with particular interest in commonm characteristics that link behavioral and chemical addictions. Development of valid and reliable methods for assessing student learning, both in psychology and in general education outcomes.

Education

  • Ph D: Clinical Psychology, (1978), Boston University - Boston, MA
  • MS: Clinical Psychology, (1972), Yale University - New Haven, CT
  • BA: Social Relations, (1967), Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program, University of Massachusetts Lowell (2008) - Sloan Consortium, Orlando, FL
  • Continuing Education Faculty Award (2008) - Continuing Education Association-New England, Woodstock, VT
  • Certificate of Appreciation, University of Massachusetts Lowell Online Education (2006) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Psychology Department Teaching Award (1999), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Outstanding Service Award (1983) - Greater Lowell Mental Health Association
  • United States Public Health Service Fellowships (1971) - Public Health Service

Publications

  • Siegel, R.A., Ehrlich, A. (1989) "A comparison of personality characteristics, family relationships, and drug-taking behavior in low and high socioeconomic status adolescents who are drug abusers.," Adolescence 24:96 pp. 925 - 936
  • Frankfurt, M., Siegel, R.A., Sim, I., Wuttke, W. (1985) "Cholecystokinin and substance P concentrations in discrete areas of the rat brain: Sex differences.," Brain Research 358:1-2 pp. 53 - 58
  • Siegel, R.A. (1978) "Probability of punishment and suppression of behavior in psychopathic and nonpsychopathic offenders.," Journal of Abnormal Psychology 87:5 pp. 514 - 522

Presentations

  • Using Assessment to Develop Interdisciplinary Writing Standards Across College Levels: A Collaborative Model for Two- and Four- Year Institutions. - Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Vision Project Statewide Conference on Assessment in Higher Education, April 2012 - Boston, MA
  • Using Technology to Train Behavioral Specialists to Meet the Challenge of Rising Rates of Autism. - International Technology, Education, and Development Conference, March 2010 - Valencia, Spain
  • Behavioral Intervention in Autism: An On-Line BCBA-Level Curriculum. - Association for Behavior Analysis International, December 2009 - San Antonio, TX
  • Behavioral Intervention in Autism: An Online BCBA Curriculum. - Association for Behavior Analysis, May 2008 - Chicago
  • Empowering adult learners with peer-to-peer learning. - The 12th Annual Sloan-C Conference on ASL, November 2006 - Orlando, FL
  • "Behavioral Intervention in Autism: An Online BCBA-Level Curriculum." - Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Convention, May 2006 - Atlanta, GA
  • The Assessment for Excellence Project at UMass Lowell. - University of Massachusetts Symposium on Assessing Student Learning, April 2006 - Shrewsbury, MA
  • The next generation of online teaching - SyllabusBoston, November 2002 - Newton MA
  • Linking students in on-line education - Conversations on Teaching and Learning, March 2001 - Lowell, MA
  • Linking students in on-line education - UMass Online Best Practices conference, March 2001 - N. Dartmouth MA
  • How a middle-aged college professor learned to use technology - NERCOMP/ITC 2000, March 2000 - Sturbridge MA
  • Undergraduate education in developmental disabilities - An Opening Dialogue -- Creating Educational Opportunities for the Human Services Workforce through Collaboration, April 1999 - Shrewsbury MA
  • Psychological trauma: Diagnosis and treatment - Arbour Health Systems Workshop, December 1996 - Chelmsford, MA
  • Works in progress: An undergraduate course in developmental disabilities - The Future of Direct Care, June 1996 - Boxborough, MA
  • Using the syllabus as a teaching tool - Conversations on Teaching and Learning, January 1996 - Lowell, MA
  • Support groups as adjuncts to community based treatment - Greater Lowell Mental Health Education Consortium Workshop on Support Groups in Mental Health, December 1995 - Lowell, MA
  • The future of private group practice in the era of managed care - Massachusetts Psychological Association Annual Meeting, April 1994 - Framingham, MA
  • Manager vs. collegial dimensions of the chair: A case study - Academic Chairpersons Conference of the Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development, February 1986 - Orlando FL
  • Quantitative studies of addictive behaviors - International Society for Research on Aggression Annual Meeting, October 1981 - Norton, MA
  • Increased cost and probability of cost in response-cost suppression - American Psychological Association Annual Convention, August 1978 - Toronto
  • Superstitious logic and probability of punishment in psychopathic and non-psychopathic offenders - American Psychological Association Annual Convention, August 1977 - San Francisco, CA
  • Antisocial trends and delinquency in adolescence - Massachusetts Psychological Association Annual Meeting, May 1977 - Boston, MA
  • Typology of sex offenders - American Psychological Association Annual Convention, August 1976 - Washington D.C.
  • The clinician's prediction of dangerousness - American Correctional Association Annual Convention, July 1975 - Louisville, KY
  • The clinician's approach to dangerousness and social policy issues - American Psychological Association Annual Convention, August 1974 - New Orleans, LA
  • Direct action in mental health - National Association of Social Workers, April 1971 - Andover MA

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • collaborative model for assessing writing competencies of students at UML (2012), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Specialization in Developmental Disabilities (2013), -
    Siegel, R.A. (Co-Principal)
  • Developmental Disabilities (2011), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
  • Developmental Disabilities (2011), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Developmental Disabilities (2010), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
  • Faculty Development Center Assessment Fellow (2009), Fellowship -
    Siegel, R.A.
  • Developmental Disabilities (2009), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
  • Developmental Disabilities (2008), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
  • student learning outcomes (2008), Grant - Independent University Alumni Association of Lowell
  • Developmental Disabilities (2007), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
  • Developmental Disabilities (2006), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
  • Developmental Disabilities (2005), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
  • Developmental Disabilities (2005), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
  • Developmental Disabilities (2003), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
  • Developmental Disabilities (2002), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
  • "Evaluation of 8 years of diversity education: Immediate and long-term impact" (2001), Grant - UMass Lowell Council on Diversity and Pluralism
  • Developmental Disabilities (2001), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
  • Developmental Disabilities (2000), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
  • Developmental Disabilities (1999), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
  • academic programs (1998), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
  • "Technology and the Workplace" (1985), Grant - Bay State Skills Corporation