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Richard Siegel


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Richard A. Siegel, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus, Coordinator for Psychology Online and Continuing Education
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Psychology
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3961
  • Office
    Southwick Hall - 1st Floor
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Research Interests

Addictions, and assessment of student learning.

Psychology of addictive behaviors, with particular interest in common 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

Selected 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

Selected Publications

  • Siegel, R.A., Ehrlich, A. (1989). A Comparison of Characteristics, Family Relationships, and Drug-taking Behavior in Low and High Socioeconomic Status Adolescents who are Drug Abusers. Adolescence, 24(96) 925 - 936.
  • Siegel, R.A., Frankfurt, M., Sim, I., Wuttke, W. (1985). Cholecystokinin and Substance P Concentrations in Discrete Areas of the Rat Brain: Sex Differences. Brain Research, 358(1-2) 53 - 58.
  • Siegel, R.A. (1978). Probability of Punishment and Suppression of Behavior in Psychopathic and Nonpsychopathic Offenders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 87(5) 514 - 522.

Selected 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

Selected 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