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Two join Alfred University School Psychology faculty

The Division of School Psychology, part of the Graduate School at Alfred University, has named two new faculty members. The announcement was made by William Hall, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Alfred University.

The Division of School Psychology offers a master’s degree in counseling, and a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree.

J. Stephen Byrne, who had been a visiting assistant professor in the Division of School Psychology during the 2010-11 academic year, as well as a part-time senior counselor in the University’s Health and Wellness Center for two years, has now been named to a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of counseling.

Bryne holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Marywood University, Scranton, PA, where he also earned a master’s in psychology. He completed graduate-level work in psychology through the Harvard Extension School, and earned a B.A. in psychology from Boston College.

Bryne has been a staff therapist at LeMonyne College in Syracuse; a pre-doctoral intern at the State University of New York at Oneonta; and a psychology trainee at the Greater Binghamton Health Center. He has held various positions with Marywood University’s Psychological Services Center, and been executive producer of "Mental Health Matters" for Scranton Today, a public access television channel.

He has been a research assistant for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services/ Broome County Department of Social Services; the Harvard School of Public Health and the Boston College Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory.
He has previous teaching experience at Marywood University and Oneonta State College, as well as Alfred University.

Bryne has published several papers and presented at state conferences.

He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

Callen Fishman, who is completing a Psy.D. degree from the State University of New York at Albany, has been appointed an instructor in School Psychology.

Fishman has been an adjunct faculty member at the Sage Colleges in Albany, and co-instructor for the practicum seminar at the University at Albany, where she was also a teaching assistant and supervisor of the advanced doctoral practicum.

She has been a research assistant at Albany, and a professional psychology trainee with the Devereux Foundation in Villanova, PA. She gained school-based experience at North Colonie School District in Latham, NY and East Greenbush (NY) School District. She was a teacher in a pre-kindergarten classroom in Manchester, CT, and a school counseling intern at E.T. Richardson Middle School in Springfield, PA.

Fishman has presented at national conferences and has had several journal articles published.
She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists.