Dr. Allison Buskirk-Cohen


Dr. Allison Buskirk-Cohen, chair of the undergraduate counseling psychology department at Delaware Valley University.
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Professor and Department Chair

Dr. Allison Buskirk-Cohen’s research has focused on how interpersonal relationships influence academic success and well-being. Her doctoral work addressed the role of peer relationships and mental health as students transitioned from elementary to middle school. Once Dr. Buskirk-Cohen began teaching at DelVal, her interests shifted to exploring factors underlying student success in higher education. Her early work examined the role of a learner-centered approach in the college classroom, while her current work considers how professor-student relationships influence student success. She is particularly interested in understanding how the developmental stage of emerging adulthood affects college students’ adjustment.  Most often, Dr. Buskirk-Cohen’s research relies on self-reports which allow individuals to capture their own experiences through survey questionnaires. Overwhelmingly, her research has demonstrated how powerful the need to connect with others is, particularly within education.

UNDERGRADUATE DEPARTMENT

  • Counseling Psychology

GRADUATE DEPARTMENT

  • Counseling Psychology

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park, Specialization: Developmental Sciences
  • M.A., Developmental Psychology, Columbia University, Concentration: Developmental Psychopathology
  • B.A., Psychology, Penn State, Honors Concentration in Social Psychology: Schreyer Honors College

 

Meet Dr. Allison Buskirk-Cohen

Dr. Allison Buskirk-Cohen discusses teaching counseling psychology at Delaware Valley University. 

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