Our Faculty

Faculty research and scholarship

The work of the faculty in Falk College’s Department of Marriage and Family Therapy impacts individuals, families and communities locally and globally. Their research and scholarly work have resulted in best-practices presentations and publications that span critical topics, such as trauma-informed practice, mental health training and service delivery for veterans and military families, supporting transgender youth and their families in therapy, and family relationships and mental health of refugees resettled in the U.S., among many others. In addition to research and scholarly endeavors, MFT faculty and clinical staff are licensed in New York State, currently engaged in clinical practice, and are AAMFT-approved supervisors.

Our Faculty

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Deborah Coolhart

Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
dcoole@syr.edu

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Thom deLara

Department Chair and Professor of Practice, Marriage and Family Therapy
tdelara@syr.edu

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Joseph P. Fanelli

Teaching Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Marriage and Family Therapy
jpfanell@syr.edu

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Linda Stone Fish

Falk Family Endowed Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy
flstone@syr.edu

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Rashmi Gangamma

Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
rgangamm@syr.edu

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Dyane Watson

Professor of Practice, Marriage and Family Therapy
dkwatson@syr.edu

Our Professional Staff

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Tracey Reichert Schimpf

Director of Clinical Services, Marriage and Family Therapy
tcreiche@syr.edu

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Daran Shipman

Clinic Supervisor, Marriage and Family Therapy
dlshipma@syr.edu

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Lisa Tedeschi

Internship Placement Coordinator, Marriage and Family Therapy
lmtedesc@syr.edu