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George  Bonanno, PhD

George Bonanno, PhD

Professor of Psychology and Education
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Director, Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab
Director, Teachers College Resilience Center for Veterans and Families

Professor George Bonanno received his Ph.D. from Yale University. His research over the past 15 years has examined how adults and children respond to and cope with extremely aversive events, such as the death of a loved one, war, infectious disease, sexual abuse, and terrorist attacks. In recent years, Professor Bonanno's work has focused more specifically on defining psychological resilience in adults exposed to extreme adversity and on the psychological and contextual factors that might inform resilient outcomes. This work has been funded by generous grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.




Dinelia   Rosa, PhD

Dinelia Rosa, PhD

Director of the Dean-Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Dinelia Rosa is director of the Dean-Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services at Teachers College. She obtained her Clinical Psychology degree at The Derner Institute, Adelphi University.  Prior to her current job, Dr. Rosa worked for 18 years throughout New York City in various clinical and educational settings predominantly with children and families from diverse backgrounds. She is President of the New York State American Psychological Association.




Joe  Geraci

Joe Geraci

David and Maureen O’Connor Scholar
PhD Student in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College

Lieutenant Colonel Joe Geraci is Director of Military Relations for the Teachers College Resilience Center for Veterans and Families and an advanced doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Program. He is an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army. He received his B.S. in International Relations from the United States Military Academy. He received his M.A. (Social Organizational Psychology) and ED.M. (Mental Health Counseling) from Teachers College, Columbia University. His research involves understanding and mitigating PTSD in military members and emergency service personnel. Lieutenant Colonel Geraci is currently heading up research examining the efficacy of the ProVetus program for veterans.




Meaghan  Mobbs

Meaghan Mobbs

David and Maureen O’Connor Scholar
PhD Student in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College

Meaghan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2008 with a B.S. in Comparative Politics. She commissioned as a quartermaster officer and reported to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where she served as an aerial delivery officer and became a platoon leader. After successful completion of Jumpmaster school and the Joint Airdrop Inspector course she was selected to command an aerial delivery detachment and led the unit in Afghanistan. Meaghan graduated with her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from George Washington University. Meaghan is a Tillman Military Scholar, a two-time Noble Argus scholarship recipient, and a National Military Family Association scholarship recipient. Meaghan is married to CPT Michael Mobbs and has two daughters, Pepper (3 yo) and Madison (2 yo).