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Matthew James Graziano, MSW, Ph.D.

Phone: 917.922.1785

Education

New York University

Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, 2015

Dissertation Title: Balancing the Weight of Identity Binaries: Multiethnic Women and Meaning Making During and Post College

Chair: Dr. Sumie Okazaki

Readers: Dr. Carol Gilligan; Dr. Jacqueline Mattis;

Dr. Niobe Way; Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Masters in Social Work, 2007

University of Colorado at Boulder

Bachelors in English, Art History, and Humanities, 2003

Licensure

State of New Jersey, Division of Professional Boards, Board of Psychological Examiners
Licensed Psychologist, #35SI00607800

New Jersey Department of Education, Board of Social Work Examiners
School Social Worker, #653163

University of the State of New York, Education Department, Office of the Professions
Licensed Psychologist, #022969-1

Teaching Experience

2016 – present

Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Doctoral Level Courses

  • Fall 2018: Psychology of Human Development
  • Summer 2017: Special Topics Seminar: Gender

Master’s Level Courses:

  • Summer 2019, Fall 2019: Counseling Theories
  • Fall 2018, Spring 2019: Internship III in Professional Psychology
  • Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017; Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019: Group Counseling
  • Fall 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2019: Internship II in Professional Psychology
  • Summer 2018: Abnormal Psychology
  • Spring 2017: Practicum in Professional Psychology
  • Spring 2017: Internship I in Professional Psychology
  • Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017; Spring 2018: Psychology of Human Development
  • Fall 2016: Tests and Measurements

2017 – present

Group Consultant, Comprehensive Counseling Services, Philadelphia, PA

  • Spring 2019: Lauder Institute, Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Summer 2017; Winter 2017; Summer 2018: Foreign Service Institute, The State Department, Arlington, VA

2010 –  Aug 2016

Adjunct Professor, New York University, New York City, NY

 

Undergraduate Level Courses:

  • Fall 2015; Spring 2016: Human Development II, Applications for Child Educators
  • Fall 2014; Spring 2015: Abnormal Psychology
  • Fall 2013; Spring 2014; Fall 2014; Spring 2015; Fall 2015; Spring 2016: Cultures of Psychology
  • Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014; Fall 2015: Human Development I
  • Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014: Human Development II, Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
  • Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013: Fieldwork II
  • Fall 2012: Fieldwork I
  • Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014: Introduction to Psychology

Master’s Level Courses:

  • Fall 2016: Individual Counseling & Practice for School Counselors I (online)
  • Fall 2015: Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness
  • Spring 2013: Individual Counseling & Practice for School Counselors II
  • Spring 2011, Spring 2012: Individual Counseling & Practice for Mental Health and Wellness II
  • Fall 2010, Individual Counseling: Practice I
  • Spring 2010, Summer 2010, Dynamics of Vocational Development

Clinical Experience

June 2014 – Present

Psychologist in Private Practice,
New York City, NY

Manage caseload of 25. 1-1 counseling using Interpersonal and Systems perspective(s) with a Feminist lens to work with adolescents, emerging adults and adults to address a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral issues for individuals and families. Neuropsychological, Intelligence, and Projective testing with emerging adults.

Sept 2019 – Present

Consulting Psychologist,  Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Charter Schools, New York City, NY

Intelligence and Academic testing with middle and high school aged children in a low-income, urban, charter school. 1-1 interventions with identified students. Implementation of team interventions within K-12 environment. Supervision for training school psychologists, behavioral analysists, and social work staff.

June 2017 – Dec 2017

Interim On-Campus Program Director, Professional Counseling & School Counseling Programs, Department of Professional Psychology & Family Therapy, Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ

Sept 2015 – Aug 2016

Admissions Testing Consultant, The School at Columbia University, New York City, NY

Manage testing for all potential new students. Administration of all testing materials. File review and collaboration with Admissions Staff and Division Heads. Supervision of three doctoral interns.

Aug 2014 – January 2015

School Psychologist, The Chapin School,
New York City, NY

1-1 social emotional learning and support with children and related family systems. Advisory program (7th Grade). Middle Division (Grades 3-7) behavioral, social, and emotional intervention(s). Diversity council member.

Aug 2013 – Aug 2014

Counseling Psychology Intern, The School at Columbia University, New York City, NY

APPIC Approved. 1-1 counseling with children and related family systems. Neuropsychological, Intelligence, and Projective testing with children.  Scored test materials and conducted psychosocial assessments.  Extensive diversity training and collaboration across disciplines and departments.

Aug 2012 – Sept 2013

Psychological Testing Consultant, Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Schools, New York City, NY

Intelligence and Academic testing with middle and high school aged children in a low-income, urban, charter school. Scored test materials and conducted psychosocial assessments.

Jun 2007 – Oct 2008

School Social Worker, North Bergen Board of Education, North Bergen, NJ

Managed caseload of 90 clients in an inner-city school district. Created Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).  Met with parents, teachers, and students on a daily basis.  Facilitated special education presentations in North Bergen School District. Continued development of professional skills through training and workshops.

Other Work Experience

Jun 2004 – Sept 2005

Flight Attendant, Frontier Airlines, Denver, CO

Customer services and safety responsibilities for roughly 300 daily passengers.  Intensive six day a week, 14 hour a day training for eight weeks. Strict federal, state, local, and company policies and guidelines.  Strong interpersonal skills for interactions with both constantly changing clients and crews.

Research Experience

Sept 2018 – Present

Principal Investigator, Experiences of Asian Americans in theatre, film, and television, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

An interview-based research project focused on uncovering understanding the experiences of Asian American performers. Exploratory interviews conducted; IRB Approval April 2019.

Sept 2017 – Present

Principal Investigator, Bias in online dating project, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

An interview-based research project focused on uncovering understandings of bias within online dating forums. Exploratory interviews conducted; IRB Approval December 2018

Dec 2009 – May 2013

Principal Investigator, Dominican, Korean & West Indian American Experience Project, New York University, New York City, NY
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sumie Okazaki, PhD

An interview-based research project focused on uncovering the meaning making process, identity issues, and experiences of Dominican, Korean, and West Indian American women who attended an American college or university. Resulting article(s) published and under review.

Dec 2009 – Sept 2012

Principal Investigator, Real America: Who Owns the American Dream? New York University, New York City, NY
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Carol Gilligan, PhD

An interview-based research project focused on in-depth interviews discussing the American Dream, with particular attention paid to infertility, marriage equality, and inclusion in American culture. Resulting book manuscript under review.

Dec 2008 – Feb 2011

Research Project Coordinator, Project DAN, New York University, New York City, NY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Arnold Grossman, PhD, MSW

Project Manager for an international study interested in learning about hurtful and harmful experiences faced by lesbian and gay (LG) older adults (60+). Project DAN seeks to determine the types and sources of hurt or harm, identify harmful patterns, and learn which LG older adults are vulnerable to harm. Resulting article published.

May 2006 – May 2007

Research Assistant, Ryan White CARE ACT, Institute for Children and Families, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Principal Investigator: Terri Fox, MSW

Worked with Ryan White CARE Act renewal project for the Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset Eligible Metropolitan Area (MHSEMA).  Created client satisfaction survey for program evaluation and development.  Worked to re-allocate funds after Federal EMA status changed the MHSEMA to a Transitional Metropolitan Area (TMA).

Publications

Graziano, M. J. & Pelc, N. (2019). Learning doesn’t occur in rows: An immersive model for teaching gender. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. Advance online publication. 

 

Graziano, M. J.; Okazaki, S.; Chun, G.; Barnes, S.P. (2018) Identities of Accommodation; Identities of Resistance: Korean American Women and Meaning Making During and Post College. Narrative Inquiry. 28(1), 75-93.

 

Grossman, A.,; Frank, J.A.; Graziano, M. J.; Narozniak, D. R.; Mendelson, G.; El Hassan, D.; Patouhas, E. S. (2014). Domestic Harm and Neglect among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Older Adults. Journal on Homosexuality. 61(12), 1649-66.

 

Under Review
Andreoli, N.; Shahani-Denning, C.; Graziano, M. J. The influence of rater personality on the attractiveness bias.

 

Graziano, M. J.; Return to the listening guide: movement towards culturally responsive first person analysis.

 

Graziano, M. J.; Okazaki, S.; Karasu, S.; Bilodeau, E. M. Parallel Tensions: Communication of Identity within Dominican American Women During and Post College

 

Graziano, M. J.; Pelc, N. Learning doesn’t occur in rows*.
*Authors equally contributed and share first authorship

 

Graziano, M. J.; Silwak, R.; Johnson, J.; Brokenleg, S. Native Americans: Movement toward a strengths-based counseling perspective for non-native practitioners*
*Authors equally contributed and share first authorship

 

In Preparation

Graziano, M. J. Inconvenient American dreams.

 

Graziano, M. J. West Indian American women during and post college

 

Graziano, M. J.; Locorriere, N.; Kotsianas, P.; Dias-Nunes, V. Dating and racial and ethnic stereotype

Professional Presentations

Peer Reviewed Presentations:

Graziano, M. J. (2020). The voice of no voice: teacher narratives to participate in co-led inclusion classrooms. Presentation at the Qualitatives Conference, Brescia University College in London, Ontario, Canada

 

Graziano, M. J.; Campon, R. (2020), Navigating the Ivory Tower: Teaching, Mentoring & Support for Faculty. Presentation at the Winter Roundtable Conference at Teacher’s College at Columbia University. New York City, NY

 

Campon, R.; Graziano, M. J. (2019). Surviving the Ivory Tower’s social climate: Resistance strategies of minority faculty and effects on morale. Presentation at the Diversity Challenge Conference of Boston College. Chestnut Hill, MA

 

Graziano, M. J. (2019). Asian American performers in theatre, film, and television. Presentation at the Diversity Challenge Conference of Boston College. Chestnut Hill, MA

 

Graziano, M. J.; Locorriere, N.; Kotsianas, P.; Dias-Nunes, V.; (2018). What’s love got to do with it? Dating and racial and ethnic stereotype. Presentation at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Dias-Nunes, V.; Kotsianas, P.; Locorriere, N.; Graziano, M. J.;(2018). Fighting gender roles while dating in a patriarchal society. Presentation at the Winter Roundtable Conference at Columbia University. New York City, NY

 

Graziano, M. J. (2018) Twice the work, half as much, West Indian American women and market work during and post college. Presentation at the Winter Roundtable Conference at Columbia University. New York City, NY

 

Graziano, M. J. (2017). Challenging notions of race: Dominican American women’s narratives during and post college. Presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Baltimore, MD.

 

Graziano, M. J. (2017) Dominican American women and marketwork bias: stereotype and effect on career. Presentation at the Diversity Challenge Conference of Boston College. Chestnut Hill, MA

 

Graziano, M. J. (2017). Challenging notions of race: Dominican American women’s narratives during and post college. Presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Baltimore, MD.

 

Graziano, M. J.; Pelc, N. (2017). Gender bias and the enduring American dream. Symposia presentation at Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference. Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

 

Graziano, M. J.; Maris Clark, M. (2017). Native American healthcare: discourse, interaction, treatment, and research on physical and mental health need. Symposia presentation at the Winter Roundtable Conference. Teachers College at Columbia University, New York City

 

Graziano, M. J. (2014). Balancing the Weight of Identity Binaries: Multiethnic Women and the American College Experience. Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Conference. Washington, D.C.

 

Graziano, M. J. (2014) Identity narratives: Dominican American women and meaning making during and post college.  Panel presentation at the Narrative Matters Conference of The American University of Paris. Paris, France.

 

Graziano, M. J. (2014). Narratives in higher education: Dominican American women and meaning making during and post college. Panel presentation at the Qualitative Analysis Conference, London, Ontario, Canada.

 

Graziano, M. J. (2013) Korean American women and meaning making during and post college. Paper presentation at the Diversity Challenge Conference of Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

 

Gordon, N.; Graziano, M. J. (2013). Looking forward: perspectives, methodologies, stabilities, redefinitions and examples. Panel presentation at the 2013 annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

 

Graziano, M. J.; Johnson, K.; Ryan, C.; & Speer, A. (2012). Laborious processes, creative expressions. Panel presentation at the 2012 annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, Oakland, CA

 

Graziano, M. J. (2012). Shaking the frame of the American dream: Four interviews with Rose.  Paper presentation at the 2012 annual meeting of the Society of Cross Cultural Research, Las Vegas, NV

 

Graziano, M. J. (2011). An American experience: The intersection of infertility and marriage equality. Paper presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the Diversity Challenge Conference of Boston College, Boston, MA

 

Grossman, A., Graziano, M. J., Frank, J., Narozniak, D.R., Mendelson, G., & El Hassan, D. (2011). Domestic abuse and neglect among LGB older adults. Paper presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

Graziano, M. J. (2011). The real America: Who owns the American dream?  Paper presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Cross Cultural Research, Charleston, SC

 

Graziano, M. J. (2010). Acknowledging Western bias; Bending the helping professions toward Native American need. Paper presentation at the 2010 annual meeting of Native American Prevention Services Conference, Rochester, NY

 

Graziano, M. J. (2010). Norman Rockwell lost: Gay men and the American dream.  Paper presentation at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA

 

Graziano, M. J. (2010). Native Americans: Postulation on a counseling discourse.  Paper presentation at the 2010 annual meeting of the Society of Cross Cultural Research, Albuquerque, NM

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Psychological Association, Member

Eastern Psychological Association, Member

International Society for the Study of Narrative, Member

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Member

National Association of Social Workers, Member

National Italian American Foundation, Member

National Women’s Studies Association, Member

Awards and Fellowships

Collegium Nominee & Participant (2020), Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, University of Portland, Portland, OR

 

Generalized Empirical Method (GEM) Scholar (2019), Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

 

Applied Psychology Departmental Service Award (2014), Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, New York City, NY

 

Applied Psychology Summer Research Award (2012), Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, New York City, NY

 

Doctoral Student Travel Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, New York City, NY

 

Doctoral Studies Funding (2008-2014), New York University, New York, NY (full tuition & stipend)

 

Ryan White CARE Act Research Project Grant (2007), Institute for Children and Families, Rutgers University, New Brunswick,