Peter Marcus, Psy.D.
Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer in Psychology, Academic Program Coordinator, Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Programs in Psychology at MWCC and HCC
marcusp@elms.edu
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Education

Degree University
B.A. University of Colorado Boulder
Psy.D. Nova Southeastern University

Biography

Dr. Marcus is a clinical psychologist who worked as a psychotherapist/counselor in several university counseling centers including Northern Arizona University, Boston College (postdoctoral fellowship), and Western Connecticut State University. In 2004, he shifted his career focus to teaching. He taught for 10 years at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/City University of New York up until his arrival at Elms College in 2013. Dr. Marcus currently serves as the academic program coordinator for the accelerated bachelor’s degree programs in psychology at Mount Wachusett Community College and Holyoke Community College. His primary interests are in cross-cultural psychology and psychology and the arts. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on counseling Native American college students from the Navajo, Hopi, and Apache tribes. He has published one collection of poetry and his poems have appeared in more than 60 literary journals. In addition, he has won several poetry fellowships and grants. When not engaged with psychology or poetry, he prefers a peripatetic lifestyle and to date has traveled to nearly 100 country over the last 25 years.