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Gerard Tobin

Associate Professor

Contact Information

OFFICE: Briggs 100
PHONE: 814-824-2468

Along with courses in the psychology department, Dr. Tobin has taught Organizational Communication in the Graduate School program in Organizational Leadership.  Dr. Tobin is also a member of the Assessment and Planning Office for the University and is responsible for institutional. and co-curricular assessment.

Dr. Tobin is a licensed psychologist.  Since coming to Mercyhurst in 1998, he has served as the Director of the Counseling Center (1998-2006) and as Vice President for Student Life (2006-2013). In 2013 Dr. Tobin joined the psychology department and assumed responsibility for coordinating and overseeing students’ clinical experiences.  His interests are in the areas of counseling psychology and insight oriented practices that can assist college aged students in being their best selves.  His wife, Michelle, is a licensed clinical social worker in the University Counseling Center.

About Dr. Tobin

    Ph.D.  Loyola University Chicago, 1999, Counseling Psychology

    M.A.   Loyola University Chicago, 1983, Philosophy

    A.B.    College of the Holy Cross, 1977, Philosphy Selected Presentations

    Notre Dame College, Cleveland Ohio 2011

    • Conflict resolution workshop for Department of Nursing faculty Mercyhurst University, Ash Wednesday  2011
    • Invited Reflection to campus community:  Re-Lenting: Forgiving and Forgetting

    National Association of Student Personnel Admin. Mental Health Conference January 2011

    • Campus Collaboration:  The Success of the Asperger Initiative at Mercyhurst Mercyhurst University, Christmas Tree Lighting  2010
    • Invited Reflection to campus community:  It’s in every one of us, to be wise Power of One: Mercy Student Leadership Symposium June2008
    • Inaugural Steering Committee:  Member Corry Higher Education Commission  July 2006
    • Invited half-day seminar:  The Educator as Counselor UPMC Hamot Hospital:  Hamot Wellness Connection Spring 2004 & 2005
    • Finding your life’s meaning, Mercyhurst University, Mercy Heritage Foundation January 2002
    • Counseling as a spiritual work of mercy Common Boundary / Institute of Noetic Sciences Spring 1999
    • Finalist: Tenth Annual Dissertation Award Competition

    Gannon University - Counseling and Spirituality: History and Horizons September 1999

    • Impact of spiritual development on process of meaning making among late adolescents

    Northwest Pennsylvania Psychological Association April 1999

    • Adolescent recapitulation of significant life events in context of religious experience