Dr. Louis H. Primavera received his B.A. in Psychology from St.
John’s University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Neuropsychology from
the City University of New York. He is currently the Dean of the
School of Health Sciences at Touro College and was the founding
Dean of the Graduate School of Psychology at Touro College.
Previously he was the Dean of the Derner Institute of Advanced
Psychological Studies at Adelphi University for six years and is
Professor Emeritus at Adelphi. He was a member of the graduate
faculty at St. John’s University for nineteen years, serving as
Chair of the Psychology Department for six years. He also
served as Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences for four and one half years. A New York State Licensed
Psychologist with training in behavior therapy and rational emotive
behavior therapy, he maintained a private practice for more than 25
years and held a number of consulting positions in medicine,
business and education.
Primavera has published extensively and has interests in
quantitative methods, drug use, and stigma and discrimination. He
has been a member of a number of professional organizations and has
presented at many annual conventions and conferences. He was
President of the Academic Division of the New York State
Psychological Association, President of the New York City Metro
Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA), and
long-time Board Member and current Vice-President of the New York
State Metro Chapter of ASA. He is a Fellow of the Division of
General Psychology and the Division of Evaluation, Measurement, and
Statistics of the American Psychological Association, and a Fellow
of both the American Educational Research Association and the
Eastern Psychological Association.