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Dr. Amadio has been at Siena College since 2004. Immediately prior to Siena College he was a Visiting Assistant Profesor of Psychology at St. Mary's College of Maryland and did his post-doctoral work at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has extensive experience in college counseling centers and prior to his doctoral work was employed in public health education and community mental health. 

He originally hails from Holtsville (Long Island), NY. 

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (APA-Accredited) Georgia State University
M.A. Counselor Education New York University
B.A. Psychology SUNY College at Fredonia

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

I strive to create an active learning environment where students also understand the relevance of the course content to their future careers and/or personal lives. 

What I Love About Siena

Small classes and engaged students. 

My Favorite Courses to Teach

General Psychology, given the vast number of fascinating topics from which to choose.  

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2010 - Now Associate Professor Siena College
2004 - 2010 Assistant Professor Siena College
2003 - 2004 Visiting Assistant Professor St. Mary's College of MD
2002 - 2003 Post-Doctoral Fellow Georgia Institute of Technology Counseling Center
2001 - 2002 Pre-doctoral Intern University of Georgia Counseling Center
1998 - 2001 Graduate Teaching Assistant Georgia State University
1997 - 2003 Adjunct Professor Georgia Perimeter College
1994 - 1996 Intake Coordinator Catholic Charities - Community Life Skills Day Treatment Program
1993 - 1994 Associate Educator Long Island Association for AIDS Care

Current Research

Office Hours Fall 2018

MWF 1:30 - 2:30
MW 5 - 6 
And by appt. 




 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) issues, use of popular television in the psychology classroom

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Use of popular television to enhance students' understanding of Piagetian concepts
    Psychology Learning and Teaching, vol. 12
    2012
  • Use of popular television to enhance students' understanding of operant conditioning principles
    Psychology Learning and Teaching, vol. 9
    2010
  • Gender differences in alcohol use and alcohol related problems: Do they hold for lesbians and gay men?
    Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, vol. 20
    2008
  • Sitcoms: Trash or treasure? Using situation comedies to enhance learning.
    21st Annual Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Psychology
    2007
  • Empirical validation of a multi-dimensional model for assessing sexual orientation
    Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, vol. 1
    2006
  • Internalized heterosexism, alcohol use, and alcohol-related problems among lesbians and gay men
    Addictive Behaviors, vol. 31
    2006
  • Internalized homophobia and substance abuse among lesbians and gay men
    Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, vol. 17
    2004

Books & Book Chapters

  • Cross-cultural psychotherapy: Toward a critical understanding of diverse client populations (2nd ed.)
    Bent Tree Press
    2008
  • Cross-cultural psychotherapy: Toward a critical understanding of diverse client populations
    Bent Tree Press
    2004

Presentations

  • Popular television in the psychology classroom: Enhanced Learning or Just for Fun?
    April, 2014
    28th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Tarrytown, New York
  • Use of popular television in the teaching of psychodynamic concepts
    March, 2012
    2012 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • The validity of an implicit association test to measure internalized heterosexism
    May, 2011
    23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC, District of Columbia
  • Use of popular television to enhance students' understanding of Piagetian concepts
    2011
    25th Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Psychology, Tarrytown, New York
  • Popular television in the psychology classroom: Boon or bust?
    2009
    2009 Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Staunton, Virginia
  • Sitcoms: Trash or treasure? Using situation comedies to enhance learning.
    March, 2007
    21st Annual Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Psychology, Kerhonkson, New York
  • Empirical validation of a multidimensional model for assessing sexual orientation
    2002
    American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • The Georgia Fatherhood Program
    2001
    International Fatherhood Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Fatherhood Initiative Network in Georgia
    1999
    Connecting Fathers, Families, and Communities Conferences, Auburn, Washington