Professor of Psychology; Chair of Smith College Institutional Review Board
Contact & Office Hours
On sabbatical for the 2018–19 academic year.
Bass Hall 407
Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Rutgers University
Nnamdi Pole earned his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999 and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, in 2001. He has been a board member of the American Psychological Association Trauma Division (56) and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). He is also a fellow of the American Psychological Society.
Pole is former associate editor of Psychological Bulletin, one of the highest impact journals in behavioral science, and he served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. His research focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder, ethnic minority mental health and psychotherapy research. He teaches Introduction to Psychology, Psychology of the Black Experience and Practicum Seminar in Clinical Psychology. He serves as chair of the Smith College Institutional Review Board (IRB) and as an adjunct professor in the Smith College School for Social Work.