Nnamdi Pole

Professor of Psychology; Chair of Smith College Institutional Review Board; Chair of the Community Engagement & Social Change Concentration

Nnamdi Pole

Contact & Office Hours

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. He is also the chair of the Community Engagement & Social Change Concentration.

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