Diane Urban

Adjunct, School of Continuing & Professional Studies

PhD - Clinical and Social Psychology - The New School for Social Research

MA - Clinical Psychology - St. John's University

BA - Psychology - Queens College

Courses Taught

  • PSLS 399: Independent Research
  • PSPY 280: General Psychology
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities




    • Quoted in Slice of Life Section in Psychology: Concepts and Applications by Jeffrey Nevid, Wadsworth Publishing, 2012.
    • Wrote back jacket review for My Kind of Crazy: Living in a Bipolar World by Janine Crowley Haynes, 2009, which was chosen as Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest 17th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards in the Inspirational category.
    • Saying it Better: A Psycho-Social Guide to Parent Teacher Conferences, Learning ‘89
    • Schema Instantiating Behavior, Cognitive Style and Reading Comprehension, Dissertation, 1987
    • Born to Debit: Including the Uninformed CPA Exam, Excel Learning Systems, 1987


    Media Publications

    • “Hailing Disney Heroines” The Journal News, 8-7-1997


    Social Media

    • Real-Matters.com blog with over 11,000 views



    • Paper entitled “Stress and Self-Management or Theories of Personality: Blending Student Expectations with Core Concepts” at the Tenth Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Teaching of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations, March, 1996.
    • Paper entitled “Children’s Literature as a Venue for Exploring Theories of Personality” at the Ninth Annual National Conference on the Undergraduate Teaching of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations, March, 1995.
    • Paper entitled “Schema Instantiating Behavior, Cognitive Style, and Reading Comprehension” at the Northeast Conference on the Freshman Year Experience Conference, April, 1988.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships
    • Member of the American Psychological Association
    • Member of ServNY - Westchester Emergency Volunteer Reserve, Medical Reserve Corps
    • Note: As a Westchester Emergency Volunteer and am part of the Medical Reserve Unit (WEVR-MRC) and ServNY. I am ready to help the county and state in any emergency situation. In addition to their standard training, I have received a certificate in vaccination procedures and have been trained to identify diseases associated with germ warfare, such as smallpox.
    • Member of the Westchester County Psychological Association
    • Served on Westchester Community College Presidential Screening Committee, Summer 2014
    • Adjunct Representative to the Westchester Community College Federation of Teachers Executive Board 9/06 – 9/12
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • SUNY Chancellor Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching, 2014
    • Westchester Community College Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007
    • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Five-time Honoree – 2006, 2005, 2004, 2000, 1998
      • Note: Fewer than two percent of our nation’s teachers receive the honor of multiple listings
    • Who’s Who Among American Women, Twenty Fifth Anniversary Edition, 2005
    • Who’s Who in American Education, 7th Edition, 2006-2007