Department of Psychology

Research Centers

The Department of Psychology explores the intersection of science, research, practice, and human behavior. Our research centers and labs broaden the scope of our scholarship and foster applied learning opportunities for students.

Center for Leadership Studies

The mission of the Center for Leadership Studies is to develop resources and implement programs needed to create a culture supportive of identifying and developing emerging leaders throughout Illinois Tech’s academic and alumni community, and to raise the public’s awareness of the leaders being developed at the university. For more information contact Industry Professor of Psychology George Langlois.

Center for Research and Service

The Center for Research and Service is one of the country’s premier, university-based research and consulting services firms. The center provides meaningful solutions, strategies, and metrics to assist clients in assessing, developing, and leveraging the potential of their employees while supporting and educating advanced graduate students to deliver high quality professional services. For more information contact Industry Professor of Psychology George Langlois.

Chicago Health Disparities Center

The Chicago Health Disparities Center is a research group funded through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Located at the Illinois Institute of Technology and directed by Patrick Corrigan and Lindsay Sheehan, CHDC is committed to reducing physical health disparities for racial and ethnic minorities with mental illness. CHDC is partnered with Chicago-area universities, service provider organizations, and public agencies. For more information contact Distinguished Professor of Psychology Patrick Corrigan.

M. A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy

Founded in 2000, the M. A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy at Illinois Tech is an undergraduate education initiative that trains students to be capable leaders and empowers them to inspire the same in others. For more information contact Industry Professor of Psychology George Langlois.

National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment

One of the greatest barriers to people in recovery is the stigma of mental illness. Personal empowerment is one of the best ways to overcome the stigma. The National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment is a research group meant to promote recovery by understanding stigma and promoting empowerment. The consortium is located at Illinois Tech with a collection of researchers at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, Temple University, the University of Wisconsin, Illinois State University, and the University of Chicago. For more information contact Distinguished Professor of Psychology Patrick Corrigan.

Featured Faculty

Many faculty members engage in research through our affiliated centers or their own research labs, helping to foster practical, hands-on work experiences for students.

George Langlois
Executive Director, Center for Research and Service Executive Director, Center for Leadership Studies Executive Director, Leadership Academy Industry Professor of Psychology
Patrick Corrigan
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
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Associate Professor of Psychology
Gregory Chasson
Associate Professor of Psychology Director, Clinical Training Program
Steve DuBois
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Nicole Ditchman
Associate Professor of Psychology
Eun Jeong Lee
Associate Professor of Psychology
Lindsay Sheehan
Senior Research Associate

“My research recognizes community members who have mental illness as the experts in developing, implementing, and evaluating technologies that can improve their health. By using a process called community-based participatory research, I partner with teams of community members to transfer health technologies from resource-rich universities to the underserved communities of Chicago.”

—Lindsay Sheehan, Senior Research Associate, National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment

Lindsay Sheehan