Dr. Michael Hamlin Named New Chair of Professional Psychology at Touro University Worldwide

Dec 20, 2010, 17:21 ET from Touro University Worldwide

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Hamlin has been appointed chair of the Department of Professional Psychology at Touro University Worldwide (TUW). In this role, he will direct the roll-out of new master's degree programs in Marriage and Family Therapy, Licensed Professional Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, and Coaching. He will also be involved with the development of degree specializations in Pastoral Counseling, Case management, Media Psychology, Human Resources and a new doctoral degree program, all of which are central to TUW's future expansion plans.

"We are delighted to have Michael in this pivotal role. Dr. Hamlin is accomplished, passionate and knowledgeable in the field of professional psychology. He has great understanding of TUW and will bring significant leadership to this role," said Dr. Bernard Luskin, CEO and Senior Provost of TUW.

Hamlin earned his master's and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from the University of Washington. His career includes diverse experience in education, administration, research and counseling including executive positions at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine, and the Pepperdine Business School. He has also served as faculty at the University of Washington, Drexel University, and Touro College.

Dr. Hamlin has been active in research having written and presented numerous papers in the areas of psychology, informatics, online education and educational technology.  His research projects have received $1,000,000 in sponsored support.  

"Over the years as I have taught, counseled students and developed psychology programs at Touro I have dreamed of developing new graduate programs in the mental health field that would also provide students with more flexible opportunities for learning," Dr. Hamlin said.  

"These new professional programs will blend the best in educational theory, practical, take-home applications, and cutting-edge online technology to deliver innovative educational solutions for busy working professionals," he said.

TUW is focused on providing affordable higher education to motivated students through online and distance learning.  Currently, TUW has substantial scholarships available to qualifying students.

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About Touro University:

Founded in 1971, Touro College and University System has experienced significant growth and educates more than 17,500 students at locations in New York, California, Florida, Nevada, Jerusalem, Moscow, Berlin and Paris.

An accredited, non-profit university established in 2008, Touro University Worldwide offers fully online Masters' Degrees in Business, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Media & Communication Psychology and Professional Psychology including Marriage,  Family Therapy, and Pastoral Counseling. For more information, visit: www.TouroW.edu.

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