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Vincent W. Hevern, SJ

Professor of Psychology
Psychology Department
Le Moyne College
Syracuse, NY 13214

315-445-4342 (Office)
315-445-4722 (FAX)

E-Mail: hevern @ lemoyne.edu


Ph.D. (1985) Fordham University (Clinical Psychology)

Licensed as a Psychologist, New York State Department of Education
February 25, 1985 (License #008200)


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Professional and Research Interests

I trained as a clinical psychologist with relatively strong emphases or interests in psychometrics, adolescent clinical psychology, and neuropsychological assessment. Prior to my arrival at Le Moyne, I worked for seven years as a full-time clinician in the office I established in 1983 at Regis HS. There I dealt with diverse clinical and consulting tasks among a population of highly gifted urban adolescent males, their families, and teachers. I was also on a sabbatical from Regis during 1986-1987 to complete the Jesuit tertianship program which allowed me to visit Europe for ten weeks in the Spring of 1987.

Since my arrival at Le Moyne in 1991 my research interests have generally focused upon three major themes: (1) narrative as a stance in the social sciences, (2) the utility and impact of the Internet as a new communication medium, and (3) digital media from a media ecology perspective. In consequence, I have studied, presented, and written on a set of inter-related issues flowing from these themes:

I was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Divisions 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2001) and 5 (Division for Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, 2017).

I was elected an Institute Associate of the Taos Institute in the early 2000s. The Taos Institute® "is a community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the social processes essential for the construction of reason, knowledge, and human value."

I was a member of the Virtual Faculty based at Massey University (New Zealand) and administered by A. J. Lock of Massey's Psychology Department. We were an international group of about 20 scholars who maintain a common interest in "what has been termed 'the discursive turn' (aka 'the second cognitive revolution') that has begun to occur in a number of areas of contemporary psychology." Beginning in the Spring, 2004, Massey offered a Postgraduate Diploma in Discursive Therapy. In support of this program I team-taught an online graduate course, The Narrative Perspective, with Prof. Michael Bamberg (Clark University) from 2004 to 2006.

Publications since 2000 include

Presentations since 2000 include 

I held the Marchetti Visiting Jesuit Lectureship at St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO during March, 2002. My two principal presentations were:

In August 1999, I was appointed to a three-year term as the first Internet Editor of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Assocation. I was reappointed in 2002 for a second term. In this position I was responsible for the overall efforts of STP on the Net which are gathered under the domain name, teachpsych.org. For six years, I designed and maintained the STP homepage.

A few years earlier in September 1996, I had been appointed Electronic Materials Coordinator for the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP), an initiative of STP, and been charged with developing a WWW-based resource for the office which has been titled OTRP Online.

[IJDS][ISDS]In February, 2003 I was invited by the President of the International Society for Dialogical Science (ISDS), Dr. Hubert Hermans, to establish the first website for this new professional and scholarly association of scholars interested in the question of dialogue and the self. The site is established at the ISDS domain, dialogical.org, and I agreed to edit the site for the immediate future. I was the Associate and Managing Editor of the International Journal for Dialogical Science (IJDS) which was published online at Le Moyne for the ISDS fro0m 2004 to 2018. The IJDS became part of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology in 2019.



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Other Personal Data

Born:  NYC Panorama New York City 

Click on photo for larger version. Stuyvesant Town, circled on larger photo, is where I grew up. (Photo: courtesy of Stan Flak at MacCentral)

High School: [Regis HS Seal]Regis High School, NYC, Class of 1966

[Jesuit IHS Seal]   Entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY

College:   [Fordham University
              Seal]   Fordham University (A.B. in History & Philosophy)

Taught at  [Xavier HS Seal]   Xavier High School, NYC, 1971-1973

Theological Studies:  [Weston Jesuit School of
              Theology Seal] Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA 1973-1976



Last Updated: January 8, 2023