Erin Kirschmann Joins Psychology and Counseling Faculty
Immaculata University is proud to announce that Erin Kirschmann of Chester Springs, PA, has joined the faculty of the Psychology and Counseling Department as an assistant professor.
“I’m so excited to introduce the new perspective of a neuroscientist into the psychology department’s already outstanding program. I am looking forward to teaching and working with the talented students at Immaculata,” commented Kirschmann on her new position at Immaculata.
Beginning her professional career as a post-doctoral researcher and part-time instructor in the Department of Psychiatry for the University of Pittsburgh, Kirschmann also held several leadership positions while a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. To keep current in her field, she has been, or is currently, a member in various professional societies including the Society for Neuroscience, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, Women in Biology [Pittsburgh chapter]. In addition, Kirschmann is a member of Psi Chi.
Throughout her academic and professional career, Kirschmann has been honored with numerous awards including the Science Program for Excellence in Science award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Psi Chi Regional Award from the Eastern Psychological Association, and several awards for academic presentations. As an expert on brain and cognition, Kirschmann has written and presented extensively on various related topics.
Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning. On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter at the request of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) thus making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.