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Harold Abel School of Psychology Department of Psychology

Louis Kavar


  • MS in Psychology - Eval Research and Measurement
  • MS in Psychology - General Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology - Addiction Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology - Developmental Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology - Educational Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology - General Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology - Industrial/Organization Psych


  • Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Pittsburgh, 1991
    Major: Psychology in Education
  • Master of Arts
    Duquesne University, 1980
    Major: Formative Spirituality
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Duquesne University, 1979
    Major: Psychology

Licensure & Certificates

  • Nationally Certified Professional Psychologist
  • Certified – Hypnotherapist
  • Certified - Doctoral Addictions Counselor


  • "Spirituality and the Sense of Self: An Inductive Analysis"The Qualitative Report 2015
  • "Stumbling Into Life’s Lessons: Reflections on the Spiritual Journey"iUniverse 2010
  • "Dynamics of the Culture of Fear: Initial Steps Towards Trust"A Matter of Spirit 2016
  • "The Integrated Self: A Holistic Approach to Spirituality and Mental Health Practice"O Books 2012
  • "Contemporary Churches: Spiritual Transformation of Congregations"CreateSpace 2015

Department Faculty

Faculty Chair

Shana Pack PHD, MS, BA

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