Suzette Fromm Reed, PhD
B.A. in Psychology
M.A. in Psychology
Ph.D. in Community Psychology
I teach a wide variety of classes.
Undergradaute classes include both in-person and online: Children and Families Under Stress, Psychology of Learning, Mental Health, Experimental, Culture and Self.
MA Psychology Classes include: Abnormal, Research Methods, Theories of Personality
PhD Classes include: Advanced Quantitative Methods, Prevention and Intervention Methods in the Community, Grant Writing and Social Marketing
Areas of Expertise:
Quantitative Research Methods
Suzette Fromm Reed, PhD, is a community psychologist, Associate Professor at National Louis University (NLU) where she developed and now co-directs the University’s first PhD program which is in Community Psychology. She also works with students in the psychology Masters and undergraduate programs and has been intensely engaged in finding innovative ways to engage non-traditional students including staying abreast of best practices with interactive and online supports to traditional teaching. Her recent publications and presentations cover issues of aging and obesity prevention. She is currently working on an article examining best practices for community engagement on issues of girl empowerment and obesity prevention positioning these topics as a social justice issues. She is most actively engaged in the field of Community Psychology by serving on a committee that publishes “TheACT,” a publication intended to bridge the gap between community psychology theorists and practitioners and also more broadly market the field to related audiences. Prior to NLU, she worked with non-profit agencies at both the national and local level on issues related to children and families. Much of her research examined how collective efficacy and social capital may play a role in buffering against child maltreatment and how social marketing may be applied to this and similar topics. Currently, her research is primarily focused on community aspects of social capital and collective efficacy as they relate to health promotion, aging, woman/girl empowerment and the immigrant experience. For more info see: http://works.bepress.com/suzette_fromm_reed/
PhD, Psychology in the Public Interest, North Carolina State University
MA, Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
BA, Psychology, University of Illinois - Chicago
Research and Interests:
Primary prevention of any community issue, specifically Girl Empowerment, Health Promotion, Child Maltreatment prevention and Social Capital and Collective Efficacy as buffers to community issues.
The Cost and Consequences of Child Abuse
Reframing the Obesity Epidemic
Fromm Reed, S., Viola, J.J. & Lynch, K. (2014). School and community-based childhood obesity: Implications for policy and practice. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 42(2), 87-94.
Olson, B., Viola, J.J., & Fromm Reed, S. (2011). A temporal model of community organizing and direct action. Peace Review, 23(1), 52-60.
Fromm Reed, S. and Richardson, W. (2014). Girl Power! Lessons Learned from Active Engagement with a Primary Prevention Program Focused on Girls. THEory into ACTion: A Bulletin of New Developments in Community Psychology Practice.
Suzette J. Fromm Reed. "Understanding Your Child’s Development: A Social Marketing Approach to the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect." Social Marketing Quarterly 9.4 (2003).