Carlo DiClemente Professor, Psychology 2011-2014 Presidential Research Professor
Carlo DiClemente has made a tremendous contribution to the Department of Psychology since joining UMBC in 1995, and he has an even longer history of contributions to the profession. His work has been honored by the Maryland Psychological Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Society on Addiction Medicine, and by his peers in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for the first Lipitz Professorship, an endowment created to recognize distinguished teaching and research.
DiClemente is known internationally for his transtheoretical model of behavior change, and his research on addictive behavior has appeared in over 150 peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly outlets, including the American Journal of Psychiatry, the Journal of Clinical Psychology and Addiction.
Not only is his theoretical and empirical research well-respected, but it is noteworthy for its contribution directly to the field of substance abuse and health behavior change. Fellow scholars and public health organizations around the world seek him out to speak on smoking, alcoholism, AIDS, obesity and other health risks.
With a very strong teaching record with both formal coursework and research supervision, he teaches an upper-level undergraduate course on addiction and classes on clinical interventions, specialty topics and core areas in the graduate program.
DiClemente earned his A.B. In Philosophy and Social Sciences from St. Mary’s University, his S.T.B. in Theology from the Gregorian University, his M.A. in Personality and Social Psychology from the New School for Social Research and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island.