Robert G. Stevenson, EdD is senior professor in the Graduate Counseling Program, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Mercy College, NY. He has edited/authored a dozen books and published over 70 journal articles and book chapters. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (BA), Montclair State University (MA) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (MAT and EdD). He developed the first independent high school death education course and taught it in New Jersey for 25 years. He is the recipent of the Wendel Williams Outstanding Educator Award, the ADEC National Death Educator Award, and the Founder’s Award from the Center for Death Education and Bioethics for outstanding university teaching, research, publication and professional service in the field of death, dying and bereavement. In addition to his 40 years as teacher, counselor and coach in secondary schools, he also was a founder of the Center for Help in Time of Loss, worked with parolees in a reentry program in inner-city Paterson, NJ, and was awarded the Defese of Freedom Medal by New York State for his work in the NY Guard after September 11, 2001.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Psychology, Grief and Loss, Death Education in Schools, Counseling, History, Sports Psychology, Coaching and Chess.
Hobbies include, first person history/reenacting (American Revolution and Civil War), officiating scholastic track and field meets, teaching chess to inner-city students and collecting chess sets.