Dr. Audrey Ervin
Dr. Audrey Ervin is a licensed psychologist who completed a doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Memphis and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware where she specialized in diversity issues and mindfulness-based interventions in therapy. Her clinical and research areas focus on multiculturalism with a particular emphasis on gender, sexual orientation, racial identity and international issues. She has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences including the American Psychological  Association, the Association for Women in Psychology, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the Fourth International Women’s Conference in Cuba. She was the national spokesperson for the Association for Women in Psychology and concurrently served as a member of the implementation collective. She serves on the Public Education Committee and the Committee on Multiculturalism for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She served as staff psychologist for the May 2012 and summer 2009 voyages aboard Semester At Sea, a comparative international study abroad program that journeyed to Central America, South America, Europe and North Africa. She owns Ervin Counseling & Consulting, LLC., is an assistant professor of counseling psychology at Delaware Valley College, and is a nationally certified Stop The Hate trainer. Dr. Ervin is an avid public speaker who presents nationally and internationally on competent multicultural practices in business, organizations and education.


B.S. in psychology (magna cum laude), East Stroudsburg University
     1996 Semester At Sea, Fall Voyage, University of Pittsburgh, Visited Cambodia, China, Egypt, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Turkey, and Vietnam.
M.A. in psychology, Pepperdine University
Doctor of Philosophy in counseling psychology, University of Memphis (APA-accredited)
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Counseling and Student Development, University of Delaware

Dr. Allison Buskirk-Cohen
Dr. Allison Buskirk-Cohen holds a doctorate in human development with a specialization in developmental sciences from the University of Maryland. Always fascinated by youth, Dr. Buskirk-Cohen has been researching the social lives of children and adolescents for several years. She is interested in how peer and family relationships impact adjustment, particularly during significant transitions. Dr. Buskirk-Cohen also has become interested in studying teaching and learning in higher education. She is an advocate of learner-centered education, in which the focus is on the process, and how both students and teachers contribute to the learning environment. Lastly, Dr. Buskirk-Cohen studies the impact of technology on our development. Often, her work focuses on technology use for educational purposes, but she also is interested in how technology use impacts our social relationships and intellectual development. At Delaware Valley College, Dr. Buskirk-Cohen proudly serves on several committees, and is active in student organizations. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and advanced textbooks, and presented at academic conferences around the world.


Ph.D. in human development, University of Maryland, College Park
    Specialization: Developmental Sciences
    Advisor: Dr. Kenneth H. Rubin
    Dissertation: The best friendships of early adolescents: The role of internalizing symptoms, characteristics of friends, friendship quality, and observed disclosure.
M.A. in developmental psychology, Columbia University
   Concentration: Developmental Psychopathology
   Advisor: Dr. Suniya Luthar
   Thesis: Links between adolescent depression and peer groups.
B.A. in psychology, Penn State University
   Honors Concentration in Social Psychology: Schreyer Honors College
   Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Pinel
   Thesis: Silent but deadly: The impact of “non-serious” traumas on the psychological immune system

Dr. Matthew Mutchler
Matthew Mutchler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and holds Master's and Doctoral degrees in Human Development and Family Studies with specializations in Couple and Family Therapy. While working on his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Mutchler discovered a passion for teaching. He taught undergraduate courses on family dynamics, and after completing his degree, taught clinical courses in the university's Marriage and Family Therapy Program. After leaving Connecticut, he spent several years teaching undergraduate Human Development and Family Studies courses at Penn State University's Scranton campus.

He is excited to bring his passion for teaching and clinical practice to the Counseling Psychology programs at Delaware Valley College. In his teaching, Dr. Mutchler strives to relate course material to students' past experiences, current lives, and future goals. He emphasizes vibrant class discussions and experiential learning. His research focuses on counselor development and self-efficacy, ethical dilemmas, and developing methods to work conjointly with divorced or separated parents. Dr. Mutchler has presented his work at many national and international conferences, including the American Psychological Association, the International Society of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, and the National Council on Family Relations.


Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies, University of Connecticut
                Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE-accredited)
                Dissertation: Personal Agency of the Therapist: A Multidimensional Construction of the Selves of Marriage and Family Therapists
M.S. in Human Development & Family Studies, University of Rhode Island
                Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE-accredited)
B.S. in Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
                Minor in Multimedia Production