Dr. Zottoli accepts applications to her lab twice a year. Applicants can apply in the Fall semester for following Spring (applications due by November 30) or in Spring semester for following Summer or Fall (applications due by April 28). Students should fill out the lab application (click here to download) and submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member, sent by the letter writer directly to Dr. Zottoli at firstname.lastname@example.org. The number of students accepted each term will vary depending on current projects, and decisions are made on a rolling basis so early applicants will have an advantage.
Tina Zottoli, Ph.D
Dr. Zottoli is a NYS licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Montclair State University, where she also serves as the director of the MA programs in Clinical Psychology. She teaches Forensic Psychology in the Undergraduate program and Psychometrics, Criminal Forensic Assessment and Theories of Interpersonal and Familial Violence at the graduate level. Dr. Zottoli's scholarly interests lie primarily in adolescent decision making and legal competencies, and her research program is presently focused on plea deal decision making and wrongful conviction by guilty plea. In her clinical practice, Dr. Zottoli provides consultation, forensic evaluation, and expert testimony across a range of criminal and civil domains.
Kayla Mahaley | Sophomore, Psychology Major
Rosemary Ventura | Sophomore, Psychology Major
Rossol Gharib | Junior, Psychology Major
Emma Jehan | Senior, Psychology Major
Daniel Salazar | Psychology, Classics and Humanities, BA '18
Christina Lagomarsino | second year MA student; Clinical psychology, child specialization
Tristan Faust | second year MA student; Clinical psychology, forensic specialization
Alexandra Arnold | first year MA student; Clinical psychology, forensic specialization