Hello, my name is Judah Viola. I am a community psychologist that holds the
positions of Associate professor and Chair of the Psychology department at National Louis
University in Chicago, Illinois where I conduct research and teach courses. 

I also manage an independent consulting practice that specializes in needs assessment,
program evaluation, community building, and collaborative community research. Recent
clients have included public school systems, museum and art institutions, social service
agencies, and community development organizations. 

My research and advocacy interests involve promoting healthy communities and increasing
civic engagement and prosocial behavior of individuals and groups within communities.
More specifically, this has led me to a varied range of research topics including:
neighborhood revitalization, urban education for students with disabilities, substance
abuse aftercare, affordable housing, access to healthcare, access to healthy food, and
violence prevention and intervention programs for youth. 

Feel free to contact me with questions about graduate training in community psychology or
consulting with community-based organizations. 

Community Psychology

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Including students with disabilities in urban public schools: Community psychology theory and research (with Christopher B. Keys and Susan D. McMahon), Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community (2014)
 

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Building and Strengthening Collaborative Evaluation Partnerships (with Bradley D. Olson, Suzette Reed, and Tiffeny R. Jimenez), American Evaluation Association (2013)
 

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How to Help Your Community Recover from Disaster: A Manual for Planning and Action (with Society for Community Research & Action Task Force for Disaster, Community Readiness, and Recovery), How to Help Your Community Recover from Disaster: A Manual for Planning and Action (2010)
 

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Consulting and Evaluation with Nonprofit and Community-Based Organizations (with Susan D. McMahon) (2009)

This resource book is designed to provide information from experienced professionals and written materials to...

 
Measuring In-Group and Out-Group Helping in Communal Living: Helping and Substance Abuse Recovery (with Joseph R. Ferrari, Margaret I. Davis, and Leonard A. Jason), Journal of Groups in Addiction (2009)

With a national U.S. sample of communal-living residents in substance abuse recovery, the tendency to...

 

Community Building

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Building and Strengthening Collaborative Evaluation Partnerships (with Bradley D. Olson, Suzette Reed, and Tiffeny R. Jimenez), American Evaluation Association (2013)
 
A Temporal Model of Community Organizing and Direct Action (with Bradley D. Olson and Suzette Fromm Reed), Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice (2011)
 

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How to Help Your Community Recover from Disaster: A Manual for Planning and Action (with Society for Community Research & Action Task Force for Disaster, Community Readiness, and Recovery), How to Help Your Community Recover from Disaster: A Manual for Planning and Action (2010)
 
Measuring In-Group and Out-Group Helping in Communal Living: Helping and Substance Abuse Recovery (with Joseph R. Ferrari, Margaret I. Davis, and Leonard A. Jason), Journal of Groups in Addiction (2009)

With a national U.S. sample of communal-living residents in substance abuse recovery, the tendency to...

 
University Ecology and Student Service Motivation (2008)

Many universities today attempt to foster a sense of civic responsibility among students, promote the...

 

Disability

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Including students with disabilities in urban public schools: Community psychology theory and research (with Christopher B. Keys and Susan D. McMahon), Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community (2014)
 

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An Independent Evaluation of the Integrated Care Program: Results from the First Year (with Tamar Heller, Dale Mitchell, Randall Owen, and Chris Keys) (2013)

This evaluation considers qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources, including focus groups...

 
Measuring In-Group and Out-Group Helping in Communal Living: Helping and Substance Abuse Recovery (with Joseph R. Ferrari, Margaret I. Davis, and Leonard A. Jason), Journal of Groups in Addiction (2009)

With a national U.S. sample of communal-living residents in substance abuse recovery, the tendency to...

 
School Belonging among Low-Income Urban Youth with Disabilities: Testing a Theoretical Model (with Susan D. McMahon, Anna L. Parnes, and Christopher J. Keys), Psychology in the Schools (2008)

Positive school environments and school belonging have been associated with a variety of positive academic,...

 
Economic costs of Oxford House inpatient treatment and incarceration: A preliminary report. (with Bradley D. Olson, Leonard A. Jason, Margaret I. Davis, and Olga Rabin-Belyaev), Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community (2006)

The Oxford House model for substance abuse recovery has potential economic advantages associated with the...

 

Consulting

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Building and Strengthening Collaborative Evaluation Partnerships (with Bradley D. Olson, Suzette Reed, and Tiffeny R. Jimenez), American Evaluation Association (2013)
 

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Getting Started in Evaluation Consulting: Questions to ask and answer along the way, American Evaluation Association (2011)

This PowerPoint presentation includes a four phase approach to considering the main questions you'll need...

 

Link

Consulting and Evaluation with Nonprofit and Community-Based Organizations (with Susan D. McMahon) (2009)

This resource book is designed to provide information from experienced professionals and written materials to...

 
I Want to Be an Independent Consultant, New Directions for Evaluation (2006)

During the author's second year of graduate school, a few friends approached him with the...

 

Community Partnerships

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Building and Strengthening Collaborative Evaluation Partnerships (with Bradley D. Olson, Suzette Reed, and Tiffeny R. Jimenez), American Evaluation Association (2013)
 

Program Evaluation

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Including students with disabilities in urban public schools: Community psychology theory and research (with Christopher B. Keys and Susan D. McMahon), Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community (2014)
 

PDF

Building and Strengthening Collaborative Evaluation Partnerships (with Bradley D. Olson, Suzette Reed, and Tiffeny R. Jimenez), American Evaluation Association (2013)
 

Link

An Independent Evaluation of the Integrated Care Program: Results from the First Year (with Tamar Heller, Dale Mitchell, Randall Owen, and Chris Keys) (2013)

This evaluation considers qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources, including focus groups...

 

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Understanding Collaboration in City Government: Chicago’s Inter-Departmental Task Force on Childhood Obesity (with Bradley D. Olson, Bechara Choucair, Joseph Harrington, Andrew Teitelman, Adam Becker, Christine Bozlak, and Jennifer Herd), American Evaluation Association Annual Conference (2012)

Twelve City of Chicago agencies led by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) have...

 

PDF

How to Help Your Community Recover from Disaster: A Manual for Planning and Action (with Society for Community Research & Action Task Force for Disaster, Community Readiness, and Recovery), How to Help Your Community Recover from Disaster: A Manual for Planning and Action (2010)
 

Curriculum Vitae

Substance Abuse

Measuring In-Group and Out-Group Helping in Communal Living: Helping and Substance Abuse Recovery (with Joseph R. Ferrari, Margaret I. Davis, and Leonard A. Jason), Journal of Groups in Addiction (2009)

With a national U.S. sample of communal-living residents in substance abuse recovery, the tendency to...

 
Economic costs of Oxford House inpatient treatment and incarceration: A preliminary report. (with Bradley D. Olson, Leonard A. Jason, Margaret I. Davis, and Olga Rabin-Belyaev), Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community (2006)

The Oxford House model for substance abuse recovery has potential economic advantages associated with the...

 

Economic Analysis

Economic costs of Oxford House inpatient treatment and incarceration: A preliminary report. (with Bradley D. Olson, Leonard A. Jason, Margaret I. Davis, and Olga Rabin-Belyaev), Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community (2006)

The Oxford House model for substance abuse recovery has potential economic advantages associated with the...

 

Nonprofit

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Consulting and Evaluation with Nonprofit and Community-Based Organizations (with Susan D. McMahon) (2009)

This resource book is designed to provide information from experienced professionals and written materials to...

 

Community Research

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Including students with disabilities in urban public schools: Community psychology theory and research (with Christopher B. Keys and Susan D. McMahon), Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community (2014)
 

Link

Understanding Collaboration in City Government: Chicago’s Inter-Departmental Task Force on Childhood Obesity (with Bradley D. Olson, Bechara Choucair, Joseph Harrington, Andrew Teitelman, Adam Becker, Christine Bozlak, and Jennifer Herd), American Evaluation Association Annual Conference (2012)

Twelve City of Chicago agencies led by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) have...

 
13.Student Reflections on Community Research Practices and Their Implications (with Michelle Bloodworth, Chisina Kapungu, John M. Majer, Katherine McDonald, Aparna Sharma, and Bianca Wilson), Participatory Community Research: Theories and Methods in Action (2003)
 

Access to Food

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Understanding Collaboration in City Government: Chicago’s Inter-Departmental Task Force on Childhood Obesity (with Bradley D. Olson, Bechara Choucair, Joseph Harrington, Andrew Teitelman, Adam Becker, Christine Bozlak, and Jennifer Herd), American Evaluation Association Annual Conference (2012)

Twelve City of Chicago agencies led by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) have...

 

Health Care

Link

An Independent Evaluation of the Integrated Care Program: Results from the First Year (with Tamar Heller, Dale Mitchell, Randall Owen, and Chris Keys) (2013)

This evaluation considers qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources, including focus groups...

 

Education

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Including students with disabilities in urban public schools: Community psychology theory and research (with Christopher B. Keys and Susan D. McMahon), Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community (2014)