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About Gayle Skawennio Morse

Dr. Morse conducts research in public health and health psychology. She will join The Sage Colleges in the School of Health Sciences as an Associate Professor in the fall of 2012 where she joins them from Utah State University from the combined Clinical, Counseling and School Psychology PhD program in the Psychology Department. She was also the Co-Director of the Psychology Department American Indian Support Program (AISP).
For over a decade Dr. Morse has conducted research examining the effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other toxic chemicals on Mental Health. Dr. Morse has served as Co-Principal Investigator of a research project entitled Biopsychosocial Well-Being among Akwesasne Residents, which examines the effects of toxic chemicals on mental health. Principal Investigator of a study entitled:
Disability in an American Indian Community: Prevalence,Distribution,and the Role of Environmental Toxins.
She has published in juried journals about the negative health effects of environmental toxins and has participated in both national and international professional conferences about Environmental health. Currently she is looking at the effects of toxic chemicals as well as risk factors of exposure for disability.
Dr. Morse is a member of the American Psychological Association,where she has also served as the Society of Indian Psychologist delegate to the APA Council of Representatives. She has also served as the interim Vice-President and Secretary of the Native American Concerns Committee for the Association of Multicultural Concerns Division of the American Counseling Association. She was nominated and installed into the 2005, 2007,2009, 2010, and 2012 publications of Who's Who of American Women. She also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Counseling and Development. Finally, she is an enrolled member of the Mohawk Tribe, and draws from the tribe the principles of respect, trust, and empowerment that have guided her both professionally and personally.


Present Associate Professor, The Sage Colleges

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Former Co-Director of the American Indian Support Project

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Honors and Awards

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • 2010 - Who's Who in America
  • 2008 - Who's Who in the World
  • 2006 - Who's Who of American Women

Contact Information

Phone: (513) 244-2221
Location: Troy, NY


Articles (9)

Contributions to Books (2)