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About Judah J. Viola, Ph.D.

Hello, my name is Judah Viola. I am a Community Psychologist and Associate professor of Psychology in the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois, where I maintain active research and teaching duties.   I also manage an independent consulting practice that specializes in program evaluation, needs assessment, community building, and collaborative community research. Recent clients have included local and national nonprofits, 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 and evaluation topics including: leadership development for self-advocates and parents of children with disabilities, barriers to equity in public safety policy, neighborhood revitalization, urban education for students with disabilities, substance abuse aftercare, affordable housing, access to healthcare, access to healthy food, fatherhood, and violence prevention and intervention programs for youth.

Feel free to contact me with questions about consulting with community-based organizations, graduate training in community psychology, Career options for community psychologists, or university partnerships.


Present Associate Professor, National Louis University ‐ College of Professional Studies and Advcancement

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Promoting healthy communities and increasing civic engagement and prosocial behavior of individuals and groups within communities., Affordable Housing, Urban Education, Neighborhood Revitalization, Community Service, Community Building, Civic Engagement, Obesity Prevention, Violence Prevention, Access to Healthcare, Access to Healthy Food, Intervention Programs for Youth, Collaboration, Community Building, Community Psychology, and Public Policy

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  • Consulting in Community Psychology
  • Principles of Community Psychology
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation


MS, DePaul University ‐ Community Psychology
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison ‐ Psychology & History
PhD, DePaul University ‐ Community Psychology

Contact Information

Judah J. Viola, Ph.D.
College of Professional Studies and Advancement
National Louis University
122 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone & Fax (312) 261-3527


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