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About Judah J. Viola, Ph.D.

Hello, my name is Judah Viola. I am Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Advancement at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois.  I am a community psychologist and also hold the positions of Associate professor of Psychology and 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 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 university partnerships, graduate training in community psychology, or consulting with community-based organizations.

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

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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