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Dominick A. Fortugno

Associate Dean, School of Health Professions

B.A. Psychology & English, Stony Brook UniversityM.S.Ed. School Psychology, Fordham universityPh.D. School Psychology, Fordham University

Description

Dominick A. Fortugno earned his Ph.D. in school psychology from Fordham University in 2011, as well as his M.S.Ed. and professional diploma in 2004. He earned a B.A. degree at Stony Brook University in 1999. Dr. Fortugno’s main areas of study include educational and cognitive assessment, and treatments for children with autism and developmental disorders.


Dr. Fortugno worked for several years as a school psychologist in New York City, providing assessment and counseling services to children with developmental disabilities and learning delays. In 2007, Dr. Fortugno joined Touro College’s Graduate School of Psychology, where he worked first as a faculty member and then as the program director. In 2013, he became Chair/Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Health Sciences in Bay Shore, where he managed undergraduate degree and certificate programs, as well as admissions tracks towards professional studies. In October, 2016, Dr. Fortugno became Associate Dean for Long Island University’s School of Health Professions (Brooklyn, NY).


In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Fortugno has taught classes in introductory psychology, statistics, psychometric theory, cognitive assessment, early childhood assessment, and psychoeducational report writing.

Specialties

School Psychology, including autism spectrum and developmental disorders, statistics, psychometric theory, and educational assessment

Publications

Tazeau, Y. N., & Fortugno, D. A. (2015). Technology-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in school settings. In R. Flanagan, K. Allen, & E. Levine (Eds.), Cognitive and behavioral interventions in the schools: Integrating theory and research into practice.


Comerchero, V., & Fortugno, D. A. (2013). Adaptive perfectionism, maladaptive perfectionism and statistics anxiety in graduate psychology students. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 12(1). ISSN 1475-7257 can be accessed www.wwwords.co.uk/plat/content/pdfs/12/issue12_1.asp.


Fortugno, D. A. (2012, February 13). Don’t panic about autism changes. Newsday. Retrieved from http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped.

Lectures and Presentations

Shanock, A., & Fortugno, D. A. (2016). Working as a team: Speech-Language Pathologists and School Psychologists. Presentation to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association conference on Collaboration on Preschool Language and Literacy.

Fortugno, D. A. (2014, March). High-Stakes Testing: What is it, How is it hurting us, and what can we do about it? Presentation to the bi-annual meeting of the Western Suffolk Counselors’ Association, Smithtown, NY.

Fortugno, D. A. (2013, November). Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the DSM-V: Impact and Considerations for Schools. Presentation to the bi-annual meeting of the Western Suffolk Counselors’ Association, Smithtown, NY.

Fortugno, D. A. (2013, March). Changes to the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders: Impact on education. Presentation to the bi-annual meeting of the Western Suffolk Counselors’ Association, Smithtown, NY.

Costantino, G., Waxman, R., Maman, Y., Erhard, R., Fortugno, D., Primavera, L., Santos, E., Mayer, S., & Weiner, R. (2012, August). Validation of a Narrative Personality Assessment Test: The Jewish TEMAS. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Costantino, G., Fortugno, D. A., McReynolds, L., Villanueva, N., Martinez, C., Cruz, T. D., Waxman, R., Primavera, L., & Cardalda, E. (2012, August). Body Mass Index Study with Hispanic/Latino children: Healthy Body/Healthy Mind. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Fortugno, D. A. (2012, February). A meta-analysis of three emerging interventions for autistic spectrum disorders. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.