Jamie Wernsman, PHD

Professor, Department of Psychology

Jamie Wernsman, PHD

Areas of Expertise:

  • Mental Health in Correctional Settings
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Criminalization of Mental Illness
  • Criminalization of LGBTQ+ Individuals
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact
  • Trauma-informed Intervention


  • Youth reentry among African American males


  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, DePaul University
  • MA in Psychology, DePaul University

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Clinical Psychologist, The Forensic Center, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Unit Psychologist, Acute Psychiatric Male Unit, Cook County Jail