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Mary Jill Blackwell, PhD

Full Professor, SSBS Department of Psychology

Mary Blackwell

Area of Expertise:

  • Stress Management
  • Positive Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Research Methods


  • Ph.D., DePaul University
  • M.A., DePaul University
  • B.A., DePaul University


  • The impact of maternal expressiveness on child expressiveness and sociometric status

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Parenting, meditation, forgiveness, DBT, self-love, self-esteem, positive psychology

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • ​LPC, Licensed professional counselor

Selected Publications:

  • Beehner, C.G, Blackwell, M.J.  (2016).  The impact of workplace spirituality on food service       worker turnover. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion.
  • Blackwell, J. (2020) The Dissertation Strategy:  Instruction Manual 2nd Edition. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform. 206 pages.
  • Blackwell, J. (2020). Conscious Self-Love.  Create Space Independent Publishing Platform. 
  • Blackwell, M.J. (2014).  Stress Management 101:  Imagery Exercises to Promote Sleep, Creativity, and Overall Health with Jill Blackwell, PhD.  
  • Blackwell, M.J. (2014).  Stress Management 202:  Imagery Exercises to Promote Relaxation,      Coping, and Overall Health with Jill Blackwell, PhD.  

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Faculty, DePaul University
  • Adjunct Faculty, Dominican University
  • Adjunct Faculty, Roosevelt University