- Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University (1999).
- Multicultural issues, particularly religion and spirituality; also African American health, particularly factors that contribute to health promoting verses health-defeating behaviors among African Americans.
- Kelly, P., Nilsson, J., & Berkel, L.A. (under review, submitted May 2013). A gendered perspective on military deployment.
- Joshi, C., Marszalek, J., Berkel L.A., & Hinshaw, A. (under review, resubmitted May 2013). An empirical investigation of Victor Frankl’s logotherapeutic model.