LaVerne Berkel

berkel_laverne Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University¬†(1999).

Research Interests

  • Multicultural issues, particularly religion and spirituality; also African American health, particularly factors that contribute to health promoting verses health-defeating behaviors among African Americans.

Recent Publications:

  • 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.