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Donald Loffredo, Ed.D.

Professor of Psychology

Contact Information

Degrees

  • Ed.D., University of Houston
  • M.A., Rhode Island College
  • B.A., University of Rhode Island

Research Interests

  • Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Communication
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Biography

Dr. Donald Loffredo, Professor of Psychology, joined the UHV faculty in 1995 after teaching as an adjunct professor for the University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Community College, and North Harris County Community College. He received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Houston.
His specialty areas include systems therapy, chemical dependency counseling, and statistics/research methods. He completed a post-doctoral internship in adolescent and adult psychology at the Deer Park Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. Loffredo is a licensed psychologist and certified Health Service Provider in Psychology who received his licensing supervision at Houston's Child Guidance Clinic and the Deer Park Psychiatric Hospital.
He practiced Psychology at the Deer Park Psychiatric Hospital, Dornon Psychiatric Clinic in Pasadena, the Rice University Counseling Center, and in private practice. He has designed inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse programs for both adults and adolescents and has held several administrative positions at the Dornon Clinic. Dr. Loffredo has over 20 publications in scientific psychology journals and his current research endeavors include work in the areas of multicultural psychology, personality, HIV/AIDS and communication.

Selected Publications

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  • A. Brown, A. Tavakkoli, D. Loffredo, H. Ehsan (2014). "Interactive Level Design for iOS Assignment Delivery: A Case Study", Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, , pp. 27-38.
  • A. Tavakkoli, D. Loffredo (2013). "Can Human Visual Surveillance be Improved with Intent Recognition?", Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, , pp. 43-50.
  • A. Tavakkoli, D. Loffredo, M. Ward Sr (2014). "Lessons from Game Studies to Enhance Gamification in Education.", 18th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, (Best Paper), pp. .
  • A. Brown, A. Tavakkoli, D. Loffredo, H. Ehsan (2013). "Integrating Interactive Level Design for iOS Assignment Delivery: Engaging Students with Technology.", 17th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, (Best Paper), pp. .
  • A. Tavakkoli, D. Loffredo (2011). "Efficient Video Surveillance with Intent Recognition.", 15th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, (Best Paper), pp. .
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