Jennifer M. Pipitone, Ph.D. - College of Mount Saint Vincent
Department of Psychology

Jennifer M. Pipitone, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., City University of New York
M.Phil., City University of New York
M.A., City University of New York
B.A., Loyola University New Orleans

jennifer.pipitone@mountsaintvincent.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Social and spatial inequality
  • Multicultural and experiential pedagogies
  • Environmental psychology

Dr. Pipitone’s research explores the human-environment relationship in multicultural settings locally and abroad with the overarching goal of understanding and transforming how we think about difference. She has conducted research in several contexts including: study abroad programs in Morocco and Bali, community-based action research in the Bronx, and most recently, she has expanded into the realm of socio-digital environments. Theoretically informed by environmental and sociocultural psychology, her work is guided by the principle that psychological processes are relational and contextually embedded—our behavior and cultural values shape our environment, and our surroundings, in turn, affect us. To this end, Dr. Pipitone’s work engages with diverse qualitative, visual, and participatory methodologies. In her Environmental Psychology Lab, Dr. Pipitone trains students in the qualitative analysis of text and visual data while supporting their professional development.

In her courses, Dr. Pipitone constructs curricula that help students critically examine the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment through experiential learning. Treating New York City as a living laboratory, Dr. Pipitone’s students complete projects that contextualize course material while addressing the intertwining of social, cultural, and environmental issues.

Courses

  • PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology I
  • PSYC 104 Introduction to Psychology II
  • PSYC 240 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 365 Multicultural Psychology
  • PSYC 390 Environmental Psychology
  • PSYC 450 Capstone: Psychology

Publications
Pipitone, J. M. (2018). Place as pedagogy: Toward study abroad for social change. Journal of Experiential Education, 41(1), 54-74. Click to download

Pipitone, J. M. (2018). Study abroad for social change: Epistemological commitments and pedagogical strategies. American Education Research Association (AERA). Email for copy

Nicols-Grinenko, A., Verni, R. B., Pipitone, J. M., Bowman, C. P., Quinones-Jenab, V. (2017). Building a culture of undergraduate research: A case study.  SPUR-Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 1(2), 43-51. Email for copy

Pipitone, J. M. and Raghavan, C. (2017). Socio-spatial analysis of study abroad student experiences in/of place in Morocco. Journal of Experiential Education, 40(3), 264-278. Click to download

Pipitone, J. M. (2017). “It was definitely great to learn about a place, in a place”: Study abroad and experiential Learning in Morocco and Indonesia. American Education Research Association (AERA). Email for copy

Maxfield, M., Hou, Y., Butts, J., Pipitone, J. M., Fletcher, L. T., Peterson, B. (2017). Multiple research methods for evidence generation. In J. Knutsson and L. Tompson (Eds.) Advances in Evidence Based Policing. New York, NY: Routledge. Email for copy

Pipitone, J. M. & Raghavan, C. (2017). Amok. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (Vol. 7, p. 161). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd. Click to download

Handbooks
Pipitone, J. M. (2016). Writing and Experiential Education: Resources for Community Health. Prepared with Bronx Community College Writing Across the Curriculum Program and the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Click to view

Pipitone, J. M. & Raghavan, C. (2015). 2nd edition, Engaging Students with the Arts through the Teaching of Psychology in Bali: A Teaching Guide and Evaluation Codebook. Prepared for the Baruch-Rubin Museum of Art Project Faculty Incentive Program for Integrating Arts Across the Curriculum. New York, NY: Baruch College School of Public Affairs. Email for copy

Symposia Organized
Pipitone, J. M. & Jović, S. (2019). Negotiating Public Space in New York City. Symposium at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference (May 22-26), Brooklyn, NY.

Pipitone, J. M. (2019). Critical Perspectives on Study Abroad: Educating for Social Change. Symposium at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Annual Meeting (February 28-March 2), New York, NY.

Presentations
Jović, S. & Pipitone, J. M. (2019). Mapping the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Documentation Status in New York City. Presented at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference (May 22-26), Brooklyn, NY.

Pipitone, J. M. (2019). Getting Global with It: Trouble with Study Abroad in the U.S. Presented at the International Social for Cultural-Historical Activity Research (ISCAR) Conference (March 19-24), Ioannina, Greece.

Pipitone, J. M. (2019). Break on through to the “Other” Side: Cultural Othering in Study Abroad. Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) (February 28-March 2), New York, NY.

Pipitone, J. M. (2018). Representations, Relationality, and Engagement: Study Abroad Student Experiences in/of Place in Morocco and Bali. Presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society (JPS) (May 31-June 2), Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Jović, S. & Pipitone, J. M. (2018). Community College Students’ Exploration of Power Dynamics Embedded in Issues of Social Class, Race, and Documentation Status through Multi-modal Storytelling. Presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society (JPS) (May 31-June 2), Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Pipitone, J. M. & Jović, S. (2018). The Bronx Tales: Mapping the Relationship between Social Structures and Everyday Injustices through Community-based Action Research. Presented at the Teachers College Diversity in Research and Practice Conference (DiRP) (April 21), New York, NY.

Pipitone, J. M. (2018). Study Abroad for Social Change: Epistemological Commitments and Pedagogical Strategies. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA) (April 13-17), New York, NY.

*Batista, J., Pipitone, J. M., Jović, S. (2018). Photo Tales of NYC: Students’ Exploration of Community and Inequality through PAR. Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) (March 2-4), Philadelphia, PA. *student first author

Pipitone, J. M. (2018). These Rooms Were Made for Talkin’: Producing a Restorative Classroom for the Discussion of Sensitive Topics. Presented at the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s Excellence in Teaching Winter Colloquium (January 17), Bronx, NY.

Pipitone, J. M. (2017). Place as Pedagogy: Toward Study Abroad for Social Change. Presented at the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) Fall Symposium (October 26), Arlington, VA.

Jović, S. & Pipitone, J. M. (2017). “We Are the One Side of the Two Cities”: New York City Youth’s Exploration of Community, Socioeconomic Inequality, and Engagement. Symposium at the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP) (May 24-25), New York, NY.

Pipitone, J. M. (2017). “It was Definitely Great to Learn about a Place, in a Place”: Study Abroad and Experiential Learning in Morocco and Indonesia. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA) (April 26-May 1), San Antonio, TX.

Pipitone, J. M., Robinson, J., & Imbert, H. (2017). Museum as Cultural Tool: Mediating Student Experiences of Bali and the Arts. Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) (March 16-18), Boston, MA.

Editorial Board
Journal of Experiential Education