Chair of the Psychology and Counseling Department
Associate Professor of Psychology
Graduate Psychology Program Director
Phone: ext. 2119

Academic Accomplishments

  • Ph.D. Marriage and Family Counseling, Seton Hall University, 2004
  • MA in Counseling, Montclair State College, 1985
  • BA in Psychology, Montclair State College, 1980


Dr. Harriett Gaddy is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Graduate Psychology Programs, and Chair of the Behavioral and Historical Studies department.   She teaches both in the undergraduate psychology program and the graduate counseling program. Dr. Gaddy currently serves as the Chair for the Faculty Senate.  Dr. Gaddy has a Master’s in Counseling, specializing in Adults from Montclair State University; and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Counseling from Seton Hall University.

Dr. Gaddy has extensive experience as a Marriage and Family counselor and has previously worked with the homeless, sexually abused individuals, substance abuse and adolescent population. Her areas of interests include examining racial identity as it relates to choosing a counselor, the role of personal counseling with emerging students from graduate programs, supervision of counselors and wellness counseling for the counselor and client.

Dr. Gaddy has a great deal of experience in several other areas as well.  While at Centenary, she has worked at two Developmental facilities as a Staff Psychologist, writing psychological evaluations, counseling and providing crisis management.  Dr. Gaddy has also served 27 years in the New Jersey Air National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel and Commander (retired).

Dr. Gaddy also serves on community boards such as, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and United Way Women’s Leadership Council.  She is also affiliated with several professional organizations which include; American Psychological Association (APA), Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA), American Association for the Mentally Retarded (AAMR), American Association of University Professors (AAUP), and the American Psychological Society (APS).