Amanda Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dickmeyer Hall 208


Amanda Zelechoski, who joined the Valparaiso University faculty in 2011, is a licensed attorney and clinical psychologist specializing in the areas of trauma and forensic psychology. She has worked clinically with adults, children, and families in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings. Professor Zelechoski’s primary research interests include forensic and mental health assessment, intervention development and evaluation for at-risk, delinquent, and traumatized youth, and the intersection of psychology, law, and public policy. She primarily teaches courses in the areas of child and adolescent development, psychopathology, clinical psychology, and law and psychology. Outside of the classroom and lab, Professor Zelechoski enjoys spending time with her family and her feisty yellow lab, Domer.


M.S., Ph.D. – Drexel University
J.D. – Villanova University
B.A. – University of Notre Dame

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