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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  I am Diana Juettner and I am the Interim Dean of the School.

The faculty at the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are dedicated to our undergraduate and graduate students because we know they will change the world!  We teach and learn from our students who are interested in Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Social Work, Legal Studies, Political Science, Paralegal Studies, Criminal Justice and International Relations and Diplomacy.

The academic programs in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are among the most popular at Mercy College and across the nation.  We provide students with the essential skills needed in any career or profession – strong analytical ability, excellent communication proficiency, conflict management skills and life-long intellectual curiosity.  Students learn from our experienced faculty about what makes people “tick” as individuals and how they interact in families, schools, in the international arena, public policy, legal settings and health care contexts.

When you enroll in one of our programs, you will join a community of students who share your passion for helping others and for pursuing social justice.

I hope that you will join us in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences!  We are located in Mahoney Hall.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Dean's Bio

Diana D’Amico Juettner is the Interim Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Mercy College.  As Dean, she works with the faculty to maintain and enhance the quality of the academic mission in the dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs within the School.

Professor Juettner is an attorney who has served as Program Director for Legal Studies, Co-chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She earned her J.D. cum laude from Touro College School of Law – Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center. 

Her research interests are in the areas of health care policy, local government, conflict management and mediation skills.  She is a trained mediator and developed the Conflict Studies Program with her colleagues, Dr. Dorothy Balancio and Dr. Arthur Lerman. The Conflict Studies Program is celebrating its 20th year at Mercy College because of all of their scholarly efforts.

She is a former Vice President and member of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, a member of the Westchester County Bar Association and a member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association.  She also serves as a Councilwoman in the Town of Greenburgh.

Professor Juettner has a strong interest in faculty governance. She has served on the  Faculty Senate for many years having recently served as Vice President.