Dr. Jody Resko, Education/Psychology Professor

I am an Assistant Professor of Education/Psychology in the Social Sciences department at Queensborough Community College (QCC).  My previous research examined trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescence.  It has been found that not everyone who experiences a traumatic stressor will develop PTSD.  These individuals are sometimes labeled “resilient”.  Currently, my research interests include resilience and another related construct - hardiness.  Resilience and hardiness have been related to a number of positive outcomes including academic success, college retention, and overall success. I am working with two QCC students to design a study to measure resilience and hardiness in college students.

My scholastic and creative achievements include over 10 conference presentations and papers, a book chapter, a technical manual, and several published journal articles.

In addition to teaching, I am a mentor to Education students, I am a member of the Social Science Department Honors Committee, and I am collaborating on research projects with faculty members from other disciplines.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.