Loyola University Maryland


Mary Jo Coiro, Ph.D.

Mary Jo CoiroAssociate Professor
Director of Clinical Training, PsyD Program

Office: LCC 202A
Telephone: 410-617-1217
Email: MCoiro@loyola.edu


  • B.A. (Psychology), College of William and Mary
  • M.A. (Human Development), Bryn Mawr College
  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), University of Virginia
  • Pre-doctoral Internship, Department of Pediatrics,
    Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Scholarly Interests:

Scholarly interests include stress and coping among college students; mental health interventions for college students; effects of maternal depression on children's mental health and the family environment; risk and protective factors (particularly parenting styles) in the development of child psychopathology; training/supervision of doctoral students; policy issues affecting children.

Representative Publications:

Bettis, A., Coiro, M. J., England, J., Murphy, L. K., Zelkowitz, R. L., Dejardins, L., Eskridge, R., Hieber, L. L., Yarboi, J., Pardo, D., & Compas, B. E. (in press). Comparison oftwo approaches to prevention of mental health problems in college students: Enhancing coping and executive function skills. Journal of American College Health.

Coiro, M. J., Bettis, A. H., & Compas, B. E. (2017). College students coping with interpersonal stress: Examining a control-based model of coping. Journal of American College Health. 

Coiro, M. J., Kotchick, B. A., & Preis, J. (2016). Youth socials skills groups: A training platform for promoting graduate clinician interprofessional competence.  Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 4, 89-92.

Coiro, M. J., Thomas, A., M., & Lating, J. M.  (2014). Assessing and increasing graduate students’ use of reflective practices:  An empirical study.  Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, 3, 47-54.

Coiro, M. J., Riley, A. W., Broitman, B., & Miranda, J. (2012).  Effects on children of treating their mothers' depression: Results of a 12-month follow-up.  Psychiatric Services, 63, 357-363.

Lloyd, K., Higginson, C., Lating, J., & Coiro, M. J.  (2012). Test order effects: A measure of verbal memory influences performance on a measure of verbal fluency.  Applied Neuropsychology, 19, 1-6.

Course Offerings:

PY 600: Assessment and Appraisal

PY603: Intellectual and Objective Personality Assessment

PY925: Clinical Applications-Assessment

Carolyn Barry

Carolyn Barry, Ph.D.

For Carolyn Barry, Ph.D., professor of psychology and associate dean of social sciences and graduate programs within Loyola College, her goal is to engage students the moment they walk on campus