Loyola University Maryland


Emalee J. W. Quickel, Ph.D.

Emalee QuickelDirector, Clinical Professional Counseling
Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: BE 218
Phone: (410) 617-2701
Email: ejquickel@loyola.edu


  • B.A. (Psychology) - University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • M.A. (Clinical Psychology, specialization in Substance Abuse Treatment) - University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Ph.D. (Health Psychology, APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology program) - University of North Carolina Charlotte

Scholarly Interests

Research interests include legal decision-making, mindfulness, and microaggressions, particularly as they impact the LGBTQ+ community. Current ongoing research projects include intersectional investigations of LGBTQ+ campus climate and the protective effect of mindfulness, the utility of mindfulness-based interventions to reduce recidivism and substance use among recently incarcerated individuals, and what factors influence decisions related to plea bargaining in criminal cases.

Representative Publications

Quickel, E. J. W., & Zimmerman, D. M. (2019). Race, culpability, and defendant plea-bargaining decisions: An experimental simulation. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice, 19(2), 93-111. [doi]

* Bracken, D., Winters, L. J., & Quickel, E. J. W. (2018). From football to lecture hall: LGBTQ+ perceptions of campus climate. In K. K. Strunk (Ed.), Queering education in the Deep South (pp. 119-133). Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Quickel, E. J. W., & Demakis, G. J. (2017). Forensic neuropsychology and the legal consumer. In S. S. Bush, G. J. Demakis, & M. L. Rohling (Eds.), APA handbook of forensic neuropsychology (pp. 445-459). American Psychological Association. [doi]

Quickel, E. J. W., Demakis, G. J., & Reeve, C. L. (2017). Which information matters? Using policy capturing to understand civil competency decisions. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice, 17(1), 61-78. [doi]

Lothes, J. E., II, Mochrie, K. D., Quickel, E. J. W., & St. John, J. (2016). Evaluation of a dialectical behavior therapy-informed partial hospital program: Outcome data and exploratory analyses. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 19(2), 150-156. [doi]

Quickel, E. J. W., Johnson, S. K., & David, Z. L. (2014). Trait mindfulness and cognitive task performance: Examining the attentional construct of mindfulness. SAGE Open, 4(4), 1-8. [doi]

Quickel, E. J. W., & Demakis, G. J. (2013). The Independent Living Scales in civil competency evaluations: Initial findings and prediction of competency adjudication. Law and Human Behavior, 37(3), 155-162. [doi]

* denotes undergraduate student coauthor

Course Offerings

  • PY 292 - Research Methods II
  • PY 600 - Assessment and Appraisal
  • PY 603 - Intellectual and Objective Personality Assessment
  • PY 621 - Principles and Practices in Psychotherapy
  • PY 622 - Advanced Techniques: Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • PY 845 - Models
  • PY 918 - Professional Development and Case Conceptualization
Josefina Munoz Nogales


For Josie, a dedicated mentor has fostered her academic growth and provided opportunities to conduct meaningful research

Psychology, Sociology