Instructor of Psychology
Dr. Provenzano has really enjoyed two careers. After receiving his docotoral degree in clinical psychology, he worked in public mental health until he received his license to practice. He then opened a private practice office with a specialty in adolescents, young adults and preadolescents. He also received extensive training and experience in all forms of psychological testing and assessment. After almost 20 years as a clinician, Dr. Provenzano was offered the opportunity to teach at a medical school in New Zealand while supervising doctoral candidates in clinical psychology. Teaching became his passion. Upon returning to the U.S., he took a position with Penn State in their Commonwealth College and was appointed Department Chair of Family and Human Services.
Dr. Provenzano moved to South Carolina to be near his grandchildren and taught at USC Upstate. He was offered a position to direct Greenville Technical College's Honors Program, and remains there today. Through fortuitous circumstance in 2004, he was offered a visiting professor position teaching developmental psychology at Furman. He has continued to teach in that area.
Dr. Provenzano has held a number of professional offices. He was president of the Southern Region Honors Council, and currently serves as Chair of the National Collegiate Honors Council's Professional Development Committee. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Governors Board of Sexual Predator Assessors.
- Ph.D., State University of New York, Albany Campus
- M.S., Tufts University
- B.S., College of the Holy Cross
My primary research focus is on identity development in adolescents especially in the development of character, honor, and integrity. I am also interested in the interface of Psychology and Philosophy.
In 2010, a paper titled, "College students, Honor, Academic Integrity, and Post Modern Thought" was presented at APA's Division 24, Division of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology; a similar paper, "Myers Briggs Profiles as predictors of Honor and Academic Integrity in College Students," was presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology.